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One of the finest real-time strategy games ever, Command & Conquer: Generals, and its standalone expansion pack, Zero Hour, are now available in one single package on the Mac App Store.

Priced at just twenty bucks, Command & Conquer: Generals Deluxe Edition includes the aforementioned classic real-time strategy games which have been updated to run on modern Macs.

Both games include local and online multiplayer, native support for up to 5K Retina resolution on the latest 27-inch iMac, gesture support for Mac notebook users and other perks.

Ported to the Mac by Aspyr Media, Command & Conquer has mainstreamed the real-time strategy genre more than two decades ago.

“Between the United States, China and the Global Liberation Army, tensions run high,” developers write. “Their leaders profess no interest in escalating the situation, but words ring hollow when satellite photos tell a different story.”

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Multiplayer functionality is supported via Game Center for up to four Mac App Store players. Keep in mind that multiplayer is not possible with other non-Mac App Store versions, regardless of platform (this includes the original Mac release of the game and the Windows version).

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Also, the game doesn’t support matchmaking via Game Center so you’ll need to send or receive a game invite to play online multiplayer. Just visit Aspyr’s Facebook group and exchange Game Center names with others to set up multiplayer matches and share videos, photos, strategies and more.

As mentioned before, Command & Conquer: Generals Deluxe Edition includes both the base game Command & Conquer: Generals and the expansion Command & Conquer: Generals – Zero Hour for a single price.

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There are no additional expansions, downloadable content packs or In-App Purchases. It’s a Mac App Store exclusive and there are no plans to release this as a Steam title.

The download is a massive 5.14 gigabytes so those without an ultra-fast Internet connection may want to leave the game downloading overnight.

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Each game requires an Intel-based Mac with compatible graphics.

The following chipsets are unsupported: ATI Radeon X1000 and HD 2000; Nvidia GeForce 7000/8000/9000, 320M, GT 100; and Intel GMA.

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Plus, it doesn’t support volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive).

Minimum system requirements: 2.2GHz Intel CPU, 4GB of RAM, five gigs of free disk space and ATI Radeon HD 3870, Nvidia GeForce 330M or Intel HD 3000 (256MB VRAM) graphics.

Download Command & Conquer: Generals Deluxe Edition for $19.99.

  • Scope

    The iMac will probably explode if you try play at 5K graphics

    • Kyle

      Probably not. If you look at the system requirements (HD2000), which are pretty low, a quite powerful machine like the Retina iMac, will handle it.

    • Blair

      Runs flawlessly at 5K.

  • Murat Oruç

    “NOTICE: This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (CaseSensitive) ”

    Is this a joke??

    • nope 🙁

    • well, usualy is Mac OS Extended (journaled) used, so why worry

      • Murat Oruç

        Yes it is my fault. I confuse the Journaled with CaseSensitive :))

  • Spaz

    Unsupported Chipsets: <——- UNsupported…as in NOT supported…

    ATI Radeon X1000 series, HD 2000 series

    NVIDIA GeForce 7000 Series, 8000 series, 9000 series, 320M, GT 100 series

    Intel GMA series

    This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive)

    • thanks, fixed

    • MaD HuNGaRIaN

      Unfortunate that the 320M is “unsupported”…. my son has played it for years on his MBP so we assumed this version would work. Sadly it does not. I’m poking around in the package to see if there’s something that can be tweaked to force support for it, because I know the game will run.

  • timoever

    The inaccuracy of this article is hilarious.

  • QuarterSwede

    Finally something I can agree with The author on. C&C: Generals was wicked fun.

  • Stefan S

    Please join me for playing via GameCenter: SirSmokealot82