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TransGaming to port Dragon Age: Origins to Mac

updated 03:25 pm EST, Mon December 14, 2009

RPG aspires to earlier BioWare titles

TransGaming will soon release a Mac port of Dragon Age: Origins, the company has announced. Originally developed by BioWare for the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3, players control one of several characters warring against a Darkspawn assault on the kingdom of Ferelden. The title attempts to recapture the feeling of earlier BioWare role-playing games, such as Baldur's Gate, with an emphasis on detailed combat, party management and a core quest that should last more than 50 hours.

Plot points and story outcomes are dependent on actions and conversations, which do not necessarily judge the player morally. Like the PC edition, all Mac versions of Dragon Age will include two pieces of downloadable content: the Blood Dragon armor set, and an optional sidequest called The Stone Prisoner. A more expensive "Digital Deluxe" version will add several extras, including bonus items, a soundtrack, the Warden's Keep quest and several desktop wallpapers.

The Mac port is due to launch on December 21st. It can currently be pre-ordered online, but only from digital distributors GameTree and Direct2Drive.

by MacNN Staff





  1. Fast iBook

    Joined: Dec 1969



    The small photo next to this headline on the headline list page has a woman with nipples showing..

    Just thought someone might wanna change it?

    - A

  1. Mwei

    Joined: Dec 1969


    comment title

    Nipples? I thought these are tiny bra. :D

  1. afaby

    Joined: Dec 1969


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    As usual it will be months later and 5 or 10 dollars more.

    Cider based ports are bug ridden and usually have subpar performance, and I expect DA:O to be no different.

    Unfortunately Boot Camp is the only option for gaming until publishers can get their act together.

  1. Triath.lon

    Joined: Dec 1969


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    We find nipple offensive now?

    I am yet to encounter a playable Cider port. EVE online's client is usable for switching skills, but to play you HAVE TO switch to BootCamp, WAR's Mac client is trash, COX's client is a bit better than WAR's, but still.

    Ports to Mac aren't worth money or efforts spent doing that.

  1. Hobeaux

    Joined: Dec 1969


    death=good, life=bad

    The screenshot shows a bad guy's life being taken by beheading, but that which literally gives life is offensive?

  1. panjandrum

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Will probably run fine in Cider

    I already have the Windows (yeah for Bootcamp!) version and this is a great game which is not especially taxing on resources, so I expect the Cider port will run fast enough. Textures are pretty poor by todays standards - the upshot being that the game runs much faster and smoother than many of today's modern games. You might not be able to run some of the HD texture packs that fans have released (makes the textures much better), but even without those the game is still a lot of fun (not as good as Fallout 3 IMHO, but that's more a matter of taste and obviously highly subjective). This game plays a lot like the old Baldur's Gate games, it has been great fun so far.

    I can't believe the first post is about nipples. How freaking insecure do you have to be??? Good grief, get over yourself and let all us normal people without hangups get on with our lives without the continuous ravings of lunatics. As a later poster mentions, complaining about nipples while there is a big screen shot of a beheading sitting there very clearly illustrates one of the major problems in this world.

  1. LouZer

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: death = good

    Damn straight! That's America for ya! No one take our guns, but jump up and down and start screaming if your kid might be exposed to a mostly-covered nipple for less than a second during the Super Bopwl halftime show.

    Which is just hillarious, considering all the scantily clad cheerleaders that always get airtime during football games.

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