Aspyr Mac FAQs: Your Company of Heroes Complete Questions Answered

written by Russ Looney on February 29, 2012 in Mac FAQs

 

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Company of Heroes Complete: Campaign Edition is about to invade Macs worldwide and I’m sure you grunts, no doubt, need a debriefing on the intel pertaining to this operation. No worries, because the commanding officers at the Aspyr Media HQ have let us in on the classified information surrounding this game.

If you’ve got questions about Company of Heroes Complete: Campaign Edition Mac, then we’ve got your answers. Get informed before you take the battle to the front lines! If you’ve got an issue that wasn’t addressed in the FAQ, then let us know in the comments and we’ll send a runner back to Aspyr Media HQ to get you in the know.

Company of Heroes Complete: Campaign Edition Mac FAQs

Where can I purchase Company of Heroes Complete: Campaign Edition for the Mac?

Company of Heroes Complete: Campaign Edition is or will be available for purchase at the Mac App Store, Aspyr’s GameAgent Store, and other participating digital retailers, including Amazon.com, Mac Game Store, Gamers Gate, and GameFly.

 

Will the game be available for purchase through the Steam Store?

Company of Heroes Complete on Mac will not be available for purchase through the Steam Store. The nature of Steam’s current store presents titles as hybrid options only.  Because Company of Heroes: Campaign Edition Mac is a different game from Company of Heroes PC this would provide a confusing customer experience for the Steam user, therefore we’re unable to sell it on Steam.  Aspyr continues to be fans of Valve and Steam and will support them when we can, so should Steam’s store change we’ll happily support Company of Heroes Complete: Campaign Edition for sale via Steam.

 

Can I buy a boxed version of the game?

A boxed version for Company of Heroes Complete on Mac is currently in the works and we estimate it being available in April.  Please follow Aspyr on Facebook or Twitter so you can get the latest updates as we have them!

 

Why is the game called the “Campaign Edition?” Is there no multiplayer?

Company of Heroes Complete: Campaign Edition for the Mac includes the fully-featured single player campaign from the original Company of Heroes as well as the additional campaigns and content from the expansions Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts and Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor.  The game does not contain any multiplayer features.

 

Why no multiplayer?  Will multiplayer be available in the future?

Company of Heroes utilizes a piece of middleware that does not have a viable Mac version available.  Because Company of Heroes utilizes dedicated servers and is not simple match-making multiplayer, it requires a full replacement of multiplayer systems in order to enable internet or LAN multiplayer; additionally, we cannot support skirmish mode because of how closely it is tied to multiplayer.  Therefore at this time there are no multiplayer options for Company of Heroes, and it’s unlikely we will support multiplayer for Company of Heroes in the future.

 

Will Company of Heroes Complete: Campaign Edition run natively on my Mac?

Yes!  Like all of Aspyr Media’s games, Company of Heroes Complete: Campaign Edition has been developed natively internally by Aspyr Studios to run on the Mac.

 

What are the system requirements to play Company of Heroes Complete: Campaign Edition on the Mac?

We strongly recommend that your Mac meet these Minimum System Requirements before you decide to purchase:

    Operating System: 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard), 10.7.2 (Lion)

    CPU Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)

    CPU Speed: 2.4 GHz

    Memory: 2 GB RAM

    Hard Disk Space: 13 GB

    Video Card (ATI): Radeon HD 2600

    Video Card (NVidia): Geforce 8600

    Video Memory (VRam): 256MB

    Peripherals: Macintosh mouse and keyboard

 

Supported Video Cards:

    NVIDIA GEFORCE 8600, 8800, 9600, GT 120, 320M, 330M

    ATI RADEON HD 2600, HD 3870, HD 4670, HD 4850, HD 5670, HD 5750, HD 5770, HD 5870, HD 6630M, HD 6750M, HD 6970M

    Intel HD Graphics 3000

 

Languages: English, French, German

 

NOTICES:

The following video chipsets are unsupported by COH Campaign Edition:

  • ATI Radeon X1000 series
  • ATI Radeon HD 2400
  • NVIDIA 7000 series
  • NVIDIA 9400m
  • Intel Integrated GMA 950
  • Intel Integrated x3100

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

 

My video card is not listed as being supported. What does that mean? Can I still play the game?

While Company of Heroes Complete: Campaign Edition may still work on your Mac despite your video card not being listed in the Supported Video Cards, Aspyr does not recommend purchasing a game if you do not meet the Minimum System Requirements.  If you purchase a game without meeting minimum system requirements, Aspyr will be unable to provide support from a customer care perspective.  If you have additional questions about whether the game will work on your machine, please contact Aspyr Support either by email (support@aspyr.com) or through its support site (http://support.aspyr.com) for assistance.

 

Does the game take advantage of the DX10 effects that were later patched into the PC version?

No, DX10 effects are not present in the Mac version of Company of Heroes. Mac OS does not support DX10 features as DX10 does not translate into Open GL.

 

Where are the saved games stored? I play on two computers and would like to move them back and forth.

Assuming you’re on Lion and using the Mac App Store version the save games are in ~/Library/Containers/com.aspyr.cohappstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Company of Heroes/Savegames.

Otherwise, it’ll be ~/Library/Application Support/Company of Heroes/Savegames.