As a Christmas treat, I bought myself Need for Speed Carbon (Mac OS X version). It turns out they used TransGaming Cider, a derivative of the WINE project, to port the game. I don't have a Windows version of the game to compare, but it looks like they stored a fully-installed Windows version of the game under 'Need for Speed Carbon.app/Contents/Resources/Need For Speed Carbon.app/Contents/Resources/transgaming/c_drive'. The second 'Need For Speed Carbon.app' is the actual game executable. The top-level one is just an annoying game serial number checking wrapper. Here is a list of open source programs it contains, possibly as a dependency of WINE.
SDL (Simple DirectMedia Layer) 1.2.10
TransGaming Cider build 472, based on wine.
Need for Speed Carbon for Mac Features:. Exclusive Collector's Edition content that features three new cars, ten specially tuned cars, six new races, ten exclusive vinyl kits, and a bonus DVD containing behind-the-scenes footage on the making of the game.
Along with Need for Speed Carbon, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Battlefield 2142 and Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars would be the first of the blockbuster games being released for OS X this summer, according to Frank Gibeau, EA’s vice president of publishing.
The game uses DirectX 9, and this appears also what Cider supports up to.
Need For Speed Carbon Pc Game Free Full Version is released worldwide on 30 October 2006. Eject not showing for flash drive. Meanwhile, the game released as NFS Carbon Pc version for Microsoft Windows, NFS Carbon Mac OS X, NFS Carbon PlayStation 3, NFS Carbon Xbox 360, NFS Carbon Wii, NFS Carbon PlayStation 2 and Xbox. (Excluding Need for Speed Carbon which was also released on Mac OS X) The first installment of The Need for Speed was the only serious attempt by the series to provide a realistic simulation of car handling elements through the direct collaboration of Staff members from Road & Track.
According to TransGaming Cider product page, a large number of high profile games are ported to Mac this way, especially Spore. A consequence of that approach is these games will never be universal binaries. WINE essentially takes unmodified Windows x86 .exe and substitutes only the essential Windows functionalities to allow the game to run. However, x86 binaries require an Intel processor. They won't run on PowerPC. I'm not sure what to make out of this. Game companies don't write games to be portable, and Cider really is just a band-aid solution. I could have bought the Windows version of the game instead.
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Need for Speed Carbon for Mac Publisher Description In Need for Speed Carbon for Mac, you and your crew must race in an all-out war for the city, risking everything to take over your rivals' neighborhoods one block at a time. As the police turn up the heat, the battle ultimately shifts to Carbon Canyon, where territories and reputations can be lost on every perilous curve. Need for Speed Carbon Collector's Edition is a must-have for racing fans everywhere and now it's available on the Mac OS X! Read more about Need for Speed Carbon for Mac ..
Race in an all-out war for the city, risking everything to take over your rivals
Oct 1, 2011
Shareware , $39.99 to buy
Mac OS X/Other
EA Games , More products
Price: US$39.99 File size: 650.49MB See rating details