Aspyr Game Agent
Aspyr Game Agent 1.8.2v97246
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Aspyr Game Agent is no longer supported. Users are encouraged to compare their Mac's hardware with the system requirements of Aspyr's titles using Mac Match.

Aspyr Game Agent is the utility that allows users to easily match their computer hardware with the system requirements of Aspyr's titles. Users will be able to quickly identify which games will run on their current system and determine necessary system upgrades for any other Aspyr games of their choosing. Game Agent is an OS X application that automatically checks the user's Mac configuration- including OS version, RAM
What's New
Version 1.8.2v97246:
  • This update includes a fix to the crash that Safari 5 introduced in addition to updated product listings and pricing.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later



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Dsteinbrunner commented on 31 Oct 2012
Aspyr Support says that this app is not to be used anymore and that the Mac Match feature on gameagent.com should be used instead.
[Version 1.8.2v97246]

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Vulcan_ replied on 29 May 2013
but even today the GameAgent site wants you to download the GA app to collect data for the new Mac Match service .. and the GA app runs fine on Lion 10.7
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Bloglady commented on 05 Aug 2010
We are in the process of updating our available hardware so the current app does not support some of the newer mac video cards and processors.

If you could send us your system profile it would be helpful in keeping the application updated. Please send feedback to gameagent@aspyr.com.

Thank you for the feedback!
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Desterwallaboo commented on 04 Aug 2010
OK... this app is a joke... seriously. I have an 8-core Mac Pro with 10GB of RAM and a Radeon HD 4870... and it doesn't recognize my Apple-installed video card? And what about Homeworld 2? Because I have an Intel processor instead of a PowerPC CPU it says I don't meet minimum requirements? This program is a great idea, horribly executed.
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Sandy_j replied on 05 Aug 2010
Doesn't recognise the NVIDIA GeForce GT 130 chipset in my 18-month old iMac either. It tells my that my Mac doesn't meet the minimum requirements for games that run just fine on it. So it is a waste of space as far as I'm concerned.
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Anonymous reviewed on 07 Sep 2005
haha, how come version 1.0 is so much better than this one even though its a year old? true it doesnt give info on new macs but it still works for "your mac" even if it is a newer one. 1.5 is so complex in comparison, its a whole friggin web browser! version 1.0 had 3 simple tabs and listed all the games. at the side they all said whether that game would run or not. if you wanna find this out in the new version you have to click each game.
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Anonymous reviewed on 19 Aug 2005
This app don't recognize the graphic card in my NEW iBook 12"/1.33GHz... (ATI9550), so it listed quite all games as "not playable" even if the card is good enough...
Please update the app quickly...
[Version 1.5]

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Fred3rik replied on 25 Aug 2005
You can just make a new configuration in Aspyr Game Agent, so it's shows the correct Graphics card.
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asmeurer commented on 03 May 2005
Now that it has favorites, maybe a suggest feature to suggest games that` you might like based on what you do like.
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Yohann commented on 23 Feb 2005
Is not very acurate. Here is a partial list of Games that it says will not work on my upgraded BW G3 PL 1GHz ,ATI 9200, 1G MB, 10.38. They all work fine. BattleField 1942 and add ons COD & United Offensive, C&C Generals, HomeWorld2,Space Colony.
And others ( they Fly )Mostly this is because the requirements listed are a G4. The Only G4 games I have found so far that Do Not work (yet) are Splinter Cell It worked on my Bw G4 650 and Tron. Take this program with a grain of salt when it lists G4 required. As long as you have a fast G3 ( 900 and up ) and a ATI 9200 or equivlant and enough memory they will Fly I get 31-33 avg FPS on Halo 1.51 @ 1024*720 with my G3 1GHz machine and it sucks On my G4 650 12-14 FPS.
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Anonymous commented on 23 Feb 2005
To be honest, my G3 is 17 months old. It was the last laptop in the line, and for certain is a G3 900. I cannot upgrade my video card, as it is a laptop... hence, 7500 is what I have for a video card.

I didn't see this application around when I bought my laptop at the end of 2003. As that is the case, I'm going to take a guess that this application concept was put into production when everything was a G4 on the market. Due to that, and the cost in time that testing costs, it is likely that Aspyr only tests on G4 and G5 these days, making it quite reasonable why the 'required' specs are G4 on so many games. Besides this, the majority of apple computer lines aren't powermac, therefore are not video card upgradeable. For that reason, it also makes sense of Aspyr's apparent decision to concentrate on G4 testing. Also, whatever problems Aspyr runs into during testing, they are obliged to fix, which means more programming hours, longer production time, less time on the sellable market, creating a loss of funds that could be quite substantial. While I agree it would be nice if Aspyr bought a single G3 powermac and maxed out the video card and ram for a single testing machine, their apparent choice to concentrate on G4s makes the most business sense.

Yes, I like my G3 notebook... but I'll acknowledge that from a business standpoint in the gaming arena, and the current market share of the mac, and the projected potential market share due to the mini still makes the G4 the primary processor to have the majority of games tested on to ensure compatability and gleam the highest profit in the area. And to take the extra effort to make sure the power users who likely have the most money anyway with their dual 64 bit processors are not dissappointed as they are a current and a future clientel. The simple fact is that the G3s are the 10 or 20 percent of the gamers...the extra man hours to cater to the G3 clientel on a gaming level beyond child educational/gaming software is simply overly expensive compared to profit that is made currently on the mac platform... that's just all there is to it. That Aspyr is putting some money into the mac platform... that is investing... I'm thrilled about myself, even if my G3 processor is shunned. This Game Agent is an example of a gaming company investing in a platform in order to reap a potential profit. And I hope they reap that profit. While Blizzard does win out in that they have their cds at every store mac/win anyway(Every store that sells your game is as convenient as it gets), making Blizzard simply the most convenient for mac gamers, Aspyr is trying to create a convenience to mac customers that no one else has... through this standalone software product. While I would prefer that aspyr would make all their software include mac/win versions, the fact that aspyr makes for mac second is no secret, and while it gets them on the market longer for windows sales, it's something mac users have grown to accept in games in general. ~~ end of market ramble... lol
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Anonymous commented on 18 Aug 2005
Thanks John Selinger.I have a 1ghz g3 with radeon 9200,now I will know what to expect with battlefield.
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Anonymous reviewed on 03 Feb 2005
This is a wonderful application. First of all, my G3 900/512K L2/640mb/32mb V doesn't run everything... as you all can imagine. This application tells me what does work on my machine so I'm not wasting money or time. Also, you can specify a 1.25ghz eMac and it'll tell you what will run on that, and a dozen other system presets. In fact, this application makes it even feasible to know what specs I want in a used laptop that I may be soon in the market for. It tells what games are coming soon, and what's new, and all the present games by Aspyr, and a little bit about each game, and what the basic requirements are on each of them. For one, I'm not a big gamer, but I do like a new game now and then(then there's games like tekken 3 and pitfall II... lets not go into the hours i spent in those). This application makes Apsyr more convenient to shop from, then anybody else. At least from online. Blizzard ships all their games with mac and windows versions... so I can buy Warcraft at any Walmart... now that tops the physically convenient scale.

For those who make fun of the application, because they spent the big bucks... or the big credit on the newest dual G5s... I'm going to take a guess that Aspyr wasn't expecting all the G5 dualies to download this application, as there's not really a game out there that needs the power of a G5 dualie. As far as detecting you're system wrong, I suppose it could have, although it detected my system great.
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Fred3rik commented on 26 Jan 2005
I don't really get all the bad reviews, I had no trouble with it. Beautiful interface, and it gives me all the upcoming games with release dates.
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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Dec 2004
Hey! Aspyr's dudes...
don't waste time in this kind of software what say me what game works on my machine...
you need MAKE games what works in OURS machines!!!

All people knows "standard" specs from Apple machines and your work is give us games what run smoothly and great in our Macs!
[Version 1.0.2]

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Anonymous commented on 24 Dec 2004
Ok, his english was really poor, but this software totally sucks. I'm on a 2x2.5 G5 with 2 Gigs of ram and this little gem of freeware goodness tells me that my machine isn't capable of running any of the stuff. Quite hilarious in that I run about 2/3 of the new release titles at full tilt.
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Anonymous commented on 24 Dec 2004
I have to agree. I don't see the point in this application at all. The out-of-the-box specs for Macs are readily available so any new games should be written with those specs in mind (as best as time allows).

The only way those specs change is if you get new parts for your computer and those are always better. I mean, who puts in a slower videocard or takes out Ram?
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Anonymous commented on 24 Dec 2004
dudes..
sorry for my bad english... its not my motherlanguage...

but, i wanna say ...many companies make games for our Mac's.... but what kind of them??
I mean, many Mac's around the world are not Xtreme machines ...today you can found Apple machines with Vcards with 64 Mb! or 32 Mb on iMacs-eMacs! and Aspyr (or others) make games "sooo bigs" to this specs... leting a lot of people without opportunitie to play this games. Its just an opinion....
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License:Free
Date:04 Aug 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Aspyr Game Agent is no longer supported. Users are encouraged to compare their Mac's hardware with the system requirements of Aspyr's titles using Mac Match.

Aspyr Game Agent is the utility that allows users to easily match their computer hardware with the system requirements of Aspyr's titles. Users will be able to quickly identify which games will run on their current system and determine necessary system upgrades for any other Aspyr games of their choosing. Game Agent is an OS X application that automatically checks the user's Mac configuration- including OS version, RAM size, video card, and processor speed- and then, game by game, tells the user if the game will run well, will run or will not run on their system. It then gives a summary of hardware or software updates necessary for those games that will not run. Game Agent also automatically updates its list of Aspyr's games and their system requirements, making it easy to access current, personalized gaming information.


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