World War II Online
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World War II Online is a flight war simulation game. World War II Online is a combined arms, online simulation set in a relentless, action-packed 3D environment where players can command and crew a variety of accurately modeled vehicles, naval vessels and aircraft or sling weapons and fight as a foot soldier with and against thousands of other players.

World War II Online is the first and still only massively multiplayer first-person virtual battlefield that covers a 1/2 scale map of Europe with accurate terrain modeling. It enables thousands of players to fight 24/7 in a
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Version 1.34.3.255: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel,
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • Hard Drive: 3 GB Free
  • Sound: on-board or better
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 series or ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro or better* discrete GPU with 256 MB VRAM and supporting Shader Model 3.0
    • Please install the latest drivers from your graphics card manufacturer!
  • Broadband Internet Connection
  • Integrated graphics hardware is not supported





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    Ilgaz commented on 11 Jan 2011
    System requirements needs to get updated big time, as far as I know it is not PPC compatible anymore so better check with developers site before downloading 450MB if you have PowerPC mac.
    [Version 1.32.8.255]


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    Anonymous reviewed on 30 Jun 2005
    Don't worrie to much, I still play most games on maximum graphics etc. on my Dual 1,42 G4 2G ram GeForce 4 Ti.
    [Version 1.19.1]


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    Anonymous reviewed on 08 Apr 2005
    In an earlier mini review of this game I said that when WWII Online is working it's a real joy to play - version 1.18 thru 1.18.2 soured me, and my ratings reflected that. Subsequent releases though, show that the developers (Cornered Rat Software) are making a real effort to improve things for Mac gamers.

    I have also re-evaluated the game and re-subbed.

    Version 1.18.4 is stable and playable again, but more - with the addition of a couple of new Mac programmers - from all reports the upcoming 1.19 release will be the best yet for the Mac player base - and looks to only get better.

    There have been several posts about minimum system requirements for decent gameplay, but I can only say that I play ok on an 867 G4, with 1.5 gig RAM, and a 32Mb Video Card. This should probably be the current minimum.

    This is an insanely addictive game, which is perhaps why passions run so high when people review it - when we can't get our "fix", we spiral into an ugly withdrawl - this also says a lot about how great this game really is.
    [Version 1.18.4]


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    Anonymous reviewed on 15 Jan 2005
    I am severly upset that these WWII Online people would say their game req's are so low. I feel I was duped into forking over 20 bucks for the CD and then find out the game is unplayable on my system:

    OSX 10.3.7
    1.25Ghz G4
    2 g/memory
    Geforce4MX 32mb

    I have a buddy who can play it with his high end G5 so I have no idea what the real minimum spec's are, I only know they fall somewhere in between what I have and a G5 with all the bells and whistles.
    [Version 1.18]

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    Anonymous commented on 05 Sep 2005
    What jerks, pathetic your system is really good, screw ups!
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    Anonymous reviewed on 26 Dec 2004
    The posted system requirements are pure fantasy: You must have at least a 1 GHz CPU, 1 gig RAM, a 64Mb Video Card (or better) to play this game at even it's minimum settings - which are poor graphically, and will result in you just being cannon fodder for those with yet higher-end systems.

    If you don't have a G5 with plenty of memory, a gamer quality video card, and a fast connection - Don't even bother!
    [Version 1.18]


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    Anonymous reviewed on 26 Dec 2004
    Most of the "Mac" players ( and even numerous PC'ers) have a love-hate relationship with this game. When it's functioning properly (IE: reasonable FPS, and not crashing during gameplay every 10 minutes) it's completely absorbing, and a real joy to play.

    The big problem with this game is that CRS (Cornered Rat Software- the WWII Online developers) is often too quick to release updates or patches that haven't been thoroughly tested and all too often -such as in the current release update 1.18.2- the game comes to a screeching halt due to numerous bugs and/or OS compatability issues.

    In CRS's favor, they usually work out most of the kinks within a week or two of an "update". The down-side is that they seem to feel the need to constantly (almost monthly now) add frills and goodies (new weapons, visual enhancements, etc) at a feverish pace- then rush it into game play without thorough Beta-testing.

    This is, once again, the major issue with 1.18.2 and though I'm a long time subscriber and avid fan - I simply can't take the frustration of having the game not work half the time anymore and have un-subbed as of today.
    [Version 1.18]


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    Nick Crawford reviewed on 22 Dec 2004
    It's an amazing game, the most realistic you can get. As such, it has a vast learning curve, give it a month at minimum, join a squad, and you'll see what I mean.

    Only downside is steep system requirements.
    [Version 1.18]


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    Anonymous reviewed on 30 Oct 2004
    Been playing the game for quite awhile. Overall I love the general idea/theme. However I find it increasingly disturbing that after YEARS this game should still never exited beta testing. You'll find over and over again with each 'update' that the one should just be deleted, this is really version 0.17.0.

    Support for the Mac platform is nonexistant. There have been references made to thier 'mac guy' and even given some extra help. But once again, bugs exist in this game that have been there for 16+ months and nothing has been done about it. I personally have had several service tickets outstanding since a month after I started. I am not alone on this eather. Dozens of Mac people have gotten ignored. Several players have been overbilled.

    If you insist on trying this game, do so with the utmost caution. It's a great idea. Just really poor implimentation. Graphics are old, fps are SLOW even on a windows box, play options are limited even with full rank, support is a joke, bugs are abundant, billing is scary, the half dozen mac die-hards are the people you'll come to know and joke with, they are a good bunch. Unfortantly I really have no need to pay for a chat forum. Try it if you must, but be cautious.
    [Version 1.17.0]


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    Anonymous reviewed on 30 Sep 2004
    Are you seeing the same game I am? It works fine on a Mac. I'm running at full screen 1600x1024 on a PowerMac G5 1.6, getting 20+ fps. I do have the occasional crash to death, but less than my PC counterparts do.

    I do wish they'd optimize for the Mac even more, but I'm having a blast in game. Then again, you'd probably have more fun with a scripted twitch game like Call of Onan, uh Call of Duty, why not try that?
    [Version 1.16.3]


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    Anonymous reviewed on 07 Aug 2004
    The game has finally "updated" it's Mac player base out of play.

    The most recent Update has caused the game to be UNPLAYABLE for anyone one versions of OSX below 10.3 (the majority of the community of Mac players despite CRS's lies).

    CRS has stated on their "support" boards that they will no longer be patching Mac versions below 10.3 Oddly they announced this long after they collected advanced payments from mac users and ONLY because of ANOTHER patching problem.

    CRS has ONE MAC PROGRAMMER, and this guy (RickB) has stated that he has not seen Mac code in MONTHS. it seems they keep him busy with other work and ignore the Mac needs!

    A recent CRS poll revealed that there are less then FORTY Mac players of wwii online and that base is full of CRS "friends" and fanboys that attempt to shout down any criticism of wwii online and thus hamper any attempts to force the rats to give us what we paid for.

    Oddly, the fanboys are too stupid to see that their "we love you no matter what" posts to CRS are the main reason this company has never tried to make the Mac client playable.

    There are "show stopping bugs" such as the sound bug that are MONTHS old in this game that have NEVER been addressed at all despite complaints and support requests.

    Why bother, the rats get paid from the fanboys parents once a month to baby sit their drooling kids no matter how poor the product.

    I'm shocked no one ever initiated a class action Vs. CRS and Playnet. They NEVER delivered on the sales pitch and there are laws that protect people from deceptive sales practices such as theirs.

    This game has been nothing but a scam from day one.
    [Version 1.14.2]

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    Anonymous commented on 07 Aug 2004
    The current version of wwii online Mac is 1.15.x
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    Anonymous commented on 19 Aug 2004
    I can only agree 100% and some more. I have played since beta for Mac and it's been nothing but a headache. After the last few version I've decided to stop playing, unfortantly like so many others I prepaid for months in advance because of the hype. Don't do this, try the game if you must, after the first month your'll just be tired of trying to play.

    Mac version, blah, I feel like I got a better deal from bioware with my NWN toolset.
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    World War II Online is a flight war simulation game. World War II Online is a combined arms, online simulation set in a relentless, action-packed 3D environment where players can command and crew a variety of accurately modeled vehicles, naval vessels and aircraft or sling weapons and fight as a foot soldier with and against thousands of other players.

    World War II Online is the first and still only massively multiplayer first-person virtual battlefield that covers a 1/2 scale map of Europe with accurate terrain modeling. It enables thousands of players to fight 24/7 in a persistent world in which career paths and character advancement provide a rich RPG layer and strategic systems are driven by player missions and command structure.

    Here are some key features of "World War II Online":

    · Combined arms operations in the first online virtual battlefield
    · 1/2 scale map of Europe- the biggest online world ever!
    · Thousands of online players in a 24/7 persistent world
    · First person perspective in all game play
    · Character advancement and career paths for rich RPG layer
    · Strategic systems driven by player missions and command
    · Historically accurate weapons, aircraft, tanks, trucks and more!
    · Groundbreaking physics and damage modeling.







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