Lux for Mac

Lux for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 19 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.94
  • Total Downloads:
    1,937
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 06, 2004
  • Price:
    Purchase; $15.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    115.21MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

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5 stars

"Easy to learn, impossible to master. A great game."

May 27, 2013  |  By Mike_Noble

 |  Version: Lux Delux 6.2

Pros

* Excellent way to play Risk-like game without all the set-up and dice rolling
* Easy-to-learn user interface
* Hundreds of user-created maps
* Over a dozen highly individual AI personalities with a wide range of skill levels
* High level of control over game options including card values, continent bonuses, turn timers, and more
* Customizable color schemes, country borders, AI chat personalities, and more

Cons

* Most challenging AIs can "think" a long time (resulting in long turns)
* The bonus map editor tool can be difficult to learn

Summary

This is an amazing game! Anybody who likes Risk should try this game, especially if you've always found the set-up and dice rolling tedious.

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5 stars

"A lot of expansion for a classic game"

August 20, 2010  |  By carlsfrog_dotmac

 |  Version: Lux Delux 6.0.1

Pros

This is a dated format, but if you like Risk, the number of user created maps is awesome. Very much of a brain challenger.

Cons

The AI's are usually smarter than I am!

Summary

Very challenging game. And any map will have multiple players, and you can usually be any of them. Some are easier than others. One game can challenge you for many go arounds. I have about a hundred scenarios on my computer at this point.

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5 stars

"Well worth the money"

September 28, 2005  |  By fitzage

 |  Version: Lux 5.1.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Just don't get too addicted or your wife won't like it.

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5 stars

"Finally..."

December 05, 2004

 |  Version: Lux 4.4

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Ah, yes, finally something that can quench my Risk thirst :)

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1 stars

"Crashes at the most critical moments!"

August 29, 2004  |  By MrClicky

 |  Version: Lux 4.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Continually crashes on 10.3.5 on two different machines (eMac 1Ghz & PB 1.33 12"). Think of the worst strategic moment to go down and it invariably will. After crash prompts to send 'bug report' to apple <?!?> Very frustrating as I'd like it to work and to buy it. A dud.

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4 stars

"Great Game"

August 18, 2004  |  By fitzage

 |  Version: Lux 4.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
A little frustrating since my brother has been playing longer than me and now he can whip my butt. When we were kids, I schooled him at Risk.

Oh well.

It is a bit unstable. Crashes several times a day for (version 4).

Also, sometimes the dice seem to get stuck in a loop. It's possible that I could attack an empty country with 13 armies or so and end up with nothing, but it seems to happen more often than it should.

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4 stars

"Better than ever"

December 17, 2003  |  By jnn4v

 |  Version: Lux 3.72

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This is a phenomenal product. I played the demo versions of Lux and iConquer for a full week each before iConquer's demo period ran out. It had terrible AI, so I won about 80% of my games. It was pretty, though.

However, Lux was more playable, had more game options, AND still offered classic Risk maps (my #1 criteria). Not only that, but it did all of that with vastly superior AI. I only win about 2/3 of my games on the "Medium" difficulty, and I struggle to win consistentliy on the top-level AI. Great game. I purchased it a week ago, and couldn't be happier.

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3 stars

"crashed a lot in panther"

November 16, 2003  |  By polali

 |  Version: Lux 3.6

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
A nicely written Risk game, especially the computer AI and the capability of ranking in online games. But this application is far too buggy in this stage (have tried version 3.5 too). I sometimes experienced 3 or 4 crashes with the application in a row when playing online games. As for ranking in the Sillysoft, I don't understand why each players can have several entries, maybe it will be nice to have only one name for each player in the chart. Also, if someone crashes the game, and another person has to take over, it is more fair if that game is not to be counted in the ranking.

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5 stars

"Better than iConquer"

November 08, 2003  |  By slackpacker

 |  Version: Lux 3.6

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
iConquer is in my trash now there are no animations on iConquer
Lux is clean and fast. Fun to Play Great game. The random Maps are awesome.

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5 stars

"Best Risk on the Mac"

September 15, 2003  |  By serato

 |  Version: Lux 3.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This game is great. It can do everything that iConquerer can, and it the computer opponents are actually hard to beat. I think iConquerer looks a little smoother, but it can't compete on playability. Try both, but if you actually want to a run for your money, Lux is your game.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.94
  • The winning message will now come from the proper player.
  • The initial shareware nag screen will only start to open when the user has played more then 2 games.
  • More robust shareware checking.
  • Players who disconnect and then rejoin will get their cards back.
  • The /users command shows who is hosting.
  • Turn ordering has been improved to totally avoid dead players.
  • Game information gets printed out at the start of all networked games.
  • Fixed a out-of-sync bug that occured when a remote player is going to get a card for this turn but then his time runs out (and there are 3 or more players).
  • Added a /players command to list the current game's players with their income and card values.
General
Publisher Sillysoft Games
Publisher web site http://sillysoft.net
Release Date April 06, 2004
Date Added April 06, 2004
Version 3.94
Category
Category Games
Subcategory Strategy Games
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.0/10.1/10.2/10.3
Additional Requirements Mac OS X 10.0 or higher
Download Information
File Size 115.21MB
File Name LuxDelux.app.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,937
Downloads Last Week 6
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License Model Purchase
Limitations Not available
Price $15

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