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TripleA for Mac

Editors' Review

by   / June 27, 2013

As an open-source game engine that works across a number of operating systems, TripleA for Mac allows users to enjoy playing different strategy and war-inspired board games in single-player, hotseat, or online modes. The application includes some features found in many popular games, but ultimately lacks the graphics or menus found in modern games. However, many may find the ability to play with others over the Internet to be a useful function.

The program's interface appears dated, with graphics and text labels that are not up to the level of modern strategy games. The first screen allows the selection of a one player or multiplayer game over the Internet. Users can then choose the side they want to play. World War II is the setting and users can choose between Russia, Germany, the U.S., Great Britain, Japan, and China. Once completed, the main screen comes up with a map with different units placed on it. The right side allows the user to move across the globe quickly. The game allows for selection of technology to research and units to produce. Movement requires clicking on the map and selecting the square where the unit is to go. Like in Risk, individual battles are played by virtual dice rolls.

While a functional strategy game with good depth, TripleA for Mac ultimately lacks the better graphics and advanced sound found on modern games. However, if you like turn-based strategy board games such as Risk and Axis & Allies, you'll probably like this one, too. There is also an established community of players you can join to gain access to new games and maps.

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Editors' Review

by   / June 27, 2013

As an open-source game engine that works across a number of operating systems, TripleA for Mac allows users to enjoy playing different strategy and war-inspired board games in single-player, hotseat, or online modes. The application includes some features found in many popular games, but ultimately lacks the graphics or menus found in modern games. However, many may find the ability to play with others over the Internet to be a useful function.

The program's interface appears dated, with graphics and text labels that are not up to the level of modern strategy games. The first screen allows the selection of a one player or multiplayer game over the Internet. Users can then choose the side they want to play. World War II is the setting and users can choose between Russia, Germany, the U.S., Great Britain, Japan, and China. Once completed, the main screen comes up with a map with different units placed on it. The right side allows the user to move across the globe quickly. The game allows for selection of technology to research and units to produce. Movement requires clicking on the map and selecting the square where the unit is to go. Like in Risk, individual battles are played by virtual dice rolls.

While a functional strategy game with good depth, TripleA for Mac ultimately lacks the better graphics and advanced sound found on modern games. However, if you like turn-based strategy board games such as Risk and Axis & Allies, you'll probably like this one, too. There is also an established community of players you can join to gain access to new games and maps.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.8.0.9

  • Host freezing and crashing fixed.
  • TripleA now has Dedicated Servers, which allow hosting online games for people who do not know how to set up their own host.
  • New games included: Chess, Checkers, and Go, as well as a huge update to Great War (world war 1 game).
  • Battle Calculator updated to show far more information, and allow determining retreats and order of losses.
  • New options in Edit Mode to change politics, and add units which can't normally be produced.
  • Sounds now play for clients in online games.
  • Fixed several bugs.
  • Many new features, and many updates behind the scenes, as well as new features for mod creators.
  • Can make a savegame at any point in history by right clicking that history node.
  • New Keyboard Shortcuts: "F" for find units, which highlights all available units with movement left, "I" for unit/territory info, "N" for cycling through units with movement left, and "WASD" or arrow keys for scrolling around the map.
  • New tabs: a Notes tab, and an Objectives tab, which shows all national objectives for any map which has them.
  • TripleA now checks once per month if it is out of date, or if any of its maps are out of date, and informs you.

General

Publisher TripleA
Publisher web site http://www.triplea-game.org/
Release Date April 11, 2014
Date Added April 11, 2014
Version 1.8.0.9

Category

Category Games
Subcategory Strategy Games

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.3/10.4/10.4 Intel/10.4 PPC/10.5/10.5 Intel/10.5 PPC/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements Java

Download Information

File Size 356.85MB
File Name triplea_1_8_0_9_mac.dmg

Popularity

Total Downloads 8,461
Downloads Last Week 1

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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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