Posted by Data in Cortex Command - December 9th, 2008

After a long wait, Cortex Command for OSX is out. This is a universal binary package, so it should work on most Macs out there (as long as they are running a version of OSX higher or equal to 10.4 (Tiger))! However, we couldn’t test this on all possible combos ourselves, so if you find it doesn’t run on your mac, please send the error message to us at

A big thank you and kudos goes to Chris Kruger who did a fantastic job getting this complex piece of software running on this great platform! Cortex Command is built on half a dozen libraries and middleware components that all had to be made to run in harmony in the Mac environment – on both old PPC and new Intel flavors. It wasn’t a walk in the park.

We need your help to spread the word to game-starved Apple fans everywhere! If you have a friend who uses Mac and haven’t been able to play CC yet, how about getting him/her a copy of the game for the holidays?

Download Test Build 22 for Mac OSX!Unlock Cortex Command!

Finally, note that if you have bought a license for Cortex Command, you can use it to play any version on any platform. In other words, the keys are platform-agnostic.

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88 Responses to “Cortex Command for Mac OSX is here!”

  1. Dragonshadow - # December 9th, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Sorry for double commenting, but maybe you should offer an IP based key. It would cost a bit more, but you would get it tied to your IP. This might be a bit of a problem with dynamic IPs though -.-

  2. Krumbs - # December 9th, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    I downloaded it, but when I click on the icon it only appears in the dock for a second then disappears. What do I do?

  3. Zel - # December 9th, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    also, Yay for not losing when loading up a mobile brain into a ship or crate!

  4. James - # December 9th, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Seems to be a little bug in the zombie mission, the hostiles never arrive when you reach the chip

  5. Coops - # December 9th, 2008 at 5:02 pm



    IM BUYING 10 KEYS DATA!!!!!!


  6. Coops - # December 9th, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    holy shit holy shit holy shit holy shit

  7. Coops - # December 9th, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    my heart rate is at 200 right now!!!

  8. Baked - # December 9th, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    OSX Version? Bah who cares, what about a linux version?

  9. CantTouchGround - # December 9th, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    *Cough* Linux *cough*
    Jk, love you data! Can’t wait for a new build.

    To the guy who posted his email address, do you really love spam that much?

  10. Caelas - # December 10th, 2008 at 1:02 am

    Wow, according to these recent posts all of the mac owners just had an orgasm, afer a long growing erection.

    Jesus, it’s like a fudging orgy in here.

  11. FinDude - # December 10th, 2008 at 1:10 am


    “Nope. File structure is way too different.”
    Sorry if you people missed the obivious sarcasm and bad attitude there.

  12. geti - # December 10th, 2008 at 4:36 am

    i wonder if i can get this one to work on linux..

  13. Shadow717 - # December 10th, 2008 at 9:44 am

    I noticed some new content for the mac version, as well as some different menu changes. I’m gonna play till my eyes fall out of my head and ears spray blood

  14. Livelikeasam - # December 10th, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    “Iā€™m gonna play till my eyes fall out of my head and ears spray blood”-Nice

  15. Canti - # December 10th, 2008 at 1:33 pm


  16. PlasmaNova - # December 10th, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    yay for mac users

  17. Krumbs - # December 10th, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    I’m never going to get help am I…

  18. CandleJack - # December 10th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Release build 23.

  19. geti - # December 10th, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    shut up CJ, he’ll do it in his own time.
    that or buy mac and get the features now šŸ™‚

  20. CantTouchGround - # December 10th, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    @ Geti
    Hmm… I’ll concider it.

  21. bobcc - # December 10th, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    its TIME TO CELEBRATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. The Independent Gaming Source - # December 10th, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    […] of Mac, Cortex Command has finally hit the clean, mean Apple machines! Like its PC brother, this version comes with a demo. The $18 license should work for both Mac and […]

  23. Teeth - # December 10th, 2008 at 11:57 pm


    gunna go get my laser shark army on!

  24. Azukki - # December 11th, 2008 at 12:21 am

    Hey cool the front page has updated news.

  25. whiplash - # December 11th, 2008 at 10:18 am

    Testin this out on my iBook G4 tonight. Will be testing it out on a Core 2 Duo Mini Mac in Feb.

  26. grenade - # December 12th, 2008 at 5:54 am

    Well , well where is our b23 . I thought it will be released before mac port :/

  27. Phil - # December 12th, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    I’ve been waiting for ages for this. Thank you.

    Shame you have to pay to get it on the apple site. They haven’t had a decent game in a while.

  28. SlimeMan - # December 13th, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Oh my god i’ve been waiting this for so looooong!!!!

  29. trvi - # December 13th, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    F*** YES
    i’ve been waiting for so long

  30. Wiley Wiggins - # December 14th, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    And it looks beautiful! I can’t stop playing…

  31. Snoski - # December 16th, 2008 at 10:28 am

    I’m experiencing the same problem as Krumbs who has already three times asked for help here, only to be ignored every time.
    I am running PPC eMac OSX 10.3.9 which is supposed to be supported with this release. But on launch of the appilcation the icon will only flash in my toolbar for a second before shutting itself again (no error screens or anything though). I have tried different sources and settings but nothing has helped so far. By helping me you’d be helping Krumbs at the same time so I ask nicely if anyone knows what’s going on.
    Thanks (assuming there’ll be any response)

  32. Data - # December 16th, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    Snoski, Krumbs: It turns out you need to have at least Tiger (10.4) to run the package… we’ll see if we can make it even more backwards compatible in future builds, but can’t promise anything. Sorry!

  33. Snoski - # December 16th, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    Oh, bugger. Well let’s hope for the best in the future!

  34. MstrNetHead - # December 19th, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    That apple looks fucking delicious, I must say.

  35. Michael - # December 24th, 2008 at 7:34 am

    I too would be interested in buying a linux version. Let me know if you ever release one, please šŸ™‚

  36. kikkoman - # January 1st, 2009 at 12:15 am

    i need help with the gibbing editor!!!

  37. zzzzzz - # January 8th, 2009 at 3:45 pm


  38. Asmageddon - # September 5th, 2009 at 7:26 am

    I want linux version too… :/