Posted by Data in Cortex Command - June 27th, 2008

First Loading on MacChris is doing a great job with the porting, and has made lots of progress. The code now builds and runs on Mac OSX, but there’s still some issues to iron out… (lack of RMB!%@#)

Sorry for the sparse updates lately, but rest assured things are moving along on several fronts: We are almost done building a new licensing system which will make things a lot more easy and flexible for you guys. We just need to integrate it and test it thoroughly before putting it out there. Another front is the mac porting mentioned above.

On the actual game side of Cortex Command, a few big under-the-hood hurdles have been completed. There’s a new memory management system which makes things run faster and more reliably. Also the Lua interface has been improved and made a lot easier to work with. Now you can create new instances of any Entity by simply doing something like this in the console or script file:

myActor = CreateActor("Soldier Light");
myWeapon = CreateHDFirearm("Pistol");
-- This adds the new Actor to the scene, so he actually appears

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229 Responses to “Mac Port Progress”

  1. Data - # July 27th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Coops is onto something….

  2. Aspect - # July 27th, 2008 at 9:53 pm


  3. Aspect - # July 27th, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    Well, then I think I speak for all of us when I say come out with the mac port quickly πŸ™‚

    also, Data, do you lurk on here or something? you responded to coops in 2 minutes…

  4. The Advisor - # July 27th, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    Just reversing my sleeping cycle. πŸ™‚

    Maybe he was just lucky.

    I also hope that DATA is hinting that b 21 is coming out this week

  5. Washcloth - # July 27th, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    o thank god, a responce from Data!, surley comrades, this is as good a sighn as any!

  6. Coops - # July 28th, 2008 at 12:44 am

    WOOOOOOO!!!! i thi- yes! i know what your up to data!! but im keeping it a secret for now.. it’s going to be something BIG isn’t it data..

  7. Durza - # July 28th, 2008 at 4:07 am

    Curse you data and your hints! You’re driving us insane. Unless that is your plan…

  8. robolee - # July 28th, 2008 at 8:58 am

    Wow, I’m amazed.

    Never have I seen Data reply so long after the original post.

  9. Coops - # July 28th, 2008 at 9:30 am

    data… we all know what your up to. so please atleast give us a hint or tell us when it’s gonna happen. PLEASE DATA WE ARE GONNA DIE!!! all your fans are going to loose interest and leave with very little amount of people buying your products therefor no money to pay your employes then you will be out of buisness and go back to the gas station for 9 bucks an hour, all because you did’nt let us know and everyone will be sad..

  10. Octyl - # July 28th, 2008 at 9:36 am

    1: He doesn’t HAVE employees.
    2: We’ve waited this long, we can wait a couple days/weeks (please let it be days)
    3: He gave a release date on an older build, but was unable to meet it. There was a HUGE uproar. I think is good with just hinting.

  11. Tomaster - # July 28th, 2008 at 10:47 am

    Suck it

  12. Tea - # July 28th, 2008 at 10:48 am

    Calm down Coops.

  13. Chris - # July 28th, 2008 at 11:05 am


  14. ProjektTHOR - # July 28th, 2008 at 11:58 am

    *sigh* STILL not where I wanted this game to go, you all should have listened to me…

    What the heck, your fan forums are gonna implode anyway.

  15. Coops - # July 28th, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    i just want the update….

  16. Durza - # July 28th, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    I’d like anything…

  17. Data - # July 28th, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    ProjektThor: Sounds like you need to make a game of your own!

  18. Coops - # July 28th, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    well… atleast i know what data is doing for the update..

  19. Washcloth - # July 28th, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    …mhhhh slicence…its kinda nice after all the chaos..
    like the silence after the d-day landing… lovely yet unfimilar….

  20. Nathan - # July 30th, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    This is great I prefer to play this game on a mac. It will run great I am sure. When will it be released? Thank You Data Realms!!! πŸ™‚

  21. Simon - # August 3rd, 2008 at 5:07 am

    So can’t wait to fire this up on my Mac πŸ™‚

  22. PX1K - # August 9th, 2008 at 4:56 am


  23. Required Iron - # August 21st, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    ” (lack of RMB!%@#) ”

    Ahum, Mac does have a right mouse function, it’s just not on the mouse. It’s something like alt + mouse click or something.

  24. EEE - # August 29th, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    No RMB in os X? Are you fucking serious? mighty mouse has RMB

  25. EEE - # August 29th, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    it IS ON THE MOUSE. you may need to turn rmb in system preferences (mighty mouse only), but also you may use ANY mouse you want without problems.

  26. Chamyky - # September 6th, 2008 at 7:27 am

    Well, I’m a bit late here but Mac OS supports right mouse button since only… 1984.
    Apple never shipped two-buttons mice because of the confusing effect it had for newcomers (the “right or left?” problem is pretty frequent, really). That’s why people think that Mac OS don’t support two-buttons mice. And, recently Apple started selling two-buttons mice because they’re now able to design two buttons that look like only one (so it isn’t confusing for users).
    There are so much myths on the Mac…

  27. pdavda - # October 4th, 2008 at 2:26 am

    The right click is (on mac) apple key and click

  28. Juliana - # March 1st, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    haha ^^ nice, is there a section to follow the RSS feed

  29. Luke Alexander - # September 23rd, 2009 at 11:29 am

    Still, this is a great news most especially to MAC OS users πŸ™‚