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Allied General

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Download allied_general.zip (259.86 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6
Download mgadm107dev.sit (113.84 KB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6
Emulation
This game works with: Basilisk II,

The sequel to Panzer General and second release in SSI's 5-Star General series. This time you play World War 2 from the Allied point of view. Both Western Allies and Soviet Forces can be played (Pacific theatre is not included). The game interface is only slightly enhanced; unit and map graphics are the same as in its predecessor. (MobyGames)

Compatibility
Architecture: 68k PPC

This is a Mac-only CD-ROM, which can be mounted or burned with Toast.

Reports vary as to which machines the game will and won't work on. As a general rule, it doesn't like OS 9 or New World Macs.

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by mk2rx - 2014, December 11 - 8:36am

Just to confirm Allied General will only run on OS 8.6 or earlier (even with the 1.1 update.

Apple made major changes to the file manager in OS 9 to enable access to more open files. The game unfortunately tries to make unsupported access to the File Control Block (FCB) table, which had been allowed in OS 8.6 and earlier.
The change caught a lot of developers out at the time, even though Apple had been warning them against accessing the FCB directly since 1986.

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by Blazer - 2012, June 22 - 2:18am

Thanks so much for uploading the mac editor, I have been looking for that for a long time!

Also, does anyone know if the link to Panzer General can be updated? The DL site is no longer available.

by tkmitchell - 2012, January 24 - 12:43am

You are my hero. Thank you.

by ccmac - 2012, January 24 - 12:36am

If the above download link for MGadm is not working you can download it using the "edit this page" trick. To do this, click the "edit this page" link at the top right of this page. Once you are on the edit page, scroll down to find the MGadm download link.

by tkmitchell - 2012, January 23 - 11:33pm

Thanks but the download link for MGadm doesn't seem to be working. Do you know what's wrong with it?

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by IIGS_User - 2012, January 11 - 3:54pm

Mac General Aide de Matt

very nice addition, thanks! Smile

by ccmac - 2012, January 11 - 6:31am

Just uploaded the file named mgadm107dev.sit which is a game editor for both Allied General and Panzer General. It was developed by Matthew Hills and its official name was Mac General Aide de Matt or MGadm for short.

by ccmac - 2012, January 8 - 9:46pm

The Allied General 1.1 update is available at http://www.patches-scrolls.de

I don't know whether that update will fix the OS 9 problem or not.

Also, I don't know whether this issue affects Allied General or not, but I have a note about Panzer General not running correctly on power macs even though it is power mac native. Apparantly, instead of using the ppc fpu it looks for a 68k fpu. However, the built in mac 68k emulator does not emulate the fpu so the program crashes/quits. Some don't seem to have this problem so it may only show up in more complex scenarios. The only solution is to use a software fpu emulater, either PowerFPU or SoftwareFPU.

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by IIGS_User - 2012, January 1 - 7:10am

No idea about game editor.

by tkmitchell - 2012, January 1 - 4:24am
5

Going out on a limb here.... Does anyone have the game editor that you used to be able to download for this? Saved game editor? Scenario Editor?

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by IIGS_User - 2010, April 26 - 1:49pm

This game is also known as 'Panzer General II"

by benjah - 2009, October 11 - 5:19am
5

I've got original copy of this; working on first attempt at using Basillisk for emulation. If it works, I'll help and share a copy of this. Was one of my all time favorites - nice to see the note about os9 / new world systems - had similar issues and had almost given up.

by sir_lucas - 2009, August 18 - 12:33pm
5

Simply great! I love it, especially the Finland scenario which is nowhere else to be found.
I play against Soviet Red Army.