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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Ares_Demo_1.0.sit (2.43 MB)
MD5: d694f5a9b6f888edd086fd9194732af3
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Ares_Demo_1.0.1.sit (2.46 MB)
MD5: ba4882ce143b6974bd0ef94fa9db08ec
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Ares_1.1.0_Installer.sit (9.84 MB)
MD5: 0de068dda1be799ac575a8bdeeae40d3
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Ares_1.1.1_Installer.sit (10.07 MB)
MD5: 666f4b6ba34ceed7f9553066a5c159bd
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Ares_1.2_Installer.bin (11.69 MB)
MD5: e531cccaef767441d43bfc20b7d2818f
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Guides on emulating older games

Ares is a tactical space-combat game, combining elements of both arcade shooters and real-time strategy games.

The external download link also contains historical information about the game.

Registration details for all versions:

Name: Dark Mage
Copies: 2

Ares has since been open-sourced; a port to Mac OS X is available.

GameRanger support: 1.1+
GameRanger crossplay: No.

Architecture: 68k PPC


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by mrdav - 2019, December 27 - 11:48pm

I have deleted the other incorrect page for this game and have copied the informative comment by bertyboy over to here., Note that his comment is dated 2011 even though it appears near the top of the list of comments.

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by bertyboy - 2011, June 11 - 2:39am

For those unable to use Google to find out more about this epic game, from cnet:

After a successful mission to establish friendly contact with an advanced alien species, the humans of the ship Apollo 2000 learn that Earth has been invaded and occupied by the Cantharan Order, a zealous alien civilization on a crusade to conquer "primitive" cultures (see screen shot). Fortunately, the humans gain the assistance of the Ishiman Protectorate, which agrees to help the humans fight their new enemies and refit the Apollo 2000 with powerful weaponry. Since the Apollo is no longer a vessel of peace, a new name is in order for the craft: Ares.

As an action and strategy game, Ares combines the adrenaline rush of arcade-style space shooters with the challenge of plotting real-time strategy moves against your opponents. Smooth dynamic scaling and zooming gives you detailed views of everything from tactical to overhead-perspective views, and nice graphics, support for multiplayer network games, and a compelling soundtrack round out this game. Ares has a registration fee of $25.

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by Jatoba - 2019, September 30 - 5:08am

For anyone that might be searching, the latest Tiger/Leopard version of Antares is 0.5.1. I presume the binaries are universal, but i didn't personally check that for myself yet.

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by themacmeister - 2016, July 15 - 4:52am

Antares still working in 10.10.5 on real and Hackintosh hardware Smile

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by Sfiera - 2012, December 8 - 9:59pm

I just released Antares 0.6.1. 0.6.1 fixed a bug that was reported to me from a 10.6.8 iMac, so I think your chances are good.

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by themacmeister - 2012, October 11 - 11:09am

Any news on how the Mac OS X Antares port works?

I am going to try it tomorrow under Mac OS X 10.7.5 on my mid-2010 iMac. Fingers well-and-truly crossed!

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by amatecha - 2012, January 13 - 8:23am

Sfiera, ever any interest in HD remakes of the music? If you have an interest, let me know. My username AT gmail, is the easiest way to get in touch. I'd love to do such a thing, to do my part to contribute to what I think is a great piece of Mac gaming history Smile

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by themacmeister - 2012, January 8 - 11:36pm

Linux just as good. Once people embrace the Linux version (Open Source), then a Windows port shouldn't be too far off in the future.

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by MadMac - 2012, January 8 - 9:45am

on windows? bah... this game needs to be avariable for iPhones!!!!
i write some mail to ambrosia with the suggested idea of making the combat interface of Ares avariable at the next EscapeVelocity Nova... no answer yet, but that´s would be really great...

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by Sfiera - 2011, November 1 - 3:19am

Cannot wait to see this in HD with real 3D models! on WINDOWS!!!

A Windows port is unlikely to happen in the near future, partially for a couple of technical reasons (thankfully, the resource fork is not one of them), but mostly because I don't have a Windows machine to do it with. I'm not opposed to it, though. If you have a Linux machine available to you, that's much more likely in the short term.

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by IIGS_User - 2011, October 31 - 3:29pm


You forgot a 'n': Non Windows.

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by themacmeister - 2011, October 31 - 5:52am

Great news on the ports!!!

Cannot wait to see this in HD with real 3D models! on WINDOWS!!!