Jump to content

Mac games localization


1 post in this topic

Recommended Posts

Probably this info will be interesting to non-English Mac gamers - localization of Mac games to languages other than initial release.


PC versions of popular games (such as Call of Duty 2, Quake 4, Doom 3, Halo, Stubbs the Zombie, ... ) are usually available in much more language versions than Mac versions of the same games. It means that the translations were already done and if PC language resources (fonts, texts, speech, video, textures, ...) are cross-platform or can be converted to the format used in Mac version then it is possible to substitute them into Mac version.


Here is a list of some Mac games (including kid's games) for whom full Russian Mac versions (text and speech) were already made (unofficially) so these Mac games probably can be converted to other languages also if PC versions are exist (may be not all of them will be suitable as localized PC versions made in different countries (or even different localized versions made in the same country) may sometimes differ in structucture):


Alice (OS9/OSX)

Another War (OS9/OSX)

Atlantis II (Beyond Atlantis) (OS9)

Barbie Mermaid Adventure (OSX)

Batman - Justice Unbalanced (OS9/OSX classic)

Black & White (OS9/OSX)

Call of Duty & Call of Duty United Offensive (OSX)

Call of Duty 2 (OSX)

Cars (OSX)

Cars - Radiator Springs Adventures (OSX)

Celtic Kings (OSX)

ChessMaster 9000 (OSX)

Cinderella (OS9)

Clive Barker’s Undying (OS9/OSX)

Command & Conquer Generals (OSX)

Commandos 2 (OSX)

Commandos 3 (OSX)

Crusader Kings (OSX)

CSI (Crime Scene Inverstigation) (OSX)

Delta Force Black Hawk Down & Delta Force Black Hawk Down Team Sabre (OSX)

Deus Ex (OS9/OSX classic)

Diablo II & Diablo II Lord of Destruction (OS9/OSX)

Doom 3 (OSX)

Dora the Explorer - Lost City Adventure (OS9/OSX)

Egypte II (OS9/OSX classic)

Europa Universalis II (OS9/OSX)

Fallout 2 (OSX)

Faust - Seven Games of the Soul (OS9/OSX classic)

Finding Nemo (OSX)

Freddi Fish 4: The Hogfish Rustlers of Briny Gulch (OS9)

Freddi Fish 5: The Case of the Creature of Coral Cove (OS9)

Gates of Troy (Legion III) (OSX)

Giants: Citizen Kabuto (OSX)

Ghost Master (OSX)

Gorky 17 (OS9/OSX)

Halo (OSX)

Hearts of Iron (OS9/OSX)

Hearts of Iron II (OSX)

Heavy Metal F.A.K.K.2 (OSX)

Heroes of Might & Magic III (OS9/OSX classic)

Heroes of Might & Magic IV (OS9/OSX)

I SPY Fantasy (OSX)

I SPY Spooky Mansion (OS9/OSX)

James Bond 007 Nightfire (OSX)

Jedy Knight - Jedy Academy (OSX)

Legion Arena (OSX)

Master of Orion 3 (OS9/OSX)

Max and Castle Ghost (OS9)

Max and Mary Go Shopping (OS9)

Max and Secret Formula (OS9)

Max Payne (OS9/OSX)

Medal of Honor & MOH Spearhead & MOH Breakthrough (OS9/OSX)

Myst IV (OSX)

Myst V (OSX)

Myth III (OS9/OSX)

No One Lives Forever (OSX)

No One Lives Forever 2 (OSX)

Paris 1313 (OS9)

Pirate Raider (OS9/OSX)

Pompeii (TimeScape) (OS9/OSX classic)

Postal 2 (OSX)

Postal 2 Apocalypse Weekend (OSX)

Postal 2 Muhosransk (Shtopor) (OSX)

Prey (OSX)

Quake 4 (OSX)

Railroad Tycoon 3 (OSX)

Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield (OSX)


Return to Castle Wolfenstein (OS9/OSX)

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 (OSX)

Sacrifice (OSX)

Soldier of Fortune 2 (OSX)

Spartan (Legion III) (OS9/OSX)

Spider-Man 2 (OSX)

Splinter Cell DVD (OSX)

SpongeBob SquarePants (OSX)

Stubbs the Zombie (OSX)

Stupid Invaders (OS9/OSX classic)

Star Trek Voyager - Elite Force (OS9/OSX)

Tropico (OS9/OSX)

Tropico 2 (OSX)

The Incredibles (OSX)

The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer (OSX)

The Incredibles: When Danger Calls (OSX)

The Last Express (OS9/OSX classic)

Unreal (OS9/OSX classic)

Victoria - Empire Under the Sun (OS9/OSX)

Warcraft III & Warcraft III Frozen Throne (OS9/OSX)

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 3d Edition (OS9/OSX)



There are also some other known games for whom full or partial localization can be done (some were not tested as not for all published Mac games PC Russian localizations exist and not all of the existing contain Russian dubbing - sometimes only the texts were translated there). Here is a list of Mac games for whom only Russian text resources (menus and ingame texts) were successfully substituted:


4x4 Evolution 2 (OS9/OSX)

8th Wonder of the World (Northland II) (OS9/OSX)

Baldur’s Gate II (OS9/OSX)

Battlefield 1942 & Battlefield 1942 The Road to Rome & Battlefield 1942 Desert Storm (OSX)

BloodRayne (OSX)

Close Combat - First To Fight (OSX)

Dungeon Siege (OSX)

Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone (OS9/OSX)

Heroes of Might & Magic V (OSX)

Icewind Dale (OSX)

Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb (OSX)

Jedi Knight II (OSX)

Lord of the Rings - Return of the King (OSX)

Myst III (OS9)

Neverwinter Nights (OSX)

Northland (OS9/OSX)

Red Faction (OS9/OSX)

Star Trek Voyager - Elite Force II (OSX)

Star Wars Battlefront (OSX)

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic (OSX)

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 (OSX)

Unreal Tournament 2003 (OSX)

Unreal Tournament 2004 (OSX)

Worms 3D (OSX)


Some of them obviously can accept PC dubbing resources also.






for examples.



This topic is a bit similar to the existing thread 'Convert Mac demos to full games, Using your legal Windows copy' as it also concern the usage of PC game resources in Mac games.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


  • Create New...