Yep, it’s finally here
It’s been almost a year since the last official release of the game. Version 1.20 for Mac is now here, and it brings a wealth of new features and improvements. See the change log for more details on what’s new.
The main focus of this update is more specifically targeted towards the Mac, addressing problems occurring with the installer & running MBG and MBP interchangeably. (hopefully for good)
This version’s installer has been tested and is fully native from Mac OS X 10.3 through to 10.6.
I’ve written it from the ground up (in Cocoa) and it’s been built as a Universal binary, so it’s very compatible. It supports the three main versions of MarbleBlast Gold, which are:
- the version bought from GarageGames (note: GG no longer owns the intellectual property to MarbleBlast and therefore does not offer it on their website)
- the version bundled with Apple’s iMacs & iBooks during 2004
- the version bought from Mac Game Store
If you’re using 10.1 or 10.2 and if you have another Mac with a later version of OS X, I’d recommend installing the game on that first, then moving it to the older computer and it should work just fine.
Troubleshooting / questions
Also, the installer will only copy settings from a previous version of MarbleBlast Platinum that has already been installed. Custom levels’ times may not display as previously they saved incorrectly, and this update fixes that.
If the installer throws an error while installing, try perhaps repairing your disk permissions, and delete the ‘MarbleBlast Platinum’ folder within <username> -> Applications.
Once you’re playing the game, you may encounter some problems with custom levels not showing their parts – this is mainly because the game’s content no longer belongs in the ‘marble’ folder, and instead a new ‘platinum’ folder. Download the FAQ for more details (it will eventually be a proper page on the website).
The Windows version
I’m very sorry Windows users… but your update will be more focused on improving the leaderboards / some other things. All of the features that are in this just-released version will definitely be available in the Windows version. An estimated date for release is late-January.
Enjoy! Have a Merry Christmas and a great New Year
Phil, and the Platinum team