Aspyr Media is delivering on its promise by offering Call of Duty: Black Ops through the Mac App Store, complete with the First Strike downloadable pack, which includes additional maps and a new “zombie experience,” according to the publishers.
Released only a few hours ago in the Mac App Store, Call of Duty: Black Ops ships with the First Strike DLC, which lets you “enjoy 4 additional multiplayer maps and an additional zombie experience,” says Aspyr.
The Rezurrection DLC is also available through Black Ops, but this time via in-app purchase. It contains four remastered levels of spooky Zombie lore, and a new Moon level.
But here’s where it gets tricky. The game has some crazy requirements. All NVIDIA graphic cards (including the most recent MacBook Pro's with the Nvidia 650M graphics card) are unsupported.
Aspyr suggests this problem may be rectified in the future. The company does not recommend that you play Call of Duty: Black Ops on any of the following unsupported graphic chipsets:
HD3000 (2011 Mac Mini, 2011 MacBook Air, 2011 13” MacBook Pro)
HD4000 (2012 13” MacBook Pro)
ATI Radeon HD 2000 series, HD 4670, HD 6490M, HD6630M
NVIDIA 8000 & 9000 series, GT100 series, 320M, 330M, 650M
Intel Integrated GMA950, x3100.
The game will run at “satisfactory performance” only if your Mac meets these minimum system requirements, says Aspyr.
2.4 GHz CPU Speed | 4 GB RAM | 15 GB free disk space | (ATI): Radeon HD 3870 | 512 MB VRam
Supported Video cards:
ATI Radeon HD 3870, HD 4850, HD 5670, HD 5750, HD 5770, HD 5870, HD 6750M, HD 6770M, HD 6970M.
The software engineers at Aspyr have created default settings for the most optimal experience on the Mac, which is why they highly recommend not to tamper with them.
OS X 10.7 (Lion) and OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) is required for in-app purchases.