Banished for Mac OSX

Game Details:

Welcome to the "Banished" for Mac game page. This page contains information + tools how to port Banished in a few very simple steps (which even a noob can understand) so you can play it on your Mac just like a normal application using Crossover. So if you haven't  Crossover yet, then sign up here and buy the program or if you want to test it first, for the 14 days trial. Or use the Porting Kit alternative.

I recommend the GOG.com version which works out of the box (DRM free). Click on the links mentioned here, create an account using the signup in the top bar on the GOG.com website and buy the game. You automatically get when creating an account 14 free GOG games added to your account so you have nothing to loose, only to receive!

Use this CrossTie... to install the GOG game into Crossover
Make sure Crossover is installed before downloading/running the CrossTie. Or use Porting Kit.

Important 27" iMac workaround:
When having a 27" iMac the game will crash on launch because it takes over the desktop resolution (which is high!) and then runs out of video memory. The workaround is to go to the regedit (rightclick wrapper --> show package content --> wineskin--> advanced --> tools --> regedit --> navigate to the hkey_curent_user/software/shining Rock Software LLC/Banished) and change the strings "VideoWidth" to "800" and "VideoHeight" to "600". Then the game will launch and you will able to change resololution to the second highest resolution and play fine. However, everytime you close the game FIRST change back the resolution to 800x600 or 1024x768 or the game won't launch again. Its a nasty workaround for 27" iMacs but for now the only solution.

Game Description:
Banished is a city building game where you control a group of exiled people who are restarting their lives in the wilderness. They have only the clothes on their backs and a cart filled with supplies from their homeland. The townspeople work, build, get older, have children, and eventually die. Keeping them healthy, happy, and fed are essential to making a successful town grow. Any structure can be built at any time, provided that your people have collected the resources to do so.

Additional Port Information:
Graphical Cards Tested: NVIDIA 9400M graphics card, AMD Radeon 6770M
OSX 10.7.5 and 10.8.2+ compatible?: yes
Whats tested: Playing a while
Does Multiplayer work?: not available
Known Issues: None
Whats not tested: Intel graphical cards


Instruction video

Screenshots:

Banished Mac screenshot 1
Banished Mac screenshot 2
Banished Mac screenshot 3