Welcome to the Banished Mac game page. This page contains information + tools how to port this game so you can play it on your Mac just like a normal application. This page contains the game/port information, the "wrapper" and the instruction video how to get this game working on your Mac . All explained simple and step by step so every computer nerd can understand it. For OSX 10.9x Mavericks users in order to play the game, make sure to set the right security settings, or it will say the file is damaged or that the file is from an undefined developer.
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Simply extract the wrapper, install the game into the wrapper and set the application.exe as start executable and Play!
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.
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