: A Hoyle lot of confusion...

Apr 30th, 2008, 03:36 PM
I wanted to get my mom a copy of Hoyle Puzzle and Board games, as she has been missing her old OS 9 copy since the classic environment was removed from OS X.

So, I was quite excited to see the following system requirements on their new 2008 version:

Macintosh® OS X 10.4.10, G3, G4, G5 or Intel Core Duo processor
600 MHz or higher
256 MB RAM
DVD-ROM drive
32MB VRAM (ATI Rage cards not supported)
1 GB hard drive space.

But when I go to DL the trial, it is an EXE. Nowhere on the page does it tell you where to go for a Mac version, nor does it say anywhere that Windows or Parallels is required to play.

So, has anybody actually purchased this and can confirm it running on OS X??? Would have contacted them, but they have no contact info on their page!!!

HOYLE® Puzzle & Board Games (2008) (http://www.hoylegaming.com/product.asp?id=1431)

Irie Guy
Apr 30th, 2008, 03:46 PM
Downloads NOT Mac OSX compatible (http://forums.encoreusa.com/tm.asp?m=27181)

Apr 30th, 2008, 03:55 PM
Thanks Irie Guy!!!

What a load of crap, you can't download a Mac Trial, you can't Purchase a Mac version at ALL from thier site. These guys have ALWAYS been problematic for Mac users.

Apr 30th, 2008, 04:25 PM
I don't know if this works or not but it is on the apple site for download... it is the card games.... not so much the puzzles and they have the casino one for download as well... Like I said I haven't downloaded but there it is if you want it.

Apple - Downloads - Cards & Puzzle - Hoyle Card Games 2008 (http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/games/cards_puzzle/hoylecardgames2008.html)

Apr 30th, 2008, 04:32 PM
Thanks Bullymac!

Through that I found Mac Game store, which not only has the Mac Trial, but digital download as well!

Macgamestore: Hoyle Puzzle & Board Games (http://www.macgamestore.com/detail.php?ProductID=903)

Apr 30th, 2008, 05:01 PM
No problem... hope it works out for you!!:)