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Aspyr's current logo. (2001-present)

Aspyr Media, Inc. (pronounced /əˈspaɪər/) is an Austin, Texas based company that specializes in porting Windows games to Mac OS. It has been in business since 1996, and as of 2003 owns 60 percent of the Mac entertainment market. Aspyr has worked with partners like Universal, Paramount, Warner Bros., LucasArts, Electronic Arts, Activision and Eidos.

Aspyr's old logo. (1996-2001)

In recent years, it has begun porting console games to Windows and Game Boy Advance and publishing games, such as Wideload's Stubbs the Zombie in "Rebel Without a Pulse", for Mac OS, Windows, and the Xbox. In addition, Aspyr has produced and distributes several albums and documentaries.

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Copy protection

Aspyr used SecuROM copy protection on PC game discs, such as in Stubbs the Zombie and Dreamfall.

Copy Protection-Free Era

As of the year 2009, Aspyr have published DRM-free games such as:

  • Star Wars The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition
  • Call of Duty 2
  • Call of Duty 4
  • Call of Duty Deluxe
  • Civilization IV: Colonization
  • Civilization IV
  • Civilization IV Warlords
  • Defense Grid: The Awakening
  • 1701 A.D.
  • 1701 A.D. The Sunken Dragon
  • 4x4: Hummer
  • Cryostasis
  • Death to Spies: Moment of Truth
  • Death Track: Resurrection
  • futureU
  • Hotel for Dogs
  • Made Man
  • Men of War
  • Men of War Red Tide
  • NecroVision
  • Paraworld
  • PuzzleQuest: Galactrix
  • XIII Century Gold Edition

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Pages in category "Aspyr Media"

The following 27 pages are in this category, out of 27 total.

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  • Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII

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  • Call of Duty 2
  • Command & Conquer: Generals
  • Command & Conquer: Generals - Zero Hour

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  • Dreamfall: The Longest Journey

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  • Lego Star Wars: The Video Game

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  • The Sims 2: Open for Business
  • The Sims 2: Pets
  • The Sims 2: Seasons
  • The Sims 2: University
  • The Sims: Castaway Stories
  • The Sims: Life Stories
  • The Sims: Pet Stories
  • Spider-Man 2

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