Aspyr Media

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Aspyr Media, Inc. ( /əsˈpaɪər/) is a company based in Austin, Texas that specializes in porting Windows games to the macOS platform. It has been in business since 1996, and as of 2003 owns 60 percent of the Mac entertainment market. Aspyr has worked closely with partners like Universal, Paramount, Warner Bros., LucasArts, Electronic Arts, Activision and Eidos, to bring brands like Harry Potter, The Sims, The Sims 2 and The Sims Stories, Madden NFL Football, Star Wars, Tony Hawk, Battlefield 1942, Command and Conquer Generals (Mac OS X), Command & Conquer: Generals Zero Hour (Mac OS X), Doom 3, Call of Duty and Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty 4, Quake 4 and Tomb Raider to the Macintosh platform.

In recent years, they have begun porting console games to Windows and Game Boy Advance and publishing games, such as Wideload Games' Stubbs the Zombie in "Rebel Without a Pulse", for Mac, Windows and the Xbox. In addition, Aspyr has produced and distributes several albums and documentaries. They have also created a Call of Duty 2 game for the Pocket PC although it is not a direct port. A port of the console game True Crime: New York City was created by Aspyr. Also notable is Aspyr's port of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock to the PC and Mac platforms.

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