I bought SR Complete just for the Reboot; like others I had the original but $4 for just the expansion is well worth it.
Impulse installed Complete to a different directory than SR2. Out of curiousity I took an old save game from the original and put it in the SR Complete save folder. The Rebooted version seems to run fine with so far, so it seems you can enjoy the expansion without necessarily having to start from square one.
If you have VMWare Fusion, it looks like SR2 Complete now runs. I just tested the main game and land battles (where the game broke before.) SR2, because much of it is turn based, is great for a laptop game. The RTS portion is a little harder without a mouse, but doable.
I have so few games (read: Civ IV) on my Mac, it’s nice to have something else.
Yeah, that’s holding me back too. Slightly tempted to grab Political Machine and SR2, buuuuuut I already have the first Political Machine so a new one would just be a slight upgrade, and I already have SR2 so I’d mostly just be buying the expansion. Not really sure I wanna do that for another download client thingamabob.
Impulse is great. Like Steam it remembers your purchases so you can download them anytime in the future on any machine, and it doesn’t require the client running to use the game (meaning it only needs the internet for installs and updates, never when running games).
The game doesn’t support left-handed mouse. It also has a spot very early in the tutorial where it won’t go forward unless you double=click something, but it doesn’t recognize the double-click, so it just gets stuck.
I just bought SR2 myself and I’m posting that it’s the smoothest online purchase I’ve ever made because it actually shows the actual cost in my local currency (Malaysian Ringgit) before I even check out the item.