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Black Macbook
Jun 12, 2010, 04:00 PM
I finally got myself a powerful Mac system, and I've been looking around for a really good driving game and I can't seem to find any.

I'm talking about an extremely realistic driving sim, with incredible scenery, roads and realistic physics. Does anybody know of one for Mac?

I'd like to find something that would sort of be the equivalent of X-Plane 9 for Mac, but in a driving game.



El Cabong
Jun 12, 2010, 04:50 PM
There aren't many good games of any sort for Mac. They're rarely released in the first place, and when they are, they're poorly-made ports that come years after the original release.

Use Boot Camp if you find any PC games that fit your criteria.

TheTrueMacGamer
Jun 12, 2010, 07:49 PM
There aren't many good games of any sort for Mac. They're rarely released in the first place, and when they are, they're poorly-made ports that come years after the original release.

Use Boot Camp if you find any PC games that fit your criteria.

Wow, what a completely useless and negative answer!! Cabong, you don't deserve to be a Mac User.


To properly answer the thread starter, ToCA Race Driver 3 and Colin McRae Rally Mac are the newest racing games that are closest to what you are looking for. There's also Flatout 2, which is more arcade-like racing, but great graphics and very fun.

Don't use Bootcamp. Bootcamp is for losers.

Black Macbook
Jun 12, 2010, 09:06 PM
To properly answer the thread starter, ToCA Race Driver 3 and Colin McRae Rally Mac are the newest racing games that are closest to what you are looking for. There's also Flatout 2, which is more arcade-like racing, but great graphics and very fun.


Great, thanks. I'll be checking out the demos of those games.

Huntn
Jun 12, 2010, 11:10 PM
Don't use Bootcamp. Bootcamp is for losers.

Actually Bootcamp is for MacGamers who don't want to wait and there is nothing wrong with that, is there? :)

El Cabong
Jun 13, 2010, 09:00 AM
Wow, what a completely useless and negative answer!! Cabong, you don't deserve to be a Mac User.

To properly answer the thread starter, ToCA Race Driver 3 and Colin McRae Rally Mac are the newest racing games that are closest to what you are looking for. There's also Flatout 2, which is more arcade-like racing, but great graphics and very fun.

Don't use Bootcamp. Bootcamp is for losers.

Thanks for proving my point. The games you mention here are late ports of old games, and are themselves several years old at this point.

OP: It's unfortunate, but game developers just don't pay much attention to Mac OS. If you want to play more recent games that actually take advantage of your powerful new hardware, you should look into Boot Camp.

Dont Hurt Me
Jun 13, 2010, 09:35 AM
Now we have Steam for Mac you will be seeing a lot more games of all genre's including racing, they have a few there for Mac now including Blur,Dit2,etc.

Thunder82
Jun 13, 2010, 09:46 AM
Thanks for proving my point. The games you mention here are late ports of old games, and are themselves several years old at this point.

OP: It's unfortunate, but game developers just don't pay much attention to Mac OS. If you want to play more recent games that actually take advantage of your powerful new hardware, you should look into Boot Camp.

Flatout 2 is not an old port, they completely remade the game & graphics engine for the mac version. It's a great game.

El Cabong
Jun 13, 2010, 12:44 PM
I don't see why we can't agree that there is a lack of new games for Mac. This is changing, but at the moment, most games, even bestsellers, don't have Mac versions, or, if they do, have belated ones.

If you still have trouble with that statement, check out this other recent thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=934282

Now we have Steam for Mac you will be seeing a lot more games of all genre's including racing, they have a few there for Mac now including Blur,Dit2,etc.

Blur and Dirt 2 are only available for PC through Steam.

Flatout 2 is not an old port, they completely remade the game & graphics engine for the mac version. It's a great game.

Flatout 2 for PC, PS2, and XBox (not 360) came out back in 2006, and didn't come out for Mac until 2008. Additions and graphical tweaks to a game do not constitute a new game.

Mattww
Jun 13, 2010, 04:32 PM
I finally got myself a powerful Mac system, and I've been looking around for a really good driving game and I can't seem to find any.

I'm talking about an extremely realistic driving sim, with incredible scenery, roads and realistic physics. Does anybody know of one for Mac?

I'd like to find something that would sort of be the equivalent of X-Plane 9 for Mac, but in a driving game.

You should also try Virtual Grand Prix 3 (www.vgp3.com) - it is still under development but there are already a few great car mods and user made tracks. It uses a physic model that is based on how the tyres react to your driving - well worth this review:

http://www.virtualr.net/autosimsport-volume-5-issue-2-out/

TheTrueMacGamer
Jun 13, 2010, 08:29 PM
Flatout 2 is not an old port, they completely remade the game & graphics engine for the mac version. It's a great game.

I'm curious, where did you hear that VP remade the graphics engine? Porting an entire game to another platform is a job in itself, let alone improving the game at the same time.

TheTrueMacGamer
Jun 13, 2010, 08:36 PM
Flatout 2 for PC, PS2, and XBox (not 360) came out back in 2006, and didn't come out for Mac until 2008. Additions and graphical tweaks to a game do not constitute a new game.

The fact that the games mentioned aren't new has absolutely nothing to do with the topic of conversation. The thread starter said nothing about new or old; they simply asked about a really good driving game for Mac.

Hence, you're a bootcamping troll. Go back under your bridge, troll.

TheTrueMacGamer
Jun 13, 2010, 08:43 PM
Actually Bootcamp is for MacGamers who don't want to wait and there is nothing wrong with that, is there? :)

There most certainly is.

Any informed and self-respecting Mac User would never use an M$ product, for M$ is the sworn enemy of Apple. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: for Apple to rise, M$ must fall !!!

Down with M$ !!! Its time is up !!!

Huntn
Jun 14, 2010, 09:41 AM
There most certainly is.

Any informed and self-respecting Mac User would never use an M$ product, for M$ is the sworn enemy of Apple. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: for Apple to rise, M$ must fall !!!

Down with M$ !!! Its time is up !!!

The war only exists in the minds of the Mac jihadists... :)

Plutonius
Jun 14, 2010, 11:57 AM
Actually Bootcamp is for MacGamers who don't want to wait and there is nothing wrong with that, is there? :)

I would put bootcamp on for non-gaming applications I need but it seems a waste to put it on just for gaming. If pc gaming was that important to me, I would just get a pc or maybe a console game.

El Cabong
Jun 14, 2010, 12:02 PM
The fact that the games mentioned aren't new has absolutely nothing to do with the topic of conversation. The thread starter said nothing about new or old; they simply asked about a really good driving game for Mac.

Hence, you're a bootcamping troll. Go back under your bridge, troll.

Nice logic. I was pointing out that many games (including driving games) don't get a Mac release, and that a bigger library is available by using Boot Camp. If he's not interested in checking it out, it's his own prerogative, not yours.

As far as Microsoft vs. Apple, you seem to care a lot more than one should. Apple has already surpassed them in market capitalization, anyway. In any case, calling me a troll doesn't me one, or make you any less of one. Enjoy the snack.

TheTrueMacGamer
Jun 15, 2010, 04:38 PM
The war only exists in the minds of the Mac jihadists... :)

People like you are the reason why M$ is still around to cast its plague on the entire computing world. M$ should have fallen a long time ago.

The war has been going on for a long time and will continue to go on even if you foolishly fail to recognize its existence. It will only end once M$ has bit the dust completely.

gødspeed
Jun 15, 2010, 05:05 PM
Do you realize how pathetic you sound? :rolleyes:

TheTrueMacGamer
Jun 15, 2010, 05:17 PM
Nice logic. I was pointing out that many games (including driving games) don't get a Mac release, and that a bigger library is available by using Boot Camp. If he's not interested in checking it out, it's his own prerogative, not yours.



You were doing nothing more than ignoring the poster's question completely, and inserting your own bad advice - and you know it!

Flatout 2 happens to be an excellent port (especially if they redid the graphics engine).

You say it's the poster's choice whether to check out bootcamp or not, but you don't even give a choice. You mention no Mac games whatsoever and just tell them to use bootcamp.




As far as Microsoft vs. Apple, you seem to care a lot more than one should. Apple has already surpassed them in market capitalization, anyway. In any case, calling me a troll doesn't me one, or make you any less of one. Enjoy the snack.

The problem here is that you don't seem to care at all. Market capital dominance over M$ is only one of the many steps involved in the destruction of M$... and the rise of Apple.

A person isn't a troll because someone else says so, they are troll because of their own actions. Your first comment in the thread is the kind of comment that a troll would post considering the fact that this is a Mac website. Don't choke on my words, now.

TheTrueMacGamer
Jun 15, 2010, 05:19 PM
Do you realize how pathetic you sound? :rolleyes:

If you're trying to belittle my posts with simple insults, then the only pathetic Mac User between the two of us, is you.

El Cabong
Jun 15, 2010, 09:34 PM
Your first comment in the thread is the kind of comment that a troll would post considering the fact that this is a Mac website. Don't choke on my words, now.

(1) Mac Forums > Special Interests > Mac and PC Games
(2) OSX comes with Boot Camp

Judging by your posts in this and other threads, you seem to have a problem with Microsoft products, and vehemently more so with the people who choose to use them (or suggest occasionally using them, I guess). You have others besides me accusing you of being a troll in a different thread, so maybe you should calm down a bit.

Huntn
Jun 15, 2010, 09:50 PM
A person isn't a troll because someone else says so, they are troll because of their own actions. Your first comment in the thread is the kind of comment that a troll would post considering the fact that this is a Mac website. Don't choke on my words, now.

I'm willing to bet that most of the readers of this thread would not agree with your conclusion.

Trolls say things for one reason, to piss off others. Just because he expresses an opinion you don't agree does not qualify as troll status. I suppose if I said your best overall Mac gaming experience awaits you via Bootcamp, would that make me a troll too? You need to relax.

TheTrueMacGamer
Jun 16, 2010, 04:11 PM
(1) Mac Forums > Special Interests > Mac and PC Games
(2) OSX comes with Boot Camp



It makes no difference that the forum section involves Mac and PC Games. What's the top level of the forum called? Is it called "Mac and PC Forums"? No, it's not. It's called "Mac Forums". If you post on a Mac website and badmouth Mac Gaming, then you're being a troll.

The purpose of Boot Camp is to "soften the blow" for Windoze users that switch to the Mac and all of a sudden have alot less software titles to choose from. Or possibly for the rare user that absolutely needs to use a Windoze-only program and can't use an alternative app for whatever reason. It is not for Mac Users to get access to Windoze programs they otherwise wouldn't be able to use. Every Mac User should know that using Windoze perpetuates the parasite that is M$ on the computing world.


Judging by your posts in this and other threads, you seem to have a problem with Microsoft products, and vehemently more so with the people who choose to use them (or suggest occasionally using them, I guess). You have others besides me accusing you of being a troll in a different thread, so maybe you should calm down a bit.

Of course I have a problem with M$. That's because M$ makes bad products and is a terrible company. And, no, I don't have a problem with other people using Windoze. They can use Windoze all they want, because I know they just don't know any better and eventually they will come around and see the light. A Mac User, however, should know better. That's what I have a problem with.

It doesn't matter how many confused people accuse me of being a troll. It doesn't change the definition of a troll... and it doesn't turn me into one either.

TheTrueMacGamer
Jun 16, 2010, 04:12 PM
I'm willing to bet that most of the readers of this thread would not agree with your conclusion.

Trolls say things for one reason, to piss off others. Just because he expresses an opinion you don't agree does not qualify as troll status. I suppose if I said your best overall Mac gaming experience awaits you via Bootcamp, would that make me a troll too? You need to relax.

Anyone reading this with a reasonable grasp of logic and reality would most certainly agree with me. As I said before, anyone posting on a Mac website and badmouthing anything regarding the Mac, could be considered a troll.

You just proved my point that Cabong is a troll. He posted something negative about Mac Gaming. Obviously, a Mac Gamer is someone who is likely to be pissed off at his comment. Cabong = troll.

I didn't post anything that would obviously piss anyone off here. All I did was post some of my own opinions regarding Mac Gaming. It's you that is taking offense to what I'm saying and trying, ineffectively, to bury me me in attacking/defacing comments which I am easily deflecting, because you have no actual basis for your "argument".

So don't even try to twist things around, because it's fruitless for you.

Huntn
Jun 16, 2010, 11:18 PM
I didn't post anything that would obviously piss anyone off here. All I did was post some of my own opinions regarding Mac Gaming. It's you that is taking offense to what I'm saying and trying, ineffectively, to bury me me in attacking/defacing comments which I am easily deflecting, because you have no actual basis for your "argument".

So don't even try to twist things around, because it's fruitless for you.

You're assuming I took offense. I guess disagreeing with you (from your perspective) also equates to being attacked and defaced. All I did was corrected your misunderstanding of "troll". And I see you took my "relax" suggestion to heart. Yes, it is fruitless. Lol.

TheTrueMacGamer
Jun 17, 2010, 08:59 AM
You're assuming I took offense. I guess disagreeing with you (from your perspective) also equates to being attacked and defaced. All I did was corrected your misunderstanding of "troll". And I see you took my "relax" suggestion to heart. Yes, it is fruitless. Lol.

Any Mac User who is well informed should know that M$ is a bad company and therefore should not be disagreeing with my comment about not using bootcamp because it validates Windoze usage.

Huntn
Jun 17, 2010, 10:06 AM
Any Mac User who is well informed should know that M$ is a bad company and therefore should not be disagreeing with my comment about not using bootcamp because it validates Windoze usage.

For my own knowledge I'd like to know what exactly makes MS bad as compared to what makes Apple good? Is the dislike based on inferior products, or evil intent, or a little of both? But if evil intent, I want to know the juicy details! :)

There was a time where I really disliked MS but mostly because they had an inferior product that won the OS war. Yes, they did win, and if you want to look at straight numbers, they have still won, but their luster is quite dull these days IMO. Apple has always been a control freak and as it gets bigger that could become more onerous. Remember back it was because of Apple's insistence on total control, they lost the OS war. If you look at the ipad, instead of a more open platform, everything must be purchased through Apple's store. I'm not implying that is in any way evil, but why would that make Apple a "good" company as compared to MS?

Black Macbook
Jun 23, 2010, 05:49 PM
a bigger library is available by using Boot Camp.

I don't even need to use bootcamp I think, because my new system is a hackintosh that I built. I'm not that big of a gamer, and I'm not sure if I want to or if it's worth the hassle for me to actually buy windoze and install it just to play the occasional game. I have managed to make it through many decades of life without ever touching windoze, and while I enjoy playing a good game, it's not that important to me on my list of priorities.

But thanks for everybody's comments!

I'll be checking out some demo versions of different games that people have mentioned. I'm liking the X-Plane demo so far that I've been checking out. I might just have to get myself one of those joysticks for that game and I'm also going to order the full version, as it's pretty cheap.
:)

StruckANerve
Jun 23, 2010, 07:10 PM
My advice is to buy an Xbox or PS3 if you want to play good racing games.

Black Macbook
Jun 23, 2010, 07:19 PM
My advice is to buy an Xbox or PS3 if you want to play good racing games.

You might be on to something right there!

The last console that I actually owned was a PS-1, and even on that, I enjoyed some of the driving games. Driver was great on that. So was Gran Turismo. I never did like GT 2 for some reason.