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Old Nov 21, 2012, 04:35 AM   #26
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The SimplyGames (UK) workaround not only sounds sketchy, but also unfair to Aspyr, who ported the game to Mac. I think we should support Mac gaming by supporting Mac developers.

If you're interested in a more "legitimate" deal, try the MacUpdate sale for $44.99.

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/46067/borderlands-2
It isn't a workaround - it is a shoparound. It is a perfectly legit purchase.

Those who don't shop around deserve to pay RRP.

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Old Nov 21, 2012, 05:00 AM   #27
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will the game run smoothly on a 2012 Macbook Air or would it need a stronger configuration ?
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 05:12 AM   #28
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Bought the game when it game out and activated it on Steam, playing under Windows (Boot Camp).

Came home today and was glad to find that it has the same Steam AppID, so I was just able to install it and I was good to go. Save games use Steam Cloud, so no dealing with that. Golden Keys (22!) were tied to my SHiFT Account, so I had those once I logged in to SHiFT.

Just had to adjust some settings, and I was good to go. There is a framerate hit compared to Windows (was running 1920x1080, 4x FSAA, 16XAF, everything on high), but that's about it.
This is always what peeves me about OSX gaming. The same game typically runs BETTER on Windows under Bootcamp than in native OSX. So I have to denigrate my MBP into a Windows laptop for best gaming performance.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 06:54 AM   #29
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Is this likely to appear in the mac app store as well? It's just I have some iTunes vouchers burning a hole in my pocket. The first one was, so was hoping the sequel would be as well.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 07:09 AM   #30
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I had similar problems with the first Borderlands in OS X. Had to turn off a lot of effects even on very high end hardware. Even then performance was only decent.

I'd say it's time for Apple to put some investments (money) in game performance on OS X. Give Nvidia and AMD the resources they need to make the drivers in OS X perform closer to Windows. I can understand that it might be too much to ask it be on par, since Microsoft focused a lot on DirectX with the Xbox, and drivers are being developed at a much faster pace for Windows. But still, I think the performance difference between OS X compared to Windows for the same game on the same hardware is too big.
Apple should just licence DirectX
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 07:15 AM   #31
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Time for a new computer.
Darn specs. haha
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 07:45 AM   #32
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This is always what peeves me about OSX gaming. The same game typically runs BETTER on Windows under Bootcamp than in native OSX. So I have to denigrate my MBP into a Windows laptop for best gaming performance.
PC and Windows is definitely better for gaming. Personally I'd just have a dedicated gaming machine. They don't cost much to build these days if you don't want the latest and greatest
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 07:49 AM   #33
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Is this likely to appear in the mac app store as well? It's just I have some iTunes vouchers burning a hole in my pocket. The first one was, so was hoping the sequel would be as well.
Yes, later on. But you won't be able to do co-op with people with the Steam version.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 09:39 AM   #34
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I am curious about this game. The graphics are unique.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 11:20 AM   #35
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Macgamestore.com has it for $44.95. Just bought it, great game. I used their compatibility checker to make sure it worked on my Mac.

http://www.macgamestore.com/product/2553/Borderlands-2/
Why didn't you buy it somewhere cheaper? It will probably be in the Steam sale over the next few days.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 12:51 PM   #36
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Why didn't you buy it somewhere cheaper? It will probably be in the Steam sale over the next few days.
It's currently on sale on Steam for $45.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 08:26 PM   #37
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It's currently on sale on Steam for $45.


Yeah, friggin hell! I just paid 59.99 not twelve hours ago and now it's 44.99. WTF.

Still, I also got the Mechromancer pack for another 9.99. To hell with this thing called money. It's a friggin' awesome (and funny) game!
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 11:18 PM   #38
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will the game run smoothly on a 2012 Macbook Air or would it need a stronger configuration ?
I think it needs a discrete GPU in order to be playable.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 11:31 PM   #39
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If you buy it through steam, you get access to both the OS X and Windows version for the same purchase.

A friend has been playing it on a reasonably crappy gaming PC her built for it and other Windows only games - he bougth through steam and it showed up in his OS X steam client last night as available and free for him to download.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 05:18 AM   #40
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Deos it work in my macbook pro 13 i5 2012?
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 05:34 AM   #41
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Apple should just licence DirectX
Or at least have the latest OpenGL in their OS.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 06:50 AM   #42
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It's currently on sale on Steam for $45.
Some advice for you and others on the Steam sales.

Never buy anything until the last day unless it is on a daily special. The way the sale operates is you have discounts for the entire sale period. Selected items are discounted even further for the flash and daily sales.

For example Game A might be 25% off for the entire sale but on day 2 is available at 75% off.

Game A will be available at 25% off until the last minute of the sale. If you hold off until last day of the sale you maximise your chances of it coming up as a special.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 08:00 AM   #43
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Deos it work in my macbook pro 13 i5 2012?
MBP 13 has the same intel graphic chipset as MBA so as per previous answer, it won't run smoothly
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 09:16 AM   #44
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It runs best with everything set to the max, except anisotropic filtering. resolution 1440x900. Can't go any higher.
If I lower the graphics, it's unplayable slow. Weird problem.

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Old Nov 22, 2012, 09:55 AM   #45
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It's currently on sale on Steam for $45.
22 on UK Steam.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 12:14 PM   #46
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22 on UK Steam.
2 days after release and we get a sale
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Even better prices can be had online buy buying the Windows version and adding the serial to a Steam account.

Here for example you can buy it for just 13.99

http://www.simplygames.com/info/1971...EY-Download-PC
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 06:58 PM   #48
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I just got this on steam.....Wow what an intro...and it's teflon smooth at full resolution on my 2011 iMac. Finally quality titles on os x.
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Or at least have the latest OpenGL in their OS.
The spec version has nothing to do with how 'fast' the implementation is.
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The spec version has nothing to do with how 'fast' the implementation is.
Fair enough. But whatever is letting gaming performance down on OS X... they need to sort it somehow. I wonder if its the ports that are shoddy.
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