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Old Jan 23, 2013, 04:01 AM   #26
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Oh yuck. The more I read about this, the more I think I'll just wait for Echelon Book III.

At least Book III will be a great Mac-developed RPG game, NOT a port. The indie developer himself is a Mac guy.


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Old Jan 23, 2013, 04:55 PM   #27
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According to the developer's tweet news, they keep submitting to apple and keep falling onto game-breaking bugs. Makes you wonder what the windows version looked like during launch.
It wasn't pretty. Last I knew they were still patching and fixing bugs.

I am glad the Mac App store tests and will not accept games that don't work properly.

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Old Jan 24, 2013, 12:01 PM   #28
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I heard the last submission was rejected due to an error with the touchpad in game.

Hopefully this is the last hurdle they have to jump before it gets approved!
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 01:34 PM   #29
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Does Apple even have the resources to test/play every game submitted to the App Store?
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 02:10 PM   #30
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Does Apple even have the resources to test/play every game submitted to the App Store?
Hmmm. Does Apple have resources . . .

Is the Pacific Ocean damp?
Is Antarctica kinda chilly this time of year?

I think Apple has the resources to do whatever it is Apple decides it wants to do.

Like land a person on Mars. Fund research for Fusion power. Or cut a $143 check for every human being alive today.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 02:24 PM   #31
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Hmmm. Does Apple have resources . . .

Is the Pacific Ocean damp?
Is Antarctica kinda chilly this time of year?

I think Apple has the resources to do whatever it is Apple decides it wants to do.

Like land a person on Mars. Fund research for Fusion power. Or cut a $143 check for every human being alive today.
I would like Apple to end all strife and wars in the world. Make unicorns. And turn Diablo III into a beloved ultra-popular game for once.

OK, so 2 out of 3 is still doable.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 02:27 PM   #32
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I would like Apple to end all strife and wars in the world. Make unicorns. And turn Diablo III into a beloved ultra-popular game for once.

OK, so 2 out of 3 is still doable.
Thanks for the LOL, I needed that!

Is an iUnicorn similiar to a Robot Unicorn? Just more expensive?
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 09:14 AM   #33
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All I want Apple to do is to fix current graphic card drivers. They can, but Cook knows if they will.
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All I want Apple to do is to fix current graphic card drivers. They can, but Cook knows if they will.
Technically, the graphics card companies (Nvidia, ATI) are the only ones that can "fix" the drivers for the cards they make. Once they issue updated drivers, they merely send them to Apple. And then Apple incorporates the latest graphics updates/patches on whatever the upcoming OS X Update will be (e.g. 10.8.3 is the next one for Mtn Lion).
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Technically, the graphics card companies (Nvidia, ATI) are the only ones that can "fix" the drivers for the cards they make. Once they issue updated drivers, they merely send them to Apple. And then Apple incorporates the latest graphics updates/patches on whatever the upcoming OS X Update will be (e.g. 10.8.3 is the next one for Mtn Lion).
After Mountain Lion release, Nvidia told me that:

"We manufacture the base chipset i.e. the Graphics Processing Units (GPUs), which is then sold to our partner companies like PNY, EVGA, XFX, MSI, LEADTEK, etc...and to some OEMs like Dell, IBM, HP, Apple etc. These manufacturers custom design the graphics card using our chipset technology & provide warranty, accessories & custom drivers for the graphics card."

From which I got the impression that Apple themselves updates their graphic card drivers for OS X.
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