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Old Sep 27, 2011, 12:19 PM   #1
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FIFA 2012 Comes to the Mac







EA, which owns the hugely popular FIFA soccer video game franchise, has brought the game to the Mac for the first time with FIFA 2012, as noted by The Loop. The game is available via digital download for $39.99 on Gametree.
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For the first time ever, the best-selling FIFA Soccer franchise is being made available on the Mac with FIFA Soccer 12!

Chosen Best Sports Game by E3 Game Critics, FIFA Soccer 12 brings to the pitch the game-changing new Player Impact Engine, a physics engine built to deliver real-world physicality in every interaction on the pitch. Revolutionary gameplay innovations inspired by the real-world game make FIFA Soccer 12 deeper and more engaging. All-new Precision Dribbling creates a higher fidelity of touch on the ball for better control in tight spaces, more time to make decisions on attack, and more control over the pace of the game. Innovations in attack are balanced by a re-designed defending mechanism called Tactical Defending, which fundamentally changes the approach to defending by placing equal importance on positioning, intercepting passes and tackling. Plus, CPU players have been infused with Pro Player Intelligence, the next generation of player intelligence and performance.
FIFA is the best-selling sports video game franchise of all time, with more than 100 million units sold worldwide.

FIFA 2012 for Mac requires OS X 10.6.8 or higher, an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB of RAM, and an ATI HD2600 or NVIDIA GeForce 9400M or greater, with 256MB of VRAM. Most notably, the game won't run on the Intel GMA 950 or X3100 video cards.

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Old Sep 27, 2011, 12:25 PM   #2
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Absolutely fabulous news ! Today I was finally going to install Windows because of this game and now this game pops out !
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 12:27 PM   #3
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Great news it's finally out for the Mac, but I'd rather play it on my PS3. Pre ordered and will be here on Friday!
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 12:29 PM   #4
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This is great news. This game/franchise is the only reason I own a console. Might give it up and just buy a couple of controllers to play it on my new thunderbolt display - here's hoping it runs well and everything!
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 12:29 PM   #5
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If it's Cider then it's no big deal at all.
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 12:29 PM   #6
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Fab news indeed. Do we know what sort of port it is yet?
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 12:34 PM   #7
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If EA did it themselves, then it's undoubtedly cider.
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 12:39 PM   #8
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So will this work with this years MacBook pro 13" with the intel hd 3000? It says something about x3100 not being compatible with it?
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 12:46 PM   #9
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It's EA so it will no doubt suck.

How they ever win awards is beyond me; I swear they have to bribe people. I've played several of their award winning games and have been disappointed every time.
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 12:47 PM   #10
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Can I play FIFA 2012 on the new Macbook Air 13 i5 ????
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 12:50 PM   #11
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As noted by others, brilliant news. A big step forward, hope others follow suit!
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 12:52 PM   #12
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Curious also about if it works on the 13 2011. It would be bloody tragic and comic in the same time if a machine released in the same year with the game would not work.

I ain't throwing 40 bucks yet without seeing some reviews.
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 01:16 PM   #13
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Fifa 2012

At last lets hope EA does it proud! Wonder if it can be played on a bluetooth compatible gamepad. Any suggestions?
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 01:17 PM   #14
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So will this work with this years MacBook pro 13" with the intel hd 3000? It says something about x3100 not being compatible with it?
Same for my Mac Mini server 11
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 01:19 PM   #15
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At last lets hope EA does it proud! Wonder if it can be played on a bluetooth compatible gamepad. Any suggestions?
They say the input is keyboard and mouse...

Does anyone know if it's really easy to play FIFA without a virtual stick (like for the iPad) or gamepad?
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Can I play FIFA 2012 on the new Macbook Air 13 i5 ????
Should do, NVIDIA GeForce 9400Ms were in the 2009 macbook airs and they are compatible.
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Anyone got this on their Macs yet?
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 04:31 PM   #18
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So will this work with this years MacBook pro 13" with the intel hd 3000? It says something about x3100 not being compatible with it?
It'll work... the naming system for the x3100 and the HD3000 aren't comparable, so despite it being a smaller number, the HD3000 is much more powerful.

I wish this was on the Mac App Store... I have education credit I want to spend on a game or two, but I don't want to fork over $40 out of pocket...
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Ah please don't be a Cider wrap...

I hook my Mac up to my TV and use PS2 controllers plugged into my Mac to play Fifa. Having to reboot into Windows is a real pain, and I'd love to be able to just plug in and start the game without the fuss. But if it's a Cider wrap, then doubt that'll happen, I want good performance too.
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After all the time I spent making my own Wineskin wrapper for the demo?!(Which, by the way, runs pretty well ...)
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I am enjoying more and more developers coming to the OS platform, i much prefer native support rather than piggybacking on Windows.
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Wishing this is a a steam title so I can play it in windows too.. lol.

Will be waiting for reviews on how it perform on macbook air's HD 3000..
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Wishing this is a a steam title so I can play it in windows too.. lol.

Will be waiting for reviews on how it perform on macbook air's HD 3000..
agreed.

if not, i'll buy the PS3 version.

what are the differences between the PC/Mac against PS3/XBOX 360?
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 08:27 PM   #24
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agreed.

if not, i'll buy the PS3 version.

what are the differences between the PC/Mac against PS3/XBOX 360?
From what I gathered, it's pretty much the same.. with better resolution and fast loading times

unlike previous version that has big difference in gameplay, 2012 pc's and console's is the same..
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