64 bit Games? Far Cry did it - any mac candidates?

Discussion in 'Games' started by iriejedi, May 18, 2005.

  1. iriejedi macrumors 6502a

    iriejedi

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    Well the long awaited Far Cry update is out.... of course that is in the yucky Windows world - and to think you'd have to pay huge bucks to get the 64bit Windows pro version once it is truly officially released.... last I checks it is a beta demo you can try temporarily - not what I want running my box.



    Anyone know of any pilot projects to bring a 64 bit game to the mac?
     
  2. Rian macrumors newbie

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    I'm not eager to see any 64-bit development yet. It'll get there some day. Have you read Anandtech's review of Far Cry 64bit? (http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2411) It showed almost no performance improvement. The improvements that they did see (i.e., better textures) they didn't attribute to the fact that it was 64bit but instead simply that it was a content update or patch as well.

    But to answer your question, no, I haven't heard of any projects to bring 64bit gaming to the Mac yet. :rolleyes:
     
  3. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Beta of anything sucks,Mac OS 10.4 or 64 Bit windows. They both will be cleaned up and better given time. FarCry is a great game and has better game play then Half Life 2 or Doom3 in my view though all are great. FarCry has steeper reqs then Doom3. Not Many Macs can Play Doom3.
     
  4. Poff macrumors 65816

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    Now don't be fooled. There were actually two updates in that update. First you have the 64-bit code, then you have the extra stuff. The 64-bit code can be installed by itself. It doesn't give much performance boost.

    The extra stuff (better graphics etc) could very well have been installed on the 32-bit version, but they've blocked that possibility to make it look like you need a 64-bit processor to run the game with new and better graphics. This is, of course, utter ********. A bad-minded marketing approach, that's what it is.

    Anandtech has a good test of it. Make sure you read all the pages. They came to the same conclusion. First they installed the 64-bit code. It gave a few percentage performance boost. Then they installed the better graphics. So don't be fooled to think they got a performance boost after the graphics, as some other person I discussed this with thought..
     

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