Half-Life 2 for Mac

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  1. DeusOmnis macrumors 6502

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    Okay, we need to start all emailing Valve about half-life 2. They havnt said if it's coming out or not for mac. They tried making hl for mac, but the mac version wouldnt be able to do certain things because they didnt keep mac in mind when making it. So hopefully they learned from that and kept mac in mind the entire time they made hl2. I sincerely hope they did, so they can do an in-house job and make the game come out for mac the same time it does for pc.

    They havnt said one single thing...
     
  2. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Re: Half-Life 2 for Mac

    Sounds good, point me to their e-mail address, phone number, fax machine and you will get some people to call.

    more here

    BTW, they purposely screwed us by breaking the HL code so we couldn't play with PC users.
     
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    Sometimes, surprise is the best thing a Mac gamer could want...

    You guys get my drift...? ;)
     
  4. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    No, is there something secret happening?
     
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    Maybe someone should make an online petition for all use Mac gamers to sign :) I would do it, but I really need to get to bed! If there isn't one up in the morning I'll make one.
     
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    I dunno, but how nice of a surprise would it be to wake up one morning and get online to find that HL2 is coming to the Mac platform. :)

    I'd rather not know and be surprised as opposed to knowing for years, but never playing (i.e. Neverwinter Nights; it's been years and we still haven't seen a demo.)
     
  7. iAmAzN macrumors 6502

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    That would be nice, a surprise for us mac users to find out that HL2 is coming to mac!
     
  8. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    HL2 would be nice, So would C&C: Generals, BattleField 1942... etc.
     
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    Since everyone seems to want a surprise, I'm now not going to do this unless someone specifically asks me to.
     
  10. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    *raises hand shyly* :)

    Make it good and wordy, give some reasons if you have the time.
     
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    Yeah I'll put one up later, too busy at the moment (I've got a BIG assignment due 9am tomorrow! - it's 2:30pm here now), but I've already made a little draft one with key points in it :)
     
  12. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Ah thanks, oooh New Zealand? (spelling wrong?) Cool.

    I got some assigments, but 50% of the time I get it (somehow) in on time. :rolleyes:

    Exp: Assigment due 3ed period, didn't start yet.
    I get 1/8 of all my assigments due in the 30 homeroom time before first period. then I scatter the minutes for the rest of the stuff during the day.
    And I study for test inbewteen periods. :)
     
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    Here, take a look at this draft petition and see what you think:

    I'm not entirely happy with what I've written so far, and I don't think it's long enough, so any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
  14. maradong macrumors 65816

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    well my english is not good enough to write something like a letter to them, but if anybody got a finished one, and posts it right here, ill send a copy of it to them.
     
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    You spelled it correctly :)

    I should get this one in on time, but it does mean getting up at 6:45 to meet the deadline :eek:
     
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    Well, nobody's suggested any improvements, so I'll just put it up "as is" tonight if nobody suggests anything.
     
  18. Brad Oliver macrumors regular

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    Who are you petitioning? Honestly, just about every Mac publisher is going to pursue this title with all they've got - it's not really a matter of convincing anyone that there's demand on the Mac side.
     
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    Valve. They're ultimately the ones who are going to say yes or no, so we need to let them know that we're all interested.
     
  20. maradong macrumors 65816

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    So, could please somebody post me the email he send to them?
    I will send a copy of it. Haven t got the skills to write it by myself.
     
  21. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    I believe he is going to do this.

    Say that if ported this game would sell tons of copyies because these games have sold well any will always sell well.
    HL: 2 will be a hit and will be a great game, but mac users want it.
     
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    Are we doing an email or a petition? I think a petition would be better because it shows how many people are interested, as opposed to an email which could just be the viewpoint of one or two people.

    As for what I've written so far, it hasn't changed much since the draft i posted above.
     
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    I've made a couple of changes, so here's the latest draft. I'm still not completely happy with what I've got here, so suggestions please! I know I said I'd put the petition up tonight, but it now looks like it'll have to wait for the morning.

     
  24. blogo macrumors 6502

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    Let's hope they doesn't use direct x for the graphics then
     
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    HL1 used OpenGL, would it be safe to assume that HL2 does too?
     

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