Mac game demos

Discussion in 'Games' started by alien_ware, Aug 3, 2005.

  1. alien_ware macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2005
    Canada,Penticton B.C
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
  3. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    There is a lack of game demos for Mac. It's quite stupid really. I've seen this situation happen a lot:

    - User looks for demo of game but doesn't find one
    - User has heard good reviews so buys game anyway
    - Game performs horribly on user's system
    - A new game comes out
    - Again, no demo
    - User then pirates game to see how well it runs
    - "I already have the game now, so why should I buy it?"

    Apparently the Halo demo has boosted sales. Hopefully the game publishers will notice that demos are a good thing.
  4. RugoseCone macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2002
    Another source for demos, shareware, updates, etc....

    Mac game files
  5. dxm113 macrumors member

    Jan 22, 2005
    check version tracker , occasionally I've seen demo's and game updates there before they make it to macgamesfiles
  6. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

    Lord Blackadder

    May 7, 2004
    Sod off
    I hate not being able to try a demo before buying. Anyway it's irritating since making a demo doesn't require much effort (you already wrote the whole game, right?).

    The Inside Mac Games website has links to demos of the games it reviews/previews, so you can read about the game, then download the demo.

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