The Witcher:Enhanced Edition on MAC!

Discussion in 'Mac Applications and Mac App Store' started by bobsbarricades, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Guys this game is one of my favorites. It's a steamplay title now which means you can buy it once and have it on mac or pc (for those that don't know). Not on my mac so don't know if it's in the app store or not but I can't recommend this game enough.

    Strange the timing with Baldurs Gate's EE but hot dog....The Witcher on Mac. cool
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    I really want to buy this, but I'm not sure if this is a native port or if it's just running on a compatibility layer (Cider).
    I have a late-2011 MBP, so I should be able to run the game either way, but I'd really like to know for sure if it's running natively.
     
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    It's a Wineskin port and quite playable on my Macbook Air 2011
     
  4. macrumors member

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    Thinking about buying this to play between my maxed out iMac and my 2010 MacBook Air--what settings are you able to play the game at on your 2011 Air?

    Thank you!
     
  5. Liddle, Apr 8, 2012
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    Liddle

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    Well, 1366x768 and 2x Anisoptry, all other things are set to low :D

    It becomes choppy in large areas, but i think it's a problem with my RAM & VRAM (2GB RAM total, 288MB is shared with Intel HD 3000). In interiors however it's like +60fps.

    But what i like about the game is, it's doesn't require Steam to play except for the first time run. Afterwards moved it to my Apps folder, i really don't want to run Steam considering my limited performance.
     
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    Thanks! I'll have to give it a whirl and report back on how it runs on a maxed out 2010.
     
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    Update: I'm pleasantly surprised by the performance on my 2010 MacBook Air (2.13 GHz, 4GB RAM, nVidia 320M)! The game runs pretty respectfully at native res (1440x900) with Lighting, Textures, and Shadows set to Medium while everything else is set to low. I've only just arrived at Vizima and have just met with the Reverend so it may get more demanding from here on out, but thus far I've noticed very little in the way of stutters or slow down.

    Hope that helps somebody out there!
     
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    Interesting ... Thanks for the link. I thought I had read something like this, I'll update the wrapper and then report back!
     
  10. macrumors member

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    I don't know if upgrading the engine was a "significant" improvement, though it has probably added a few frames per second. I also updated the wrapper with doh123's 2.5.5 beta release, which seemed to help squeeze a few more frames out as well.

    All said and done, it's running pretty well for me with the following settings:

    Resolution: 1440 x 900

    Anisotropic Filtering: 1x
    Lighting Quality: Medium
    Texture Quality: Medium
    Shadow Quality: Medium
    Grass Quality: Low
    Decals fade: Short
    Depth of Field: On
    Visibility Range: Near
    Small Animals Number: Few

    Every now again there might be a hitch in the getty-up, but nothing that's ever hindered my gameplay. Of course, mileage may vary, but I've found grass quality and shadow quality to be items that might be catalysts for performance if you're trying to squeeze out some additional FPS.
     
  11. macrumors member

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    Anybody know where the saved game files are stored? I'm tearing my hair out trying to find them--they don't seem to be in the wrapper anywhere?
     
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    Do you guys think it would run on my 9400m? I have 4 gigs of ram and 2.53 Ghz processor? I don't mind running it on the lowest settings. Thanks a bunch!
     
  13. macrumors member

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    Good question--Tough to say, Steam lists the minimum requirements as follows:

    Graphics card nVidia GeForce 320M (or better), AMD Radeon HD 6750M (or better) or Intel HD Graphics 3000

    With that said, I don't think Steam would support the game running on the 9400M. The "unofficial" port on The Porting Team's website also seems to allude to even higher requirements, so officially I'd advise against it.

    That said, I have a Mac Mini at work equipped with a 9400m and I'd be happy to check it out ... though it'll be a few days before I get a shot at it (if someone doesn't beat me to it!).
     
  14. macrumors newbie

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    If you could do that, I'd really appreciate it.
     
  15. macrumors member

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    Sorry--I haven't forgotten about you, just ran into some problems bringing the Mini home and getting it hooked up! Brought it home this weekend and forgot the Mini Display Port to DVI adapater ... Stay tuned!
     
  16. macrumors member

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    Okay--with the upgraded wrapper and engine (2.5.5 and 1.5.0), I was able to eek out somewhat playable performance on my 2.0GHz Mac Mini with a NVIDIA 9400m and 4GB RAM, all settings on low with a resolution of 1920x1080. There were hiccups and stutters that ranged from "mildly annoying" to "I want to turn this off, now!", and I personally wouldn't continue playing the game on said setup.

    THAT SAID ...

    There are obviously a couple bottlenecks on my system--the processor and the resolution (I didn't have the time to test lower resolutions, just ran it at the default), so with your faster processor and a lower resolution setting you just might be able to have a playable experience (use at your own risk!).

    I can't speak to how the default wrapper that Steam gives you will work, though in my experience it seems to perform more slowly. I'd strongly recommend updating if you have the know-how!

    Hopefully that helps!
     
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    I am bumping this since its currently on sale on Steam, Mac and PC for 1.99€. The sale ends in about 7 hours.
     
  18. Guest

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    Yep, just bought it with some spare change...any reports on its stability? I've heard complaints about constant crashes.
     
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    I haven't tried it yet, but I was hoping that since it's been out for so long, those problems had been fixed? Somebody who's been playing the game has to report back :)
     
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    I just got a Retina MBP. I own and downloaded The Witcher EE, but all I get is a black screen :(

    I can hear the opening cinematic and whatnot, but I can't see anything.

    Anyone know why?

    I've tried re-botting and installing all updates.

    Edit: this is on Mountain Lion.
     
  21. macrumors regular

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    Good question. Does it work on ML?

    When ARE Steam sales? I missed the last one since I didn't know I was gonna get a better gaming MacBook.
     
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    It works now. I just launched the game a second time. Dunno why that did it, but it works now.
     
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    Typically from Thanksgiving to the end of the year (changes daily). And they often do one in the middle of the summer.
     
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    The summer sale is over. It generally is end of June into start of July.
     
  25. macrumors regular

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    How well does it run? Could I run it in max settings in an Ultimate MBA 2012? I run starcraft 2 on medium at native resolution at 60 fps.

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    Thanks! Guess I'll keep playing Diablo and look for something kewl on sale... do you know of anything on sale right now that's worth the time?

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    Thanks!

    Any other sales now or soon?
     

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