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Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by togermano, Apr 18, 2008.
I mean good games not little independant company little kid games
Could try google "Mac game news"
Yes, there's some on the horizon. Some good, some bad, some unknown. I'm waiting for a spore myself but it appears it'll be CIDER wrapped so I might not buy it.
I'm actually entrigued by Blizzards job postings which stated "next gen mmo" and curious what they've got in store which I'm pretty sure (considering their track record) will be Mac compatible.
Call Of Duty 4 is coming next month I believe. The most a anticipated game for me is definitely Unreal Tournament 3. UT2004 is amazing and I can't wait for the new version.
Here are some:
Fable: The Lost Chapters (out already, or just around the corner)
Call of Duty 4 (coming in May)
Spore (to be released in Sept, I think)
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (no official date yet)
StarCraft II (no official date so far, I think)
The Sims 3 (coming in 2009)
Oh, and a new expansion (free of course) for EVE Online, called The Empyrian Age, will be out this summer.
I would like to see next month's release Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures, for OS X, but it is Windows only.
Why wouldn't you buy it just because its cider? Your on mac intel it will run fine so far all the cider ports run better then any of the crappy apysr ports
I've had to much trouble with BF2142 to be wrapped in Wine. If I wanted to do that, I'd get the Windows version, run it in Wine myself and I'd be able to run it on my son's machine as well.
Why should I pay someone to wrap a windows game in Wine when I can do it and have the ability to run it on an SLI, watercooled, bla bla windows gaming box.
Sorry, EA is cutting corners rather than re-porting. I can get 2 games for the price of one if I do buy, it'll be the windows version. I'd rather use a pirated game from EA than buy a CIDER port of theirs.
I will say this about Transgaming, they did have good customer service helping me with my earlier issues. They're getting paid regardless, but EA won't get any from me if it's CIDER wrapped.
I recommend playing something like Quake 4 (ported by Aspyr) and then comparing that to a cider game.
Kkat's got plenty of experience with the crap the 2142 cider port was.
In addition to getting little help from EA with the mac version, I also contacted transgaming (the makers of cider) about it.
Let me give you a brief overview of what transpired:
My first email to transgaming: October 18th
Their first response: NOVEMBER 20th
My answer: November 21st
Their response: November 29th - He told me that he couldn't open up the Safari webarchives. I had sent him copies of my EA support tickets that I saved with Safari. I was of course pissed that a transgaming rep couldn't open a Safari file.
My answer: November 29th - I sent him PDF versions of the Safari files he couldn't open.
His response: December 5th - asked me for an apple system profiler report
My answer: December 5th - I sent him a copy of an ASP report... and also mentioned that I had included one already in my second email to him.
His response: December 14th - Patch 1.4 is out. See if it helps with anything.
My Answer: December 14th - It didn't help.
His response: there wasn't any.....
I sent a followup email on December 22nd saying that I was going to try to get the PC version of BF 2142, because i was tired of dealing with both their own support and EA's support.
I never heard back from Transgaming.
On the bright side, I was able to obtain a PC copy of the game from EA.
On the not so bright side, I have little faith in transgaming.
Red and I being active posters on the EA Mac forums we both know the troubles behind CIDER ports.
I would recommend an Aspyr game over a CIDER port any day of the week and twice on Earth Day.
Aspyr games are more native than CIDER. Cider is a WINE virtualization and has limits and bugs STILL, not to mention waiting for updates to come from EA then to Transgaming then back to EA to hit the general public is WAY to long. Using CIDER there's 3 or more companies to try to get things resolved. In the case of BF2142, we have DICE who tries to help but is limited to the other 2 companies we have to deal with, EA and Transgaming. So theres 3 chances the ball is dropped on getting any issues resolved.
We've heard things from DICE that were promising, then silence from both EA and Transgaming.
Sorry, CIDER has become a 4 letter word in the Mac world. At least on Linux is more open, it even seems Transgaming isn't very responsive to Mac users when compared to Linux users.
Not to mention, I haven't had ANY issues with any Aspyr games. They run AWSOME on my Intel Mac.
I've ben getting hooked on Steam lately. We need something like that. Like an iTunes for games, but then really for games. Maybe some coupling with iChat or Adium.
Anyways, I will -not- buy a Cider game. Never. I've tried EVE and Uru, and that was enough.
I'm looking forward to Stacraft II, and maybe Spore if it's not Ciderized.
crossover is an option for you then. I've heard that they've done a lot of work so that crossover runs smoothly with steam games.
Unreal Tournament 3 should be coming for Mac in "Spring 2008" from Macsoft.
But I'm also waiting for a new computer to play it on lol
GoW is also on it's way, though I haven't heard much about it since it was announced.
It's not so much about the actual app as about the concept. I would love some kind of iTunes/social networking thingy specifically for games for Mac. That, or nicely integrated into existing apps.
http://www.macgamestore.com/ has digital downloads, but for most Grade A games (for lack of a better term) they only sell boxed copies. Most of their digital downloads are for smaller games : \
Yah, I'm thinking of getting the IMG pro account (lifetime) for the free games and discount on the kids games.
and Hey!! they have strip poker!
what games would u get?
This is the list:
Age of Mythology
Railroad Tycoon 3
Return to Castle Wolfenstein
Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005
And do u have to choose your 4 free games right away, or can you wait for them to alter the selection?
I was rather shocked to see NWN2 on the shelf in the mac store this past week. I am wondering if I'd be better off with the Mac or the PC version on a MP.
I think you have to pick them right away. I started the process and was instantly asked "pick your free games."
Of those, I'd prolly get, Age, RT3 (I'm a sucker for trains), LOTR, and RCW. I have the windows version of SWJK so I can port that myself.
I know the list right now isn't anything to sneeze at which is kinda why I haven't signed up yet. I'm gonna give it a week or 2 to see if they change.
I'm also waiting for the First Strike mod to go v1.2 and get back to playing BF2142 with the FS mod. I noticed some ==Macs== guys on the other night.
By the time I was done getting all the (reasonably attainable) gold badges I was almost at max rank. The game lost some of it's appeal after I couldn't rank up anymore : \
but i'll stop hijacking this thread.