Cider: Wrapping and such

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Mr. lax, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. Mr. lax macrumors 6502

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    Recently i bought a mac and was wondering about and looking into games for mac so i have a few questions...

    Would it be possible to wrap bioshock? or.. would it be better to play in vista with DX 10?

    Would the new iMac 24" top end be able to play it anyway? (not interested in top settings, just playable)

    Other games like TDU (test drive unlimited) possible to be wrapped?

    any info is appreciated

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Erasmus macrumors 68030

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    The HD2600 is more than enough to play today's games, and many future ones. But certainly not at high qualities. Expect it to run well on medium settings, maybe compromising on screen res a bit too.
     
  3. grabberslasher macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure about Bioshock, I will download the demo and try it with Cider, and report back to you. Half Life 2 works - and that's more than enough for me :D
     
  4. grabberslasher macrumors 6502

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    Well just to answer your question, no BioShock does not seem to work with Cider. Boot Camp it is!
     
  5. Mr. lax thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Awwwe:mad::(:( that sucks i was kinda hoping i wouldn't have to go with microsoft
     
  6. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    Cider isn't intended for end-users(/gamers), since you need the game's source code to actually make use of it.

    WINE/Darwine might be solution in the future. But right now, it won't work.
     
  7. grabberslasher macrumors 6502

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    Completely untrue :) Cider is a customized version of WINE that seems to use SDL for video output - you can ciderize many Windows games freely for your own use using the Cider included in GameTap Lite (http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/games/utilities/gametapliteplayer.html) just by pointing cider at the windows exe - it runs it as WINE would.
     
  8. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    I stand corrected. Seem to have misunderstood a few things about it :)

    Still seems rather hackish to me though.
     
  9. ghall macrumors 68040

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    Well, yeah. :) :p

    So, how do I do it?
     
  10. lag1090 macrumors 6502

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    You have to place the game folder into a specific directory within the Ciderized app package. Then, you have t edit the app package's main plist file to point to the right executable. If you do a spotlight search within the .app package, you should be able to find the one app's .exe file, and simply go up the chain until you reach the Program Files folder.

    I haven't done this, so I'm not completely sure if it works or not. Aside from that, it doesn't seem hard to try.
     
  11. grabberslasher macrumors 6502

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  12. Mr. lax thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That is a wonderful little site!!!:):D:p

    that made my day seeing that i can play nfs most wanted on my new toy yipee!!!!
     

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