OS X Cyan's New Game Obduction is out Today for Mac!!

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  1. Irishman macrumors 68030

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    I just happened to see this show up on both Steam and the MAS!

    $29.99 for what, by all counts, is a simply gorgeous game.
     
  2. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Looks like it got the Metal fixes it needed! This was my favorite game of last year. Enjoy.
     
  3. wubsylol macrumors regular

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    The App Store description states that any version prior to 10.12.4 may experience random crashes. Looking good!
     
  4. Irishman thread starter macrumors 68030

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    When you have the chance, fire it up on Mac OS and let us know how it performs for you?
     
  5. Janichsan macrumors 6502a

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    About f***ing time.
     
  6. michelb76 macrumors newbie

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    Looks like this is still the 1.4.2 version on MAS, not the most recent one that is on Steam. It's still a stutterfest on a GTX 680 4gb.
     
  7. jeanlain macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't show on the French MAS...
     
  8. n8mac macrumors 6502

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    Part of why I bought my 2010 Mac Pro 5,1 and upgraded the graphics card was to play this game. Now I find that I cannot play it due to no metal support. What technical reason is there for no metal support in my Mac Pro?
     
  9. wubsylol macrumors regular

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    What GPU do you have?
    If you have a compatible GPU, Metal will work.
     
  10. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    Looks like they took it off the Mac App Store. Problems?

    --Eric
     
  11. Paulk, Apr 4, 2017
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    Is there a link for this game?

    OK I found it: http://obduction.com
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    it says its for version OS Mac 10.12.4.

    Mine is 10.12.3. which can experience crashes. :(:(
     
  12. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    Hope this pops up on the UK app store. Played Myst when it first appeared on the mac, then the others. Loved the way the games went. But will the price be right....

    Edit. Heck, not the Mac, think I first played Myst on the Amiga!

    I need a new brain cell.

    Edit. Darn it. vram 2gb? I only have 1024.
     
  14. marksatt macrumors regular

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    Indeed, we don't do any validation of the GPU beyond making sure it can provide us a Metal device. I've run UE4 projects w/ Metal support on an Nvidia 680GTX, AMD 7950 Mac Edition and Nvidia 970GTX (via Nvidia's WebDrivers) in a 2010 Mac Pro. There may be technicalities with whether Apple support this as these aren't the GPUs that the Mac Pro's shipped with but it should work AFAIK.
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    Yes, please update as the 10.12.4 update has many a bug fix.
     
  15. Eric5h5, Apr 4, 2017
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    Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    I have a R9 280x which works with Metal nicely. Edit: forgot to mention that this was for a 2010 Mac Pro. So saying you have a 2010 Mac Pro and can't use Metal is completely wrong.

    --Eric
     
  16. Paulk macrumors 6502

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    I have my system preferences set for automatic updating, always have had. But I still have 10.12.3. I'll find a way to update to 10.12.4.
     
  17. Paulk macrumors 6502

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    I have my system preferences set for automatic updating, always have had. But I still have 10.12.3. I'll find a way to update it to 10.12.4
     
  18. wubsylol macrumors regular

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    What do people think of Obduction? I was keen to try it out (Metal hype), so bought it on Steam but... Meh, not feeling it. I loved Myst back in the day, but I just don't feel like Obduction captures that same sense of wonder.
     
  19. Irishman thread starter macrumors 68030

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    How is performance? What are your Mac's specs?
     
  20. wubsylol macrumors regular

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    It performs well enough. I have a 2013 27" iMac with an i7 and 780M and get maybe 30 fps on medium at 1440.
     
  21. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    I loved it. Sure, it's no Riven, but it's still the most Riven-like game I've played. Learning the number system brought back memories of learning the D'ni numbers while being completely different. The design of the hub world was ingenious in the way it all connected together.

    How far did you get? I did feel that by the end, it felt a bit rushed, or at least, some plot points seemed glossed over. And some puzzles didn't feel as integrated into the world as others.
     
  22. Irishman thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I might give it a try, as my iMac is a late 2012 21.5" i5 with the 512MB 650M.
     
  23. winslowmac, Apr 8, 2017
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    I thought 10.12.4 would fix the METAL problem on my mid 2011 iMac. I am running a loaded iMac (for the year) 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7, Quad Core, AMD Radeon HD 6970M 2048 MB, 16 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 I have not bought it yet until I am sure it will run on my iMac. any IDEAS
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    I have all the requirements to run it but the METAL I guess my question is it hardware or software that can be added?? I already have 2 partitions on my HDD one is Mavericks 10.9.5 and Sierra 10.12.4. If I boot up Sierra I show no METAL in my ABOUT THIS MAC/SYSTEM/GRAPHICS/DISPLAYS like Cyan tells us to check. Because I have 2 partitions I can not add BOOT CAMP to run the Windows version. so now I am gona add a second SSD so I can put BOOT CAMP on it. I will not give up my Mavericks. since Steve Jobs PASSED Apples software has S**KED. Sierra's and ElCapitan's interfaces looks like a 6 year old designed it.
     
  24. wubsylol macrumors regular

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    Your iMac doesn't support Metal. You need a late 2012 or later.
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205073
    Obduction needs Metal.

    PS You should upgrade from Mavericks. Even OpenGL performance will be improved.
     
  25. winslowmac macrumors newbie

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    I use both Mav and Sierra on one drive. So I have no FIX HUH not even BOOT CAMP?.... BUMMER
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    can I upgrade the MB or the GPU?
     

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