Game on Mac app store or Steam?

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  1. Closingracer macrumors 68000

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    Ive read some reviews stated that games run better on Macs running windows but I am curious am i better off buying the games on the app store or just using the steam versions which i already own since I have them on Steam. The games in question is KOTOR 1 and 2. I don't mind paying $9.99 for each if they run better on the app store versions or is it the same? I did notice that the size differences are different. KOTOR 2 on steam is 4GB and the App store is 6GB
     
  2. emilioestevez Suspended

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    MAS is an abandoned wasteland. Steam for sure.
     
  3. Closingracer thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That isn't even relevant to the question i asked which is purely based on performance of the games not which is "dead" or not dead
     
  4. emilioestevez Suspended

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    There's no difference, dude. They're storefronts run by different companies. MAS apps are sandboxed, but that doesn't have an effect on performance.

    Steam is the better storefront with proper support.
     
  5. tusctodd macrumors member

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    Steam has additional downloadable content that for games that I wan't able to find on the Mac store.

    I play Civ
     
  6. emilioestevez Suspended

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    That's because publishers actually use Steam, unlike the deserted cesspool that is the App Store.

    Just wanted to add that KotOR is on the iPad.
     
  7. AirdanMR macrumors 6502

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    Games will perform better under Windows due to Direct X compatibility, but only if you play them natively using boot camp and the graphic drivers properly installed.

    When you buy KOTOR in Steam you can play it in both WIN and MAC versions, so if the Mac is not enough polished for your computer, try using boot camp.

    MAS version probably will be equal or worse than Mac version of Steam.
     
  8. Closingracer thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Cool? Still doesn't answer the question does it perform better or not
     
  9. ctg7w6 macrumors regular

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    If you play it on windows on your mac, it will play better. Inside of Mac, it doesn't matter which one you get, they will perform the same.

    That being said, you should still get the Steam version. Otherwise you are locked into MAS. Also, games are REALLY expensive on the MAS for some reason. On steam, if you wait for a sale, you will get almost anything for $1-10. MAS always charges $40 for super old games. Hate them.

    Steam is better.
     

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