Gaming on Mac

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Stetwin, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. Stetwin macrumors 6502

    Stetwin

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    Just a simple question really but what games apart from ones made by blizzard run on Mac without having to use bootcamp/windows? Also will there be any more big games titles released in a dual format so mac users don’t need to have windows to game?
     
  2. icecone macrumors regular

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    WoW, UT2004, halo, sim city, age of empires....
    coming soon:
    ut3, gears of war, need for speed carbon, battlefield 2142, command and conquer 3.....
     
  3. Stetwin thread starter macrumors 6502

    Stetwin

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    The future looks good but are any big developers signed to develop Mac games or are we just going to be seeing best sellers ported over?
     
  4. diadem macrumors regular

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    UT3 aint out yet its a new game that going to mac on release... things are improving as of the last WWDC apple has started talking to game creators.
     
  5. overcast macrumors 6502a

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    Kind of difficult to play next generation games, when there are no video cards available for MACs :( And no, the x1900 just doesn't cut it.
     
  6. diadem macrumors regular

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    Are you on drugs the X1900 will run all games out right now as well as al games that are coming out in the next 6 months.
     
  7. diadem macrumors regular

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    Cider is just a Wine wrapper in one word is "cr@pers" The perforamance is not good as all due to the DirectX issue. There resolution for it is not very stable thus why no one uses it.
     
  8. icecone macrumors regular

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  9. Papajohn56 macrumors 6502

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    what are you talking about, it is not a wine wrapper, and EA is using it
     
  10. chex macrumors regular

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    cider has nothing to do with wine. it is used by the *developers* themselves to port a game to mac.
     
  11. kolax macrumors G3

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  12. Kosh66 macrumors 6502

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    It does not port the game. It's a translator (on the fly), thus it takes a performance hit because of the wrapper API as one of the other guys called it. Ported games have the code actually changed/converted/ported before-hand not on the fly. There is NO developing here.

    Also, as the other guy said, Cider is derived from WINE.

    See http://www.macworld.com/news/2006/08/03/cider/index.php

    and http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/07/06/11/eas_new_mac_games_will_demand_intel_based_systems.html

    So basically they're selling you a windows game wrapped in an API translator which translates windows commands on the fly. Not the best. I'd rather have a ported game.
     

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