Gaming on Mac

Stetwin

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Jul 8, 2007
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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?
 

icecone

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Jun 8, 2007
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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?
WoW, UT2004, halo, sim city, age of empires....
coming soon:
ut3, gears of war, need for speed carbon, battlefield 2142, command and conquer 3.....
 

Stetwin

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Jul 8, 2007
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England - Co-Durham
WoW, UT2004, halo, sim city, age of empires....
coming soon:
ut3, gears of war, need for speed carbon, battlefield 2142, command and conquer 3.....
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?
 

diadem

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Nov 13, 2006
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Glasgow
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.
 

overcast

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Jun 27, 2007
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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.
 

diadem

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Nov 13, 2006
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Glasgow
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.
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.
 

diadem

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Nov 13, 2006
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Glasgow
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.
 

Papajohn56

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Aug 13, 2005
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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.
what are you talking about, it is not a wine wrapper, and EA is using it
 

chex

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May 17, 2007
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cider has nothing to do with wine. it is used by the *developers* themselves to port a game to mac.
 

Kosh66

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Jul 15, 2004
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cider has nothing to do with wine. it is used by the *developers* themselves to port a game to mac.
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.