GTA IV for Mac. Your Thoughts?

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  1. heads up macrumors member

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    Wouldn't it be nice if Rockstar announced they we're releasing GTA IV for Mac? I just played this at a buddies house on his PS3, and man is it amazing.

    What do you think the possibility of this happening is.
    (i'm bored at work, trying to start a conversation here)
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    hasnt even been released for Windows yet… so fat chance!
     
  3. heads up thread starter macrumors member

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    i think they plan on releasing it for pc this fall.
     
  4. Xavier macrumors 68020

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    And I think the plan for a mac release is.. never
     
  5. heads up thread starter macrumors member

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    you're probably right. but you never know... maybe somebody like aspyr will port it to mac... or maybe somebody will find a way to crack the game to make it work on a mac.

    i have gta: san andreas running on leopard (not through boot camp or virtualization).
     
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    One word: Cider.

    That bitter taste is a perfect metaphor.
     
  7. heads up thread starter macrumors member

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  8. kire1820 macrumors newbie

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    :p

    I don't know man. I would imagine there wouldn't be much mac gamer who will have the setup to power that game. They'll do much better releasing it to PC first.
     
  9. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I doubt it'll be ported to the Mac. Hopefully it comes out on Steam though. I didn't really care much for the console versions of GTA IV, but with PC mods it might be pretty damn ace.
     
  10. mBurns macrumors 6502

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    I'd definitely buy the Mac version if it was released!
     
  11. Jaykay macrumors 6502a

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    Might work with TransGaming Cider engine alright and should be pretty easy to port, but its a pretty hefty game that would need a serious machine not to mention the fact that games using the cider engine take a bit of a performance hit anyway.

    Oh, and the fact that no rockstar north titles have ever made it to the mac in any form. Plus they've made so much money already (and a bit more with the PC version when it comes out) that i don't see them putting in the effort unfortunately.
     
  12. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I thought Max Payne was released for the Mac, no?
     
  13. eXan macrumors 601

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    no

    CrossOver?
     
  14. Egnat69 macrumors newbie

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    to be honest... macs are still not the ultimate gaming machines... neither the imacs nor the mac pros ... but considering the rising market shares of macs apple might consider some kind of "gaming-mac" in 3-4 years time... maybe some crossover of the current imacs with some design elemnts of alienware systems ... would be nice... an imac with a red or green glowing apple logo and heaps of cooling slots on the back ;)

    back to topic: i reckon gta iv will need some kind of heavy duty graphics card so i'll probably have to use my windows-tower :(
     
  15. Jaykay macrumors 6502a

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    It was, but that wasn't a Rockstar North title i.e. Rockstar Scotland/DMA Games
     
  16. Consultant macrumors G5

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    None of the GTA has been ported to OSX, but runs on a Mac using bootcamp.

    There is also a CIDER version of some GTA (forgot which one or ones) made to run under OSX.

    Note to developers, if someone with no budget can port it, then the developers should port it and actually make some money with it.

    Yes Max Payne was released for the Mac, but probably was licensed by a Mac developer and then ported by the developer.
     
  17. heads up thread starter macrumors member

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    Cider :D
     
  18. JorgeDX3 macrumors newbie

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    gta mac

    probably in about like 5 years...
    i would really like it and of coure i'd buy it, but i don't think it'll happen...
    fat chance.
     
  19. JorgeDX3 macrumors newbie

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    i know, im downloading it right now..
    hope it works.
    although it'll take until next week at this rate..
     

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  20. t19880821 macrumors regular

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    that's piracy...

    i honestly don't care what you do but you shouldn't make something like this known to the public. especially since you didn't even just tell everyone, you showed them too.
     
  21. czeluff macrumors 6502

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    lol

    Well, at least he's not using the leaked alpha build of uTorrent to snag it :p

    cz
     
  22. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

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    thats why we can't have nice things.
     
  23. JorgeDX3 macrumors newbie

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    good for you.
     
  24. t19880821 macrumors regular

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    i'm saying it's just plain stupidity to show that in public. especially when the forum you're posting it on clearly states "No Piracy." although i'm pretty sure at least 70% of people in this forum are or had downloaded pirated software, videos, music. but you dont see them posting that in a public forum.

    ignorance at its finest i guess. if not ignorance, then apathy... which is also pretty ignorant.
     
  25. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    A lot of OS X games are running on a virtual Win XP environment. Until people can start writing code of OS X and not simply wrap it I don't want any. Also GTA IV is pretty weak IMHO.
     

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