Is Mass Effect 2 heading for the Mac?

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  1. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    So, a picture says a thousand words:
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    I did a quick Google search to check if there was any proof of this, I didn't see anything.

    Yay?
     
  2. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    Maybe a typo? Wouldn't get your hopes up until an official announcement.
     
  3. txa1265 macrumors 6502a

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    Considering EA *specifically* prohibited OnLive from allowing the game to be used for the Mac client when it was there in the beta ... that either means they don't want it on Mac or already have an agreement that prohibits their licensing of it to someone else where it might be played on the Mac.
     
  4. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    I've seen that before, and I doubt that it means ME2 is coming to OS X – I'm betting it's there simply because they're using the same system as Dragon Age and didn't bother to change it.
     
  5. archurban macrumors 6502a

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    NO. period. it's all about business. Mass effect 2 will be ultimate game of the year for 2010. they will make ultimate edition which will include all DLC and goody stuff. but for mac version? NO. yeah it's typo. you mean if you run bootcamp, yes. here is a possible question. then you could ask like this. then why did Bioware finally announce mac version of dragon age / awakening few days ago? it's different. dragon age didn't make the whole bunch of money if you compare with ME 2. you know what something is unbelievable. ME 2 was sold more than 2 millions copy less than a week. it was crazy. again, even I said 'NO'. but it would be happened after ME 2 is long gone.
     
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  7. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Is Dragon Age: Origins available for Mac? I checked Steam to see if they had a Mac version, but they didn't.
     
  8. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    You can find it online at places such as Direct2Drive, though I'm not sure where you'd find a physical copy in Australia.
     
  9. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Hmm, I see, thank you. Why wouldn't Steam offer the Mac version as well?
     
  10. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Ask EA. I don't think any of their Mac games have showed up on Steam.
     
  11. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

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    :/
     
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    Done, thanks for that. It's a bit small, is there an option for it to be resized just a bit larger?
     
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    Steam doesn't choose ... and since Transgaming did the Mac port there are likely some licensing and revenue issues.
     
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    I didn't mention that the mac version of dragon age will be released in big electronic malls like best buy (DVD version). steam? I doubt it.
     
  16. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Ah I see. All right, thanks guys. I can only hope... anyway.
     
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    it's a different story. but I can't help myself. new DLC is coming. September 7th! Lair of Shadow broker. it's bridged a gap between ME 2 and ME 3. Liara's frustration to fight against shadow broker who tried to sell Shepard dead body to collectors for a big deal. Liara tried to stop it. now, Shepard is alive, and hunts for shadow broker with Liara. you can also keep romance with liara continually if you made a relationship with her in ME1. it cost $10 or 800 bioware point or MS point. I am ready.
     
  18. commander.data macrumors 6502a

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    http://www.macgamer.com/news/mass-effect-2-coming-macintosh

    Apparently a Mass Effect 2 for Mac port is a yes. OnLive is confirming that's the reason they aren't offering it on their platform. Although no official response from Bioware yet. Now cross your fingers that this first UE3 Mac game will be a native port. Although, we'll probably have to be prepared to be disappointed on that front.
     
  19. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Wooohooo... native please, I don't mind the lesser performance I just hate the crashes and freezes that come along with cider -- I've had bad experiences with Eve Online.
     
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    You lose soooo much performance though with native games on Mac. Look at Command and Conquer 3.
     
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    C&C3 used a Cider wrapper which we aren't considering as "native". Admittedly the term native isn't well defined although we basically mean not using Cider in the context of games nowadays.
     
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    Well, I imagine they'd like to release it before ME3. And, I'd guess by the end of the year, or, I'd hope.
     
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    It is apparently coming through Transgaming, meaning:
    - Cider = by definition worse performance
    - Probably DLC issues like Dragon Age meaning months of delays
    - No Steam release.
    - Paying twice for everything!
     
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    Back to Boot Camp it is then!
     

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