OS X List of Mac Metal games

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  2. Janichsan macrumors 65816

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    Which one? OpenGL or Metal? Under Sierra, the first one works for me, the latter is broken. I know from others were both no longer work for months now.
     
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    The Metal version works.
    Bugs may be due to resources that are downloaded at a specific location, which you need to delete before reinstalling the app.
     
  4. Janichsan macrumors 65816

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    I tried that already, doesn't help.
     
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    Just FYI, I redownloaded the Hitman 2016 demo and Metal performance has not changed since Sierra (mid-15 fps).
     
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    On which hardware did you run it?
     
  7. Irishman macrumors 68030

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    Late 2012 iMac. (BTW, I know I'm below the minimum requirements of the game, but I just wanted to get an idea of how my Mac would handle it).

    I hope that DEMD is more optimized than Hitman (I think I read in this thread that both games use the same engine).

    I hope that is why Feral is taking their time with the port. :)
     
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    jeanlain thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I would have never found this one. It uses a custom engine, apparently.
    They also say the game requires "Metal 1.1". I've never heard of Metal 1.1.
    The system requirements are crazy, especially given the graphics, which seem way below average. They recommend an 8-core CPU on Windows. :confused:
     
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    If you mean Fugl - yeah it looks heavy into math generation so it is CPU dependent... I guess they're not bothering with doing the math on a GPU (it only needs a mobile GT 750). You need at least a quad core CPU.

    No Man's Sky seemed to have transitioned a lot of the math to the GPU and that made a big difference.
     
  11. jeanlain thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The game requires OpenGL 4.3 on Windows. Presumably, it uses compute shaders.
     
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    Metal 1.1 is the version number for Metal in OS X 10.11 and iOS 9.
     
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    Whither Deus Ex? :(
     
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    No news from Warhammer 2?
     
  16. jeanlain thread starter macrumors 65816

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    There's been quite a bit of activity on the steam database of Deus Ex for "Mac executable" and "Mac game contents" in the recent days. It'll come.
     
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    Should I choose Metal API for every game supported on Mac?
     
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    In some cases, you can (e.g. War Thunder, StarCraft 2, Heroes of the Storm).
     
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    Yes, especially Blizzard games allow you to choose.
     
  21. jeanlain thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ah I thought you were referring to some global setting. Well you can make a comparison between openGL and Metal for a given game and choose which you prefer. Metal should be faster.
     
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    Woohoo! Can't wait to get my hands one this finally. Thanks!
     
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    Latest Steam update release notes talked about fully supporting Metal games (although I have no idea what Steam has to do with that). Oh and Retina support for game overlays. Still a joke that their in-app browser still doesn't support retina in late 2017.
     
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    Janichsan macrumors 65816

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    The Steam overlay wasn't properly working in pure Metal games such as Refunct, The Witness, or War Thunder (it somewhat works in the latter, but with issues). Feral's games circumvent that problem by using a Metal/OpenGL hybrid.
     

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