Mac game's are pathetic

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by checkflag, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. checkflag macrumors member

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    Anyone else agree? I was just looking at their websight/store and they really have CRAP.

    what are your thoughts.
     
  2. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    I think Mac games are a dying breed, with Parallels 3 coming with 3D acceleration, plus then Boot Camp and Leopard and all.
     
  3. Jopling macrumors 6502

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    Half the games have an option for surround sound on mac and then when I select it, it won't apply it. I even got a message in I think Doom that said something like "We'll add this feature at a later date". Why would I want to buy a mac os x game now other than avoiding rebooting? Not to mention most are crappy ports.
     
  4. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    They are pathetic, but I didn't buy a Mac to play games anyway.
     
  5. eXan macrumors 601

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    Sure, Mac games are out of date, basically no new games are ported to Mac, but some are really nice like UT2004, Starcraft, Knights of the Old Republic (shame not sequel...).

    Also, some Mac-only games are pretty fun. Not that great-looking, but with fun gameplay.

    I prefer OSX versions of games though, even if I have the same game for Win, because its so much nicer to open games in OS Xm especially if they are made in just a single .app package and I dont have to deal with all that windows cr@p!
     
  6. CJM macrumors 65816

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    I must admit, the lack of games does keep me away from booting into Mac OS as often as I should like. I play WoW in Mac, so that makes me use it. If I want to do anything other than game, then of course I boot into X.
     
  7. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    Get an XBox 360 (or PS3, Wii) to play games on. The Mac has many strong points. Games are not one of them.
     
  8. huntercr macrumors 65816

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    Are you aware of Aspyr?

    http://www.aspyr.com/product/search?title=&x=27&y=11&title_menu=&platform=1&genre=&esrb=

    or

    http://www.aspyr.com/product/product_listing

    ( then sort by platform )

    Alot of Mac titles from some pretty "current" games. Some are not being sold anymore on their site, but there's always ebay.
    It requires an Intel Mac for alot of games though... read the gamerequirements carefully.
     
  9. Gasu E. macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, I looked at the "Mac" "website/store". There are usually other ways to buy games other than from "Mac."

    My troll-dar is beeping.
     
  10. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    Only if by "a lot" you mean "one"...Empire at War is the only Intel Mac game Aspyr has done so far....

    And no, mac games (<- no apostrophe) aren't pathetic...there just aren't huge numbers of them.

    --Eric
     
  11. wyatt23 macrumors 6502a

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    all i need is civilization IV, so i'm pretty content with the gaming situation.
     
  12. huntercr macrumors 65816

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    I apologise. I was trying to point out the issue in general, just to protect the guy if he has a PPC and might buy somethign and be disappointed. I just saw that Star Wars: Empire At War and I thought DOOM3 was too ( but I am mistaken ), and assumed ( mistakenly ) that that was the direction they were going.
     
  13. discodave macrumors member

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    Call of Duty 1 & 2 on the Mac are awesome. That is all the gaming I need right now but I am far from a hardcore gamer. If I was, I would have at least one console (XBOX 360), and would build my own high end gaming PC.

    I would say gaming on the 'Mac' is a far cry from being pathetic. On the contrary, I think it is quite good. Especially since Boot Camp, which is still technically on the 'Mac'.

    David
     
  14. gloss macrumors 601

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    My thoughts are "Where have you been for the past 15 years?"
     
  15. c-Row macrumors 65816

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    Agreed. While we don't get each and every game the industry throws at the gamer's world, there is a good selection of titles that should keep you busy for some time.
     
  16. gregorsamsa macrumors 6502a

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    Sad but so true, & I don't even particularly favour console gaming above computer gaming (ie. Rome: Total War genre, etc.). But, short of buying a PC, I'll continue gaming on my PS2 & probably get a PS3 next year, or Xbox 360.
     
  17. Dagless macrumors Core

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    To be honest the only commerical PC game I've even slightly been interested in since 2000 is Half Life 2. I couldn't care less about FEAR, all them WW2 shooters and RTS games.

    The most important game for me is Cave Story. And that was developed for PPC Mac and XP with a DS port on the way too. I'm much more interested in creative indy games, and both systems have them in an abundant supply.

    Short of that, in the console world the DS and Wii keep me verily entertained. :)
     
  18. checkflag thread starter macrumors member

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    Neither did I. But it would be nice to know that I could if I wanted too. For me, A nice racing game would be nice, or even some clancy games.

    Basically, games good enough to shut up PC users. LOL.

    I am not trolling, sorry if you think that, I just wanted to see others opinions on the matter. I just bougtha MAC PRO and it will be here tomorrow. When I was looking at the apple store, I noticed a lack of up to date games. I also noticed some werent even made anymore and were currently unavailable. I was a little bummed out I guess.

    I suppose if i really want to play games I should get an X-Box but part of me knows that if I had that, I would never leave it alone and get any work done.
     
  19. ghall macrumors 68040

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    amen. :D

    And the Sims 2. :D
     
  20. charmin macrumors member

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    Colin McRae Rally?

    Hopefully it won't be long before someone announces some more more racers, as a lot of the big name racing titles are sorely missing on the Mac.

    Publishers seem to be closing the gap between PC and Mac release now (in general), so let's hope the games that are due on the PC in the near future will hit the Mac shortly afterwards.
     
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  22. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    Well, no, you're right that it's the direction they're going in. Just so far, there's only been one Intel-only game from Aspyr. There will definitely be more...there are a few others out there from other companies (X3, Heroes V, and the online Myst game). I just didn't want any unaware PPC owners to think that most games were Intel now. :)

    --Eric
     
  23. Cabbit macrumors 68020

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    crossover office:mac lets me run halflife 2 native on osx without windows and it runs faster than windows on the same hardware. And you will be seeing a lot of intel only mac games soon due to cider making it almost a one click process and a ui tidy up.
     
  24. topgunn macrumors 65816

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    Are you saying this based on personal experience as in you have done it?
     
  25. Cabbit macrumors 68020

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    Yes i have used crossover office and before that cedega on linux to play windows games on *nix systems. Crossover office isn't as fast or supported as cedega but the games do run smoother than windows. When i say faster i dont mean high FPS i mean higher average and less massive drops in frame rates like a scene with a stalker windows dropped to 5FPS were the mac stayed at 22FPS and the loading times on the mac are a lot faster than windows.
     

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