OS X Metro Last Light is Coming to Mac

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  1. Celtic Warrior macrumors regular

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    Hey guys, according to gamezone news, Metro Last Light will be released for Mac and it will be released for linux as well, but linux version will be released later than Mac version. Except App Store, Steam is going to allow you to download Mac version, unlike some of games. ( Rage, Lego, First Borderland etc) There's no sign from Release date, which is expected this fall.
     
  2. N19h7m4r3 macrumors 65816

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    Perfect!

    I should have my new system up and running by then. ^_^
     
  3. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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  4. Celtic Warrior thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you for sharing latest new.
     
  5. Solomani macrumors 68030

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    I looked at sample game videos and images. Based on Unreal engine? :eek:
     
  6. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    No. It's based on a version of the developers' in-house 4A Engine first used in Metro 2033.
     
  7. Solomani macrumors 68030

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    Ahh. Well, their in-game screenshots, the models have an eerie resemblance to the graphics style of Unreal and Unreal Tournament games of the early 2000s. It's a rendering style that I am fond of. Like below:


    [​IMG]
     
  8. SingularityG macrumors 6502

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    I thought the Metro series to be very demanding on the hardware and considering how Mac versions always run worse, who's going to enjoy this on decent framerate? Mac Pro owners?:)
     
  9. retinagameshow macrumors newbie

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    About time, The Metro games are great!

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    MAXED OUT MID 2012 15" RETINA MACBOOK PRO
     
  10. N19h7m4r3 macrumors 65816

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    Sounds about right.

    I'm going to put a GTX 660 3GB Superclocked+ card in mine. All those FPS :D
     
  11. NunoBerny macrumors regular

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    Can I play Last Light on my Mac Mini 2012, HD Graphics 4000?
    Or am I aiming too high?
    I don't "need" best settings (obviously), but I'm wondering if it's playable at all on average settings?

    I've tried to find more info about this, but nothing concrete, so I decided to ask the people who actually (may) have the game.
     
  12. NunoBerny macrumors regular

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    That's what I needed to know.
    While not perfect, at least I can play it.
    Don't want to waste money on something that ends up being unplayable.

    Thanks!
     
  13. Solomani macrumors 68030

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    Metro even made it to the Mac App Store this week.

    Unfortunately the devs of Metro forgot to put any information regarding recommended or required System Requirements at the MAS. Very irresponsible, since that will lead to many people downloading the game and then finding out it's almost unplayable on their Macs.
     
  14. Dirtyharry50 macrumors 68000

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    That is unfortunate. I am surprised the MAS does not require the posting of system requirements.
     
  15. Irishman macrumors 68030

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    Steam does, however, post the Mac requirements and recommendations. For the benefit of those readers who might not have a chance to view that, here they are:

    Minimum:
    OS: 10.8.4 (Mountain Lion)
    Processor: 2.7 Ghz Intel Core i5
    Memory: 8 GB RAM
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M 512 MB
    Hard Drive: 10 GB available space

    Recommended:
    OS: 10.8.4 (Mountain Lion)
    Processor: 3.2 GHz quad core Intel Core i5
    Memory: 16 GB RAM
    Graphics: NVidia Geforce GTX 680MX with 1GB
    Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
     
  16. NunoBerny macrumors regular

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    I know little about gfx cards.
    Is the HD Graphics 4000 (1GB) "better" than the minimum required?

    It's on sale until later today and I'd like to know more of what I can expect with my MacMini.
    The processor and RAM are ok, but the gfx card is what I fear, even though I've yet to experience major problems playing similar games on my system.

    I can live with lower settings, if they are at least "acceptable". Lower resolution, low detail, no problem, but not Spectrum-type graphics! ;)
     
  17. monokitty macrumors regular

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    The HD4000 is an integrated card and below the minimum requirements. That said, take a look at this video running the game on a 13-inch, Mid 2012 MacBook Pro with HD4000 graphics:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2KsrAUOg1o.

    I picked up the game on sale as well and run it on a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012 w/NVIDIA Geforce GT 650M 512MB) at the native 1440-by-900 resolution at low-medium settings for a steady 45-50 frames per second; the game still looks amazing at lower detail settings, surprisingly. I prefer smoother gameplay over better looking graphics.
     
  18. NunoBerny macrumors regular

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    It seems good enough for me.
    The gfx quality is noticeably worse than some videos I watched, but that is to be expected. Like you, I prefer smooth gameplay, that's why I rarely play at the maximum settings, even on games that would allow it with few problems.

    What I would not want is for it to be unplayable even at low settings!
    From what I had read in many different places (the incredibly high Last light requirements!), that was something I should be aware of.
     
  19. NunoBerny macrumors regular

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    Bought the game!
    Played around a bit.

    Strangely, there is only one quality knob. No apparent way to change resolution or any other option.

    Still, the game plays ok. ;)
     
  20. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    I don't have the game yet so I can't check, but there's got to be a .ini file somewhere.
     
  21. NunoBerny macrumors regular

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    I saw videos of the prefs (PC) and there were multiple options. One of those was to set a different resolution.

    That's why I found it strange that the Mac version only has a "all-in-one" option.
     
  22. imacken macrumors 65816

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    Anyone worked out how to do this yet, i.e. change resolution, or edit the config file which I presume is the user.cfg one?
     
  23. insane79 macrumors 6502

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    Hi,
    You found a way to lower the resolution in the user config file?

    Thanks..
     
  24. Suture macrumors 6502a

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    I thought this game was punishing on PCs (in terms of system requirements), but heard good things about it. Always happy to see more titles make their way to the Mac platform.
     
  25. Suture macrumors 6502a

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    Steam has Metro Last Light for $5 as a special, FYI.
     

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