No Man's Sky Steam Question

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  1. firedept macrumors 603

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    I have no clue at all, so I need help from the gamers here. My son wants to be able to run this game on his MBP through Steam, is how he put this to me. I hope I am relaying this properly back to all of you. He has asked me the best way to do it. As I have never played games on a Mac or used Steam, I am asking for your advice on the proper way to do this for him.

    Thank you in advance for any assistance you can offer me.
     
  2. Janichsan macrumors 6502a

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    Unfortunately, I don't think anyone here could give you an advice regarding this game specifically at the moment: No Man's Sky isn't available yet, and hasn't even a release date.
     
  3. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Based on this page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/275850/, it has yet to be released and appears this will be a Windows only game. To play it on a Mac you will have to install Windows via Bootcamp, which you might find to be a bother. System specs will be important when they are released.

    What kind of Mac are we talking about?

    If he enjoys sandbox style exploration, I might suggest considering ARK Survival Evolved (http://store.steampowered.com/app/346110/) which comes Mac native, which appears to be a much richer world to explore, but minus the space part, with the caveat it's a high demand game.

    It's an incredible game, the best sandbox (non-space exploration) I've ever played, but again, this will depend on the Mac. Unfortunately it appears to be a hardware taxing game. I've been playing it on my Windows box but plan in the near future of cranking it up on my MBP (signature), but this too will be on Windows as I find I get better performance on Windows versus the MacOS. If I get adventurous, I might crank up the Mac version just to make a comparison.
     
  4. firedept thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thank you both for your response. Greatly appreciated info. My son finally made me aware that it was not yet released.

    He has rMBP 15" 2.5 GHz i7 512 SSD.

    Huntn: I do have a current Windows machine that I do use on occasion that I may just give to my son, not that I wanted to, but it may be easier than the Bootcamp install and added cost of Windows for me. I will also give him your other suggestion of ARK Survival Evolved. Besides his MBP is new and for University. Really do not feel like messing with it. Would rather him screw up the PC laptop.

    I have another iMac with Windows installed through Parallels that I can use, so will not miss the PC. I really appreciate your help and suggestions with this. Thank you and very appreciated!
     
  5. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    He may be able to get Windows for either a low cost or for free, especially if he's in the university system.
     
  6. firedept thread starter macrumors 603

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    Yes, thank you. But I believe he is going to take my PC an run it with that. As well as go with Huntn's suggestions. Appreciate your input!
     
  7. Garrod macrumors regular

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    I have a top-spec iMac (late 2013) and it runs games via Boot Camp (now, without wanting to sound condescending but others might find this useful too) really, really well. Hell, I had to buy a 'licence' for Windows 7 (I'm against piracy) to do so but I also got the 'free' Windows 10 as result. For gaming on a Mac, and if your son wants to play Windows oriented games then Boot Camp is the best option sadly. There are some superb Mac ports made by Aspyr et al but a dual boot system is really the only option to play PC games. There really is little point in going the virtual machine pathway in terms of PC gaming using software such as Parallels, VMWare Fusion or VirtualBox - your son's computer needs to dual-boot and, sadly, use the messy mess of Windows! I dual-boot though and once I fight through the inane pain of Windows [add number here] it will be quite a surprising powerhouse for a laptop.
     
  8. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040

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    You can stream Steam games from your PC to your Mac over the network without installing Boot Camp on the MBP. As long as your PC has a decent graphics card and you have a good network it's very good performance.
     
  9. Garrod macrumors regular

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    I didn't even consider that even though I regularly do it myself with my rubbish laptop whilst being lazy and not wanting to get out of bed!
     
  10. channa macrumors newbie

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    The other night, the developer of this game was on the Late Show. This is an amazing and very interesting game. You can see highlights here

    http://www.cbs.com/shows/the-late-s...rray-may-have-replaced-morgan-freeman-as-god/
     
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