probable that orange box can be ported to mac?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by DanB91, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. DanB91 macrumors 6502

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    now that ea has become mac friendly, do u think we will see the orange box? (ea did the port for ps3). i hope so :)

    maybe something announced at macworld?
     
  2. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Um, Valve do all the PC ports. Why would they lose money to EA when they just need to port the games and Steam themselves?

    Besides, EA did a poor job porting the game. Apparently it runs very badly.

    Valve will be doing this, but they've been putting it off for years. They want $1million from Apple or something ridiculous like that.
     
  3. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    Yep, it's not gonna happen. It's up to Valve, not EA, and Valve doesn't like Macs. Even if EA by some one-in-a-trillion cosmic fluke somehow ended up with the Mac publishing rights, they'd just do another of their lousy Cider "ports".

    --Eric
     
  4. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    A while back there was a rumor floating around that Valve wanted apple to pay them up front cash to port any of their games to the apple platform.

    EA hasn't been serious about creating good ports for their games either.
    Cider works as a technology -- but they for some reason thought the technology was in, and it was in fact, still needing to be worked on, thats why they delayed and released products that don't work.

    Aspyr probably has the best record for porting games, but even some of theirs don't run as well as they should... meh.
     
  5. Vegabondsx macrumors newbie

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    If you want to run Steam games try using Crossover. It actually works pretty well.
     
  6. forrestmc4 macrumors regular

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    Short answer: No. Go buy Crossover, get a Steam account, dl steam, and go from there.
     

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