Red Alert 3

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  1. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

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    Hi all. Isn't Red Alert 3 meant to be coming out in a Mac version? Whatever happened to that idea?
     
  2. aluminumapple macrumors regular

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  3. raymondu999 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Really? I thought all that was out was an unofficial Cider porting?
     
  4. aluminumapple macrumors regular

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    last time i checked apple us was selling them..
     
  5. raymondu999 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I just checked and it's not there. Maybe you're just confused between Command & Conquer 3, and Red Alert 3.
     
  6. jgw1283 macrumors regular

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    I was wondering about this too. Whats cider porting?
     
  7. alkar macrumors regular

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    Some guy made an unofficial port of the game, updated to 1.06 that even works online perfectly... I Guess it's better than waiting for EA port !

     
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  9. raymondu999 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Really? Where?
     
  10. alkar macrumors regular

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    Posting it would be illegal, but just google and you will find it...

    Maybe I can post there the 1.06 Mac patch at least if it isn't illegal... it's up to the mods..

     
  11. kaltsasa macrumors 6502a

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    From my discussions with EA support about no Kane's Wrath Mac release it's my impression that they have no intention of releasing Kane's Wrath or RA3 for the Macintosh. It appears that

    a. They are not willing to devote the resources necessary to even support their cider builds.
    b. Sales were not high enough for them to justify future in house Mac support. It's my impression this sold well but well for a Mac game and well for EA are two different things I think.
     
  12. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Really, because it didn't take them very long at all to release a mac cider version of the game. And the Cider Port I'm using seems to be very stable, other than a few issues, such as conscript rendering.
     
  13. aluminumapple macrumors regular

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    what the ****?

    where did you get this information?

    as far as i know the delux* edition is out and im pretty sure kanes wrath will come out for the mac. they cant* and wont* leave ciders contract and agreement made with each other.
     
  14. kaltsasa macrumors 6502a

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    I have no qualms with the current Cider port of C&C3, it works fine for me. Which is why I want Kanes Wrath.

    There is no official Macintosh build of Kane's Wrath for sale. Floating around the net there are builds that people have hobbled together the actual PC purchased version into a Cider shell. I'm not interested in this. I want a legit release. The amateur Cider patches seem to work well I've heard.

    Kane's Wrath was released for Windows on March 24th, 2008. Close to a year ago. Since then I have periodically emailed EA support asking for a status on a Macintosh version. I've gotten various responses, but at one point I had a discussion with someone who appeared to be higher up on the pole than front line customer support who suggested to me, that while he couldn't give me an official answer, unofficially they probably would not be bringing Kane's Wrath to the Mac for the aforementioned reasons.

    EA has no contract with Transgaming for future titles at this point. I'm not sure where you heard that EA had a contract with Transgaming requiring them to port more games. Transgaming's licensing is on a per-game basis with the dev/publisher's.

    Additionally I emailed EA support about the prospect's of Red Alert 3 being released on the Mac. They again said there are no plans to bring RA3 to the Macintosh platform at this time.

    Given the information I have, information on the net, and the time since the Windows release of Kane's Wrath I feel it is highly unlikely we will see a Macintosh port of Kane's Wrath or RA3 anytime in the near future.

    It's my hope that maybe Aspyr or someone will pick up the Macintosh C&C3 contract and release Kane's Wrath.
     
  15. jgw1283 macrumors regular

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    what is a cider port though? can someone explain how this works?

    how do you play RA3 on a Mac?
     
  16. MadGoat macrumors 65816

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    in layman's terms

    A cider ports is where a game is packaged into a windows emulator (based on Wine)

    What this essentially does is makes games run in Mac or linux and it thinks it is running in windows.

    The advantage is that you can "play" on a mac

    The disadvantage is that it never runs as good as it would if it were running as a universal binary compiled natively for a mac.
     
  17. kaltsasa macrumors 6502a

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    Technically it's not emulation, but it translates the windows API calls to Mac ones. Not to rail on you, just to drop that before one of the WINE IS NOT AN EMULATOR hardkore folk come along.

    Cider is a wrapper technology provided by Transgaming. There is no official way for a stand alone user to utilize this technology. Transgaming deals solely with developers/publishers.

    Unofficially some enterprising users on the interwebz have stripped the Cider wrapper off of current Cider based games (I think Heroes of Might and Magic is a popular one) and then insert Windows versions of game's in the wrapper themselves.

    Frankly my beef isn't with Cider (though I prefer native ports). C&C3 runs pretty good on my iMac. My beef is EA isn't releasing an offical Mac version of Kane's Wrath when the "pirates" have done this months ago. I can "pirate" a Mac version of Kane's Wrath but I can't actually pay EA for one. That's my big beef.

     
  18. tml3801 macrumors newbie

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    Hey look what i found on Amazon!
     

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