Rise Of The Tomb Raider for Mac? Any word yet?

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  1. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Yes, that’s essentially what I meant. Nobody buys a Mac *solely* as a gaming machine. We are all attracted to the Mac for other reasons first.

    (I also post at IMG—I’m Cougar over there.)
     
  2. Irishman macrumors 68030

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    (I know, that's why I included my reference to other forums in which I post, where they are related to Macs and gaming) :)

    I also still disagree with your clarification above - I solely bought my 2012 iMac with the thought that it was high time I had a computer onto which I could install Steam and play modern Mac games.

    When I upgrade to my next one, my choices will be gleefully guided by newer developments in Metal 2, plug-and-play eGPUs in macOS, more AAA titles - not only being made available on the Mac - but optimized for the Mac. There's never been a more exciting time to be a Mac gamer. :)

    ETA: As you know, since you post and read over at IMG, I recently installed a Bootcamp partition so that I could play games that aren't available on the Mac - Doom 2016, and Wolfenstein TNO mainly.
     
  3. h9826790, Nov 28, 2017
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    h9826790 macrumors G3

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    No need iMac Pro. Even though I agree that none of the 2017 Mac can do that, but a 2009 Mac Pro can handle it easily by just a fraction of the iMac Pro's cost. 1080Ti.jpg
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    My Mac can easily render RoTR at max setting stably above 60FPS @3840x1080.
     
  4. jeanlain macrumors 65816

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    I'm pretty sure my iMac can run the game fine at high settings. On Windows at least.
     
  5. Bezbozny macrumors member

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    I got tired of waiting... I bought an xbox...
     
  6. h9826790 macrumors G3

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    Sure your Mac can run RoTR just fine.

    My post was mainly referring to none of the 2017 Mac has a GPU that can really comparable to the 980Ti in gaming.
     
  7. iShater macrumors 604

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    Steam had a deal a couple of weeks ago for the windows version. Held off in the hopes we will have one for the Mac by end of year. Next "deal" i'm just going to by the Windows version, planning on Bootcamp soon anyways.

    Hate waiting this long.
     
  8. jeanlain macrumors 65816

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    I don't expect the Mac version to come before next spring.
     
  9. vkd macrumors 6502a

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    https://9to5mac.com/2018/02/13/tomb-raider-mac-macos/

    Feral Interactive has announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration, ‘the definitive edition of the acclaimed action-adventure,’ will be coming to macOS and Linux this spring.

    The company says all the downloadable content will be bundled with the game, which includes both action and puzzle-solving …

    Players will become the young archaeologist Lara Croft as she seeks the lost city of Kitezh to recover the Divine Source, an ancient artifact with the power to grant immortality. When Lara’s quest puts her in the crosshairs of Trinity, a secret global organization, she must use all her wits and daring to reach the Divine Source first.

    Lara’s expedition takes her from Syria’s sun-baked ruins to the vast wilderness of Siberia, where frozen forests, ancient crypts, a lush geothermal valley, and an abandoned Soviet military installation await. Players climb, swim, grapple, and zip-line their way through the beautiful but lethal environments as they outsmart deadly traps and solve huge, multi-layered puzzles hidden within stunning challenge tombs.

    No details on exact timing, pricing or system requirements have yet been revealed.
     
  10. jeanlain macrumors 65816

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    On Steam, pricing will be the same as the Windows version. I expect system requirements to also be similar.
     
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  12. BigBoyBmw760li thread starter macrumors member

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    This is great news! But I'm worried that this might be exclusive to Sierra users if Mafia 3 only required that if I'm correct. I really don't want to upgrade my OS. (I have a late 2014 5k iMac)
     
  13. jeanlain macrumors 65816

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    You can be sure that this game will require HIGH Sierra, not Sierra.
    And I suspect that nVidia cards won't be supported.
     
  14. h9826790 macrumors G3

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    As long as the game is ported by Feral. The game most likely can work fine with Nvidia card (even though not supported). I only play few games in MacOS now. Some of them only support AMD card, they may display the “not supported” warning when starting the game. But so far, all works well.
     
  15. wubsylol macrumors 6502

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    They're unlikely to list something as not supported unless they absolutely have to, so even if you're finding that things work without issue for youthat doesn't mean Feral didn't experience game-breaking issues during testing.

    Mafia 3 (albeit from Aspyr) is AMD-only and it crashes and burns on my 2013 780M GTX iMac quite consistently.
     
  16. h9826790 macrumors G3

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    There is no current Mac running Nvidia GPU. I won't be surprised if they never test the game with any Nvidia GPU. As long as they didn't do the test properly. It's not supported. Of course, as you said, it can also mean that they tested it, but hit a bug that they can't fix it. However, there is a chance that "not supported" doesn't mean "it won't work".

    e.g. Dying Light. It clearly says only AMD GPUs are supported.
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    But I can actually play this game with my Nvidia GPU flawlessly, and the graphic is very good indeed.
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    But I don't have Mafia 3, so can't test it if Nvidia GPU will cause crash.
     
  17. Irishman macrumors 68030

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    So, I'm in the same boat as you (having an nVidia gpu in my Mac), and am very interested in knowing if two new Metal games will play on my Mac despite me not having an AMD GPU: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Rise of the Tomb Raider. Both are on a sweet Steam sale right now (DEMD for $7.50 and ROTTR for $19.79)
     
  18. h9826790 macrumors G3

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    If you can boot to Windows, IMO, worth to try. As long as you buy it on Steam, you can play it in both Windows and macOS. So, nothing really have to worry about (if you can boot to Windows).

    I didn't really check the refund policy. But from memory, you can request for a full refund within 14 days if the computer is incompatible. So, you can actually buy DEMD now, and ask for refund if it can't work (in macOS).

    For RoTR, 67% OFF is good, but not that extreme. It's not the 1st time have this amount of discount, and I expect it may even cheaper later. If you have not plan to play it in Windows. I will say no rush, wait until the Mac version available, then wait for discount.
     
  19. Irishman macrumors 68030

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    Good advice. I do have a Bootcamp partition set up on my iMac. As far as Steam's refund process goes, I have used it once. I bought Alien:Isolation, hoping to try it out (knowing that my Mac was well below the system requirements), but it shut me out cold, not even letting me get to the boot screen. All it did was display a pop-up message saying something to the effect that my Mac doesn't meet the minimum requirements for the game.

    The actual refund part was painless and easy.

    Also, you've got me thinking about giving "Dying Light" a go.
     
  20. h9826790, Apr 22, 2018
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    h9826790 macrumors G3

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    Just got this game (macOS version), it actually runs quite well on my Mac. Here are the benchmark results.

    1080P, all max settings, SSAA 4x, V-sync OFF
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    I post the 1080P result, which is easier for others to compare. But I actually ran the game at 3840x1080. The graphics is pretty good indeed.
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