Windows Rise of the Tomb Raider

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  1. e93to macrumors 6502a

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    The game will be released on Steam some time this month. I seriously thought of getting an XBOX for this game, but now I'm thinking of getting a gaming PC!

    I hope this game actually has tomb levels with decent puzzles just like the original series.
     
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    You know it's practically guaranteed that Feral will port it to the Mac.
     
  3. e93to thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Indeed. I am sure Feral is working on the port at the moment.

    But there is no guarantee when Mac version will arrive… PS4 version, from what I know, will be released in Nov 2016. I doubt Mac version will come out any sooner than that.

    In any case, our 2012 iMacs won't be able to run it lol.
     
  4. Irishman macrumors 68030

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    I don't know. I remain optimistic. TR 2013 plays well on mine.
     
  5. e93to thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I remember Tomb Raider running pretty well even on mid-high settings. I hope the new Tomb Raider doesn't have crazy requirements.
     
  6. imacken macrumors 65816

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    I hope that's true, but no news yet!
     
  7. Janichsan macrumors 6502a

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    Considering TR 2013 was still developed with at that time seven year old consoles in mind, and RotTR is designed for much more capable hardware, I guess the system requirements will be significantly higher.

    It's not even out for Windows yet. Don't expect a Mac version until fall/winter, if not later.
     
  8. imacken macrumors 65816

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    I know that! I was merely pointing out that there was no news as to whether Feral will take it on or not!
    Release delays with Mac games varies a lot. There is no logical reason to assume it will take up to a year. Doesn't always happen.
     
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    Well, LEGO games aside, that's actually pretty much exactly the average time between Windows and Mac release for most of Feral's recent games (TR 2013, Hitman, Shadow or Mordor, Alien: Isolation), if not much longer (Thief, GRID Autosport, CoH 2, Dirt 3, Medieval II: Total War)…
     
  10. imacken macrumors 65816

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    Yes, but not always. Deus Ex I think was around 5 months, same as XCOM Enemy Unknown. Enemy Within was simultaneous, and so is XCOM2, assuming it is released as expected in a few weeks.
     
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    The exceptions to the rule, mostly since they were based on already existing ported engines or even completely ported games (DXHR: DC and XCOM: EW) with only minimal modifications. RotTR uses a significantly updated engine.
     
  12. imacken macrumors 65816

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    All I'm saying is there is no hard and fast rule on this. Each game has different circumstances that affect the release date, whether it is technical, contractual, etc.
     
  13. Janichsan macrumors 6502a

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    Well, and all I'm saying is that a delay of more or less a year is more likely than anything else.
     
  14. imacken macrumors 65816

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    Only Feral knows the answer. For all we know they've been doing preparatory work for months now, or they may not be doing Rise at all!
     
  15. e93to thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Will be released on Jan 28

    http://store.steampowered.com/app/391220/

    $60 US, $70CND.

    Here is system requirement:

    OS: Windows 7 64bit
    Processor: Intel Core i3-2100 or AMD equivalent
    Memory: 6 GB RAM
    Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 650 2GB or AMD HD7770 2GB
    DirectX: Version 11
    Storage: 25 GB available space
     
  16. Janichsan macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, as expected: much higher than TR 2013's requirements.
     
  17. EdwardSmith36 macrumors regular

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    I really loved the puzzles in the original series, I hope see the same series.
     
  18. e93to thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah.. I guess it's time to replace my iMac with Retina iMac.
     
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    Sent an email to Feral to inquire about RotTR. In their reply, they wrote they "can't confirm whether we will be bringing this game to the Mac."

    But given the popularity of the 2013 reboot, I'm sure they'd be more than willing to release the Mac port!
     
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    You can get 20% off if you pre-order from GreenManGaming, which is what I did for this and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. These are actually the first games I've pre-ordered in several years. I enjoyed the heck out of TR 2013 - played the single-player campaign to 100%, and Deus Ex: Human Revolution is one of my favorite games of all time.
     
  21. e93to thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Rise of Tomb Raider is now officially released on Steam!

    Anyone played this yet in 4K?
     
  22. imacken macrumors 65816

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    Sadly, no Mac version. Hopefully we won't have to wait 9 months for a release! Although there hasn't been any announcement from Feral yet.
     
  23. e93to thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I suspect Mac version isn't coming any sooner than PS4 version, which will be released in Nov 2016...
     
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    Anyone tried this with a 1gb graphics card ? Just wondering if it's at all playable on the lowest settings :(

    For most of my future gaming I'm going to have to get a ps4 but this isn't out I it :(
     
  25. N19h7m4r3 macrumors 65816

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    Sadly with 1GB it'll just crash and burn.

    The game eats VRAM like no one's business. It actually seems that the game might have a small memory leak as the game can become a horrible stuttery mess even on graphics cards like the GTX 980 or AMD Fury X which have 4GB GDDR5 and HBM 4GB respectively.

    I've seen people post numbers as high as 8GB of graphics memory being used. :(
     

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