Should Forum split the PC only games from "Apple games"?

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by PracticalMac, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. PracticalMac macrumors 68030

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    #1
    Too many of these posts are for PC only games.

    Makes it hard to read about those Mac compatible (no need for BootCamp or VPC).

    Well?
     
  2. Richdmoore macrumors 68000

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    I really question if this forum is busy enough to need to split between Boot Camp Windows and OS X native games.

    That being said, I think it is a good idea otherwise, as it is frustrating to hear someone talking about a game such as "Kane's Wrath" and then realize that they are talking about a bootcamp or parallels game, or even a homemade Cider port, etc and not a native Mac game.
     
  3. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    No need. Many of the questions apply equally to a Mac and PC version of a game. I don't want to have to read two forums to get the same info I now get in one forum.
     
  4. Huntn macrumors G5

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    It would not bother me if a separate MacRumors Windows Gaming forum was created or keep it like it is. When I post regarding a Windows game I try to remember to put something in the title like (PC) and most certainly I mention it up front in my post.
     
  5. davecom macrumors member

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    I agree a split is a good idea. As a lurker only interested in native Mac games, I find it irksome having to dig through all the PC stuff.
     
  6. punjabimc macrumors newbie

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  7. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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  8. Dagless macrumors Core

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    But they're not console games.

    Why not sticky a bylaw thread for the board. If a game is about the technical side of a game then request the user to put [Mac] or [Win] before the topic. The games forum is also about advice on games which has nothing to do with specific OS versions.

    If we do a split then we need a Mac, Win and one that doesn't matter (game advice, friend codes etc).
     
  9. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

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    I agree, a method similar to the system in Marketplace would work perfectly. :) I'm only really a lurker on that board, as I play very few games, but I'd be nice to see at a glance whether the game is Mac-specific.
     

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