so, think EA's new games will be able to play against PC players?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Aegelward, Jun 11, 2007.


Play against PC players?

  1. I really, really hope so

    21 vote(s)
  2. i'm not sure if they can work out the issues, but i hope so

    3 vote(s)
  3. doubtful, not that i care

    4 vote(s)
  4. i'll email EA and beg them never to allow me to play against those PC louts

    1 vote(s)
  1. Aegelward macrumors 6502a

    Jul 31, 2005
    pretty simple, it would be great if BF2142 had pc/mac multiplayer
  2. applekid macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2003
    This needs a poll because...?

    If EA is going get Mac licenses for middleware like GameSpy and Havok, then yes, I see no problem in PC/Mac network gameplay. If they end up giving us crippled versions that lack the network middleware and physics middleware, we will playing against our Mac friends only.

    I have my concerns about how EA will go about producing and marketing Mac games, but it's wait and see for now.
  3. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    I'm pretty use it will...most other games allow it(be hard pressed to find one that doesn't allow OS X-Windows support)
  4. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

    Dec 9, 2004
    EA is using Cider for these games. Which means they basically are the PC versions. Draw your own conclusions....

  5. jdechko macrumors 68040

    Jul 1, 2004
    I just hope that the newer games will start to take advantage of the programable GPUs that we're starting to see. From an article I read, the 8M series can be coded in a special language that allows the GPU to be used as a general purpose chip (GPGPU) or more specifically, a physics processor. :D

  6. GFLPraxis macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    It's virtually guaranteed. The EA games use Cider. They are literally running the Windows code in an optimized version of WINE.

    PC multiplayer is virtually guaranteed unless EA deliberately blocks it.
  7. yoman macrumors 6502a


    Nov 11, 2003
    In the Bowels of the Cosmos
    From the Transgaming Website regarding their Cider product:


    From the above, if game matching and connectivity means online play, I guess Mac vs. PC will be a likely possibility.

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