Torchlight for Mac will be released tomorrow, May 12!

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by WilliamG, May 11, 2010.

  1. Youngchild macrumors member

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    The same day as STEAM is 'supposedly' being released on OS X...

    coincidence?!?!?!??!


    (I hope so as I purchased Torchlight through STEAM)
     
  2. WilliamG thread starter macrumors G3

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    Yes, it's through STEAM as well. And anyone who bought the PC version will get the Mac version... for freee! :)
     
  3. Youngchild macrumors member

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    Brilliant! :)

    (now if they would add a LAN option to Torchlight, I'd be a happy camper)
     
  4. JollyRogers macrumors regular

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    Well Well

    Guess I will be installing Steam and Torchlight tomorrow won't I?!

    I have played torchlight a lot already, however, I will purchase the Mac version, just because I can.
     
  5. MrBean macrumors member

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    I've been waiting ever since they first announced that it was coming out.
     
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    Awesome! Thanks for the link. I enjoyed Torchlight quite a bit but had been disappointed that they kept failing the Mac version launch.
     
  8. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    I totally should have bought Torchlight when it was on sale for $5, instead of waiting for the Mac version :p
     
  9. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    That's what I did--I asked the devs if the mac version was going to be on steam and they said "we sure hope so." That was enough of a "yes" for me.

    Speaking of which...it's downloading in steam right now!!
     
  10. WilliamG thread starter macrumors G3

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    Where from?
     
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  12. WilliamG thread starter macrumors G3

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    I don't see any current working workaround, sadly. I guess I'll wait till later today. :)
     
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    Just downloaded it to try. It works for Mac. Steam has no indication whatsoever to tell you if a crossplatform game's demo will also work on Mac. So far I found out through trial and error that the demos for Braid and Quantz do not work for Mac.
     
  15. JnDRader macrumors regular

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    Downloaded it last night and played for a couple of hours. Great game! Really reminded me of Diablo which is why I bought it. Very happy to have a decent game for the mac.
     
  16. siorai macrumors 6502

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    Too bad your save games from playing it in Windows don't come over when playing it on your Mac. :( Guess I needed to try a different character anyways...
     
  17. Youngchild macrumors member

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    Considering the game uses STEAM's "cloud" service, I was surprised to see this as well. I hope they will get this feature of STEAM working between the PC and Mac versions in the future.
     
  18. BenXiaoHai macrumors member

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    i've just downloaded the demo. Is there any limit to how far I can play in the demo? Also, if I decide to purchase the game later, am I able to continue using the character I used in the demo?
     
  19. Slux macrumors member

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    I figured out how to copy them over manually last night. It wasn't quite as easy as I expected.

    Find the save game files in windows under Documents and Settings/<User>/Application Data/Runic Games/ ... (don't remember the rest of the path but it should be obvious)

    A mirror of this directory structure should exist on your mac under <user>/Library/Application Support/Runic Games/Torchlight/...

    I already had a dummy character made up on the mac, and I found that simply blowing away the old save files and replacing them with my PC ones didn't work at all. Running Torchlight back up gave me my dummy mac character back and reset the save files. Weird.

    So instead I renumbered my PC save files (each save file is named with a number, starting at 0 or 1 and going up) so that they numbered after the mac save file, and copied them across leaving the mac file where it was.

    Then I could go to "Load Character" in Torchlight and pick my PC character from the list. A quick check in game confirmed that it worked fine.

    Hope that helps a bit. Sorry it's a bit light on the specifics.
     

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