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#1 Arktiswylf

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:01 AM

Just a quick question, Will this game support Mac client?

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:07 AM

sure, if you write up a mac client im sure theyld support it.

are they making a mac client? lol no.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 04:20 AM

What is a Mac? That shiny thing?

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:54 AM

If it was mac supported that would be fun, have some friends in graphic design here that use Macs but still love the Mech warrior franchise, hell they have bootcamped their MACS just to run the old MW games lol

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:56 AM

If they port this to mac I will quit playing in protest.

Edited by Vernius Ix, 28 March 2012 - 08:56 AM.


#6 Belial

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:02 AM

View PostArktiswylf, on 28 March 2012 - 12:01 AM, said:

Just a quick question, Will this game support Mac client?


Nope. At least not in the foreseeable future.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:16 AM

Of course there's Mac support! What kind of PC game wouldn't run on a Mac?

This game is absolutely and fully supported by Apple's Mac computers.


There's just no Mac OS support :)

You want to play it on your Mac, buy a copy of Windows. If you've already paid the price premium for a Mac, a gaming capable Mac, no less (which means you paid no less than twice what the hardware is actually worth), then a $100 OS is chump change.

Edited by Catamount, 28 March 2012 - 09:17 AM.


#8 Gremlich Johns

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:50 PM

Also remember that if you install a Windows partition on your Mac, the next time you upgrade your Mac OS, it will take as much of your Windows partition as it needs/wants - effectively eating your master boot record with all of your Windows configuration information

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:52 PM

But that's just synergy! It's the Mac: just working

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:34 PM

I use Linux...with Wine emulator (Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit)
It loads and runs every game I have ever wanted.
Isn't the newest Mac OS a form of Linux? ... the new 11 series?
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:03 AM

There's no OS XI on the horizon that I'm aware of (keep in mind, OSX is been here for a long time); the newest is 10.8 Mountain Lion (stellar OS from the looks of it, and I don't praise Apple easily).


OS X comes from earlier in the Unix lineage than Linux, I believe, and is really more a descendent of BSD than Linux. Still, one can run Wine on OSX :D

One could also download Ubuntu and install it next to OSX to run Wine (Wine is better on Ubuntu than almost any platform, in my experience), but, if one was going to do that, one might as well just buy a copy of Window :lol: $100 is no expenditure of one has already paid 2-3 times the normal price of hardware getting a Mac that's gaming-capable.



BTW, JackDeth, if you use Ubuntu, what are your thoughts on where they're going with the interface? I think it's pretty good so far, but I've heard a lot of groaning from my Linux-using friends (I only use Linux on occasion for specialized tasks, or to play with from time to time)

Edited by Catamount, 29 March 2012 - 07:04 AM.


#12 FallguySoldier

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:06 AM

View PostArktiswylf, on 28 March 2012 - 12:01 AM, said:

Just a quick question, Will this game support Mac client?


Boot Camp.

#13 Trevnor

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:07 AM

So, looks like I may be getting Wine then. I have a Mac for composing music purposes. That, or see if I can save up for a new gaming Windows machine.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:18 AM

You can try Wine, but Wine is hit or miss on even the best of platforms, and OSX has never been ideal.

If you really have a Mac that has the GPU to be decent in terms of gaming performance (you'd need to to run MWO on Wine anyways, especially given the ~50% FPS hit I've seen for Cryengine 3), then why not just eat the cost of a $100 copy of Windows, run it natively, and get better FPS?

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:27 AM

Catamount...Ubuntu 64 bit seems to run everything that I have tried.
With the Nvidia card that I use (GTX280) and the latest drivers...I get over 70 FPS in World of Warcraft even in big raids.
I have yet to get a proper download of Crysis into the drive (problem with Origin ... error 17854:5) and EA is giving me the ultimate run around in trying to solve it.
The call center (probably in India or there abouts) wants me to dump my system and reformat the drive (this is their answer to every fault).
I have used another computer to try and load...but no good...even with a clean install of OS.
The call center is totally F***ked!!
If anyone has a work around for this fault...I would LOVE to hear about it and get online.
Jack

#16 Chas

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 02:02 PM

View PostJackDeth, on 29 March 2012 - 08:27 AM, said:

Catamount...Ubuntu 64 bit seems to run everything that I have tried.
With the Nvidia card that I use (GTX280) and the latest drivers...I get over 70 FPS in World of Warcraft even in big raids.
I have yet to get a proper download of Crysis into the drive (problem with Origin ... error 17854:5) and EA is giving me the ultimate run around in trying to solve it.
The call center (probably in India or there abouts) wants me to dump my system and reformat the drive (this is their answer to every fault).
I have used another computer to try and load...but no good...even with a clean install of OS.
The call center is totally F***ked!!
If anyone has a work around for this fault...I would LOVE to hear about it and get online.
Jack



And this is basically the problem you're going to run into on Mac or Linux when trying to run games made for a Windows platform.
Unless you're REALLY interested in spending lots of time with support and hacking around in your system, go with Wintendo.

#17 Gremlich Johns

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:57 AM

View PostJackDeth, on 28 March 2012 - 09:34 PM, said:

I use Linux...with Wine emulator (Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit)
It loads and runs every game I have ever wanted.
Isn't the newest Mac OS a form of Linux? ... the new 11 series?
Jack


MAC OS, like Linux, is a Unix-based OS.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:36 AM

View PostVernius Ix, on 28 March 2012 - 08:56 AM, said:

If they port this to mac I will quit playing in protest.

This Attitude does no one any good. More players the longer the game will last, no matter what the platform.

There is bootcamp and WINE for now, but i would hope that at some point PGI looks into developing a native mac client, There are lots of Gamers out there with Mac's

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:41 AM

2 words. 1 picture.

Dual Boot.
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Tee Hee! Tri-boot!

Edited by Kaemon, 03 April 2012 - 10:41 AM.


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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:51 AM

I would like to dual boot with bootcamp, but I cannot. This machine, while my only one, is primarily for composing music, and I need all that hard drive space for the files. I could get a external, which I have, but it's just for doing full backups. I'm to strapped for cash at the moment to spring for either a gaming machine or another external hard drive for to be able to boot camp this sucker....

Hopefully see what my tax return gives me. :S





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