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Thain Esh Kelch

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#449674 GOG now has my most wanted feature ever

Posted Thain Esh Kelch on 09 October 2018 - 09:01 AM

MGS is also quite bad in that respect. Would it really be so hard to write "Get everything in the regular edition (Link), but also the following: blahblah".

#449666 GOG now has my most wanted feature ever

Posted Thain Esh Kelch on 06 October 2018 - 12:50 AM

Agreed! It is SO annoying having to go through the descriptions, and fine the small prints that details what the different editions are!

#449629 MacOS 10.14 - Mojave

Posted Thain Esh Kelch on 02 October 2018 - 03:00 AM

View PostMatt Diamond, on 30 September 2018 - 07:03 PM, said:

I haven't been able to upgrade yet either - waiting on APPLE TO GET OFF ITS BUTT AND RELEASE NEW MACHINES.
ShhhHH!! We don't speak of the unspeakable!!

#449498 Apple CPUs to Replace Intel in Macs?

Posted Thain Esh Kelch on 31 July 2018 - 04:47 AM

Now, where is AMD in all of this? Surely they could provide Apple with chips that are almost as good, at a much cheaper price.

#449461 Answer questions for the Feral newsletter!

Posted Thain Esh Kelch on 20 July 2018 - 09:26 AM

View Postspeedcat_feral, on 20 July 2018 - 06:40 AM, said:

A new question for the Feral newsletter!

What is the best thing about belonging to the Mac gaming community?
We smell better!

#449433 New 2018 MBPs released

Posted Thain Esh Kelch on 14 July 2018 - 06:48 AM

View PostCougar, on 13 July 2018 - 05:47 PM, said:

Yes, I still don't understand why they didn't just put the magic keyboard in the MBP. It has more travel and no reliability issues. Keep the thin keyboard for the thin MacBook.

Edit: this is interesting: https://www.theverge...esistant-ifixit

I wonder if they will replace broken 2016/2017 keyboards with this.
I can let you know in a few months when I have to time to get my '16 MB keyboard fixed for the third time.

#449400 64-Bit compatibility topic

Posted Thain Esh Kelch on 05 July 2018 - 03:47 AM

View PostFrigidman™, on 04 July 2018 - 08:01 AM, said:

The MacGameStore App has a 64bit version ready, we are just adding more features to it to make it a worthwhile release.
You forgot to upgrade your forums to a 64bit version - At least it appears it isn't there anymore!

#449348 Answer questions for the Feral newsletter!

Posted Thain Esh Kelch on 21 June 2018 - 01:18 PM

Thanks I will do so, some time!

...(I've always been SO annoyed that after you select Single Player in Civ4:BTS, it then defaults to the THIRD menu option, which is mods - So if you start the game, and then spam enter to get going, you actually end up relaunching the game with some weird mod started! >_<)

#449341 Answer questions for the Feral newsletter!

Posted Thain Esh Kelch on 20 June 2018 - 02:04 PM

Civilization 4: Beyond the Sword.

No contest there. The replayability of that amazing game is outstanding. A pity it gets more and more bugs for each macOS release, and wont work at all in 10.15. :(

#449325 Blizzard announced bringing World of Warcraft Classic at Blizzcon

Posted Thain Esh Kelch on 16 June 2018 - 09:11 AM

WOW Classic will run on a Frankenstein version of 1.12. So it will be the vanilla experience without any expansions, but with modern server and backend technology.


Blizzard said it chose patch 1.12 “because it represents the most complete version of the classic experience.”


So we asked ourselves, would it still be possible to deliver an authentic classic experience if we took our modern code, with all its back-end improvements and changes, and used it to process the Patch 1.12 game data?

While that might seem counterintuitive, this would inherently include classic systems like skill ranks, old quests and terrain, talents, and so on, while later features like Transmog and Achievements would effectively not exist because they were entirely absent from the data. After weeks of R&D, experimentation, and prototyping, we were confident we could deliver the classic WoW content and gameplay without sacrificing the literally millions of hours put in to back-end development over the past 13 years.

I can live with that. Looking forward to re-experiencing WOW! Some more technical stuff in the link above, if you care about stuff like that.

No release date yet, but we will like hear something around BlizzCon in November I assume.

#449317 Feral's upcoming project?

Posted Thain Esh Kelch on 14 June 2018 - 01:10 PM

So, how far is Feral with the Witcher 3 port? 2018 or 2019 release?

#449169 What games are people playing these days!?

Posted Thain Esh Kelch on 27 May 2018 - 10:30 AM

Civ4:BTS, again.

Had this start in a game. Never seen that before. At least it turned out that they were indeed on the same continent!
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#449144 Razer releases entry-level eGPU $299 eGPU enclosure with macOS support

Posted Thain Esh Kelch on 25 May 2018 - 04:41 AM

View PostDirtyHarry50, on 25 May 2018 - 02:18 AM, said:

Wasn't this thread about an eGPU enclosure?
The mere presence of tBC as an admin on these boards, causes automatic derailment. It just goes slower when he isn't posting in the thread.


Anyway, I don't get the appeal of these for gaming on a Mac. For all the expense, you cannot even achieve maximal performance.

Why not spend the money on either a gaming laptop or desktop just for PC gaming instead? You get your Windows install included, whatever GPU you want and it really isn't that much more money is it?
But if money isn't an issue, but Windows is, what then? In many cases performance will be adequate on a Mac, and we don't have time to play all the AAAs anyway, so the Mac selection is likely fine.

#449124 Answer questions for the Feral newsletter!

Posted Thain Esh Kelch on 24 May 2018 - 01:23 AM

View PostEllieFeral, on 23 May 2018 - 04:38 AM, said:

New question!

What's your favourite series/franchise of games, and why?
Legend of Zelda I have to say. I have had waaaay to many wonderful gaming experiences in that series. Ocarina of Time is still my number one all time game (Followed by Baldurs Gate 1, Civilization 4: BTS, Borderlands 2 in that order). The music, the setting, the characters, the gameplay, the story, the AAA feel - Everything top notch. Specifically for OoT, it has to be the music and story though.

Really looking forward to getting a Nintendo Switch and dive into Breath of the Wild.

#449123 Introducing Speedcat (New Feral rep)

Posted Thain Esh Kelch on 24 May 2018 - 01:15 AM

Speedcat: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, The Witcher 3, Mass Effect 1-3, Assasins Creed 3+, Far Cry 1+, for Mac. You may reply to this thread when you've convinced your superiors to start porting them. Thank you very much! :pinkpony:

Oh, and Half-Life 3 now we are at it, please. But I will allow you to reply to the thread before this is confirmed in the making. I am that kind.