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#449915 Feral's upcoming project?

Posted by macdude22 on 04 December 2018 - 07:37 AM in General

Heck yes, Railroads is great.



#450166 Feral's upcoming project?

Posted by macdude22 on 06 February 2019 - 01:54 PM in General

Aspyr too busy doing switch ports.



#449836 Feral's upcoming project?

Posted by macdude22 on 18 November 2018 - 10:18 AM in General

Bring back Feral Legends!



#449226 Feral's upcoming project?

Posted by macdude22 on 03 June 2018 - 10:25 AM in General

Or ports of the older Final Fantasy Titles, III, VII, XI, etc.... They should run great on almost any mac.



#449304 What games are people playing these days!?

Posted by macdude22 on 12 June 2018 - 01:49 PM in General

I vaguely recall it looking worse than FA-18 Hornet but it playing a lot better when I was a kid. Played it a lot more than Hornet anyway.



#449307 What games are people playing these days!?

Posted by macdude22 on 12 June 2018 - 02:58 PM in General

This would have been v1 or maybe 2, I don't remember. It would have been fall/winter 95-96 when I played them the most and the inter web says 3.0 came out in 97.



#448986 What games are people playing these days!?

Posted by macdude22 on 06 May 2018 - 12:29 PM in General

I have been trying to whittle down the few games in my 360 backlog that are not available for Backwards Compatibility. I had been trying to choke down Final Fantasy XIII but wow its not good. I like the battle system well enough but the story and the on rails gameplay were just terrible. I found myself falling asleep every time snow had another diatribe about how he's gunner save everyone. I gave it 15 hours, which was probably 10 hours too much. So checked that trilogy off my list and moved onto Kingdoms of Amalur. Holy crap, now that's fun. It's kind of like WoW and and Elder Scrolls game had an offline baby. Fast fun combat, interesting loot, crafting that doesn't require a PhD. Already more hours into it than FFXIII and loving it. I regret not giving this some attention when it was released.



#449298 What games are people playing these days!?

Posted by macdude22 on 12 June 2018 - 06:54 AM in General

Chuck Yeager's Air Combat4life



#449969 Blizzard Games to Utilize Metal API in OS X

Posted by macdude22 on 17 December 2018 - 07:33 AM in IMG News Discussion

Overwatch sucks so we're all the better for it.



#449910 Steam DB Watch

Posted by macdude22 on 03 December 2018 - 01:40 PM in General

Bethesda is using MoltenVK to provide metal support for ESO so it can't be that hard to do.



Spoiler: that was a jab at bethesda.



#449913 Steam DB Watch

Posted by macdude22 on 03 December 2018 - 03:36 PM in General

They fired their competent mac developer a while back because they cost too much so thats kind of on zenimax that they can't implement it right.



#448960 Elite: Dangerous

Posted by macdude22 on 02 May 2018 - 09:58 PM in Mac Simulators

View PostUmarOMC1, on 02 May 2018 - 04:40 PM, said:

I'm sure they were looking for any reason to stop supporting macOS without wanting to word it as incompetence.

I'd hardly call what they churned out starting to support macOS. They cranked out a POC and never supported it. It should have been a free beta at best.

Spoiler: Overwatch sucks, blizzard did us Mac folk a favor by not tainting our platform with that turd.



#448925 Elite: Dangerous

Posted by macdude22 on 27 April 2018 - 11:52 AM in Mac Simulators

Ya it sucks I gave those honkey's money for a game they stopped functionally supporting 3 days later. Was really disappointed with the half hearted Macintosh support from the get go but I stupidly gave them money thinking they would have a real go at it. Runs great on Xbox at least but I have been very disappointed with Frontier's handling of this over the last couple of years.



#450219 Answer questions for the Feral newsletter!

Posted by macdude22 on 21 February 2019 - 07:41 AM in General

If there had been Ambrosia releases of their classics sometime between 2012 and 2016 I think they would have been big hits. Now, there's just too much noise. And frankly too many good games (and bad) to get lost in. They would have been the cream rising to the top them.



#449473 Answer questions for the Feral newsletter!

Posted by macdude22 on 23 July 2018 - 10:06 AM in General

View PostMatt Diamond, on 23 July 2018 - 07:45 AM, said:


So: the Mac gaming community I know best is made up of fellow old-timers who recognized that there was something special about Mac gaming, spent their precious time and money on it, and shared the ups and downs with me.


I'd like to meet this community, can you direct me to their location.



#449078 Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch News

Posted by macdude22 on 20 May 2018 - 12:11 PM in Off-Topic

View PostMatt Diamond, on 19 May 2018 - 09:56 PM, said:

I agree. There is NOTHING like playing a good game of Starcraft or Civilization on a console platform!

Literally, nothing like it!

Civilization Revolution was the best Civ game so 100% agree.



#449277 GeForce NOW for Mac - Beta Invite

Posted by macdude22 on 06 June 2018 - 07:29 AM in Windows Gaming

The beta didn't require a CC so I can't imagine how they would bill for it without your input, should the day they start billing arrive.

Along with the app there are two small files located at

~/Library/Preferences/com.nvidia.crimson.agent.plist
~/Library/Caches.com.nvidia.crimson.agent



#448727 Apple CPUs to Replace Intel in Macs?

Posted by macdude22 on 11 April 2018 - 10:30 AM in Mac Hardware

Plus GTAV sux.



#448771 Apple CPUs to Replace Intel in Macs?

Posted by macdude22 on 17 April 2018 - 10:14 AM in Mac Hardware

View PostSpike, on 17 April 2018 - 07:59 AM, said:

a large percentage want bootcamp.

I doubt that is true. True of certain demographics of Macintosh users, sure. As a whole, not really.



#448838 Apple CPUs to Replace Intel in Macs?

Posted by macdude22 on 23 April 2018 - 07:52 AM in Mac Hardware

View PostSpike, on 23 April 2018 - 01:48 AM, said:

I cant .... resist.... as well.....

The link macdude22 posted is for Apple's iOS (and MacOS etc...) kernel as part of Darwin. Macdude22 not realize that this iOS kernel has been on ARM since 2007?

Sure but ARM64 was not added with OS X as a default SDK target until 10.12.

I said they are building macOS for ARM platforms, I never said it would see the light of day.

FWIW they have been testing (what we would consider) macOS on ARM for far longer than anyone really thinks.

https://repository.t...ection=research

We can speculate about the likelihood of an actual released Macintosh with an Apple designed processor at it's heart til the cows come home, but there's nothing to speculate about Apple building (what we would consider) macOS on ARM internally.

I expect most here don't know what I do for a living so carry on. Clearly I know nothing. :teehee:



#448979 Apple CPUs to Replace Intel in Macs?

Posted by macdude22 on 05 May 2018 - 02:33 PM in Mac Hardware

View Postthe Battle Cat, on 27 April 2018 - 11:52 AM, said:

I think I might owe you a couple years of your life back.  

More than a couple, but who's counting >_>



#448708 Apple CPUs to Replace Intel in Macs?

Posted by macdude22 on 08 April 2018 - 04:08 PM in Mac Hardware

View PostJanichsan, on 08 April 2018 - 03:32 PM, said:

It is a problem for all the applications that either are not allowed on the App Store (e.g. Steam) or where the developers are not ready to share their revenue with Apple (e.g. MS Office, most Adobe applications).

The revenue share isn't the issue with MS Office. Microsoft sells MS Office as a suite and there is no mechanism for selling a suite of applications in that manner via the Mac App Store. App bundling doesn't meet the needs MS has for this.

The O2016 applications are fully sandboxed and compliant with MAS rules but the store is not currently apple to sell the suite in the manner Microsoft desires. I expect that to be a moot point in 5 years. Microsoft has indicated to the channel that O2019 will be the last perpetual release of Office. I expect in 5 years the apps will be distributed for free with most of the functionality gated behind subscription ala the iOS Office applications (which work pretty well IMO)

Adobe Creative Cloud applications shotgun garbage across the entire system. As is they would never pass qualification for MAS distribution.



#448828 Apple CPUs to Replace Intel in Macs?

Posted by macdude22 on 22 April 2018 - 07:34 PM in Mac Hardware

Anyone who thinks Apple doesn't have macOS running on ARM right now isn't paying attention.

https://opensource.a...570.1.46/osfmk/

A full fledged A-series Mac, hard to say if it ever sees the light of day but Apple's had an affinity for RISC since the beginning of time. Including being one of the original investors in ARM.

Folks here are letting their long histories with Apple and personal experience impact their view of the market. The average lululemon hunbot at Starbucks on a Mac is not doing highend editing and would be just as happy if their clamshell machine was running on Apple designed processors. Heck they probably wouldn't notice if the iPad versions of these apps were dropped in verbatim.

Until Apple does $thing it's all speculation but in my experience most of the arguments against an ARM based Mac laid out in this thread are not huge concerns for Apple. Would they affect me, absolutely. The majority of Apple customers, ehhhhhh.



#448842 Apple CPUs to Replace Intel in Macs?

Posted by macdude22 on 23 April 2018 - 10:58 AM in Mac Hardware

Full multi-user port for iOS, cool. Glad ur here to set me straight. I'm just a dumb hyperchiken from a backwoods asteroid.

I don't know why the idea of Apple having internal builds of macOS for Apple designed processes is such a personal affront to everyone here. :huh:



#448785 Apple CPUs to Replace Intel in Macs?

Posted by macdude22 on 18 April 2018 - 03:27 PM in Mac Hardware

View PostSneaky Snake, on 18 April 2018 - 01:03 PM, said:

iOS will finally be in a place where its target market won't just be able to use it as a computer but will prefer using it as a computer.

Guess what. This is your average consumer. Apple's bread and butter. The ARM Mac/iOSputer will come in the next 5 years because it will be a better, more convenient, device for the majority of Apple's customers. The organization I work for has over 10,000 iOS devices and under 2000 Macs. We use iOS devices for everything. Communication. Patient Access. General day to day office work. Sure we have researchers that still need powerful desktop workstations. The majority do not.

We power users from the 90s are not Apple's bread and butter anymore. They don't need to make us 9600s and style writers. Even me, the 90s power user, just uses his iPad 80% of my personal time.