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#447782 Offical Mac MMO list.

Posted by macdude22 on 06 January 2018 - 04:13 PM in Mac Adventure, RPG & MMOs

I have fond memories of Clan Lord as a wee young lad in the 90s. I'd tried to go back a few times over the past decade but the lack of players and the truly 90s nature of it was too much. I will pour one out for our classic game in arms.



#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.



#449836 Feral's upcoming project?

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

Bring back Feral Legends!



#449915 Feral's upcoming project?

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

Heck yes, Railroads is great.



#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



#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.



#447781 What games are people playing these days!?

Posted by macdude22 on 06 January 2018 - 04:11 PM in General

View Postthe Battle Cat, on 06 January 2018 - 12:07 PM, said:

And you should know the Claptrap character is by far the worst one to play in the trilogy.  His random action skill usually hurts you and your co-op buddies during a fight.

tBC looooooooooooooves when I play clappy. It reminds him of the time he got the clap back in '71.



#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.



#448498 What games are people playing these days!?

Posted by macdude22 on 16 March 2018 - 06:51 AM in General

When I was a kid playing Realmz I always thought it was neat Tim Phillips basically lived right up the road. Then Scott Adams ended up basically across the street and thats how I got signed copies of Adventureland.


Who's this wierdo asking for me to sign floppy disks......act naturally maybe he won't kill me >_>



#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.



#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.



#449969 Blizzard Games to Utilize Metal API in OS X

Posted by macdude22 on Yesterday, 07:33 AM in IMG News Discussion

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



#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.



#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.



#447864 Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch News

Posted by macdude22 on 12 January 2018 - 10:42 AM in Off-Topic

View PostDirtyHarry50, on 12 January 2018 - 10:29 AM, said:

I love my Xbox One but...

https://www.destruct...es-481877.phtml

Wow. You'd think that something would have been learned from all the outrage and even lost revenue (Star Wars Battlefront II?) during the previous year of the loot boxes but NO!

It's gonna be so awesome getting drops later on that speed up purchased downloads, grant exclusive DLC, make your games start faster and more! I am so excited about 2018! This is going to be amazing.

The way I read this is they will be rewards for playing games you're already playing, no? No money required? Not sure where all the hate is coming from.



#447997 Answer questions for the Feral newsletter!

Posted by macdude22 on 23 January 2018 - 07:44 AM in General

Games we want you to port?

ELEX. I've long had a soft spot for the quirky, yet engrossing games of Piranha Bytes. I originally played the Risen series on 360 and then went back and played some of the Gothic games via WINE. It sounds kind of like a hot mess but I can't help but pine for the medieval steampunk nonsense of ELEX on my Mac.



#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.



#448327 Vulkan Officially Released - No Mac Support

Posted by macdude22 on 26 February 2018 - 11:38 AM in IMG News Discussion

Maybe there will be more uptake if developers get easy portability to macOS by using vulkan.

cuz nobody really cares about linux.

Or linux folk don’t care to buy games at any rate.



#448329 Vulkan Officially Released - No Mac Support

Posted by macdude22 on 26 February 2018 - 12:08 PM in IMG News Discussion

View Postjeannot, on 26 February 2018 - 12:01 PM, said:

So Dota 2 runs faster with Vulkan code translated to Metal than with openGL code? It'd go even faster with native Metal code.
Seriously, I don't see anyone beside Valve using this translation layer for macOS games, but I'd be interested in hearing Feral's take on this.

I could see it being useful for code weavers if the uptake was better. But according to wikipedia there's only a couple dozen vulkan games anyway. I think the best case scenario is more developers use vulkan now that it can be relatively portable to a platform full of hungry paying customers.



#448324 Vulkan Officially Released - No Mac Support

Posted by macdude22 on 26 February 2018 - 10:40 AM in IMG News Discussion

vulkan to metal translation layer sounds nice but is anyone using vulkan over directX 12?

The usual porting houses feral and aspyr are already adept at natively porting directX to metal and the major engines like Unreal4 already support metal so I’m not sure who this is for unless there is more uptake in vulkan than I realized.



#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



#448016 GeForce NOW for Mac - Beta Invite

Posted by macdude22 on 24 January 2018 - 11:31 AM in Windows Gaming

View PostIrishman, on 24 January 2018 - 09:18 AM, said:

So, as a follow-up post, is GeForce Now able to sync your Steam purchases, or do you have to buy games all over again? BTW, I just put my name on the waiting list. :)

Games are not bought through GeforceNow, but there are only specific games that are fully supported. I.E. I can sign into steam and run any game (well try to run) but it will have to reinstall on the cloud computer every session (and if they don't have steam cloud your games aren't saved) . Supported games are instantly available from any session with save support.



#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.