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In Topic: Mac Upgrade path for a gamer?

11 January 2020 - 04:53 AM

Thanks - it gets so confusing with all the variants using the same basic name. I did not realise the iMac RX580X was down clocked. I am using a desktop RX580 in my 10 year old Mac Pro and hanging in there but really wanted a big jump in GPU performance for better 1440p to consider a new Mac (2019 Mac Pro is out of my league). My hope was for desktop 5700XT performance or better in the iMac but sounds like that is not likely.

In Topic: Mac Upgrade path for a gamer?

10 January 2020 - 01:31 PM

My understanding was that the  5500XT and below are 1080p targeting cards and not even as fast as the RX 580 (desktop)?

In Topic: 64-Bit compatibility topic

15 December 2019 - 09:14 AM

I'm not on Catalina yet but it seems this is rather like the PowerPC to Intel transition in that you will need to source PC versions of your old 32-bit games to run in Wine or a Windows VM if you want to run them inside Catalina.

Most of the Mac versions are now abandoned and won't be patched and although you can run older MacOS versions in a VM on Catalina the 3D Graphics acceleration isn't available (making them only useful for other applications).

In Topic: 64-Bit compatibility topic

29 November 2019 - 12:27 PM

I actually just enjoyed driving round the open world in Mafia 2 maybe that is why I remember it taking longer to finish the main story? I started on the DLC and keep meaning to go back to finish that. I suppose you can look at it as just another GTA clone but at least it was not as frustratingly difficult as the original Mafia (which I started playing in WINE). Recently I started playing Mafia 3 of which I bought the Aspyr port a while back on MacOS but it refused to run on dual CPU machines (single socket Mac Pro models of the same age are fine) so have finally had to run it in Windows. Despite the mediocre reviews i fine it is also a fun world to explore. With all these open world titles it is the atmosphere with music and surroundings that really make them.

In Topic: Riddick: Dark Athena is unplayable

25 November 2019 - 01:50 PM

I'm not sure you can get updates or even the game anymore. It has disappeared from deliver2.com which is VP's direct web store and even the PC version has gone from GOG (since 2017) so you can't even try that in a WINE wrapper.