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Tacohead

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In Topic: "Inside" has a Mac version?!?

18 November 2020 - 01:38 PM

View Postgalad, on 18 November 2020 - 03:27 AM, said:

The Mac version is available on Steam too today.

It’s about time. Thanks for the heads up.

In Topic: Simple point and click games

10 November 2020 - 04:00 PM

Many great suggestions already.  You can also check out the "Adventure Gamers” website for more ideas on adventure games for the Mac. The website is:

https://adventuregamers.com

And don't forget the "Accessibility” settings in the System Preferences on your Mac. Macs now have a pretty nice on-screen keyboard included with the OS. There's even a "panel editor” where you can make your own custom on-screen keyboard panels for all sorts of applications including games.  You can also activate dwell clicking from within this on-screen keyboard to perform all kinds of mouse related actions without having to click a mouse. However based on your description it sounds like you are already using some sort of dwell clicking solution.

Also in that "Accessibility” settings make sure you take a look at "Pointer Control”-"Alternate Control Methods”-"Enable alternate pointer actions”. With this feature turned on the Facetime camera on your Mac will convert various facial expressions to mouse click and movement actions. So, for example, if you can't perform a right-click with the head mouse you are using you can make It so a smile will perform a right-click wherever you are currently pointing your mouse pointer. I find this to be much easier and quicker than using dwell clicking to do the same thing.

You will find that there are plenty of games you will be able to play. Honestly probably more than you can hope to play in a lifetime. :-)

If you have any other questions I will be happy to help if I can.

In Topic: 64-Bit compatibility topic

10 November 2020 - 03:38 PM

View PostJanichsan, on 10 November 2020 - 01:59 PM, said:

Yeah, it originally was a Cider "port". It's quite possible that they are now using a Codeweavers wrapper, though, which indeed support 64-bit and Metal (cf. Final Fantasy XIV).

In the FAQ they claim it's a native port.

And to those of you that own the game and want to try this new version you may have to wait a few days for them to complete the rollout of it to everybody or you can contact customer support via online chat and get them to do it right away for you. That's what I just did.

However at the moment a look at the forum for the new Mac 64-bit version suggests the game is a bit of a buggy mess right now however the customer support team seems pretty responsive and says fixes are on the way.

Enjoy!

In Topic: 64-Bit compatibility topic

10 November 2020 - 11:57 AM

View PostJanichsan, on 09 November 2020 - 03:02 PM, said:

Interestingly, The Sims 3 got a 64-bit update with Metal support.

Wasn’t that a Transgaming Cider port originally? And if so wouldn’t that be alot of work to update it to a native 64-bit app with Metal support? Certainly very unexpected but I think it’s the best game in the series so heck yeah!

In Topic: What games are people playing these days!?

01 November 2020 - 05:42 PM

View PostMatt Diamond, on 01 November 2020 - 11:08 AM, said:

I am interested in Obra Dinn, but I haven't bought it yet. Not currently in a good frame of mind for tricky logical puzzles. (Also I'm wondering if the art style will give me a headache.)

Currently playing Total War: Warhammer 2. After a false start, and needing to rewind 5-10 turns a few times when I'd misjudged things badly, I have vanquished the Dark Elves and am almost ready for the final ritual. No other rivals of note, so it's just me vs chaos.

This is on the easiest difficulty level though. Debating whether to try a new faction on Normal difficulty, or switch to another game for a while. It's a great game but by golly it takes a hell of a long time to play. I think I'll take a break for a while.

The Mortal Empires campaign, which becomes available when you have both games, is insanely long but is quite rewarding if you manage to successfully complete it. My biggest gripe about the game is the sound becoming a garbled mess of white noise during big battles. It doesn't seem to matter what the sound and graphics settings are on for me. I've never been able to resolve this. Otherwise it's a fantastic strategy game.