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#3101 Homy

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Posted 28 July 2021 - 08:22 AM

Maybe Feral will then have more resources for porting Mac games. It makes sense since Linux has only 0.89% of the user base on Steam while Mac has 2.54%. My impression is that yet many times Linux users have had better support and more ports than us, if I'm not wrong.

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Posted 28 July 2021 - 11:10 AM

The responses to that tweet were interesting to read. You see the same anger and futile arguments that Mac gamers have expressed to publishers over the years.

Also, a troll teases them for playing games on Linux.

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Posted 29 July 2021 - 12:44 AM

View Postgalad, on 28 July 2021 - 07:16 AM, said:

I guess native linux games will be even more rare than now very soon.
...which is pretty much exactly what the critics of Valve's Proton initiative have predicted.

This certainly is a double-edged sword: on the one hand, Proton brought more games to Linux than porting companies ever could. On the other hand, Proton is no magic bullet: there are compatibility and performance issues, which ultimately never will go away. Their recreation of Microsoft's technologies will ever only play catch up.

And then there are the issues with copy/cheat protection mechanisms, which might or might not be resolved. It remains a gamble.

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Posted 29 July 2021 - 04:25 PM

The performance advantages of running via native Windows are negligible to me (example 1, 2, 3, 4 does 20 fps difference matter if you're getting around 100fps at 1440p anyway? For me, no. Especially if I don't have to deal with Windows)—I've yet to play anything that runs via Proton where I find myself thinking "Damn, I wonder how much better this would play if I installed Windows." About the only things that don't run regard games that use the likes of EAC. My library of playable games have shot up and Valve consistently update Proton to be able to play the latest AAA releases (there's Release and Experimental branches of Proton)—FidelityFX works perfectly under Proton as well…after I figured that out I could give a crap about about getting a 6800 at these crazy prices when Cyberpunk 2077 and Borderlands 3 (games I've been wasting hours in lately) look and play so damned well on my 5700XT at max visual settings (max. visual. settings.).

That being said, were I Feral, et alia, I'd only make sure my games run in Proton rather than work on native ports and avoid EAC were I concerned with Linux.
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Posted 30 July 2021 - 01:30 AM

View PostUmarOMC1, on 29 July 2021 - 04:25 PM, said:

Cyberpunk 2077 and Borderlands 3 (games I've been wasting hours in lately) look and play so damned well on my 5700XT at max visual settings (max. visual. settings.).

In Cyberpunk's case, max settings would be with raytracing though, and I don't think that's supported on the 5700 XT.

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Posted 30 July 2021 - 03:44 AM

View PostCamper-Hunter, on 30 July 2021 - 01:30 AM, said:

In Cyberpunk's case, max settings would be with raytracing though, and I don't think that's supported on the 5700 XT.
Dammit, now I need a 6800 again…lol I'm a lot more content with what I have due to FidelityFX right now, and the 5700XT is still a damn good card. I'd still like to upgrade to a 850W PSU before getting a new card too.
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Posted 05 October 2021 - 08:42 AM

Feral released 'Total War: Rome Remastered' on the Mac App Store a few days ago.

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Posted 07 October 2021 - 07:55 AM

After what seems like ages, Feral teased two new games on their Radar, but they are for Nintendo Switch only.

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Posted 07 October 2021 - 08:31 AM

My guess: Total War: Warhammer and Total War: Rome Remastered for the Switch. :teehee:

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Posted 07 October 2021 - 12:21 PM

could we have lost BOTH major porters?
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Posted 08 October 2021 - 09:17 AM

View Postdr.zeissler, on 07 October 2021 - 12:21 PM, said:

could we have lost BOTH major porters?

Why? Just because they want to port two games to Switch and make some money? They have ported/remastered several games this year for Mac, like A Total War Saga: TROY and Mythos, Total War: Warhammer II - The Silence & The Fury, Total War: Rome Remastered, Total War: THREE KINGDOMS - Fates Divided and A Total War Saga: TROY - Ajax & Diomedes. Give them a break!

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Posted 08 October 2021 - 12:38 PM

Now I feel filthy for never having played a Total War game.
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Posted 28 October 2021 - 12:05 PM

Feral is bringing 'Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light' and 'Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris' to the Nintendo Switch.
They did not announce a Mac port! Just like Aspyr, with their more recently released titles...

'A Total War Saga: Troy' is on the Mac App Store now, for those wishing to forego the Epic Game Store or Steam.

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Posted 28 October 2021 - 01:19 PM

View PostHomy, on 08 October 2021 - 09:17 AM, said:

Why? Just because they want to port two games to Switch and make some money? They have ported/remastered several games this year for Mac, like A Total War Saga: TROY and Mythos, Total War: Warhammer II - The Silence & The Fury, Total War: Rome Remastered, Total War: THREE KINGDOMS - Fates Divided and A Total War Saga: TROY - Ajax & Diomedes. Give them a break!

But who cares, who buys that...?

Doom, Wolfenstein, Farcry, COD, .... it's about a year! no additional 64Bit intel ports either that could be used via rosetta2... we lost one year, will it be another one...or is macgaming dead and now the first time where really good integrated gfx are available we lost the fight...man!
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Posted 28 October 2021 - 03:56 PM

View Postdr.zeissler, on 28 October 2021 - 01:19 PM, said:

But who cares, who buys that...?
Are you serious? Each of the Total Warhammers and Three Kingdoms all sold literally millions of copies (Windows primarily, of course). The Total War series is massively popular. Which is certainly part of the reason why Feral keeps porting them.

Just because you don't care about them doesn't mean nobody does.

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Posted 30 October 2021 - 08:04 AM

View PostJanichsan, on 28 October 2021 - 03:56 PM, said:

Are you serious? Each of the Total Warhammers and Three Kingdoms all sold literally millions of copies (Windows primarily, of course). The Total War series is massively popular. Which is certainly part of the reason why Feral keeps porting them.

Just because you don't care about them doesn't mean nobody does.

Still, I have to agree with him in some way. First Person Shooters are the most popular games. Everyone knows these games and almost everyone who's ever played a game has played at least some kind of FPS game. A game like Call of Duty is known by absolutely everyone, even those who've never played a single game in their whole life.

On the other hand, who in the Hell ever plays these Turn-Based Strategy games like the Total War games? I have to agree with him, as I don't even know one single person in my personal life who has ever played these games. Yes, I see people talk about them on the internet, but that's about it. None of my family members, friends or colleagues has ever played a single Total War game. Most of them have never even heard of these games.

He mentions Doom, Wolfenstein, Far Cry and Call of Duty. With these games you could better ask the question: "Who hasn't played these games?" I've played games from all four of those franchises, as have many people I know from my personal life. Total War? I've never played them and I don't personally know anyone who ever has.

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Posted 30 October 2021 - 08:15 AM

View Postjos, on 30 October 2021 - 08:04 AM, said:

Still, I have to agree with him in some way. First Person Shooters are the most popular games. Everyone knows these games and almost everyone who's ever played a game has played at least some kind of FPS game. A game like Call of Duty is known by absolutely everyone, even those who've never played a single game in their whole life.

On the other hand, who in the Hell ever plays these Turn-Based Strategy games like the Total War games? I have to agree with him, as I don't even know one single person in my personal life who has ever played these games. Yes, I see people talk about them on the internet, but that's about it. None of my family members, friends or colleagues has ever played a single Total War game. Most of them have never even heard of these games.

He mentions Doom, Wolfenstein, Far Cry and Call of Duty. With these games you could better ask the question: "Who hasn't played these games?" I've played games from all four of those franchises, as have many people I know from my personal life. Total War? I've never played them and I don't personally know anyone who ever has.

I'd say your friends are ignorant/uniformed then. It's illogical of anyone to claim "Who plays strategy games?" or "who plays Total War?" The genre - and TW specifically have hugely popular for al long time. Real time strategy or turn based strategy games are great. Is FPS *more* popular? Typically yes. Is strategy some niche unknown genre as you make it out to be? Absolutely not. Total War Warhammer has never left the steam top 50/100 played since release, and its common for multiple TW games to be in there when they are released.

Just because Call of Duty gets more branding or advertising doesn't make it a better game. I also know many gamers who don't play FPS at all. Gaming is a broad spectrum - don't condense it into a bandwagon or popular trend.
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Posted 30 October 2021 - 09:24 AM

I am not ignorand, I don't have the time to figure out how the modern strategy titles have to be played, enjoying such games needs (much) more time.
If I want to play a short campain on an FPS it's not a big deal, fiire...move and you are good to go.

I don't have anything against these strategy games...but if the x'st version or update/campain/addon of one title or genre is all you have, then you don't have to wonder why the macgaming is nearly dead. Look in the threads here at IM...look the statisticts and don't tell me that strategic is the most active toppic/genre....no it's obviously not!

Action/shooters will of corse be the most selling titles. dear feral, can you show us your selling-sheets? I am interested if I am right. I. am sure that the Tombraider Titles sold much much more then the strategy titles. I don't know why we get no additional 64/Bit-metal patches nor M1 native ARM....we got...play 64Bit/X86 via Rosetta and mostly no new AAA title since a year...no mac-port's on the horizon...seems that feral is still in lockdown and only the chef and someone who views mails?

Man, M1 (and even pro/max) are fantastic chips...but without (native) software....

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Posted 31 October 2021 - 06:20 AM

I couldn't agree more, dr.zeissler.

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Posted 31 October 2021 - 07:28 AM

View Postjos, on 30 October 2021 - 08:04 AM, said:


He mentions Doom, Wolfenstein, Far Cry and Call of Duty. With these games you could better ask the question: "Who hasn't played these games?"

I never have, because shooters don't appeal to me in the slightest. But that's fine, you do you, and there's room enough for everyone.
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