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#41 DirtyHarry50

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 03:57 PM

View Postipickert55, on 29 December 2017 - 07:00 AM, said:


If you look at their website they're still very active in porting, so those companies are paying them to port their games and i imagine people are still buying them too. They also appear to have a mobile port division too. They made not be good at these things, but they seem to do a lot of it.

I guess that makes some sense in a world where people line up at drive through windows to buy pseudo hamburgers that are slapped together and lukewarm on a good day for twice the cost of something fresh that is less likely to kill you before your time and actually tastes good.

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 05:28 PM

View PostDirtyHarry50, on 29 December 2017 - 12:43 AM, said:

I wonder how they stay in business. Maybe it's  just a couple of guys doing it now.

These two guys probably handle porting games as a side activity in the evening, when they're done flipping burgers.

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 12:36 PM

VP's port of 'MXGP3' is out now on the Mac App Store and on Steam.

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 05:31 PM

I'll look for someone else's review. Looks cool. Looks
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Posted 25 November 2018 - 11:02 PM

View PostMr Pink, on 22 December 2017 - 04:47 AM, said:

VP removed more than half of their games from the Mac App Store lately, notably 'DiRT Showdown', probably due to the licensing reasons, and 'Assault on Dark Athena'.
AppShopper still lists all 38 games, now there're only 17 left.

Majesty 2 was also one of my favourites, despite the fact that it had hard-crashing bugs on release. (Which never were fixed, and now it's disappeared for good...)
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Posted 26 November 2018 - 10:54 AM

People complaining about WINE and WINE ports should look at VP ports. At least WINE works :lol:
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Posted 26 November 2018 - 03:42 PM

Also I'm pretty sure that 90% of the wine ported games I've played/made myself performed better than the VP ones I've played.
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Posted 26 November 2018 - 05:11 PM

WINE and CodeWeavers do good work. WoWS plays better than any VP port I've ever played.

PaultheTall also does good work.
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Posted 09 December 2018 - 07:41 AM

After MXGP3, VP is now bringing Milestone's 'Gravel' to Mac & Linux...

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 09:15 AM

'Gravel' is already out on Steam and the Mac App Store.

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 12:41 PM

VP just published 'Constructor Plus' on the Mac App Store.

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Posted 26 September 2019 - 11:14 PM

I will contact them in order to get working serial numbers for the games I once purchased over the macgamestore and are not working anymore.
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Posted 27 September 2019 - 08:35 AM

View Postdr.zeissler, on 26 September 2019 - 11:14 PM, said:

I will contact them in order to get working serial numbers for the games I once purchased over the macgamestore and are not working anymore.

Good luck with that.

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Posted 01 November 2019 - 10:29 AM

Yeah, VP is a great firm and has a blazingly fast support!

Ticket: 2625 Alienshooter2
Q: Hi there. I can't install the game. I do not have installed it anywhere. Please reset my Key and tell me how many times I can install the game because I have serveral macs. Thank you!
A: This game was discontinued many years ago and we can no longer offer support.


Ticket: 2626 Dark Athena
Q: Hi there. I can't install the game. I have installed it on one machine (macmini 2009). Please reset my Key and tell me how many times I can install the game because I have serveral macs. Thank you!
A: I am sorry but this game was discontinued years ago and we can no longer offer support

Ticket: 2627 Blitzkrieg
Q: Hi there. I can't install the game. I do not have installed it anywhere. It directly quits after entering the key and the log says: "can't connect the update-server".  Please reset my Key and tell me how many times I can install the game because I have serveral macs. Thank you!
A: I am sorry but this game was discontinued years ago and we can no longer offer support.

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What next? Should I accept this? Any other solution beside searching for crcks?
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Posted 01 November 2019 - 11:10 AM

That's the exact reason I just refuse to buy any software at all which uses this horrible kind of DRM.

I think your only option is piracy. They just don't give you another choice. You've got proof of payment for these games, they don't even allow you to play the games you've paid for, so what other option is still left for you? None.

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Posted 01 November 2019 - 11:11 AM

But even cracks for mac are hard to find.
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Posted 01 November 2019 - 11:14 AM

I bought Kult: Heretic Kingdoms from those crooks once (from their own god damn store!) and it activated one time, never was able to activate it again. I don't think they even responded to support requests when I tried to get it working again.
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Posted 01 November 2019 - 12:36 PM

I guess this is why 98 of 99 games on MGS are disabled with them... the one that is not, is just a steam key.

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Posted 01 November 2019 - 01:15 PM

Everyone that has a problem with his machine, or is changing a HDD to a SSD will likely run into that same problems.
Completly useless. I think we need a hacker that rips out these stupid copy protection.

Quite the same as Aspyr's RAGE. I have bought another copy just to find out that both originals can be installed, but never be played/activated.

Stupidity at best and great customer care. This is how should tread your customers...than you will get rid of them very fast, so you can enjoy your sleep...and file chapt11 at last.
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Posted 01 November 2019 - 08:10 PM

I had heard you could contact Aspyr and they would get you an App Store copy of RAGE if you had a disk copy. I have it on disk but never bothered to contact them since I also have it for 360 (which was updated for XOne Backward Compatibility )
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