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Cougar

Member Since 27 Dec 2001
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In Topic: Grey Market Resellers

01 December 2020 - 05:27 PM

View PostJanichsan, on 01 December 2020 - 01:27 PM, said:

The major problem with these key resellers is that the developers mostly don't see any money from these sales, which hurts indie studios.

Yes. Many devs would actually prefer it if you pirated instead of using a key reseller.

In Topic: Feral's upcoming project?

30 November 2020 - 01:21 PM

View PostMatt Diamond, on 30 November 2020 - 12:24 PM, said:

Another tidbit from Brad Oliver on Twitter. Given the problem of nonnative middleware preventing ports of games to Apple Silicon,  someone  asked if it would be possible to optimize games for the new cpus anyway. His response:

"we can definitely and easily optimize for Apple GPUs even in an Intel build! Patches are coming to do just that."

If I understand it correctly, the reason they can do this is that on Apple Silicon, Metal games use native Metal APIs even if the app itself is still Intel. This is why Rosetta 2 performance is so "magical" compared to the PPC -> Intel transition.

In Topic: Metro Exodus incomming

25 November 2020 - 10:37 AM

The game has now been officially announced. No ETA yet. http://www.4a-games....y-studio-update

In Topic: AS ported games for M1-Chip

24 November 2020 - 12:41 PM

View PostHomy, on 24 November 2020 - 11:46 AM, said:

Why is his name Doug McKenzie if he's Brad Oliver?

Private joke, I guess? Or an attempt at anonymity. He changed it a while ago.

In Topic: AS ported games for M1-Chip

24 November 2020 - 10:28 AM

View Postjeannot, on 24 November 2020 - 09:36 AM, said:


Can you link to Brad's twitter account? I can no longer find it in my browser history and google doesn't find it either.
Rosetta 2 is nice and all, but at some point it will be removed and a not-too-old game that used to ran pretty well on your MX Mac will strop running after some OS update.

Itís @Apple3Forever.