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mattw

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In Topic: Feral's upcoming project?

25 November 2018 - 03:23 AM

I can understand your reasoning but I have several old games where I purchased the Mac native version but it never survived the transition from either classic MacOS to OS X or between OS X versions. Thanks to WINE and GOG or a cheap used PC copy of the game I got these games back.

I have never owned a Windows PC and so far have avoided Bootcamp on my Mac so for me it has been a good solution to get access to some classic titles without investing in another platform.

Sure in an ideal world every good game would get a Mac native version and on going patches but given the limited resources of porting companies I would rather they keep bringing the latest titles to us first. WINE is rarely suitable for new games anyway but for older titles Iíve found it can work well.

In Topic: Feral's upcoming project?

23 November 2018 - 11:30 AM

View Postjos, on 23 November 2018 - 10:30 AM, said:



Exactly, I'd immediately buy games Far Cry, Mafia, Max Payne 1 & 2, Medal of Honor: Allied Assault and whatever games I'm forgetting at the moment if they would be available in the Mac App Store.

These all work in WINE so whilst native versions would be very nice it probably better to port ones that still do not work that way.

In Topic: Answer questions for the Feral newsletter!

23 November 2018 - 06:58 AM

I have a soft spot for TR2 as I played through both the original Classic Mac version and the OS X port later but oh boy were the early games difficult!

I really enjoyed the latest on Mac - Rise of the Tomb Raider, interesting story to keep you playing and more manageable in small sessions which is all I have time for.

The middle games I enjoyed too but checkpoints being far apart sometimes was frustrating.

In Topic: The Next Apple Event

08 November 2018 - 05:03 PM

Looking forward to seeing reports of how the i7 2018 Mini with an eGPU performs, both in terms of noise/any throttling and also eGPU reliability.

At least there is finally some possible path forward when my machine no longer runs the software if (as is likely the case) the new Mac Pro ends up like the iMac Pro and priced beyond the hobbyist.

Whatever happens it looks like mass storage will need to be external anyway. I wonder if a 10 gigabit Ethernet NAS can match internal SATA 2 speeds? I hate going backwards in any area.

In Topic: The Next Apple Event

02 November 2018 - 11:28 AM

Not that many games benefit very much from keeping all their data on an SSD so you should be OK with the OS and key applications on there (which do benefit) and a large external disk for the games really.