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In Topic: AS ported games for M1-Chip

Today, 11:49 AM

View PostThain Esh Kelch, on 05 December 2020 - 04:54 AM, said:

It was soooo good! I distinctly remember thinking "Wauw, this feels like a cutting edge Windows game!" back then, and I guess it really was! :P

I was always sad that I never got to play it multiplayer against anything but the computer AI. It was a really tense action game, that in many ways was my first foray into MOBAs.

I tried this recently on a PlayStation. I gave up after the third mission because of the lack of save checkpoints. A bit too old school for me I guess. But the game itself was fun.

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.