Sneaky Snake, on 28 July 2011 - 08:39 PM, said:
good gosh, how much did that cost?
A lot! I am married with 3 children, so money is always tight, but developing racing games and sim racing are my only hobbies so all of my disposable income goes toward it. And for as much as hardware costs for sim racing, I do not think I can handle any more hobbies!
But I have been sim racing since the early 90's and have adapted with the tech and hardware as the years have gone on. I have taken a lot of popsnizzle for building a Mac sim racing rig, but I don't care. I want to race on the Mac and I have used Macs for so long that I am jaded. I am very lucky to be able to have these nice things and I am always appreciative for the job lets me afford them.
The situation at the moment though is the lack of sim-style racing games (or just really good racing games) on the Mac where the PC side has an abundance of arcade style and sims. Though Dirt 2 is not really a sim, it is still a triple-A title and I am very happy to be getting it soon.
Oh, and just as a quick plug, I have developed a Mac Racing game that will be submitted to the Mac App Store soon. I will post some information about it soon. It is a very small game, but is definitely more on the sim side, but cut down to appeal more to the casual crowd who may download it. I am also already working on the update for it to add another car series and another track.
Here are a few pics of the unit before the buttkicker.