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#447547 Feral's upcoming project?

Posted by macdude22 on 13 December 2017 - 07:12 PM in General

I have madcatz c.t.r.l.i that works fine. A little chintzy but great for Final Fantasy and Sanic.



#449226 Feral's upcoming project?

Posted by macdude22 on 03 June 2018 - 10:25 AM in General

Or ports of the older Final Fantasy Titles, III, VII, XI, etc.... They should run great on almost any mac.



#449836 Feral's upcoming project?

Posted by macdude22 on 18 November 2018 - 10:18 AM in General

Bring back Feral Legends!



#449915 Feral's upcoming project?

Posted by macdude22 on 04 December 2018 - 07:37 AM in General

Heck yes, Railroads is great.



#449304 What games are people playing these days!?

Posted by macdude22 on 12 June 2018 - 01:49 PM in General

I vaguely recall it looking worse than FA-18 Hornet but it playing a lot better when I was a kid. Played it a lot more than Hornet anyway.



#448498 What games are people playing these days!?

Posted by macdude22 on 16 March 2018 - 06:51 AM in General

When I was a kid playing Realmz I always thought it was neat Tim Phillips basically lived right up the road. Then Scott Adams ended up basically across the street and thats how I got signed copies of Adventureland.


Who's this wierdo asking for me to sign floppy disks......act naturally maybe he won't kill me >_>



#447781 What games are people playing these days!?

Posted by macdude22 on 06 January 2018 - 04:11 PM in General

View Postthe Battle Cat, on 06 January 2018 - 12:07 PM, said:

And you should know the Claptrap character is by far the worst one to play in the trilogy.  His random action skill usually hurts you and your co-op buddies during a fight.

tBC looooooooooooooves when I play clappy. It reminds him of the time he got the clap back in '71.



#448986 What games are people playing these days!?

Posted by macdude22 on 06 May 2018 - 12:29 PM in General

I have been trying to whittle down the few games in my 360 backlog that are not available for Backwards Compatibility. I had been trying to choke down Final Fantasy XIII but wow its not good. I like the battle system well enough but the story and the on rails gameplay were just terrible. I found myself falling asleep every time snow had another diatribe about how he's gunner save everyone. I gave it 15 hours, which was probably 10 hours too much. So checked that trilogy off my list and moved onto Kingdoms of Amalur. Holy crap, now that's fun. It's kind of like WoW and and Elder Scrolls game had an offline baby. Fast fun combat, interesting loot, crafting that doesn't require a PhD. Already more hours into it than FFXIII and loving it. I regret not giving this some attention when it was released.



#449298 What games are people playing these days!?

Posted by macdude22 on 12 June 2018 - 06:54 AM in General

Chuck Yeager's Air Combat4life



#449307 What games are people playing these days!?

Posted by macdude22 on 12 June 2018 - 02:58 PM in General

This would have been v1 or maybe 2, I don't remember. It would have been fall/winter 95-96 when I played them the most and the inter web says 3.0 came out in 97.



#449910 Steam DB Watch

Posted by macdude22 on 03 December 2018 - 01:40 PM in General

Bethesda is using MoltenVK to provide metal support for ESO so it can't be that hard to do.



Spoiler: that was a jab at bethesda.



#449913 Steam DB Watch

Posted by macdude22 on 03 December 2018 - 03:36 PM in General

They fired their competent mac developer a while back because they cost too much so thats kind of on zenimax that they can't implement it right.



#449473 Answer questions for the Feral newsletter!

Posted by macdude22 on 23 July 2018 - 10:06 AM in General

View PostMatt Diamond, on 23 July 2018 - 07:45 AM, said:


So: the Mac gaming community I know best is made up of fellow old-timers who recognized that there was something special about Mac gaming, spent their precious time and money on it, and shared the ups and downs with me.


I'd like to meet this community, can you direct me to their location.



#447997 Answer questions for the Feral newsletter!

Posted by macdude22 on 23 January 2018 - 07:44 AM in General

Games we want you to port?

ELEX. I've long had a soft spot for the quirky, yet engrossing games of Piranha Bytes. I originally played the Risen series on 360 and then went back and played some of the Gothic games via WINE. It sounds kind of like a hot mess but I can't help but pine for the medieval steampunk nonsense of ELEX on my Mac.



#449078 Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch News

Posted by macdude22 on 20 May 2018 - 12:11 PM in Off-Topic

View PostMatt Diamond, on 19 May 2018 - 09:56 PM, said:

I agree. There is NOTHING like playing a good game of Starcraft or Civilization on a console platform!

Literally, nothing like it!

Civilization Revolution was the best Civ game so 100% agree.



#447864 Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch News

Posted by macdude22 on 12 January 2018 - 10:42 AM in Off-Topic

View PostDirtyHarry50, on 12 January 2018 - 10:29 AM, said:

I love my Xbox One but...

https://www.destruct...es-481877.phtml

Wow. You'd think that something would have been learned from all the outrage and even lost revenue (Star Wars Battlefront II?) during the previous year of the loot boxes but NO!

It's gonna be so awesome getting drops later on that speed up purchased downloads, grant exclusive DLC, make your games start faster and more! I am so excited about 2018! This is going to be amazing.

The way I read this is they will be rewards for playing games you're already playing, no? No money required? Not sure where all the hate is coming from.



#448850 Apple CPUs to Replace Intel in Macs?

Posted by macdude22 on 24 April 2018 - 11:39 AM in Mac Hardware

View Postthe Battle Cat, on 24 April 2018 - 11:00 AM, said:

MacDude, this is your first warning.  If you continue to challenge preconceived nerd notions with professional knowledge of inside Apple information and facts from your stupid high powered industry position I will be forced to remove you from your sacred duties as IMG Moderator.  You have everybody in a tizzy with your dum faks.  


("Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." Mark Twain)

The only fact is the XNU kernel for source 10.12. and 10.13 from Apple has ARM64 targets for the macosinternal SDK. Everything else I've said is speculation. As I've said, I'm just a dumb hyperchikin. Don't go lumping me in with all the true experts here.



#448771 Apple CPUs to Replace Intel in Macs?

Posted by macdude22 on 17 April 2018 - 10:14 AM in Mac Hardware

View PostSpike, on 17 April 2018 - 07:59 AM, said:

a large percentage want bootcamp.

I doubt that is true. True of certain demographics of Macintosh users, sure. As a whole, not really.



#448727 Apple CPUs to Replace Intel in Macs?

Posted by macdude22 on 11 April 2018 - 10:30 AM in Mac Hardware

Plus GTAV sux.



#448708 Apple CPUs to Replace Intel in Macs?

Posted by macdude22 on 08 April 2018 - 04:08 PM in Mac Hardware

View PostJanichsan, on 08 April 2018 - 03:32 PM, said:

It is a problem for all the applications that either are not allowed on the App Store (e.g. Steam) or where the developers are not ready to share their revenue with Apple (e.g. MS Office, most Adobe applications).

The revenue share isn't the issue with MS Office. Microsoft sells MS Office as a suite and there is no mechanism for selling a suite of applications in that manner via the Mac App Store. App bundling doesn't meet the needs MS has for this.

The O2016 applications are fully sandboxed and compliant with MAS rules but the store is not currently apple to sell the suite in the manner Microsoft desires. I expect that to be a moot point in 5 years. Microsoft has indicated to the channel that O2019 will be the last perpetual release of Office. I expect in 5 years the apps will be distributed for free with most of the functionality gated behind subscription ala the iOS Office applications (which work pretty well IMO)

Adobe Creative Cloud applications shotgun garbage across the entire system. As is they would never pass qualification for MAS distribution.



#448828 Apple CPUs to Replace Intel in Macs?

Posted by macdude22 on 22 April 2018 - 07:34 PM in Mac Hardware

Anyone who thinks Apple doesn't have macOS running on ARM right now isn't paying attention.

https://opensource.a...570.1.46/osfmk/

A full fledged A-series Mac, hard to say if it ever sees the light of day but Apple's had an affinity for RISC since the beginning of time. Including being one of the original investors in ARM.

Folks here are letting their long histories with Apple and personal experience impact their view of the market. The average lululemon hunbot at Starbucks on a Mac is not doing highend editing and would be just as happy if their clamshell machine was running on Apple designed processors. Heck they probably wouldn't notice if the iPad versions of these apps were dropped in verbatim.

Until Apple does $thing it's all speculation but in my experience most of the arguments against an ARM based Mac laid out in this thread are not huge concerns for Apple. Would they affect me, absolutely. The majority of Apple customers, ehhhhhh.



#448838 Apple CPUs to Replace Intel in Macs?

Posted by macdude22 on 23 April 2018 - 07:52 AM in Mac Hardware

View PostSpike, on 23 April 2018 - 01:48 AM, said:

I cant .... resist.... as well.....

The link macdude22 posted is for Apple's iOS (and MacOS etc...) kernel as part of Darwin. Macdude22 not realize that this iOS kernel has been on ARM since 2007?

Sure but ARM64 was not added with OS X as a default SDK target until 10.12.

I said they are building macOS for ARM platforms, I never said it would see the light of day.

FWIW they have been testing (what we would consider) macOS on ARM for far longer than anyone really thinks.

https://repository.t...ection=research

We can speculate about the likelihood of an actual released Macintosh with an Apple designed processor at it's heart til the cows come home, but there's nothing to speculate about Apple building (what we would consider) macOS on ARM internally.

I expect most here don't know what I do for a living so carry on. Clearly I know nothing. :teehee:



#448849 Apple CPUs to Replace Intel in Macs?

Posted by macdude22 on 24 April 2018 - 11:33 AM in Mac Hardware

too late I removed myself.



#448842 Apple CPUs to Replace Intel in Macs?

Posted by macdude22 on 23 April 2018 - 10:58 AM in Mac Hardware

Full multi-user port for iOS, cool. Glad ur here to set me straight. I'm just a dumb hyperchiken from a backwoods asteroid.

I don't know why the idea of Apple having internal builds of macOS for Apple designed processes is such a personal affront to everyone here. :huh:



#448979 Apple CPUs to Replace Intel in Macs?

Posted by macdude22 on 05 May 2018 - 02:33 PM in Mac Hardware

View Postthe Battle Cat, on 27 April 2018 - 11:52 AM, said:

I think I might owe you a couple years of your life back.  

More than a couple, but who's counting >_>