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#450166 Feral's upcoming project?

Posted by macdude22 on 06 February 2019 - 01:54 PM in General

Aspyr too busy doing switch ports.



#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.



#449969 Blizzard Games to Utilize Metal API in OS X

Posted by macdude22 on 17 December 2018 - 07:33 AM in IMG News Discussion

Overwatch sucks so we're all the better for it.



#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.



#450501 Vulkan Officially Released - No Mac Support

Posted by macdude22 on 10 April 2019 - 09:09 AM in IMG News Discussion

There's a kernel interface to get compute data in and out of system busses. There's no kernel interface for a new graphics API. Because of privilege boundaries it would be difficult and/or slow for someone to develop and implement a low level graphics API like Open GL. It can be done but the end result is often subpar. See Duet Display. Any casual thought of outright replacing the OpenGL frameworks went out the window with SIP and the available kernel interfaces don't cut the mustard for a graphics API.

The user graphics of OS X is handled by the `WindowServer` process along with I/O Kit. User graphics combined with kernel graphics could be considered the analogue of `win32k.sys` on Windows. The user graphics part of macOS is handled in a separate process while Windows provides the GDI32 APIs which calls “win32k.sys` directly. Apple’s approach could be considered more secure as user memory is not shared between processes. Anyone who disagree's should look at the hundreds of vulnerabilities and exploits involving GDI over the years.



#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.



#450219 Answer questions for the Feral newsletter!

Posted by macdude22 on 21 February 2019 - 07:41 AM in General

If there had been Ambrosia releases of their classics sometime between 2012 and 2016 I think they would have been big hits. Now, there's just too much noise. And frankly too many good games (and bad) to get lost in. They would have been the cream rising to the top them.



#450495 Aspyr's upcoming projects

Posted by macdude22 on 09 April 2019 - 10:33 AM in General

Spoiler: Nvidia still sucks.



#450449 Aspyr's upcoming projects

Posted by macdude22 on 04 April 2019 - 03:07 PM in General

2 had a quick turnaround but I don't think the Mac version was announced until a couple months after the Windows release.



#450447 Aspyr's upcoming projects

Posted by macdude22 on 04 April 2019 - 02:16 PM in General

Spoiler: Nvidia sucks.

Unsure how many people were clambering for Black Ops 3, hope it does well so they can afford to port Borderlands 3.



#450197 Mac games on Kickstarter

Posted by macdude22 on 18 February 2019 - 12:59 PM in General

View PostJanichsan, on 03 June 2015 - 12:57 PM, said:

Yet another RPG classic returns: The Bard's Tale IV.


Bard's Tale IV Mac version delayed again :wacko:. At least we get the directors cut. Still no word on the Mac versions of Bard's Tale Trilogy, iirc a Mac version was specifically called out in one of the backer emails.



#450778 Borderlands 2 strategy, tips, rants

Posted by macdude22 on 10 June 2019 - 11:10 AM in Mac Action & Shooters

Welp, Mac version just downloaded a 10.2 GB patch. Looks like the DLC and HD packs are live now.



#450737 Borderlands 2 strategy, tips, rants

Posted by macdude22 on 07 June 2019 - 10:53 AM in Mac Action & Shooters

One might dream that the BL2 update delay has been because Aspyr has been working behind the scenes on this DLC along with the HD update. I don't think that is the case but I am dreaming it is.



#450770 Borderlands 2 strategy, tips, rants

Posted by macdude22 on 10 June 2019 - 07:26 AM in Mac Action & Shooters

"listed as Mac compatible", the DLC and Texture Pack don't actually install. Who knows. Aspyr sent out an email so one would assume they should be working soon.



#450772 Borderlands 2 strategy, tips, rants

Posted by macdude22 on 10 June 2019 - 08:52 AM in Mac Action & Shooters

Core game was updated to 1.8.5 (and is now 64-bit!), I successfully joined a PC game this morning. But 90% of games in the browser are DLC games so I can't join them.

I tried verifying the files but the HD pack and Lilith DLC both show as not installed. idk, probably valve fraked something up.



#450790 Borderlands 2 strategy, tips, rants

Posted by macdude22 on 11 June 2019 - 09:01 AM in Mac Action & Shooters

I've confirmed it by playing it. System Requirements are now minimum version of mac OS 10.12.

I don't have anything earlier than 10.13 installed on a machine right now to verify how accurate that is. I believe the 1.8.4 system requirements was 10.8 minimum version.

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#449989 Free Mac (and occasionally Windows) games

Posted by macdude22 on 21 December 2018 - 02:44 PM in General

View PostThain Esh Kelch, on 21 December 2018 - 12:49 PM, said:

No worries, it isn't the first Windows game in the thread. And most people seem to be Bootcamp gamers here too (I sometimes feel like the only one who is not), so I think people will be fine about it.

We should tar and feather the filthy windows users.



#450111 MacOS 10.14 - Mojave

Posted by macdude22 on 28 January 2019 - 07:39 AM in Mac OS Related

Plus Nvidia sux.



#450052 MacOS 10.14 - Mojave

Posted by macdude22 on 20 January 2019 - 10:51 AM in Mac OS Related

I welcome the return to RISC from my 64-core ARM overlords



#450038 MacOS 10.14 - Mojave

Posted by macdude22 on 19 January 2019 - 10:59 AM in Mac OS Related

Spoiler: Nvidia still sux

Second Spoiler: New Mac Pro is going to be ARM based



#450114 MacOS 10.14 - Mojave

Posted by macdude22 on 28 January 2019 - 09:45 AM in Mac OS Related

Nah, they just suck.

https://drewdevault....you-nvidia.html



#450619 Mac Upgrade path for a gamer?

Posted by macdude22 on 05 May 2019 - 03:22 PM in Mac Hardware

Apple and some of the biggest corporations in the would would disagree with that assessment.



#450622 Mac Upgrade path for a gamer?

Posted by macdude22 on 06 May 2019 - 06:40 AM in Mac Hardware

You're the experts not me :teehee: