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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!



#451616 Feral's upcoming project?

Posted by macdude22 on 30 October 2019 - 09:40 AM in General

View PostLaurensvo, on 30 October 2019 - 06:01 AM, said:

It seems that Feral isn't actively involved in this forum anymore. Perhaps the Mac community getting less relevant?

There's no Mac users here so why would they come round?



#449915 Feral's upcoming project?

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

Heck yes, Railroads is great.



#451180 What games are people playing these days!?

Posted by macdude22 on 26 August 2019 - 12:47 PM in General

you picked the worst DLC to start with. At best it's uninteresting, at worst it's rage inducing with invulnerable tornado enemies.



#451046 What games are people playing these days!?

Posted by macdude22 on 01 August 2019 - 05:32 PM in General

View PostMatt Diamond, on 01 August 2019 - 12:32 PM, said:

Finishing up Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void single player. I'm playing on Normal difficulty so early levels were maybe too easy, but I didn't want to take the time to play a harder difficulty level. One gripe is that on the 2nd to last level it puts you in charge of Terrans instead of Protoss, for no real reason (the story doesn't require it; both races are present in the mission). I haven't played Terrans for many years. Kind of a low blow, given that the mission is already difficult. But I'll get past it eventually.

I also licensed a copy of Virtual ][ emulator and have been rediscovering the Apple 2 games I used to play in high school. Some don't hold up TBH, and some don't play well without the Apple ][ paddle controller (I would need a non-centering dial controller but I don't know any cheap options for that). But a standard gamepad and keyboard are good enough for many of them. Karateka, Bolo, Stellar 7, Burgertime just to name a few.

Don't forget about the recently released Total Replay. Turn your Apple II or emulator into the ultimate 8-bit arcade machine.

https://archive.org/...ils/TotalReplay



#451586 What games are people playing these days!?

Posted by macdude22 on 22 October 2019 - 09:32 AM in General

Epic entering the storefront market is literally the opposite of a monopoly but you do you.



#451589 What games are people playing these days!?

Posted by macdude22 on 22 October 2019 - 10:32 AM in General

It's not a monopoly, publishers and customers have multiple storefront options. More options than other products in other industries. Nobody is strong arming anyone. They've incentives developers and publishers with financial favorable. These are market forces at their finest. Customers can choose not to purchase from Epic and if developers and publishers determine it's not financially beneficial for them to have exclusive or timed exclusives on Epic's storefront they won't.

Bear in mind I think Epic is complete popsnizzlee but it's not a monopoly in any sense of the word.



#451289 What games are people playing these days!?

Posted by macdude22 on 10 September 2019 - 01:59 PM in General

Bing Bong rewards baby. I haven't paid for Xbox Live for years, and now have Game Pass through 2021.



#451584 What games are people playing these days!?

Posted by macdude22 on 22 October 2019 - 06:54 AM in General

but but but m'uh steam rreeeeeeeeeeeeee

Where were the complaints when everything was a "steam exclusive". :whistling:



#451182 What games are people playing these days!?

Posted by macdude22 on 26 August 2019 - 04:19 PM in General

THEY ARE BASICALLY IMMUNE TO PHASELOCK TOO! Like talk about rage inducing.

it will drop them out of deathnado so it's not completely useless but you can't hold them like a normal enemy.



#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.



#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.



#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.



#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.



#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.



#451267 Aspyr's upcoming projects

Posted by macdude22 on 05 September 2019 - 11:00 AM in General

According to the old grumps on this forum Macs are unusable for playing games so smart move Aspyr.



#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.



#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.



#451561 Free Mac (and occasionally Windows) games

Posted by macdude22 on 18 October 2019 - 05:28 PM in General

I love train simulator.



#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.



#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.



#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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