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Janichsan

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In Topic: Feral's upcoming project?

17 July 2019 - 11:06 AM

View Postjeannot, on 10 July 2019 - 12:03 PM, said:

What I mean is that doing switch ports may impact the rate of Mac Ports. There aren't many Mac porting houses.
As the Switch is closer to Android/Linux, I think this would rather impact the rate of Android/Linux ports. A developer proficient in Metal isn't much use for Switch programming.

In Topic: 64-bit apocalypse

15 July 2019 - 10:28 AM

View PostHomy, on 15 July 2019 - 07:45 AM, said:

Got an answer from Feral: "No, we can’t confirm that buying BioShock 2 Remastered for Windows will give you access to the macOS version. If you want to try this yourself, however, feel free to purchase the game and refund it if it doesn’t work."
They didn't deny it either. ;)

In Topic: 64-bit apocalypse

12 July 2019 - 12:35 PM

View PostUmarOMC1, on 11 July 2019 - 03:12 PM, said:

DE:MD is 85% off on Humble Bundle. I wonder if the Steam key would allow downloading the macOS version tho. FWIW I'd assume not based on recent discussion.
Sure it does. The Humble Store page even shows the Mac logo. And Mankind Divided is 64-bit. It's predecessor, Human Revolution, has been pulled for being 32-bit.

In Topic: 64-bit apocalypse

12 July 2019 - 09:13 AM

View PostHomy, on 11 July 2019 - 05:30 PM, said:

That is not logical as Spock would say. It's the weirdest thing if it's true. How do you know that if it's hidden and why would they do so? That was the reason I missed the opportunity to buy it on summer sale.
It's effectively a loophole due to how Steam works.

With "hidden" I mean that it no longer says on the game's page that there is a Mac version, since Feral no longer supports it and removed the game from sale, mostly to avoid uninformed Mac owners who do not read system requirements (i.e. roughly 90%) buy the game in a post-Catalina world and become enraged that they can't run it.

But the game data are still in the Steam depots and are still accessible. If that were removed or locked, anyone who bought the game earlier would no longer be able to download and play it. Feral does not seem to be willing to take away the game from earlier buyers and I'm not sure if Valve's terms would even allow that.

And apparently, it's not possible to limit access to the Mac depots to only old customers. So when you buy the game now, you still get the Mac version, even if not openly communicated. That's the way it works (or at least worked so far) for all the games Feral removed from sale, and a bunch of other games.

In Topic: 64-bit apocalypse

11 July 2019 - 01:26 PM

View PostHomy, on 11 July 2019 - 11:47 AM, said:

There was but not any more.
It still is, even if it's no longer shown in the store. The Mac version has not been removed, it's just hidden. The depots are still there.