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#1 XxtraLarGe

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 08:06 AM

Well, Apple has finally done it. They have released Bootcamp. Now you can "officially" boot into Windows on Mac OS X, including all drivers. What is the incentive to create native Mac games?

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 08:10 AM

View PostXxtraLarGe, on April 5th 2006, 04:06 PM, said:

Well, Apple has finally done it. They have released Bootcamp. Now you can "officially" boot into Windows on Mac OS X, including all drivers. What is the incentive to create native Mac games?

I guess the only reason Apple created an app like Bootcamp is games.
Now people don't have any excuses not to switch to a Mac.
But they have to take care that companies like Adobe won't drop
their OS X support. Because this would mean the death of Mac at all. :(
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Posted 05 April 2006 - 08:13 AM

View PostXxtraLarGe, on April 6th 2006, 12:06 AM, said:

What is the incentive to create native Mac games?

Well instead of booting into Windows, people can boot into the superior Mac OS X and run their favourite games natively. It's like saying Classic (or the ability to boot into Mac OS 9) was the death of Carbon games when Mac OS X was first released.

When there's a demand for games to run natively: that's what the incentive to create native Mac games will be.

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 08:21 AM

Wonderful; now we can have all the Mac forums cluttered up with Windows-XP crap...

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 08:30 AM

No reason to wait for Call of Duty 2 from Aspyr...now I can finally run Counterstrike on my Mac!  Yay!!!!!

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 08:39 AM

Has anyone ran a game on it yet. I would assume that it would run as quick as a pc but who konws. I would be interested in hearing some first hand experiences.

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 08:53 AM

It says on apple's site:

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The Boot Camp Assistant Beta creates a partition just for Windows XP without erasing your existing Mac OS X information. Boot Camp Assistant Beta also burns a CD with drivers for Windows XP so you can use your Mac's built-in graphics, USB, audio, Bluetooth, Ethernet, AirPort, and more. The drivers are automatically installed when you insert the disc into your Macintosh after you install Windows XP.
Now is that graphic support 3d or just 2d...I have a feeling just 2d, though...

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 08:54 AM

I'll be trying this out today. Expect an article on this soon.
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Posted 05 April 2006 - 08:58 AM

View Postmrnintendoguy, on April 6th 2006, 12:53 AM, said:

It says on apple's site:
Now is that graphic support 3d or just 2d...I have a feeling just 2d, though...
Early reports say 3D.

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 09:16 AM

View Postmrnintendoguy, on April 5th 2006, 10:53 AM, said:

It says on apple's site:
Now is that graphic support 3d or just 2d...I have a feeling just 2d, though...

I'm installing kow and will let you know but from other sources on the Net it's full 3D (apparently). Some are supposedly benchmarking games this morning. I will as soon as the install is done.

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 09:26 AM

What we need now are benchmarks comparing on OSX vs XP. I'm sure Barefeats will have nice charts in 24 hours.
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Posted 05 April 2006 - 09:40 AM

View PostTuncer (IMG), on April 5th 2006, 04:54 PM, said:

I'll be trying this out today. Expect an article on this soon.

Same here, downloading now...

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 09:41 AM

I wonder what Aspyr and Feral think of this development.
Has Apple been forthcoming with developers (giving them advance news, etc) regarding the release of Boot Camp?

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 09:49 AM

View PostMacProject, on April 5th 2006, 08:41 AM, said:

Has Apple been forthcoming with developers (giving them advance news, etc) regarding the release of Boot Camp?

I doubt it. Apple's a very secretive company, I don't think they'd risk telling developers about this ahead of release.

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 09:53 AM

Yeah I'm sure Aspyr is thrilled.... :blink:

View PostMacProject, on April 5th 2006, 08:41 AM, said:

I wonder what Aspyr and Feral think of this development.
Has Apple been forthcoming with developers (giving them advance news, etc) regarding the release of Boot Camp?


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Posted 05 April 2006 - 10:00 AM

View Posttthiel, on April 5th 2006, 11:53 AM, said:

Yeah I'm sure Aspyr is thrilled.... :blink:

Well, they have branched out a bit by publishing PC and console titles over the last year or so rather than focusing solely on Mac games.  Maybe they knew this was coming...

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 10:02 AM

View Posttthiel, on April 5th 2006, 08:53 AM, said:

Yeah I'm sure Aspyr is thrilled.... :blink:
Good, maybe now they'll start releasing those UB's that are 4 months over due.  Meh, pointless now :)
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Posted 05 April 2006 - 10:04 AM

I think all the real bootcamp action is going on over here!

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 10:05 AM

View Postgbafan, on April 5th 2006, 09:02 AM, said:

Good, maybe now they'll start releasing those UB's that are 4 months over due.  Meh, pointless now :)
Thanks for the support. I'll go ahead and kill the Sims 2/Nightlife/Universal UB patches :)
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Posted 05 April 2006 - 10:11 AM

View PostGlendaAdams, on April 5th 2006, 09:05 AM, said:

Thanks for the support. I'll go ahead and kill the Sims 2/Nightlife/Universal UB patches :)
My Mac Nightlife disc arrives today and yet there will be no UB available for any flavor.  Seriously... I just don't get it.

As much as I love my Macs, for which I will still have and use, I'm all for allowing dual booting to play the games my kids enjoy the most like Sims 2 and the Tycoon style games which have all the expansions and downloadable content already available.
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