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Posted 12 January 2007 - 01:31 PM

Aspyr Media today released a demo of Prey for the Macintosh. The demo contains the first five levels of the first mission of the single player campaign and two multiplayer levels. The download is available at Macgamefiles.com.

Tommy is a Cherokee garage mechanic, refuting his heritage and undecided about his next step in life. His world comes to a halt when an extraterrestrial crisis forces him to awaken spiritual powers from his long-forgotten birthright. Abducted with his people to a menacing mothership orbiting Earth, he sets out to save himself, his girlfriend, and eventually, the entire planet.

Prey is a groundbreaking first-person shooter that turns the genre upside-down with new gameplay features and next generation graphics.
The Prey demo requires:

Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
PowerPC G5 or Intel chipset
CPU Speed: 1.8 GHz
Memory: 512 MB or higher

The demo, which weighs in at 454 MB can be downloaded at Macgamefiles.com via http or bittorrent.
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#2 nagromme

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 01:32 PM

Thanks, Aspyr!

So, on store shelves soon?

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 02:07 PM

:goes off to attempt to get it to run on eMac:
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Posted 12 January 2007 - 02:13 PM

View PostStopDropBurn, on January 12th 2007, 02:07 PM, said:

:goes off to attempt to get it to run on eMac:

:bleedingeyes:

Good luck
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Posted 12 January 2007 - 02:19 PM

View Postnagromme, on January 12th 2007, 01:32 PM, said:

Thanks, Aspyr!

So, on store shelves soon?
Should start hitting stores sometime next week!

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 02:21 PM

Damn. Just downloaded the demo and says the disk image failed to mount!

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 02:29 PM

View PostMaestro, on January 12th 2007, 03:13 PM, said:

:bleedingeyes:

Good luck

If I can make it all the way to where Tommy gets sucked into the spaceship, I'll be happy.
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Posted 12 January 2007 - 04:10 PM

Hm, nice - I already played that part (and a bit more) on the PC. Still quite fun, though.

I'm just wondering about three things:

1. Are there really no MultiPrey (god, I love this pun) demo servers?
2. Is it right that the demo does not support wide-screen resolutions? (I can set 16:9 and 16:10, but still only 4:3 resolutions are offered.)
3. Why the heck does Prey run much better than Quake 4 and Doom 3, which both some very bad slow downs after MacOS X 10.4.8 was released?

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 04:35 PM

Thank you Aspyr! Thank you Glenda Adams!
Thank you, thank you, thank you...
This game is SUPER MEGA COOL! It runs great on my PowerMac G5! Better then Doom3 and more like Quake4.
All graphics high in a resolution from 1680x1050. Very smooth!
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Posted 12 January 2007 - 05:08 PM

View PostStopDropBurn, on January 12th 2007, 08:07 PM, said:

:goes off to attempt to get it to run on eMac:

:goes off to attempt to get it to run on my Powerbook: I'm optimistic, the Quake IV and Call of Duty 2 demos both ran well/decently.

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 05:12 PM

I'll have the full-game on my doorstep before this demo finishes downloading... meh.
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Posted 12 January 2007 - 05:32 PM

Good job Aspyr! I loaded it up on my Dual 1Ghz G4 with GeForce 4Ti (5 year old workhorse and certainly below spec). At low-res with most of the graphic options turned off, the frame-rate was low but reasonably playable during action. During non-action, it was impressively smooth. The demo has just enough of Prey's gravity and portal games to whet the appetite. I look forward to a newer machine and seeing what the game really looks like.
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Posted 12 January 2007 - 08:28 PM

Sweet...  the demo is pretty cool.  I liked the story, and the main character says some pretty funny things as he reacts to his environment.  The game ran surprisingly well on my trusty G4 (pushing 5 years old!), but kinda choppy when the bullets were flying.  If I had a newer machine I'd definitely consider picking this game up.

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 08:51 PM

So where's the Torrent gone, BC? I'm sitting in a swarm with everyone at 83% downloaded and there are NO SEEDS!

[UPDATE] It's back in business again :)

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 09:48 PM

good to hear the torrent is up again.
as it is, Im about half through downloading it from HTTP. sorry guys ;)
see you in the morning, when ill be playing it
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Posted 12 January 2007 - 09:50 PM

Is there any reason the official sys reqs say G5?  Not only does it apparently debatably play on G4s well below the MHz req for G5s and Intels, there are a number of upgrades that hit 1.8+ GHz.

Are upgraded G4s simply a support nightmare?

Regardless, I'll applaud Aspyr for putting up reasonable sys reqs.  Seems like I've seen Glenda say this was something Aspyr (and then, perhaps Westlake?) keeps their eye on keeping honest.

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 09:59 PM

Well I can say that I'll be picking this up for my PB at some point--it's completely playable. Runs much better than Civ IV, ironically.

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 10:15 PM

Heh, I'm suprised at how well this ran, it even ran better than Doom 3, so kudos to Aspyr.
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Posted 12 January 2007 - 10:27 PM

View PostStopDropBurn, on January 13th 2007, 01:15 AM, said:

Heh, I'm suprised at how well this ran...so kudos to Aspyr.

Agreed. Running this on my Core Duo Mac Book Pro 2.16.

I don't give a rat's ass about silly 'puzzles' but this demo really sucked me in...Nicely done, Aspyr. I'll be buying this one for sure. Thanks! (Now back to good ol' UT2K4 for the night...)

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 11:49 PM

I'll add in some more Kudos as well for the good job Aspyr has done on this. It ran well on my Mac and a hell of a lot better than it did on my PC Laptop. Yeah I know why I don't need help figuring that out (it's so damn obvious). Anyway.. I need to get me the full version now I want to complete the game! I would also like to try out some multiprey sometime but who knows if I will.

I don't know if it's just me though but this has happened ever since Doom 3. The mirrors and effects like fire effects in a pit show black garbage all over them is this a common issue running the game on a ATI Radeon 9200? Is there a fix (other than upgrading, that's out of the question).
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It's funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you viddy them on the screen.

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Slower and faster? I'm sorry to hear such good news?

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