Jump to content


X: Reunion port?


  • Please log in to reply
75 replies to this topic

#1 Rev-O

Rev-O

    BANNED

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1215 posts
  • Location:Colorado

Posted 01 March 2007 - 10:39 AM

While looking around Rune-Soft's website (seeing if a digital download for Ankh was available), I ran across a bit about X: Reunion. So all the info is in German but it sure looks like they are porting it to the Mac. Has there been any kind of announcement yet for this?

#2 Janichsan

Janichsan

    Jugger Bugger

  • Forum Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8100 posts
  • Steam Name:Janichsan
  • Location:over there

Posted 01 March 2007 - 12:36 PM

Runesoft is the German distributor for Virtual Programming. So it's VP that's doing the port. I haven't seen an official announcement yet, but it has been said that the appropiate news was posted in VP's forum - somewhere.

"We do what we must, because we can."
"Gaming on a Mac is like women on the internet." — "Highly common and totally awesome?"


#3 Mister Mumbles

Mister Mumbles

    Uberspewer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2511 posts
  • Location:Not here; not there; not anywhere!

Posted 01 March 2007 - 01:03 PM

Another "Yay!" for buggy ports. I haven't been to impressed by VP's ports or online service; hence, I've avoided them since. Luckily, they really haven't had any games I was burning to play, as of some time ago.
Formerly known as a Mac gamer.

#4 Janichsan

Janichsan

    Jugger Bugger

  • Forum Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8100 posts
  • Steam Name:Janichsan
  • Location:over there

Posted 01 March 2007 - 01:05 PM

The Paradox ports (HoI, EU and so on) are usually pretty good. X2 was horrifying, though...

"We do what we must, because we can."
"Gaming on a Mac is like women on the internet." — "Highly common and totally awesome?"


#5 Rev-O

Rev-O

    BANNED

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1215 posts
  • Location:Colorado

Posted 01 March 2007 - 02:01 PM

View PostJanichsan, on March 1st 2007, 12:05 PM, said:

The Paradox ports (HoI, EU and so on) are usually pretty good. X2 was horrifying, though...

Here's hoping that X will be a better port. I avoided X because of the issues with it. I would like to play a game like this, tho.

#6 Dark_Archon

Dark_Archon

    Master Blaster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1792 posts
  • Location:Rochester, NY

Posted 02 March 2007 - 05:00 PM

I found the Windows version of X3 for $10 new, and I couldn't resist. If a Mac version comes out and is stable, I'd still consider buying it just so I don't need to reboot to play it.
Mac Pro 2.66 Ghz NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 7 GB RAM SONY DW-D150A SuperDrive

#7 Pluto

Pluto

    Fanatic

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 95 posts

Posted 02 March 2007 - 10:17 PM

RuneSoft ('ANKH') has also announced (as their own projects):

Chicago 1930
http://www.rune-soft.../1930/1930.html
Status: final candidate
System requirements:
MacOS 10.3.9 or higher; G3/G4/G5 or IntelMac 800 Mhz; 256 MB RAM; 32 MB GFX card; 1 GB harddisk space; DVD drive

and

Ragdoll Kung-Fu
(see http://www.ragdollkungfu.com/)
Status: The development has just been started

#8 Matt Diamond

Matt Diamond

    Master Blaster

  • IMG Writers
  • 2477 posts
  • Location:Holland, PA; US
  • Pro Member:Yes

Posted 04 March 2007 - 03:41 PM

View PostJanichsan, on March 1st 2007, 02:05 PM, said:

The Paradox ports (HoI, EU and so on) are usually pretty good. X2 was horrifying, though...

It required some tweaking, true, and that should not be needed. A new version of the sound library needed to be put in the package, if I remember correctly. But once some of us got it working, it worked great for us. So a near miss from VP on that one. Needed more followthrough.

I'd be interested in X3.
Matt Diamond - www.mindthecube.com
Measure twice, cut once, curse three or four times.

#9 Quicksilver

Quicksilver

    Verbal Windbag

  • IMG Writers
  • 4227 posts
  • Location:Chicago Illinois
  • Pro Member:Yes

Posted 04 March 2007 - 04:49 PM

View PostJanichsan, on March 1st 2007, 01:05 PM, said:

X2 was horrifying, though...

Mostly if you were running Mac OS X 10.3.x, which had a crappy OpenAL implementation.
Former Senior Hardware Editor
InsideMacGames.com

#10 Rev-O

Rev-O

    BANNED

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1215 posts
  • Location:Colorado

Posted 05 April 2007 - 04:54 PM

Today's VP newsletter announces X as coming soon. Ciderized, Intel only.

#11 Janichsan

Janichsan

    Jugger Bugger

  • Forum Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8100 posts
  • Steam Name:Janichsan
  • Location:over there

Posted 05 April 2007 - 05:14 PM

View PostQuicksilver, on March 5th 2007, 12:49 AM, said:

Mostly if you were running Mac OS X 10.3.x, which had a crappy OpenAL implementation.
It didn't get much better with 10.4... and worse again with Rosetta.

"We do what we must, because we can."
"Gaming on a Mac is like women on the internet." — "Highly common and totally awesome?"


#12 Dark_Archon

Dark_Archon

    Master Blaster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1792 posts
  • Location:Rochester, NY

Posted 05 April 2007 - 09:43 PM

I got the Windows version for $10, but I hate rebooting in Windows. If this port is actually stable, and it actually performs all right compared to the Windows version, I'll probably get it. If it is X2 all over again with the instabilities, and the absolutely terrible performance, I'll have to stick with the Windows version, or possibly get the Linux version(that is supposed to be released soon).
Mac Pro 2.66 Ghz NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 7 GB RAM SONY DW-D150A SuperDrive

#13 Hoffer802

Hoffer802

    Notorious

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 180 posts

Posted 27 April 2007 - 11:42 AM

So I am wondering if a Ciderized version is something worthe getting excited about...From what I have read Ciderized games arent running that great...guess we'll see =p.  I have this for the windows partition on my mac and it is a truly awsome game!
The Mac:  15.4" Macbook Pro, 2.33ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, ATI x1600 256mb, 3 gigs ram.
The PC :  3.0ghz Intel Core2Duo E8400, Asus P5N-D nForce SLI Motherboard, BFG GeForce8800 GT OC 512MB, 4gigs ram

-Shiny, lets be bad guys ~Jane
-If anything happens to her, anything at all, I swear to you, I will get very choked up, honestly there could be tears ~ Mal

#14 dojoboy

dojoboy

    DJJ is the greatest!

  • IMG Pro Users
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3449 posts
  • Steam ID:dojoboy65
  • Location:Tanasi (USA)
  • Pro Member:Yes

Posted 27 April 2007 - 12:06 PM

View PostHoffer802, on April 27th 2007, 01:42 PM, said:

So I am wondering if a Ciderized version is something worthe getting excited about...From what I have read Ciderized games aren't running that great...guess we'll see =p.  I have this for the windows partition on my mac and it is a truly awsome game!

I've not tested the X3 beta exclusively.  But, I have loaded it and ran it on my iMac/2.0GHz/C2D/X1600 and it runs really well.  I haven't installed the most recent build though.
"There is no end to sorrow."  ---Van Gogh

#15 dojoboy

dojoboy

    DJJ is the greatest!

  • IMG Pro Users
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3449 posts
  • Steam ID:dojoboy65
  • Location:Tanasi (USA)
  • Pro Member:Yes

Posted 22 May 2007 - 12:36 PM

View PostRev-O, on April 5th 2007, 06:54 PM, said:

Today's VP newsletter announces X as coming soon. Ciderized, Intel only.

It's released.

X3 Info page @ VPLtd.
"There is no end to sorrow."  ---Van Gogh

#16 Mister Mumbles

Mister Mumbles

    Uberspewer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2511 posts
  • Location:Not here; not there; not anywhere!

Posted 22 May 2007 - 01:28 PM

This may be a ciderized version, but this seems to be still out of place.

Quote

The Technology
Extensive development has gone into the X engine, making full use of DirectX 9 technology, to create dramatic visual effects and stunningly realistic starships.

Formerly known as a Mac gamer.

#17 dojoboy

dojoboy

    DJJ is the greatest!

  • IMG Pro Users
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3449 posts
  • Steam ID:dojoboy65
  • Location:Tanasi (USA)
  • Pro Member:Yes

Posted 22 May 2007 - 01:49 PM

View PostPegasus, on May 22nd 2007, 03:28 PM, said:

This may be a ciderized version, but this seems to be still out of place.

Sounds like a copy/paste job.
"There is no end to sorrow."  ---Van Gogh

#18 Hoffer802

Hoffer802

    Notorious

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 180 posts

Posted 22 May 2007 - 02:12 PM

So has anyone given this game a shot.  I have it for windows and love it, but like many others i dont like rebooting just to play it.  However I also dont want to drop 40 bucks on the ciderized version to find that it doesnt run so great.
The Mac:  15.4" Macbook Pro, 2.33ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, ATI x1600 256mb, 3 gigs ram.
The PC :  3.0ghz Intel Core2Duo E8400, Asus P5N-D nForce SLI Motherboard, BFG GeForce8800 GT OC 512MB, 4gigs ram

-Shiny, lets be bad guys ~Jane
-If anything happens to her, anything at all, I swear to you, I will get very choked up, honestly there could be tears ~ Mal

#19 rampancy

rampancy

    Notorious

  • IMG Writers
  • 241 posts

Posted 22 May 2007 - 02:16 PM

I'm somewhat skeptical...I've read about major bugginess with the latest HOMM game, which uses Cider. That combined with the near-unanimous disdain for X2 makes me think twice about getting this.
Mac friendly and open-source games at GOG (Updated semi-regularly.)

#20 teflon

teflon

    Bastard of the Popeye Analogy

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9589 posts
  • Location:London, UK

Posted 22 May 2007 - 02:35 PM

On the "cut and paste" jobbie. it might be cut and paste, but Cider will soon be able to bypass any graphical limitations that Apple's OGL implementation has and use NVidia's DX10 processes...

of course, that might not work so happily with ATI/AMD cards...
Polytetrafluoroethylene to my friends.

Macbook Pro - C2D 2.4Ghz / 4GB RAM / Samsung 830 256GB SSD / Geforce 8600M GT 256Mb / 15.4"
Cube - G4 1.7Ghz 7448 / 1.5GB RAM / Samsung Spinpoint 250GB / Geforce 6200 256Mb
Self-built PC - C2Q Q8300 2.5Ghz / 4GB RAM / Samsung 830 256GB SSD / Radeon 7850 OC 1GB / W7 x64
and a beautiful HP LP2475w 24" H-IPS monitor