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This is gonna sound stupid, but how do I buy "Need For Speed"?


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#1 macgeek2005

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 09:36 AM

Is there a way to purchase this game for the mac? If so, where can I buy it?

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 09:42 AM

Yep, check the Apple store.
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Posted 22 August 2007 - 12:15 PM

...if you are US resident.

If not - bad luck.

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 12:42 PM

The Canadian store has them as well, though not shipping yet.
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Posted 22 August 2007 - 02:31 PM

If you live near an Apple store, pop on in and check out their games section. I saw them at the local store in Toronto.

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 10:45 AM

Any word on the performance that the final product yields on a mobile system i.e. MBP 2.33/2.40? I've heard reports of a beta makinfg the circles that it's not up to par with the Win32 executable...

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 07:17 AM

I'm playing Need for Speed Carbon on a MBP 2.16 Core Duo, 256mb X1600, 1GB RAM and it runs pretty well, but not amazingly. It won't even let me turn motion blur on, and some other settings cause it to go down to about 15fps. Also, in some boss races when the boss is in front of you, it slows down to around 5fps even on low settings. There is no built in widescreen support and I can't find a way to get it. The cut scenes are also very choppy. Also, it forgets what keys you have assigned to things. So not too great :P

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 09:12 AM

So much for the great optimised Cider wrappers that are soooo superior to the hacked-together illegitimate ports.

The NfS Carbon demo ran very well on my even slower MBP - under Windows. Not on the highest settings, but pretty high (including motion blur).

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 09:40 AM

View PostJanichsan, on August 29th 2007, 08:12 AM, said:

So much for the great optimised Cider wrappers that are soooo superior to the hacked-together illegitimate ports.

The NfS Carbon demo ran very well on my even slower MBP - under Windows. Not on the highest settings, but pretty high (including motion blur).

I have Nfs Carbon for mac running on my 2.33 mbp and it runs fine. Sure I don't have it maxed out but a x1600 can't handle the graphics being maxed out. It runs very well and to my liking for being a Cider port. I haven't ran into any issues yet. I just wish I could play w/o the freakin cd.

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 09:46 AM

View Postemig647, on August 30th 2007, 06:40 PM, said:

I have Nfs Carbon for mac running on my 2.33 mbp and it runs fine. Sure I don't have it maxed out but a x1600 can't handle the graphics being maxed out. It runs very well and to my liking for being a Cider port. I haven't ran into any issues yet. I just wish I could play w/o the freakin cd.

Good to hear it running well on an X1600. I have an Imac Core2Duo with an X1600, and I've always been a fan of NFS... now if they'd just hurry up and get it here to Europe FFS :)

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 10:52 AM

View Postemig647, on August 30th 2007, 04:40 PM, said:

I just wish I could play w/o the freakin cd.

i just had a brainwave on that matter...

but obviously i cant talk about it... sorry.
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Posted 30 August 2007 - 12:23 PM

View PostD-M.A., on August 30th 2007, 05:46 PM, said:

Good to hear it running well on an X1600. I have an Imac Core2Duo with an X1600, and I've always been a fan of NFS... now if they'd just hurry up and get it here to Europe FFS :)
I noticed today that the US$/€ exchange rate at the moment is pretty favourable for us in the Old World. Even including the $10 Apple Tax that the Macgamestore has to take and the $15 shipping, the prices only amount to about 45 € - which is likely to be cheaper than what I would have to pay in Germany, should the game ever be officially available here (around 55 €).

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 01:41 PM

View Postteflon, on August 30th 2007, 09:52 AM, said:

i just had a brainwave on that matter...
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Posted 30 August 2007 - 02:41 PM

View PostJanichsan, on August 30th 2007, 12:23 PM, said:

I noticed today that the US$/ exchange rate at the moment is pretty favourable for us in the Old World. Even including the $10 Apple Tax that the Macgamestore has to take and the $15 shipping, the prices only amount to about 45 - which is likely to be cheaper than what I would have to pay in Germany, should the game ever be officially available here (around 55 ).

I am in the same boat. But ... tell me ... is this really an Apple US exclusive ? For how long ?

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 01:16 AM

View PostiRolley, on August 30th 2007, 10:41 PM, said:

But ... tell me ... is this really an Apple US exclusive ?
As it seems. Neither EA nor Apple in Germany know anything about release dates for those games on this side of the Atlantic.

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 01:54 PM

View PostJanichsan, on August 31st 2007, 01:16 AM, said:

As it seems. Neither EA nor Apple in Germany know anything about release dates for those games on this side of the Atlantic.

Unbelievable.  :angry:

This is up there in the top most stupidest decisions...

I am happy to buy it from MacGameStore... but the shipping will take sooo long...

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 02:14 PM

View PostiRolley, on August 31st 2007, 09:54 PM, said:

I am happy to buy it from MacGameStore... but the shipping will take sooo long...
Less than the three months that I'm afraid will have to wait until we could get the games officially here. I ordered BF2142 yesterday in the MGS - especially since it's actually cheaper than it probably will be here in Germany, when (if) it comes officially. Unless customs doesn't demand his tithe, that is.

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