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#1 Tacohead

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 01:15 PM

Ok got Madden '08 today and I've just been playing with it for about 90 minutes. I'm pretty impressed so far. I'm playing it at 1280x800x32 with everything on high except for shadows which are set to low. I've also been playing it in a window. Smooth as silk. No crashes yet. If there's any problems with Cider I don't see any (yet) with this title. It looks and plays great!

The only snag so far has been the previously mentioned registration problem. They don't yet show "Mac" as an option. No biggie because it doesn't prevent you from playing or anything but hopefully they fix that.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 01:42 PM

View PostTacohead, on October 15th 2007, 03:15 PM, said:

Ok got Madden '08 today and I've just been playing with it for about 90 minutes. I'm pretty impressed so far. I'm playing it at 1280x800x32 with everything on high except for shadows which are set to low. I've also been playing it in a window. Smooth as silk. No crashes yet. If there's any problems with Cider I don't see any (yet) with this title. It looks and plays great!

The only snag so far has been the previously mentioned registration problem. They don't yet show "Mac" as an option. No biggie because it doesn't prevent you from playing or anything but hopefully they fix that.

-PN
Hi Tacohead,

That's good to know.  I ordered the game from the Apple Online Store yesterday, and should get it sometime this week.  What is your impression of the graphics?
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 01:58 PM

View Postjrnewhouse, on October 15th 2007, 12:42 PM, said:

Hi Tacohead,

That's good to know.  I ordered the game from the Apple Online Store yesterday, and should get it sometime this week.  What is your impression of the graphics?

Graphically it looks quite good.  :D

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 11:42 PM

I'm glad to see all these positive reviews. I think I might pick up my copy tomorrow.

Hopefully my logitech dual action will work with it.

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 05:25 PM

What did you use for controls?  I assume, like most would, you used a game controller.

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 05:51 PM

View Postmwat, on October 17th 2007, 04:25 PM, said:

What did you use for controls?  I assume, like most would, you used a game controller.

Actually just the keyboard and mouse. I'm more into the coaching, play-calling, and ownership stuff so I don't need a game controller.

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 09:54 AM

I've been hearing a lot of reports of "garbled text" on apple's website. Any of you experience this? If so or if not... what machine are you on? Anyone trying this on a 2.33 mbp?

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 10:22 AM

View Postemig647, on October 19th 2007, 08:54 AM, said:

I've been hearing a lot of reports of "garbled text" on apple's website. Any of you experience this? If so or if not... what machine are you on? Anyone trying this on a 2.33 mbp?

I'm thinking it's a problem with the ATI Cards. Apparently a driver update will fix this later this month. As for me, still no crashes and no problems whatsoever.  :D

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 01:53 PM

I've been trying it out on a 1.83 GHz iMac (original Intel Core Duo chip) with 1 GB of RAM, and it looks and runs great.  The only slowdown I have seen so far is when a game is played in the rain.  I am using a Logitech Dual Action controller, and the game automatically recognizes it.  Also, if you try to play EA online, you get a message that your game needs to be updated.

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 06:53 PM

View PostTacohead, on October 15th 2007, 03:58 PM, said:

Graphically it looks quite good.  :D

-PN

This is OFF TOPIC but you should change your signature Tacohead, i believe your iMac is a tad faster then 2.16 mhz  ;)

PS: ya, we all know its really 2.16 ghz but it still annoyes me seeing a computer with that spec
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Posted 18 November 2007 - 08:47 PM

View Postjrnewhouse, on October 20th 2007, 11:53 AM, said:

I've been trying it out on a 1.83 GHz iMac (original Intel Core Duo chip) with 1 GB of RAM, and it looks and runs great.  The only slowdown I have seen so far is when a game is played in the rain.  I am using a Logitech Dual Action controller, and the game automatically recognizes it.  Also, if you try to play EA online, you get a message that your game needs to be updated.

Joe

Here's a question - did you have to do anything speical to get your Logitech Dual Action to work? OS X definitely sees mine when it's plugged in, and Madden 08 lists it as an option when messing around with control schemes, but it doesn't recognize any inputs at all.

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 08:19 PM

i heard it will not run on leopard.   any confirmation?

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 09:16 PM

View PostEddie IMG, on November 18th 2007, 09:47 PM, said:

Here's a question - did you have to do anything speical to get your Logitech Dual Action to work? OS X definitely sees mine when it's plugged in, and Madden 08 lists it as an option when messing around with control schemes, but it doesn't recognize any inputs at all.

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Actually, no.  The game recognized that it was plugged in and all I had to do was select it as the controller for my team.  The actions in the game seemed to be already mapped to the correct buttons and sticks on the gamepad.
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Posted 27 November 2007 - 02:36 PM

Just to let everyone know there is now a patch out.

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Posted 29 November 2007 - 09:06 AM

where can you find the patch?  i saw no software patch place on the madden 08 site.

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Posted 29 November 2007 - 10:26 AM

Try here:

http://www.macgamefi....php?item=19743

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 08:29 PM

View Postemig647, on November 29th 2007, 11:26 AM, said:



thanks, but it appears this patch has nothing to do with leopard compatibility, which is what i am looking for.

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 12:38 PM

yo, people.  a little help, please.

does this or does it not work with leopard?

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 02:59 PM

View Postfabforrest, on December 1st 2007, 03:29 AM, said:

thanks, but it appears this patch has nothing to do with leopard compatibility, which is what i am looking for.
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Posted 03 December 2007 - 06:05 PM

View PostJanichsan, on December 3rd 2007, 03:59 PM, said:

You tried it anyway?


nope, i just looked at the specs for it; seems to be related to online gaming.  i am waiting to buy madden until i am sure it  will run on my already-leopard-upgraded machine.  it is unclear to me whether it does or doesn't.