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#241 Smoke_Tetsu

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 05:46 PM

The footage in the trailer is not gameplay from any version (Mac, PC or Console).... that's the pre-rendered teaser trailer that came out a long time ago. Anyway I was wondering about this game recently and I'm ecstatic to see a page for it and I'm tempted to pre-order. I'm going to be getting a new Mac within these nest few months and it's be great to have this with it.
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Posted 21 September 2009 - 02:22 AM

View PostSmoke_Tetsu, on September 21st 2009, 01:46 AM, said:

The footage in the trailer is not gameplay from any version (Mac, PC or Console)....
The clips in the "Weapons" and "Genebank" section of the minipage are very likely from the console version (very obvious gamepad aiming attempts).

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 05:19 AM

I might have missed any mention of the following: Securom. The PC version had it ( no sale for me). Will the Mac version have it?

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 12:10 PM

Seems unlikely. They haven't used it before, and I can't think of any Mac game that does (but could be missing them).
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Posted 21 September 2009 - 01:02 PM

View Postcharmin, on September 21st 2009, 08:10 PM, said:

Seems unlikely. They haven't used it before, and I can't think of any Mac game that does (but could be missing them).
Spore, C&C 3 and every other ciderised game released after those (but only a few of them with the detested installation restrictions – SecuRom is somewhat flexible on that behalf).

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 02:20 PM

I vaguely remember that the DVDs are padded out with DRM to make sure that you can't use a copied DVD, or a disk image or anything like that.
Since on the PC Securom is now only used for the initial activation, and after that not at all, its plausible that Feral might stick with the copy protection they've been using up until now. Then again, I honestly don't know.
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Posted 24 September 2009 - 04:26 AM

OK the worst kept secret in Mac gaming has been announced officially :) You can have your copy on the 7th of October.

Bioshock Feral Site

We have a new look website and download site as well!

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 04:32 AM

View Postteflon, on September 21st 2009, 01:20 PM, said:

Securom...

Just to keep everyone calm we will not be using Securom on the Mac version. We have our own in house system that after a simple DNA profile will allow you to play.... ;)

In all seriousness you will need to have the DVD in the drive but you will not have any activation limits. However with only one disk per box we think it limits how many people can play at once without requiring any rootkit's to be installed. :)

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 04:41 AM

edddeduck, on September 24th 2009, 12:32 PM, said:

You can have your copy on the 7th of October.
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View Postedddeduck, on September 24th 2009, 12:32 PM, said:

Just to keep everyone calm we will not be using Securom on the Mac version. We have our own in house system that after a simple DNA profile will allow you to play.... ;)
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Posted 24 September 2009 - 04:52 AM

…if that happened. :lol:

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 04:58 AM

View Postedddeduck, on September 24th 2009, 04:32 AM, said:

Just to keep everyone calm we will not be using Securom on the Mac version. We have our own in house system that after a simple DNA profile will allow you to play.... ;)

In all seriousness you will need to have the DVD in the drive but you will not have any activation limits. However with only one disk per box we think it limits how many people can play at once without requiring any rootkit's to be installed. :)

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great news, thanks edwin!
18+ does not mean uncut ? is it cut or uncut ?
is there a difference between the german version and the others ?

any suggestions what the third title might be ?
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Posted 24 September 2009 - 05:37 AM

View Postdr.zeissler, on September 24th 2009, 08:58 PM, said:

great news, thanks edwin!
18+ does not mean uncut ? is it cut or uncut ?
is there a difference between the german version and the others ?

any suggestions what the third title might be ?
http://www.feralinte...ection=upcoming

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Bioshock 2? :P

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 05:47 AM

View Postdr.zeissler, on September 24th 2009, 03:58 AM, said:

great news, thanks edwin!
18+ does not mean uncut ? is it cut or uncut ?

As uncut as all the PC etc versions.

View Postdr.zeissler, on September 24th 2009, 03:58 AM, said:

is there a difference between the german version and the others ?

Yes the german version has been USK'd in line with the german SKU on other platforms.
If you wish to play uncut you will need to buy a copy outside Germany. We have one worldwide disk
which plays in all languages and is for sale in all countries apart from Germany.

We have another version that plays in all languages and is censored this version is sold in Germany.

This matches the PC and Console releases in behavior.

View Postdr.zeissler, on September 24th 2009, 03:58 AM, said:

any suggestions what the third title might be ?
http://www.feralinte...ection=upcoming

Will give you the internal codename "Project Ash"

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No problem!

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 05:53 AM

View Postedddeduck, on September 24th 2009, 06:26 AM, said:

OK the worst kept secret in Mac gaming has been announced officially :) You can have your copy on the 7th of October.

Bioshock Feral Site

We have a new look website and download site as well!

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I guess the great thing about not officially confirming products until they are ready is the pleasantly short delay between official announcement and release.

I don't suppose you could comment on whether any use was made of the DX10 codepath from the Windows version or dr.zeissler's concerns earlier in the thread about water and lighting quality being on par with the Windows version?

View Postedddeduck, on September 24th 2009, 07:47 AM, said:

Will give you the internal codename "Project Ash"
Sadly, I think guessing this one will be a bit harder than Brad's Doomsday hint for Star Wars The Force Unleashed.

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 06:31 AM

Maybe the uncut version comes with DX10 graphics, whilst the German censored version doesn't?

Maybe Project Ash isn't so obtuse after all?
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Posted 24 September 2009 - 06:32 AM

View Postltcommander.data, on September 24th 2009, 04:53 AM, said:

I guess the great thing about not officially confirming products until they are ready is the pleasantly short delay between official announcement and release.

I don't suppose you could comment on whether any use was made of the DX10 codepath from the Windows version or dr.zeissler's concerns earlier in the thread about water and lighting quality being on par with the Windows version?

It matches the PC in every way, the DX10 effects are disabled but they are so subtle you need to stare at screenshots for a few hours to tell the difference. The water reflection is the same as the PC in fact you should not be able to tell between the PC and the Mac when watching gameplay footage. The only thing left out is the DX10 water trails feature which is not supported on the initial release but we might look at it for a patch if it looks easy to implement if we do it will likely be 10.6 only.

It was a big aim to make sure the game looks just as good on the Mac as the PC or Console.

View Postltcommander.data, on September 24th 2009, 04:53 AM, said:

Sadly, I think guessing this one will be a bit harder than Brad's Doomsday hint for Star Wars The Force Unleashed.

Sorry no clues right now!

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 06:51 AM

View Postteflon, on September 24th 2009, 02:31 PM, said:

Maybe the uncut version comes with DX10 graphics, whilst the German censored version doesn't?
I don't think the missing blood effects where that elaborate... ;)

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 07:50 AM

View PostJanichsan, on September 24th 2009, 05:51 AM, said:

Boomstick + chainsaw = any game with a boomstick and a chainsaw.

Wrong engine, it does not use any ID based engine. :)

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 08:33 AM

View Postedddeduck, on September 24th 2009, 09:50 AM, said:

Wrong engine, it does not use any ID based engine. :)
Speaking of id, maybe Ash refers to Fallout 3? I'm also partial to any or all of Mass Effect, Dawn of War or STALKER.

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 08:50 AM

View Postltcommander.data, on September 24th 2009, 07:33 AM, said:

Speaking of id, maybe Ash refers to Fallout 3? I'm also partial to any or all of Mass Effect, Dawn of War or STALKER.

Clever thinking there, but incorrect on all guesses if anyone gets the games I would be amazed as this codename was unlike all the others not created by Feral but by the original dev team.

A few Feral code names in the past include 'Arnold' for 'Stunts and Effects' and 'Songbird' for 'LEGO Batman'. :)

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