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#1 Sneaky Snake

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Posted 26 February 2016 - 01:51 PM

Hi all,

Wondering if we can compile a list of the current and upcoming Metal application/games for OS X.

I'll start things off:

Currently Support Metal: Future Metal Support:
  • Firewatch (waiting on Metal support in the Unity Engine - it was supposed to have it on release)
  • World of Warcraft (to release with the Legion expansion sometime in 2016)
  • Starcraft 2 (sometime after WoW gets metal support)
  • Heroes of the Storm (sometime after WoW gets metal support)
  • Fortnite (Epic Games) (game is currently in Alpha)
  • Adobe's Creative Cloud Software (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.) (No known eta)
  • AutoCad and Maya (AutoDesk has pledged metal support, so I'm assuming these are going to be the apps that they bring it to)
Anyone else know any current/upcoming stuff?
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Posted 26 February 2016 - 02:53 PM

Pixelmator, but as far as I know only in the Photos extensions (i.e. not the application itself).

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Posted 26 February 2016 - 03:08 PM

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 01:22 AM

This is very cool. Thanks for starting this thread. If I learn of anything not already here I'll be sure to post but you guys are usually more on top of everything than I am. I try too! I guess I am just getting a little bit older and a little bit slower....
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Posted 07 March 2016 - 02:57 PM

-Modo

(Apple listed 2K Games on their slide, but I don't know about any title).

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 04:03 PM

Hopefully 2K Games can get us some 4K games with Metal support.

I'd personally like to skip 3K games. I always find the black levels really lacking.
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Posted 07 April 2016 - 02:09 AM

I just stumbled upon an update for VirtualC64 (obviously an Atari 800 emulator… :cool: ) that now supports Metal. In fact, the developer has completely ripped out all OpenGL code, so it not only supports Metal, it requires it.

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Posted 07 April 2016 - 09:24 AM

So, is Metal why Apple has virtually abandoned OpenGL in the years preceding it's release?  Or did Apple never care about OpenGL because it was "toy" software for a "toy" computer rather than "sophisticated business/hipster" software for a "sophisticated business/hipster" computer?  And if so, why the hell develop Metal?

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Posted 07 April 2016 - 10:26 AM

They kind of pushed iOS games, so i could believe that they only added OpenGL extensions that the iOS hardware could use or would make sense in that aspect.

But the only reason for metal that i can see, is that they somehow think they can gain an advantage long term. Somehow. Some way. I dont know. Apple is still weird.
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Posted 08 April 2016 - 05:04 PM

Very interesting thread! Can't wait for Starcraft 2 with metal!
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Posted 09 April 2016 - 12:00 AM

View Postikir, on 08 April 2016 - 05:04 PM, said:

Very interesting thread! Can't wait for Starcraft 2 with metal!
Already done! https://www.youtube....h?v=B1ZV-KZy7SY
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Posted 09 April 2016 - 10:07 AM

Thain, who died and made you Bugs Bunny?


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Posted 09 June 2017 - 03:04 AM

View Postthe Battle Cat, on 09 April 2016 - 10:07 AM, said:

Thain, who died and made you Bugs Bunny?


Ah, this is an old gem i totally forgot about! :D
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