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#446852 Is there really a such thing as a Mac game?

Posted DirtyHarry50 on 14 October 2017 - 05:56 AM

View PostSteve Ballmer, on 13 October 2017 - 01:35 PM, said:

F.  I have a 33% stake in Borderbund, I defacto own Mavis Beacon.


Learn to grammar Steve and to spell too. That last post was just ridiculous! No wonder they put you out to pasture.

You must be right at home in the world of sports. Where else can you be surrounded by rich and famous people who all skipped college but somehow were awarded degrees anyway?

#446851 Is there really a such thing as a Mac game?

Posted DirtyHarry50 on 14 October 2017 - 05:45 AM

View Postthe Battle Cat, on 12 October 2017 - 01:59 PM, said:

Good thing I'm a cat and not a human.  I watched the entire thing.  Now if you will excuse me, I'm just going to lick this barf back up while it is still warm.  Any cat will tell you that tuna is a terrible thing to waste.

I was enjoying a nice bacon, egg and cheese sandwich on toast for breakfast just now when I was treated to this bit of flowery prose, or should I say barfy prose? Don't worry though. I still enjoyed it just the same. I became comfortably numb well before anyone wrote a song about it.

#446700 Is there really a such thing as a Mac game?

Posted DirtyHarry50 on 03 October 2017 - 04:08 PM

I shouldn't take the bait here but...

Any game that runs on a Mac can be called a Mac game.

I think you missed the memo about how many AAA games are ported to Windows from console origins which means that plenty of good games that wind up on Windows are ports to Windows, you know, like plenty of good games are ported to Mac. Yes, you get more of them and it is no wonder all things considered.

The truth is just fine for people who make considered decisions they feel good about. I know I would far prefer to be using a nice MacBook running macOS but for the time being I am running a cheapo HP laptop with a free (legally so) copy of Windows 10 because you get what you pay for basically, as usual. Hmm, maybe you were right. I suppose the truth must hurt for you if your daily driver is some Windows box. No wonder you need to write a post like this trying to make yourself feel better.

Personally, games (many of them ported from console) are about the only thing that could justify owning a PC for me. Fortunately, I have consoles for that.

By the way Steve, how's the mobile Windows phone business working out? Do those still exist?

#446695 Feral's upcoming project?

Posted DirtyHarry50 on 03 October 2017 - 12:24 PM

View Postjeannot, on 03 October 2017 - 12:41 AM, said:

Personally, I'd prefer if Feral did less Lego games, and no iOS games at all to focus on Mac games. iOS already has too many games.

Well it just goes to show how they can't please all the people all the time. LEGO games must sell well or they wouldn't do so many. Lots of people like them even though I can understand having the wishes/preferences you do. I am somebody who was just thrilled to see Feral begin bringing games to iOS and even though I knew I wouldn't have time for it yet, I bought Rome:Total War when it released for iOS because I also knew I wanted to play it on my iPad and given that, buying it on release was my very small way of supporting them coming to iOS. I have since played it some but not seriously yet. I love what I have seen so far. They did an awesome job with the touch controls in my opinion. They did an awesome job period, as usual.

I wouldn't assume that branching out into other areas such as iOS ports necessarily means cutting back elsewhere. That assumes a lot that might or might not be true. One thing I would say is for sure is that if the iOS games sell well, what's good for Feral is probably also good for the Mac side of things in a general sense.

I'd agree with you that iOS has too many games. However, I would argue that iOS could certainly use more high quality games that come in one piece without microtransactions poisoning their designs and other issues relating to poor quality. So from my perspective I think it is fantastic to see Feral bringing games to iOS and look forward to upcoming releases as yet unknown.

#446674 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided™ – Announcement trailer

Posted DirtyHarry50 on 01 October 2017 - 10:31 AM

View PostDirtyHarry50, on 30 September 2017 - 10:14 AM, said:

....handcuffed to Rosie O'Donnell....

Oh, no! Not Rosie! Anything but Rosie!!!

Meantime back on topic...

I always thought Feral employed the radar as a fun way to let people know things were in the works without announcing anything before it was safe to do so. Even then though, things can go wrong.

In any event they have a long history of getting so many things right that I feel badly for them when some people make errant assumptions about the company that aren't consistent with reality. I don't blame anyone for feeling frustrated by delays but sometimes they just can't be helped and sometimes they just cannot be publicly discussed at all. I don't envy developers and publishers tasked with managing expectations with the gaming crowd who can be a brutal bunch frankly, present company excepted of course! :peace:

#446659 Game Updates for iOS 11

Posted DirtyHarry50 on 29 September 2017 - 04:44 PM

The first Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition is updated now for iOS 11. :)

#446658 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided™ – Announcement trailer

Posted DirtyHarry50 on 29 September 2017 - 04:42 PM

Oh, no! I'm so sorry! I didn't want to battle anyways. Honest!

#446642 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided™ – Announcement trailer

Posted DirtyHarry50 on 28 September 2017 - 07:49 PM

View Post9secondko, on 28 September 2017 - 02:23 AM, said:

I asked for an update. ANY update. Some sign of life. Any response to show they care.

Did you really? Did you call them? Did you email them?

I asked you this before but no reply. I don't mind telling you I feel a little disrespected about this. Don't worry about it though. I have a feeling they gave me the Special Snowflake title for a reason. Personally, I think they were just being disrespectful of me. I don't get no respect I tell ya. It makes me damned mad too!

#446618 Game Updates for iOS 11

Posted DirtyHarry50 on 25 September 2017 - 08:02 PM

I am happy to report that XCOM: Enemy Within has been updated to 64-bit for iOS 11.

#446603 Humorous Destiny 2 Review

Posted DirtyHarry50 on 24 September 2017 - 02:32 AM

Some of you may be familiar with Yahtzee's video reviews from the Escapist gaming site. If not, please be forewarned that he tends to swear a lot and sometimes uses crude humor. So NSFW nor younger folks, etc. With that out of the way, this is quite a humorous take on Destiny 2 or at least, I thought so. He brings up some valid points about the sort of game it is but I've never considered his reviews as reviews so much as I have entertainment. A lot of times though, the stabs he takes are spot on even if I don't buy into his overall view.



#446600 Local documents on your computer

Posted DirtyHarry50 on 23 September 2017 - 12:36 AM

Just as a guess, that sounds to me like a cookie related to online apps of some kind, such as iWork via iCloud, MS Office online or Google Web Apps. The cookie itself probably points to where the web app, site or whatever is keeping local documents on your computer. For example, I don't use them but I believe Google Apps like Google Docs can work offline so you'd need local documents for that of course which presumably would be synced with their online versions via the browser when opened to run Google Docs online next.

That is just a guess but it sounds like a possible scenario to me, the cookie being named for what it does. That being the case, the actual folder name where the stuff is would be inside the cookie. I forget now but aren't those just text files you can open and view? Yes, I am too lazy to find and open a cookie for Chrome on Windows. Sorry!

The cookie magically reappearing could be the work of a browser add-on that tests for its existence and creates a new one if it does not find it. You might try disabling all add-ons to see if one of them is creating the cookie. Honestly though, I wouldn't spend too much time on it as I don't see how it would have anything to do with site connection issues. That sounds more like there might be issues with the quality of the connection at times possibly? It might be issues with a given site unless this tends to randomly affect various sites. You might want to check the Apple support pages for issues with Safari connecting and search on that specific error message. I would do that myself if I was seeing that error repeatedly because chances are you aren't the first nor the last to see that one. Therefore, an abundance of documentation about it probably exists. The fun part is figuring out which advice is actually useful but it's generally out there.

#446573 Apple Sept Event......!

Posted DirtyHarry50 on 19 September 2017 - 10:12 PM

View PostFrost, on 18 September 2017 - 12:54 AM, said:

Har har har. How about spending a few hours a night on stakeout for a persistent poacher for about a month with law enforcement on speed dial, with face covered so you don't stick out like a sore thumb and aren't covered in welts the next day from the mosquitos?

Touch ID on my iPhone 7 still worked. Hell, I even added my gloves' touch capacitive right thumb to it (interestingly enough it can tell the difference between the fingers on the glove as I guess there are tiny variations in the texturing; that's kind of cool).

Having you considered laying some mines in strategic locations where the animals wouldn't be hurt but somebody who does not belong where they are might run into a little trouble? All's fair in love and war as they say and I am pretty sure it isn't love that is keeping you up at night, well not for the poacher certainly. It sure would be terrible if he lost a leg or two in a hunting accident, wouldn't it? Hmm, and then there is always good old fashioned bear traps. You could go to sleep and not worry about it. I'm sure you'd hear something when one of them snaps.

#446495 My ISP Hates Me

Posted DirtyHarry50 on 07 September 2017 - 05:25 AM

Internet is up and running. All is well in my world again. The tech was a really nice young guy who did a good job here on what turned out to be a project for him taking four hours altogether. He had to run a new line to me from the pole.

Now, with a whole terabyte of data per month I can come here and just write up all kinds of interesting stuff for you guys to read while you should be working!

#446394 What games are people playing these days!?

Posted DirtyHarry50 on 24 August 2017 - 02:50 AM

View PostThain Esh Kelch, on 24 August 2017 - 12:30 AM, said:

Divinity: Original Sin and Borderlands 2 are some of the best games I've ever played. You really should push them up your list. ;)

I joked about that but actually I have. I use Howlongtobeat's website now and named my custom category, "Library." This is where everything that is a lower priority, as in I hope I get to this stuff, goes. I'm whittling down the backlog to just contain the most important titles to me and both of these games are among them.

#446345 Feral's upcoming project?

Posted DirtyHarry50 on 21 August 2017 - 07:17 PM

I wouldn't argue with you about the current state of affairs at the Windows Store. They have a long way to go but I think it will improve considerably over time. It is still relatively new. Steam was not anything to write home about once upon a time either. They still aren't in some respects.

I said, if you are playing on Windows anyway.... so Steamplay does not count for much in that scenario but I am not dismissing the value of that to some just the same. It's a moot point though when it comes to Microsoft. On the plus side for them, where applicable, consumers do get to play on either the XBox or PC for certain titles. I could see this being really helpful to XBox owners who also like PC gaming as a means to deal with horrible PC ports - just play it on the XBox then. You don't get that option on Steam. They all have their own good and bad points I guess.

As I recall, Feral ported two Microsoft published titles more recently than the ones you reference but I'd also concede that neither of them was recent either: Fable and Black & White 2. I think B&W 2 was published by Microsoft on PC ages ago, wasn't it? Maybe I am wrong though which would leave only Fable, an original XBox game so yeah, quite old. I knew that but still considered it somewhat valid in that there is precedent for Feral doing a Microsoft published game. It isn't like it has never happened. So maybe it can again hopefully for those wanting to see this stuff come to the Mac.

Also, some MS published indies not related to Feral at all have come to Mac much more recently as I recall haven't they? I can't remember which ones but I thought some of them on Steam also run on Mac? Maybe I'm wrong about that.