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In Topic: Vulkan Officially Released - No Mac Support

28 February 2018 - 12:13 PM


View PostJanichsan, on 28 February 2018 - 05:59 AM, said:

There already is a 64 bit version of Wine.

Yes there are betas etc. but the last point they note is the problem:

"Current Wine includes support for 64 bit Wine on Mac OS X; however, this has not been tested very much, and some applications may never work due to an ABI incompatibility between Win64 and OS X".

In Topic: Vulkan Officially Released - No Mac Support

28 February 2018 - 05:36 AM

IMHO this Vulcan announcement may or may not help but Metal and the number of quality triple A titles coming - especially from Feral these days is probably as good as we have ever seen.

The hardware situation remains uncertain due to the push for thin and long waits between revisions. The option of external GPUs may help overcome this to some degree.

Unknown is the effect of the 32-bit purge - will titles get patched or will work arounds appear? It may also kill off WINE on Macs which removes a way of getting access to many classics.

Both consoles have recent updates so should present a reasonably static target hardware level for game developers today so Macs that can offer this level of gaming performance should be OK for a while I would guess. Also the currency miners have put GPU upgrades out of reach for many average PC gamers so the rate of progress there may be slower until (or even if) this can be resolved.

In Topic: Rise of The Tomb Raider™ announced for macOS, Linux!

14 February 2018 - 07:16 AM

I’m expecting AMD only at least officially, just hope there isn’t a random CPU block (as appears to be with Aspyr’s Mafia 3) as although later CPUs are of course faster they don’t have any new instructions I can see that relate to gaming.

The lastest Deus EX from Feral is running well so I have hope!

In Topic: Feral's upcoming project?

13 February 2018 - 06:55 AM

Rise of the Tomb Raider now confirmed!

Fingers crossed on system requirements....

In Topic: Feral's upcoming project?

30 January 2018 - 01:27 PM

View PostMr Pink, on 30 January 2018 - 11:33 AM, said:

I though that the Garibaldi biscuit is a hint towards the town Garibaldi in Oregon, which supposedly was an inspiration for Arcadia Bay in the game 'Life Is Strange'.
Also the Rolling Stones song 'Gimme Shelter', starts like this: 'Oh, a storm is threat'ning'.

Maybe we are dealing with 'Life Is Strange: Before the Storm'.

Makes sense as they did port the original to both platforms