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Spike

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#446920 Apple Photos App Confusion

Posted Spike on Today, 01:29 PM

I avoid Google because it is the internet plague.


#446578 Answer questions for the Feral newsletter!

Posted Spike on 20 September 2017 - 10:51 AM

Will be in 2017? (cough) window is a little tight (cough).

Universe Sandbox 2. First, because it is a simulation and so has reality to it. One can also learn about our universe and space is the future.


#446093 Answer questions for the Feral newsletter!

Posted Spike on 20 July 2017 - 01:58 PM

The Sleeper in Everquest. I have not personally tried to attack The Sleeper, but I did shiver in just the mention of his name. He was the most powerful dragon.


#446070 The State of Mac Gaming in 2017 (Ars Article)

Posted Spike on 18 July 2017 - 02:46 PM

View PostCamper-Hunter, on 17 July 2017 - 11:55 PM, said:

Also many users in this very forum have switched to a PC or console for games. I wonder if there aren't now more Windows and console gamers than macOS gamers here!

Yea, and I will have to do more. Currently 95% Mac and 5% Win. Only Win game now is Command Modern Air/Naval as others I have been able to get using wineskin. I really hate having to reboot into Winblows and lose all my Mac stuff.


#446027 The State of Mac Gaming in 2017 (Ars Article)

Posted Spike on 15 July 2017 - 05:42 PM

I thought the Ars Technica article was pretty bad myself. They declared Mac Gaming to be dead in 2007?? I have been gaming on Mac 95% of the time this whole time. Mac gaming has been fine. Although now it is at its worse then ever, I still game on my Mac fine. The two main issues I see are the unupgradable hardware and dropping the open standard API. However, now with future support of external GPUs, I believe that will reverse this trend.


#445937 StarCraft: Remastered

Posted Spike on 29 June 2017 - 11:58 PM

Blizzard now has the starcraft remastered up for preorder (for 14.99). Yay.


#445654 WWDC 2k17

Posted Spike on 05 June 2017 - 01:40 PM

I would not have put this thread under Mac hardware.

Anyway, one of the best WWDC in many years. I cant wait for Safari Auto-play blocking, APFS, H.265, and Metal 2. The worst was the iMac Pro, powerful, but still unupgradeable, just like the current Mac Pro - which would be expected. Waiting for the real modular Mac Pro in 2018 or 2019.

The announcement that Apple will be shipping external GPU enclosures to developers was very nice :)


#445487 MMORPGs feel like Pinball machines

Posted Spike on 11 May 2017 - 02:20 PM

Everquest was (is?) an amazing game. I was playing it two years ago as I got it working in Wine on my Mac. Amazing game. Pantheon is one of my most anticipated upcoming games. Hopefully it will be awesome and not have the fate of Everquest Next.


#445112 StarCraft: Remastered

Posted Spike on 30 March 2017 - 06:12 PM

Looks like no Mac Beta today after all as the windows version announced today was evidently beta that needed testing. :sad:  Bliz posted the following update:

We're also working to get the Mac build ready. It needs to have some parallel changes with the PC client. Ultimately, not today, but our team has some registered Macheads so we'll get it there.

View PostDirtyHarry50, on 30 March 2017 - 04:41 PM, said:

I cannot imagine the remaster needing Metal but considering that it is the new standard on macOS why wouldn't they? For compatibility there will be 1.18.

Because it would be a complete waste of time and money for no reason whatsoever.


#445063 StarCraft: Remastered

Posted Spike on 28 March 2017 - 09:47 AM

View PostThain Esh Kelch, on 27 March 2017 - 11:59 PM, said:

So is the 1.18 legacy version compatible with the latest macOS releases? I could see it go Metal right from the start.

A Bliz post said that they will have the Mac Beta out with 1.18 on Thursday.


#440159 So we checked out Sleeping Dogs for ya.

Posted Spike on 15 April 2016 - 06:43 PM

View Postthe Battle Cat, on 15 April 2016 - 02:44 PM, said:

There you see?  Every 'serious' gamer at Apple IS working on Game Center.

Oh, well when you put it that way.....


#439786 Diablo II updated

Posted Spike on 15 March 2016 - 02:11 PM

Blizzard, on 15 March 2016 - 09:30 AM, said:

- Throw away that old PowerPC Mac in the closet, we’ve created a new installer to support Mac 10.10 and 10.11

Never! My PowerMac G4 and others are from when Apple made awesome desktop computers. Now I hate their non-upgradable desktops and only buy their laptops.

Also, what is with the support Mac 10.10 and 10.11 instead of saying Mac 10.10 and later?

Anyway, I have been playing the Intel Warcraft III fine, I guess it is its installer is intel now.


#434038 Preview: Elite: Dangerous

Posted Spike on 26 April 2015 - 08:53 PM

Jumped into Elite this weekend with Mac Beta 3.0.

The bad performance is making this game frustrating (on a MacBook Pro Retina 2012 [which has 650M]). I hope it improves a lot by release.