Andrew Meggs on Mac Half-Life 2
7:13 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story
A recent IMG forum thread concerning the lobbying for a Mac version of Half-Life 2, the upcoming FPS from Valve, has a couple of posts that may be of interest to those wondering about the viability of HL2 ever making it to the Mac. The first post comes from Andrew Meggs, who was originally hired by Valve to do the Mac port of the first Half-Life and is currently working as the lead programmer for the upcoming PC version of Vampire, which he notes is based on the Source Engine:
From a purely technical point of view, there's no reason Half-Life 2 couldn't make it to the Mac. The new code is far more modular than the original, to the point where maintaining a Mac version alongside the updates and changes to the PC version could be fairly trivial. Mods and even commercial titles like Vampire could be ported over very rapidly based off the initial work to port Half-Life 2.He adds that, techincal feasibility aside, money and politics tend to have more of an influence on such decisions.
Keep those fingers crossed.
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