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  What game demos have you tried lately?!
Posted by: Frigidman - 02-13-2024, 09:23 AM - Forum: Windows Gaming - Replies (2)

This thread can be a place to discuss new demos of upcoming games or games with demos in general. Sometimes its good to hear other's thoughts on something they just played through, maybe its of a game you've not heard of yet! Only way to find a gem in the pile of shovelware, is to talk about the discovery!

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  macOS Sonoma 14.2+ mouse clicks and keys broken in Unity games
Posted by: Frigidman - 01-24-2024, 01:07 PM - Forum: Mac OS Related - Replies (3)

Just dropping this here, more eyes on it.

Seems 14.2 introduced a 'bug' which interferes with multitudes of Unity engine games where the game will launch, and then be completely unresponsive to mouse clicks and key presses (even command-q wont work).

Theres some discussions out there on the Unity forum, and some other specific big games affected boards. Nothing from Apple about it though. Expecting it may never get fixed until enough devs get on board bugging Apple about it. 

Having Unity patch their engines seems a stretch, especially given how many once-working older games no longer work and devs can't or won't upgrade the engine on them just for this problem.

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Unity Forum: https://forum.unity.com/threads/macos-so...l.1529197/

Oxygen Not Included: https://forums.kleientertainment.com/kle...ue-r43412/

Cities Skylines: https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/thr...s.1617232/

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  Has Anyone Paired and Used the Gamepad Digifly Vader 3 Pro on macOS Sonoma?
Posted by: Alvin777 - 01-23-2024, 12:04 PM - Forum: Mac Hardware - No Replies

Hi Mac friends. Has anyone paired a Digifly Vader 3 gamepad on macOS Sonoma. If yes, did even the gyros work?

Thank you, God bless you.

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  Any New Method to Pair a Wii Remote with macOS Sonoma
Posted by: Alvin777 - 01-23-2024, 11:58 AM - Forum: Mac Hardware - No Replies

Hi Mac friend, before macOS Sonoma, it's easy to pair Nintendo's Wiimote to macOS, now macOS Sonoma just sees the Wiimote in the Bluetooth preferences then disappears, it wouldn't pair now. It does pair with a big of digging on Boot Camp Win11.

Any Terminal method to pair it?

Thank you. God bless you. 1 Corinthians 9:24

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  Mac gaming interview with Gordon Keppel and Leland Martin
Posted by: nef601 - 12-28-2023, 11:26 AM - Forum: General - No Replies

Raymond Wong asking the questions for Inverse. "If, by the end of the 2020s, GTA VI is not on the Mac, then something will have gone horribly wrong". Hmmm.

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  Steam to drop 10.14 and earlier Feb 15th 2024
Posted by: Frigidman - 12-04-2023, 11:28 AM - Forum: Mac OS Related - Replies (4)

Steam Depreciation Notice

According to this article, it will not be like their prior macOS depreciation where it self-updated itself to a version that would no longer run on 10.12 or earlier. So, hopefully this round, the Steam app will continue to function on 10.14 (and 10.13) to allow people with 32bit only games to still get them downloaded and play them for some time yet.

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  Mythic: Epic Store and Game Porting Kit frontend/launcher
Posted by: Thain Esh Kelch - 10-18-2023, 12:37 PM - Forum: General - Replies (1)

Thought some of you might find this OSS piece interesting. From Reddit:

Quote:It's an epic games launcher alternative, and a UI frontend for Legendary. (Don't worry, guys. It can launch non-epic games as well 😅) It's simply meant to be like heroic, but this time putting macOS first.
Quote:I forgot to mention, IT PLAYS WINDOWS GAMES! 😎
It uses game porting toolkit (our best friend) in order to play Windows games on a mac (That's right, even M1 and M2 macs, and supports macOS games as well. All of this is achieved while still being user friendly and easy to use.

Open source and all SwiftUi.

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  Macbook Pro (15", 2018-ish) lost green channel
Posted by: Matt Diamond - 09-18-2023, 11:36 PM - Forum: Mac Hardware - Replies (1)

My mom has been complaining for a while about the Windows laptops my dad gets her -- he likes bargains, he likes to fiddle, so they end upend up with Windows laptops that fail or just slow way the hell down, and then he has to fiddle with it. (And he's slowing down too.)

She just wanted her old iMac back but it's long gone, when they downsized they thought a laptop would fit better.

So a month ago I lent her my old work MacBook Pro (Intel, Retina, 2018-ish) expecting she could happily use it for years to come. She loved it, but two days ago the entire screen lost its green channel. :-(

At least that's it sounds like from the info I've heard so far. I'm still gathering symptoms and the exact model number. But it sounds like hardware, and expensive to fix. The part alone (used) is probably $200. I've fixed a few iPhones in my day so maybe I can save money and  try to fix it myself... Oops, now I sound like my dad. :-)

Strongly tempted also to lend her my Intel Mac Mini, and buy myself a Mac Studio M2. (If only Apple hadn't just showed off the M3 chip with h/w raytracing!) 

I feel like a Macbook Air (with Applecare) might be the best fit for her, but its a tough sell, my parents are pinching pennies at the moment.


Comments and commiserations welcome.

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  Mimimi Games (Shadow Tactics, Desperados 3) is dead
Posted by: Cougar - 08-30-2023, 10:22 AM - Forum: Mac Strategy - Replies (1)

https://www.mimimi.games/our-final-game/

Really bummed about this. Shadow Tactics was one of my favorite games in recent memory. Still need to play Desperados 3, and I had no idea about their new game that just came out, Shadow Gambit.

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  Am I too old to perform combos? I seem to be missing unwritten rules for combos
Posted by: Frigidman - 07-16-2023, 08:32 AM - Forum: General - Replies (6)

I have so wanted to get into ELDEN RING, and Sifu (few others, Skekiro etc), but when I had tried I was met with 'combo mashing' that 9 out of 10 times would fail for me every time and I would die pretty much endlessly. These games (and others like it) just seem to assume the player understands the string of icons it shows for a 'combo' and go from there ... but apparently I missed the memo about the 'trick'.

Lets take an example of me trying Sifu.

I get to a point where it puts the game in pause, target dummy mode, to tell me about a combo to do, to avoid this bigass boss guys attack. It is "Up, Down + Y" ... looks simple enough to me.

15 minutes later, mashing those every which way I can think, it finally says "SUCCESS!" and unpauses and throws me into combat with the big guy. Who then attacks, I try the combo, failing miserably, and getting knocked on my ass, and then smashed dead before I could stand.

*sigh*

I really wish I knew what I'm missing here. How can pushing up, then down and mashing Y at the exact millisecond be so difficult? I mean, my controller might have some 10ms lag between pushing a button, and trying to land a stick motion of 'down' quickly after having slammed it 'up', and then pushing 'Y' the instant that 'down' registers... I dunno.
Seems like I'm missing something here.

I'm not entirely lethargic either. I absolutely enjoy shooters (ones without rng bullet spread nonsense) where I can flick and aim pixel perfect and nail enemies in the head with hair trigger clicks. So, I know my reflexes and speed are up. I'm also pretty good at reacting and pushing buttons fast. But a combo??? arg.

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