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What about Mac???

posted by dentbuds on - last edited - Viewed by 322 users

My cousin has a Mac. Will SBCG4AP be coming out for the Mac as well. He really wants to know.

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  • There was already a thread about this, you know.

  • Short answer: There aren't any plans for it. That doesn't completely eliminate the possibility, but it's not coming anytime in the foreseeable future.

  • There is a way.....

    If the Mac in question doesn't use MAC OS (any version) and instead runs at least the minimum version of Windows required for SBCG, then you could in-fact play it on a Mac. Why a Mac owner wouldn't have the backup discs for their own OS is beyond me, but it could work.

  • So many Mac threads! When will the madness end!

  • @Mysterysheep said: So many Mac threads! When will the madness end!

    3 situations:
    1) People begin posting their Mac Ramblings in the "General Ramblings Section"
    OR
    2) SBCG on Mac or compatible with it.
    OR
    3) Mac owners buy a cheap PC with the ability to run SBCG4AP

  • @someguyfromazoo said: There was already a thread about this, you know.

    oh, really, i didn't know that. i must have passed it when i was looking.

  • The fact of the matter is, Mac owners are going to have to realize that a lot of applications....especially games...are not going to "just work" on their machines. A lot of Mac users recommend, basically, using Windows for applications that don't work.

    I don't ever have to trick my computer into thinking it's running another OS.

    ...well, okay, I did run an Apple II virtual machine when I wanted to run Oregon Trail and a couple other games. But that's hardly the same thing.

  • @Rather Dashing said: The fact of the matter is, Mac owners are going to have to realize that a lot of applications....especially games...are not going to "just work" on their machines.

    I do think you are a bit misinformed about how it works. Since most new Mac machines these days are Intel based, there is the Cider system. Cider is basically a system that allows Windows games to run on a Mac by packing it with enough Windows files to fool it to run natively in the Mac OS. Some games on GameTap, for example, use this system, but so far, Telltale hasn't.

    The other option is to run Windows on the Mac. I've set up a small WinXP partition on my iBook through Boot Camp (which is included as part of Mac OS X 10.5) to basically play through the Sam & Max games. Unlike Parallels and other virtualization tools, this is a native install of WinXP. Though I will say that even though I'm dealing with a pretty standard collection of hardware and drivers, I've already had more headaches with dealing with XP than I've had with OS X. :D

    I'm just glad I'm only using for games....

  • It is possable to have a virtual PC on a mac, but it's gunna need to be a REALLY fast mac, and he'll need a copy of some version of Microsoft. As to where to find one, I don't know. But Google always helps!

  • @Ben Again said: It is possable to have a virtual PC on a mac, but it's gunna need to be a REALLY fast mac, and he'll need a copy of some version of Microsoft. As to where to find one, I don't know. But Google always helps!

    *insert crack about how you said microsoft instead of windows or microsoft windows here*

    probably the best place to find a copy of windows is microsoft.com, unless you're gonna go the pirate-y route, but software piracy is a taboo topic on a computer game developer's forums.

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