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posted by Decho on - last edited - Viewed by 308 users

Just a couple of questions on the iPad transfer that I'm probably just being lazy about looking up (or the answers are really obvious), but that I couldn't find.

1. Probably a stupid question, but I thought I would ask anyways: If I bought the game on Steam, would it be possible to transfer it to an iPad?

2. How is the iPad version compared to the PC one?

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  • re: battery life, I would guess in the 4-5 hour range, which is "short" in ipad terms, but very reasonable. It does not get noticeably warm as the iphone does playing 3d apps.

  • @wildcardd said:
    As long as you clear out the iPad every once in a while by turning it off and on...the performance is just fine.

    Just buy it already. You will enjoy it.

    Sadly, this is completely untrue. The iPad version runs terribly (regardless of whether or not you've rebooted recently). I have dozens of games on the iPad, and this is by far the worst performing of all. (Actually, this is the ONLY game I've played with serious performance issues on the iPad.)

    If you want to play this at all, it looks like the only decent version of it is on the PC. I download the PS3 demo and witnessed many of the same problems. :(

  • Does anyone know if the iPad version has the Nutrition Specs?

  • I don't know, but I believe it is both low in calories, sodium, and saturated fats.

  • It didn't have the specs (which was sad), but I didn't have the issues other people were complaining about. I loved being able to take my game with me and play in bed:)
    I really hope we won't be left out on other bonuses, cause I could spend the money on the pc version instead and use my iPad to remotely control my pc :p I played MI that way, very cool.

  • I own it on the iPad as well, the iPad version hasn't had an update for it yet.

    The graphics are distinctively worse than the PC, but it is still impressive compared to other games I've seen so far on the iPad. I could try to get some screenshots up later maybe.

    The controls and hotspots were a tad different than the PC version and I did notice a couple differences in terms of dialog and item usage than the PC, but nothing game breaking.

    I think the game was a tad rushed, in terms of QA, for the first release. A lot of stuttering between screens on the audio and a few crashes and a few places where the hot spot helper doesn't direct you to some important hot spots. I am hoping they release a patch. I am also hoping since they did not release this episode early or at the same time on the iPad they are taking more time to work out the quirks unique to the iPad platform and we will see a great improvement.

    All in all it felt very beta, but it was playable, funny, and looked decent. I reserve any judgement about my expectations of the performance quality of future iPad versions of the series. However, I'll spend another seven bucks on the next one because Sam and Max is plain awesome and the iPad gives me the ability to be able to show them off to the uninformed masses.

    Oh..and I was able to play the whole game with one battery life time period with more than enough battery to spare, YMMV.

  • As promised:

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    iPad

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    PC Graphics level 1

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    PC Graphics level 9

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    Direct Comparison (pc-1,pc-9,iPad)

    This is the closest to the same resolution I could get. The iPad screen capture utility seems to rescale and flip to portrait even in landscape mode... I had to flip it back again to landscape which seemed to make the resolution less than what it appears on the ipad screen.

    My PC's video card is an ATI Radeon HD 5770 and I'm not sure, but I think that may affect even the quality seen at level 1 on the pc...which in my opinion outshines the iPad screenshot hand's down still... just look at them bars.

  • Wow, it's kind of surprising how downgraded the graphics are on the iPad version. I don't think your video card's settings would affect the 1, though. It just looks that much better on the PC. (Though the graphics do seem to look virtually the same until the real-time shadows at 7 in my experience).

  • I'm somewhat amused by the fact that Max loses his belly button. I'll second the impression that the graphical decline is fairly subtle with the different settings on the PC.

  • Apparently Max's belly-button just takes up too many resources for the iPad to handle.

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