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Old 02-11-2012, 02:06 AM   #1
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The Darkness II coming for Mac

GameTree Online (read:Transgaming) announced that The Darkness II is available for pre-order in their store, aiming at a release in March 2012. Apparently, it's a SteamPlay title:

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You will receive your activation code and download information by email on the day of release. You will not be able to activate/play the game until officially released.
This game is exclusively available on the Steam platform. After purchase, a code will be provided to redeem your download on Steam.
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:01 AM   #2
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Great new!!
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:49 AM   #3
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That game is awful. Boring, with horribly low FOV.
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:16 PM   #4
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While I have no interest in The Darkness II, this makes me wonder if we'll see more from 2K, which should at least be commended by Steam-for-Mac fans for offering the game as SteamPlay. Of course, I'd prefer native ports even if it means they're not on Steam. But if Transgaming can make newer games run as well in Cider as Psychonauts does, I wouldn't hesitate to buy them.
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:31 PM   #5
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Cider? No thanx...
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:40 PM   #6
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I'd also prefer native ports, but I prioritize steamplay over native.

Kudos to the devs for trying.
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:56 AM   #7
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Even though I'm not interested in the Darkness II, it is great to hear when a new game comes to the Mac platform.
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:57 AM   #8
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I'd also prefer native ports, but I prioritize steamplay over native.

Kudos to the devs for trying.
Is Civ 5 a native port? I notice that it doesn't run as well as it should on my system.
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:18 AM   #9
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Is Civ 5 a native port? I notice that it doesn't run as well as it should on my system.
Civ 5 is a native port. In general ports made by Apsyr and Feral are native ports, while Transgaming/GameTreeMac are Cider ports. And then you have ofc the ones that make the Mac version a natural part of the development, and not a port, like Blizzard and Valve do with their games.

As for the native/cider discussion, while native ports are ofc better, I prefer the games getting ported, no matter the way, over playing using Bootcamp or Parallels.
The Cider ports have the benefit though, that they can more easily support SteamPlay and SteamWorks, thus giving cross-platform multiplayer.

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Old 02-23-2012, 03:43 PM   #10
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Civ 5 is a native port. In general ports made by Apsyr and Feral are native ports, while Transgaming/GameTreeMac are Cider ports. And then you have ofc the ones that make the Mac version a natural part of the development, and not a port, like Blizzard and Valve do with their games.

As for the native/cider discussion, while native ports are ofc better, I prefer the games getting ported, no matter the way, over playing using Bootcamp or Parallels.
The Cider ports have the benefit though, that they can more easily support SteamPlay and SteamWorks, thus giving cross-platform multiplayer.
That is interesting. I was asking because regardless if the graphics settings are on high or low my frame rate doesn't improve.

Isn't Cider just like Wine? Still a windows application, just running in a wrapper of some sort?

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Old 02-23-2012, 07:34 PM   #11
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Haven't Valve and Ubisoft proven that native ports are actually worse than using Cider wrappers most of the time? At least native ports made on a budget comparable to what Cider wrappers would cost to add.
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