Games optimized for OS X?
October 23, 2002 7:52PM
edited January 2014
Just got my new DP 867 with a Viewsonic 19" Flat panel!!
So are the new games like Medal of Honor and Warcraft III optimized for OS X or do they install in OS 9.
Reply 1 of 7
October 23, 2002 8:05PM
Well, Medal of Honor will install on OS X no problem, but I certainly wouldn't call it optimized. OS X cuts performance of that game in half on my machine. That is the extreme as far as I know. Supposedly Return to Castle Wolfenstein performs really well in X. I think all the good games being released nowadays have native OS X support. It is just that some of them aren't really optimized for OS X, so you have to play them at 800x600 with everything off instead of 1024x768 with everything on.
Reply 2 of 7
October 23, 2002 8:18PM
I just finished Fallout 2, which is OS X only (because Omni did the port). Given that it's not exactly fast on my TiBook 800, I feel sorry for people who played it in 1998.
Reply 3 of 7
October 24, 2002 2:53AM
rtcw works fine as does warcraft III
mohaa sucks prolly due to the fact theres gfx tearing when played on a ti800 (or maybe my settings were too high)
for mohaa stick to a pc ..it plays better
the above 2 & fallout2 will run fine on a ti
or any other mac
(nb the ti gets hot as hell when the gfx card
is being taxed so a desktop might be a better option)
alice is another great game i played on a pc
i believe its out for os x & worth checking out
other than that the state of os x gaming is
pathetic so play whats available & keep a pc
handy for the rest
btw doesnt anyone have any smearing issues
when playing games on a lcd ?
ive seen this happen on my dell laptop...not
sure if apple's lcd have the same effect
Reply 4 of 7
October 24, 2002 3:00AM
forgot to add civ III & aoe II
both of which are excellent games
Reply 5 of 7
October 24, 2002 3:16PM
Unreal Tournement plus the OSx3 add on realy works great.
But, I was able to get online when I first loaded it up but haven't been able to since.
Its much faster than UT was in OS 9.1 . . . much much faster . . almost too fast. ANd the rockets sound great!
Reply 6 of 7
October 24, 2002 4:58PM
Reply 7 of 7
October 24, 2002 11:57PM
pfflam: you must be kidding. UT OSXb3 is FAR from being good. Half the damn functions font work!!! And it is NOT faster than the OS9 version.
OSX only game that I thought was HILLARIOUS was Giants: Citizen Kabuto. Done by Omni too.
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