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Slowhands
05.13.2014 , 09:26 PM | #1
I'm so frustrated waiting for an update on this. It has been approximately two years since bioware came out and said they were interested in bringing the game to the mac platform, granted this was when the Drs were still in charge, but still...

How about a categorical no once and for all, if there is no intention of ever bringing this to pass. At least then I can have some closure!
"Get in there you big furry oaf, I don't care what you smell!"
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Drayvis
05.13.2014 , 09:29 PM | #2
Here's an update: Get a real gaming rig. Macs are great for business and graphic design, but crap for gaming. I'm sure they were interested in porting it, but the market is so small it probably isn't financially worth their while to invest the time and money into it.

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Bugattiboy
05.13.2014 , 09:30 PM | #3
I'm not aware of any plan BioWare has to bring SWTOR to Mac. When did they say they were interested in bring the game the Mac platform?

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Slowhands
05.13.2014 , 09:35 PM | #4
I do have a gaming pc, doesn't mean I dont still want to be able to play it on my iMac, or even upgrade to a Mac Pro or something down the road.

As for when they indicated that they were interested in porting it, read this:
http://www.technobuffalo.com/2012/01...c-to-mac-next/

It was a good two years ago now, so its highly unlikely that those plans are still in place.
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Valethar
05.14.2014 , 02:18 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Drayvis View Post
Here's an update: Get a real gaming rig. Macs are great for business and graphic design, but crap for gaming. I'm sure they were interested in porting it, but the market is so small it probably isn't financially worth their while to invest the time and money into it.
The 1980's called. They want their old worn out meme back.
"Due to the massive loss of subscribers in our flagship title, we decided to cancel Blizzcon this year, because frankly, we don't think there's anyone left who would show up."

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wjrasmussen
05.14.2014 , 02:21 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Slowhands View Post
I do have a gaming pc, doesn't mean I dont still want to be able to play it on my iMac, or even upgrade to a Mac Pro or something down the road.

As for when they indicated that they were interested in porting it, read this:
http://www.technobuffalo.com/2012/01...c-to-mac-next/

It was a good two years ago now, so its highly unlikely that those plans are still in place.
It doesn't say they are doing it. “That’s definitely one of the things we’re looking at next" doesn't say they are actually doing it.
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wjrasmussen
05.14.2014 , 02:22 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Valethar View Post
The 1980's called. They want their old worn out meme back.
Yet the mac fans don't have swtor. Guess you are confused.
A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault. ~John Henry Newman

Easily digested content is just as easily forgotten.

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Fidelicatessen
05.14.2014 , 04:02 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Valethar View Post
The 1980's called. They want their old worn out meme back.
What, you mean the meme that Macs are better for media manipulation? You're right, that meme is worn out as PCs are just as good at media manipulation these days, but half the price.

Macs DO generally look cool, though--especially the laptops. So I'm sure you're getting the girls in truckloads.

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Valethar
05.14.2014 , 04:24 AM | #9
LOL @ all the clueless PC fanbois.

Slow day under the bridge?
"Due to the massive loss of subscribers in our flagship title, we decided to cancel Blizzcon this year, because frankly, we don't think there's anyone left who would show up."

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the_kof
05.14.2014 , 06:02 PM | #10
I love my Mac. I have had it for a couple of months now and it is by far the best laptop I have ever owned. I like the simplicity of the Mac and being able to easily create things for school and work etc. I don't want to get into a fighting match about PC vs. Mac, I am just giving you my honest opinion to let you know where I am coming from.

That said, I also love SWTOR, so when I bought the Mac I had a major problem; how can I play this game I love on my new computer?

I used bootcamp and dual booted it with Windows 7. It cost about $100 for the CD drive to put the Windows 7 disk in (which was another $100). So now I can play SWTOR on my Mac. I can also play some other Windows only games through this dual boot. SWTOR looks great on my Mac (much better than it looked on my old PC laptop).

If you don't want the dual boot (it is quite easy, but can be costly as mentioned above) there are several programs that allow you to run PC programs through OS. I am not sure how well these work; I used a demo version of one and I couldn't figure it out, but I really didn't want to play too much with it for fear of screwing up my computer.

At this point, I don't think that Bioware is too interested in creating a Mac version. I think the percentage of Mac gamers is low when compared to PC. The game also has been out for so long that it has an established community, so adding a Mac client may go unnoticed by potential new customers. A game like Elder Scrolls Online probably benefited from having a Mac client, as it was a new release, but I don't see them investing in a Mac client for SWTOR.

I think rather than a Mac client Bioware should concentrate on using their resources on delivering new content and continuing to put out a quality product.