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[Steam] - Call of Duty: Black Ops - Mac Edition released, no Steamplay, limited GPU compatibility

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Just noticed that this game was released. It does not support Steamplay, therefore, if you have the PC version and want to play the Mac version (or vice-versa), you have to pay for it again.

Also, take a look at the support for GPUs:
Quote:
NOTICE: The following chipsets are not supported for Call of Duty Black Ops ATI Radeon HD 2000 series, HD 4670, HD6630M NVIDIA 8000 & 9000 series, GT100 series, 320M, 330M Intel Integrated GMA950, x3100, HD3000 & 4000 NOTICE: This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive)
Due to performance concerns, Aspyr does not recommend purchasing or playing Call of Duty : Black Ops on any Mac that has an Nvidia Graphics Chipset. Nvidia is currently working on providing an graphics driver update that will provide official support for the latest Mac Book Pro with the Nvidia 650M Graphics Card.

Source.



Interestingly, the Mac version costs € 39,99 and comes with the "First Strike" DLC for free, whereas the PC version, which is almost two years old (released on the 9th of November of 2010) doesn't include any DLC in the price and still costs € 59,99 (I'll refrain from using expletives). If you want to have both versions, you'll therefore have to spend € 99,98.
 
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LOL! Who's idea was that? I don't see this working out well on the multiplayer side.
    
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Well... Guess I won't have to replace my macbook with a Asus g series. Lol

This will probably suck, but I'll take what I can get. Lol
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Borderlands, Blops, DE:HR
plenty of good potential steamplay gone :/
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Yeah OSX has limited driver support and gimped 3d support as it doesn't support Open GL 4 or DX9/10/11. Even Source games dont' run all that great when i tested I was getting 10 fps less on the same hardware than I was with Windows.
Edited by cdoublejj - 9/29/12 at 11:29am
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Who ever they handed this off to port did a terrible job. We need more developers building for Macs which in turn, means more chance of Linux support as well.
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Who ever they handed this off to port did a terrible job. We need more developers building for Macs which in turn, means more chance of Linux support as well.

Technically it might be the other way around Linux support might get you Mac support. Mac only supports up to Open GL 3.2.
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Just noticed that this game was released. It does not support Steamplay, therefore, if you have the PC version and want to play the Mac version (or vice-versa), you have to pay for it again.
Also, take a look at the support for GPUs:
Source.
Interestingly, the Mac version costs € 39,99 and comes with the "First Strike" DLC for free, whereas the PC version, which is almost two years old (released on the 9th of November of 2010) doesn't include any DLC in the price and still costs € 59,99 (I'll refrain from using expletives). If you want to have both versions, you'll therefore have to spend € 99,98.

That's almost ALL of the GPU's ever put in a mac

So the GPU that will run this on mac is

AMD 6770 512MB (imac), AMD 6970 1G/2G (imac) and some 5770/5870 on the mac pro tower

I really hope nvidia releases an update that enables the Geforce 9xxx tho. I need it for reasons


EDIT:

Supported cards ATI Radeon HD 3870, HD 4850, HD 5670, HD 5750, HD 5770, HD 5870, HD 6750M, HD 6770M, HD 6970M
Edited by TK421 - 9/29/12 at 12:04pm
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OP:Hmm...price is 50USD for the MAC version without DLC (another 14.99) and the PC version is 39.99USD so did you read it wrong or are they just anti-Europe?
     
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Quote:
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OP:Hmm...price is 50USD for the MAC version without DLC (another 14.99) and the PC version is 39.99USD so did you read it wrong or are they just anti-Europe?

No, I read it right, it's very likely they have different prices and deals depending on the region.

Edit:

Here is what I get:




Edit number 2:

PC version:


Edited by tpi2007 - 9/29/12 at 12:45pm
 
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