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The Weekly Dose #1


The Weekly Dose

20 May 2013


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Hi all, Skylarzz here. At the moment the front page is pretty dead, so in hope to get it going again, the weekly dose was made. I recently came up with the idea from browsing the forums and hence here it is, so things will be different then previous Articles, hopefully you all enjoy it. I'd love to here what you guys think about the first article in the line of many more (hopefully). Anyways, I'll stop talking about this now and get straight into it. Enjoy!

So recently the gaming side of macs has sprung up again, with heaps of new games coming out this month new ports are sure to follow. Doh123’s wineskin has stepped up a notch and has been noticed more in the gaming community, especially the OS X side of games. There's some interesting updates coming your way so keep an eye out and read in on the weekly news below.

Read on for more info

In the Community


An OS X benchmark thread has been started by cluthz and is slowly earning its success, find out how fast your graphics card runs on different engine or submit your own results here and here

Wine and Crossover Updates


Doh123 has recently released a few updates for Wine, like she normally does, but with a step forward using the mac driver which now supports OpenGL and hence no longer needs X11. Wineskin is currently beta testing 2.5.10 with better mac driver support.
Version 1.5.28 has limited supports, though 1.5.29 and CX12.1.2 has good support.  
The current development release for wine is 1.5.30. Which should be available for Wineskin Winery soon. More details can be found here.

In other news, Jeremy White from Crossover recently posted an update on the CodeWeavers website outlining whats been happening for the past 8 months and what is to come this year for CrossOver and Wine.
Nothing great has been said about the last 8 months, just small ‘under the hood’ changes which can be found in the current wine release. What is more interesting though, is what details he gave about the upcoming year.... *Brace yourselves*....

Developers will begin working on adding DirectX 10 compatibility layers... whilst improving support for other applications.  Also, CrossOver will get a user-interface makeover.

In the Industry Business


EA has bought the rights to all Star Wars games from Disney and DICE LA has been put in charge of the Battlefront series. Though don’t expect any Star Wars games soon. (Special thanks to VitalBlindFury and cluthz for information)
In the meantime, GOG.com has a huge batch of OS X games up to buy for cheap prices including “Witcher 2”, “Alone in The Dark series”, “Physchonauts” and “Don’t Starve” plus much more.

Whats been porting?


Ports and Porters alike have recently gone a bit nuts lately, with great ports of new games such as;

Dead Island Riptide, Neverwinter Online and Sanctum 2 by DanIsTheMan
Tomb Raider and Fifa 13 by HyperTsunaz
Poker Night by XxLAZERZWillxX
Metro: Last Light and Dead Space 1, 2 and 3 by SilentJacket
FC3: Blood Dragon and Dishonored by Thanoulas

Well thats it for this week porters, as always don’t forget to check the Port Nexus for some cool ports (in that sexy app store format) and Happy Gaming :D

Until next time,

~ Skylarzz


21 Comments

Great article!
Thanks Dan.
Since it is your first article I will do my best to keep the....OH NO EA is going to ruin Star wars comments to a minimum. :)

That being said, this article is fantastic!

It is written very professionally.

I look forward to more.
You came out of nowhere! I love the whole weekly dose idea. Continue your great work!
Haha, thanks guys.
@chrisangel - you can go crazy on the comments if you wish....

@Hrachya - The account was originally called K4llan but I took over my brothers account as he never uses it, but yeh thanks for the comment :)
I'm very pleased to see the that front page is getting some love. Way to go Skylazz!
Nice article! Its awesome that you're doing this for the front page! I've also very happy my name was mentioned :P

Btw, i would love to help contribute to the Weekly Dose. I have lots of free time on my hands and i usually stop porting when i have my Bootcamp up and running (which i hadn't just a few days ago).
@HyperTsunaz...thanks for the feedback! If you want to help out just look around for some great mac gaming news and send it my way.
Oh and you could help come up with things along the line....I'm new at this so I'm not entirely sure whats happening next heh...but for now some information would be great.
Thanks again :)
Oh man, this is AMAZING! Continue this, this is just, awesome :D.

Already asked if i could help here. ;).
Oh, and thanks for listing my port there! :D. Truly appreciate it!
Wow, thanks for the big amazing :D

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In other news, Jeremy White from Crossover recently posted an update on the CodeWeavers website outlining whats been happening for the past 8 months and what is to come this year for CrossOver and Wine.
Nothing great has been said about the last 8 months, just small ‘under the hood’ changes which can be found in the current wine release. What is more interesting though, is what details he gave about the upcoming year.... *Brace yourselves*....


Developers will begin working on adding DirectX 10 compatibility layers... whilst improving support for other applications.  Also, CrossOver will get a user-interface makeover.

http://www.codeweave...ite/2009/03/09/

You are a couple of years late with this news.
Yeh, well others don't exactly know this....and it sounded interesting so, I thought of including it for the first article.
Very nicely written, looking forward for the next.
I also look forward to the next one :P
Actually some of the ports are kinda old and released a while back already too lol.
Some old news, grammatical/spelling mistakes aside, this is a great idea. Thanks -- especially for GoG updates. Plan on including steam updates? ;)
Yeh.....I'll make sure the next one is bettter heh.....  I plan on including anything mac :D Soooo....I'll add in random things that seem mac worthy, steam included
I think everything's awesome, nothing wrong with it at all.

About the old news... i had no idea about at least half of em'. So thank you! Can't wait for DX10! :D.

IT IS PERFECT!
haha, thanks, at first I didn't even realise it when writing...then after researching I thought I'd keep it in there.
Great article, looking forward to next weeks.