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#66856 [FILLED] RAGE

Posted by Frenchfry on 10 November 2011 - 12:53 PM in Filled Requests


and if a game is unportable or taking forever due to some difficulties, like DE:HR
Deus Ex: HR doesn't like playing nicely with Wine.
It's not been ported yet, I don't believe. The best rating it got on AppDB was Bronze, and while that's playable, it's not really enjoyable.

#65957 [FILLED] RAGE

Posted by Frenchfry on 22 October 2011 - 12:14 PM in Filled Requests

I didn't mean Linux for all games, that would be a pain to change partitions so often.
I plan to use OS X for gaming most of the time, and if a game is unportable or taking forever due to some difficulties, like DE:HR, I will use Windows for it. Linux was more because I wanted Linux. I always liked it, maybe not as much as OS X, but I like having it there if I ever need it or want to fiddle with it. The fact that one or two games may run better on it is just a bonus.

Before this thread goes any further off track, if it's just some driver incompatibilities, it shouldn't be terribly long before a port, or even a native version of RAGE is released for OS X. Either way the game is worth the wait. I played a little of it on XBOX and even on console it looked great and was really fun to play.

#65908 [FILLED] RAGE

Posted by Frenchfry on 21 October 2011 - 10:04 AM in Filled Requests

I am about to install Linux and Windows on a TB drive each on my Mac Pro, so I guess running Linux for games that need it will be alright. One would say 'why not just run it on windows'. I only want to use that when necessary for my courses..

I really hope the bigger developers get a smack across the head and realise Mac is worthwhile.
I just thought Steam would be a better service to release on as it wouldn't have to be pre-approved by Apple, and would be easier as more involved gamers would pay attention to Steam more than the Mac App Store. But if you say otherwise, I'll agree with you. You're obviously much more experienced with this kind of stuff.
Obviously if Mac does start supporting games, the runs of advertising would alert enough gamers to start a small war, the way Apple does it...

#65865 [FILLED] RAGE

Posted by Frenchfry on 20 October 2011 - 12:53 PM in Filled Requests

Right, I'm not arguing that there is a market, but if it were known to be a worthwhile and profitable market, the company would have no problems remaking the small portion of the code that doesn't agree with mac.

If they can't be bothered putting some effort into making it for mac, they must not see it as profitable, or maybe it's just too much hassle.

When I said 'larger companies' I specified larger companies, because back when id was independent, they did release for mac, as do many other indie developers, and even some bigger ones, but not enough of them.
But once snatched up by Bethesda, as was said, they stopped. Even if it was planned to be available for mac, it wont pan out. id probably wanted it on mac, and then Bethesda led them away.

Valve and Ubisoft must have seen the light. Hopefully soon, so will others.

#65845 [FILLED] RAGE

Posted by Frenchfry on 20 October 2011 - 06:48 AM in Filled Requests


The Mac market is huge, think about 4 million Macs sold each quarter for the last 5 years, thats 90 million Macs plus all the Macs in the market prior
How many of those people are gamers, and how many of those computers (especially past ones) are capable of playing the new games?
I know there is a lot of people, but apparently not enough for large companies to bother with us.
All I'm saying is we need to get the message to them that there is enough people here wanting to play games that they will make a profit..
I think the biggest hurdle will be getting past Apple- They will want to put the games on the AppStore and charge 5 bucks more than Steam for each game.
If larger companies made games for Mac and sold them on Steam, I would be buying every single thing I thought looked good, regardless of how bad the graphics or gameplay was.

#65825 [FILLED] RAGE

Posted by Frenchfry on 19 October 2011 - 09:48 PM in Filled Requests

Players will always complain about any game that is released, it's not going to stop.
I had fun playing the first hour or so, and I enjoyed the game thoroughly.

If they release expansion packs for more gun/gun modifications, it would be my favourite release this quarter (only because Battlefield 3 isn't released yet) but even without the added stuff, it is a very fun game.

#65798 [FILLED] RAGE

Posted by Frenchfry on 19 October 2011 - 12:19 PM in Filled Requests

AppDB says it's Gold/Silver standard so it shouldn't take as long as Deus Ex: HR is, but still, give people time.

I'm sure someone is working on it, and if not, I will be when it finishes downloading.


and i heard there's some unknow issue about a mac native version
I doubt there will ever be a mac native version. The market isn't big enough for developers to care. Either that or we're not shouting loud enough for them to hear..
For now, I'm happy with native Indie games and ported titles.
I've found some ports even work better than native versions, as they have the same framerate and quality, and I don't have to wait for the versions to catch up to the windows ones.

#65551 Wineskin doesn't like my new computer.

Posted by Frenchfry on 15 October 2011 - 12:24 PM in Wineskin Discussions

It seems to have fixed itself, for Dead Island at least.
I deleted the Dead Island file off of the new computer, and then copied it from the external HD again, and all of a sudden it decides to cooperate.
I will try out the other things that weren't working after I update the Winery to 2.5.1 and let you know if the problems continue.

#65544 Wineskin doesn't like my new computer.

Posted by Frenchfry on 15 October 2011 - 11:17 AM in Wineskin Discussions

The Dead Island wrapper is Wineskin 2.5 with WS8Wine1.3.29 engine.
In general I am using Wineskin 2.5 with engines WS8 1.2.3 through 1.3.29

They work fine on the MBP, but on the Mac Pro, nothing that require more than displaying a window is working.

#65528 Wineskin doesn't like my new computer.

Posted by Frenchfry on 15 October 2011 - 04:55 AM in Wineskin Discussions

Okay, I retransferred everything in separate zip files for each, and when I extract the Dead Island wrapper and attempt to install Dead Island into it, it does the same thing as last time. I direct it to the setup execute and it just thinks for a second and prompts me to pick an execute to launch, without any installation.
I deleted all wineskin and dead island files before retransferring.

I don't understand what I'm doing wrong.

I also tried transferring the wrapper with the game already installed in a zip file, but it does the same, and only comes up with errors in the LastRunWine after a test run.

I'm completely lost and pretty tired, so I have no clue on how to get it to work.

#65524 Wineskin doesn't like my new computer.

Posted by Frenchfry on 15 October 2011 - 03:58 AM in Wineskin Discussions

Oh, man I feel stupid now..
My timemachine file was corrupted, so I just wiped the drive and transferred it that way.
I'll transfer it all again in zip files.

Thanks for the quick reply. I really appreciate all the work you do.

#65519 Wineskin doesn't like my new computer.

Posted by Frenchfry on 15 October 2011 - 02:08 AM in Wineskin Discussions

I have been using Wineskin successfully on my MBP for a few months, and recently purchased a Mac Pro for some more power and customisableness.

I transferred all my Wineskin things over from the MBP, which runs Lion, to the Mac Pro, which runs Snow Leopard. The problem I have is, besides opening the Winery and Wineskin menu for some of the ports I have, nothing works. It won't install any windows software, it just thinks for a couple seconds and asks me to chose an exe, but it doesn't install anything. Attempting to run a game that previously worked on the Macbook just makes the icon appear in the dock, wait for 10 seconds, then disappear again.

How do I fix this?
Thanks in advance for any help.

Edit: Console didn't help with anything, I don't know if it was supposed to, I just thought it may.
Apparently the app is opening, running and closing as it should. It just does nothing in between those actions.

#63731 Wine problems

Posted by Frenchfry on 25 September 2011 - 05:08 AM in Wineskin Discussions

cluthz said:

My suggestion is to try port something that is known to work, just to learn how to work with wine.
Then after awhile try more difficult ports.

Yeah I realised that I had no chance of being able to port anything complex so I tried DOOM 2.
Even that is giving me trouble, but just with the screen having the resolution of an ipod touch (rectangular, and about 200x600)
I shall persist though.

#63638 Wine problems

Posted by Frenchfry on 24 September 2011 - 09:08 AM in Wineskin Discussions

Could it be the same problem as people had with Dead Island where the file that determines the resolution kept resetting on game restart? It resulted in a black screen and the music playing.
Of course I don't have an idea as to what would cause it, I'm just trying to help out.

#63495 Wine problems

Posted by Frenchfry on 23 September 2011 - 12:15 AM in Wineskin Discussions

In that case I'll look for something else to try for the time being.
Thanks to the people that gave help and speedy replies.
I hope I can soon become better at this.

#63472 Wine problems

Posted by Frenchfry on 22 September 2011 - 12:49 PM in Wineskin Discussions

Sorry, forgot to clarify that I'm trying to run Deus Ex: Human Revolution, not Deus Ex.

As ovvldc suggested, I used 1.2.3 and that got rid of the problem. But now it just shows a white screen and plays the opening music.

LastRunX11.log looks like this (not sure if it's relevant, but I guess anything helps right?)
LastRunWin.log looks like

Seeing as it's having problems with wine, should I just give up until further notice?

Thanks again.

#63449 Wine problems

Posted by Frenchfry on 22 September 2011 - 05:45 AM in Wineskin Discussions

Hi, I'm very new at this and don't know 100% on what I'm doing.
Any help is appreciated.

I am trying to wrap Deus Ex with wine, and it all installed fine, went well. Now I try to run the app and it comes up with the error 'The program dxhr.exe has encountered a serious problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience'
I'm using the latest winery and latest wine (to my knowledge) 1.3.27
I saw someone else had this problem a few days ago but I can't find the thread again.
What can I do to fix this?

Thanks in advance.

#63279 [Sticky] - Want to Introduce yourself? Here you can.

Posted by Frenchfry on 19 September 2011 - 01:12 AM in General

I'm Dean, or Frenchfry. I am in my second last year of highschool, and enjoy playing around with computer, although I'm not too experienced with it.

I love playing games, which is why I came to this site in the first place. Always hoped there would be an alternative to purchasing a windows-run machine to play my favourite games.

I hope to be able to contribute to this site once I figure out my issues with the porting software.

#63278 [Sticky] Where are you from?

Posted by Frenchfry on 19 September 2011 - 01:03 AM in General

Brisbane, Australia.

Not much else to say about it.. My part of Brisbane is pretty dull..

#63277 [Sticky] How did you find the Porting Team?

Posted by Frenchfry on 19 September 2011 - 01:01 AM in General

I stumbled upon the site after a long time searching for an alternative to running VMware on my Mac to play most of the games I own. Numerous youtube videos eventually lead to the homepage, then onto the forum.