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#1 Pennifer

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 10:56 PM

Porting Request:
I've played the two previous Dragon Age games on my mac, and I'm absolutely in love with the series – I was SO disappointed to find out Inquisition wouldn't be released for Mac! Anyone lend a helping hand? I realise it's a biiiiit early as the game was only just released yesterday, but I figure I might as well get a request in early so (hopefully) I can start playing it asap. The wait is already KILLIN ME.

Game Description:
Third game in the Dragon Age franchise: Inquisition follows the Inquisitor's journey through Thedas. Following the events of Dragon Age II, the world is now headed into a civil war between templars and mages. It is our protagonist's job to "save the world from itself".


AppDB Link:
I've looked in the DB for the game but couldn't find it!

AppDB Rating:
NA

Wikipedia Information:
http://en.wikipedia....ge:_Inquisition

(Hope this is ok! I'm completely new to this)

MWAH <3

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 11:00 AM

Me too! Me too! Me too!!

It looks like a massive task to port, and those who own the PC version are probably too busy playing it right now... ;-)

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 02:35 PM

I went ahead and ordered the PC version, and tried playing it using Parallels Desktop. It is absolute poopE - I mean, the game is great, but performance is so slow and choppy. Not a fan of Parallels. <<; Hopefully someone will pick up this request asap. =)

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 08:54 PM

It's a DX11 game -> won't work :(

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 08:26 AM

Could you elaborate? Does DX11 mean DirectX 11? It says the minimum system requirements are DirectX 10, if that makes any difference.

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 02:48 PM

View PostPennifer, on 21 November 2014 - 08:26 AM, said:

Could you elaborate? Does DX11 mean DirectX 11? It says the minimum system requirements are DirectX 10, if that makes any difference.
Yes, Direct X 10 is also very lacking in wine, only a few features work.

Intel Iris Pro is also below minimum specs for DA:I, it might work in windows/bootcamp on low, but chances in a wrapper is very small.

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 11:42 PM

Aah, that's such a bummer. I tell you, if there was ever a game that could convince me to invest in a PC, this would be it. ;-)

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 12:28 PM

View Postcluthz, on 21 November 2014 - 02:48 PM, said:


Yes, Direct X 10 is also very lacking in wine, only a few features work.

Intel Iris Pro is also below minimum specs for DA:I, it might work in windows/bootcamp on low, but chances in a wrapper is very small.

Bummer about no port / near impossible port :(

But game does run well on medium settings on late 2013 retina MacBook Pro. 13" with Intel iris, when run in boot camp.

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 01:53 PM

I'm getting a fine performance on low settings when run in Parallels. I had to mess around with the allotted memory and such for the VM first, but it works okay now.

I can't, for whatever reason, install windows 8 on my mac (macbook pro retina "15 late 2013, running yosemite) via bootcamp, which is how I'd PREFER to be playing the game – i think it'd run better via bootcamp than parallels. I keep getting stuck on copying windows files, with the error "bootcamp can't download software because of a network problem". Sigh!

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 09:20 PM

Bootcamp will always be better than parallels for gaming.

I must say I'm kinda disappointed by performance in the game.
One GTX 780 overclocked (from 900 stock to 1150MHz) is not enough to play it at maxed settings on my end :(

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 06:23 AM

View PostPennifer, on 22 November 2014 - 01:53 PM, said:

I'm getting a fine performance on low settings when run in Parallels. I had to mess around with the allotted memory and such for the VM first, but it works okay now.

What settings are you using?

Even though it runs great for me in Bootcamp, I'd rather play in a VM so that I can switch back to working on my mac when my session is done. I'n not too fussed about the looks, I enjoy the narrative more. :)

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 01:28 PM

Options
Optimization
Faster Virtual Machine
Enable adaptive hypervisor (check)
Tune Windows for speed (check)
Real time virtual disk optimization (uncheck)

Hardware
CPU & Memory
CPUs: 8
Memory: 4gb

Video
Video memory: 1024mb

I don't know if these are the absolute optimal settings, but they're working for me. =) I've actually switched to medium settings (though mesh quality set to HIGH) with the above configurations, and they seem to work quite well too!

I'm also not TOO fussed about the visuals, as long as I don't get too much lag. It does annoy me that apparently my character can't have eyebrows, but oh well. xD

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 03:30 PM

View PostPennifer, on 24 November 2014 - 01:28 PM, said:

Options
Optimization
Faster Virtual Machine
Enable adaptive hypervisor (check)
Tune Windows for speed (check)
Real time virtual disk optimization (uncheck)

Hardware
CPU & Memory
CPUs: 8
Memory: 4gb

Video
Video memory: 1024mb

I don't know if these are the absolute optimal settings, but they're working for me. =) I've actually switched to medium settings (though mesh quality set to HIGH) with the above configurations, and they seem to work quite well too!

I'm also not TOO fussed about the visuals, as long as I don't get too much lag. It does annoy me that apparently my character can't have eyebrows, but oh well. xD

Yeah - The 8 CPU's I cannot get :(

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Posted 30 November 2014 - 06:16 AM

View Postakhilesh, on 23 November 2014 - 06:23 AM, said:

What settings are you using?

Even though it runs great for me in Bootcamp, I'd rather play in a VM so that I can switch back to working on my mac when my session is done. I'n not too fussed about the looks, I enjoy the narrative more. :)

Akhilesh, can you give any insight into any config you did to get this working? I'm running similar/better hardware and it's totally screwed. I've spent the better part of the day plus my $70 to get this working and am super sad :(

Specs:
2014 13" Macbook pro (the slight bump they did in july from the 2013 model), best specs they offer w/ 16gb ram and a core i7. 2560x1600 native resolution.
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit on boot camp.

Issue:
Boots to black with a flickering cursor. After a minute I hear the game starting, but still black. If I alt+tab I can see the opening scene very clearly in the list of windows (first some fog swirling, then the marching soldiers), but it's always just black when the window is active. I can technically click/arrow through the menu, but doing it blind is simply too hard to change the display settings without any feedback. If I alt+tab too much trying to see where I'm at it eventually just freezes up.

I've tried every resolution and have screwed around a ton with the Iris graphics settings, turning off anti-aliasing and turning anisotropy all the way, but no luck.

Any thoughts?? I really want to play this. Thanks!!

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Posted 30 November 2014 - 11:52 AM

I'm running the late 2013 with 2.6 i5 and 8 GB ram with Intel Iris.
One difference is I am running Win 8.1.

The settings I am using to get it working correctly are - Turned off all Windows System restore etc.
Then within the game, the resolution i am using is 1440x900. For graphics, I let it choose auto settings and up mesh level to high, and Gamma is high, almost up to 1.0. Also run fullscreen.

This lets the game run fine.

My guess is you are also seeing the black loading screen keep flashing. I think that may be a driver issue. I borked my first installation, when I messed with the partition size from Within Windows. (I wanted to give some of the extra space back to Windows).
When I rebuilt my Macbook, the bootcamp drivers did not auto install in windows. And that time the game refused to run properly. Flashing screens, crashing, etc...

I then rebuilt windows again, and the game is now working perfectly.

Also note that Origin is a pain in the but... Doesn't always sign in and sometimes just goes crazy getting it to start the game.

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Posted 30 November 2014 - 06:08 PM

Thanks Akhilesh!

So I just got it working. Turns out it had nothing to do with the drivers at all. For anyone trying to get this running in bootcamp on Iris graphics, I hope this setup is useful:
I'm using the 15.33.30.64.3958 Intel driver. This is NOT the most up to date, and in fact downloading the most up to date version via the Intel Graphics Control Panel got me a version that did NOT work for me -- the game crashed immediately every time regardless of which driver settings I used.

The black screen and flickering I described in my original post, it turns out, were caused by the Origin in-game overlay. Once I turned that off (in Origin, go to Application Settings and disable the Origin In-Game checkbox) and rolled my driver back to the above version, the game worked perfectly.

As far as performance, it was a bit sluggish with the default settings, so I turned everything down and it runs great (I might be able to get away with better settings but haven't experimented yet). My fan is definitely running hard, but it's smooth now. I also have the driver set (via the Intel Graphics Control Panel) to the lowest anisotropy and anti-aliasing settings. The game defaulted to the resolution I'm using and I left it there.

As above, complete specs:
2014 Macbook pro 13"
16gb RAM, 3.0 Ghz Core i7 processor
Iris 5100 integrated graphics
Windows 7 Ultimate via Bootcamp
1440x900 (half of native 2880)

... Now I just have to figure out the controls -- every time I try to interact with something via the mouse button my character attacks, and the F key (which is supposed to be "interact") doesn't do anything :( But at least the game is pretty and works!

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 02:57 AM

Awesome!

I've been using a controller and have found it is easier that the keyboard and mouse. But could be a matter of getting used to it.

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 05:09 PM

Jackphelps, you may have already figured this out, but try checking "invert mouse buttons" in interface in the options menu! I had this exact same problem too, haha. Also - I just recently upgraded to Windows 8.1, and I had to change the settings for my touchpad in system settings > boot camp, because it had set the right-click function to "press two fingers on the touchpad" and I can't tell you how annoying that gets in-game! Now it's set to "bottom left corner".

I did finally manage to run windows via boot camp, by the way! Solved the "missing eyebrows" bug, which is a big relief. I was getting really tired of every other character missing their brows. Overall, the graphics are DEFINITELY way better in bootcamp, but I actually think the game runs a little bit smoother in Parallels, oddly enough!

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 03:38 AM

Sorry guys, but I don't see it happening the engine is not supported on Mac, and the engine it self costs money to own and a developers license is required.

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 08:46 AM

But the engine is supported on Windows and if Wine had the proper implementations it would be totally possible...it's minimum OS is 64 bit and Wine on Mac seems to be a couple years behind Linux...also DX11 seems to be a far way off from, which is the reason it's garbage on Linux...but this was posted two months ago:

https://www.codeweav...computer-gaming

I'm hoping 64 bit and dx11 are supported on Mac...and available as source..even if their licensing changes. Staging has already done a lot but these two implementations for Mac would open up a whole level of gaming for OS X.

ps...if the engine itself were compatible with wine there would be no need the build it from iits source. The Windows version would be bought either by Origin/Steam/Retail and installed into (most likely) a Wineskin wrapper.




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