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#1 cluthz

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 05:50 PM

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Sanctum Mac Beta, more UDK for Mac!


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It's now about 9 months since Unreal Development Kit (UDK) was released with support for building games for Mac. This should be paving the way for easier and better native porting of Unreal Engine 3 (UE3) games to the Mac platform. For those of you unfamiliar with UE3, if you own a few major games, I'm pretty sure that you own at least one UE3 game, because the list is extensive: Borderlands, Mass Effect 1-2-3, Batman AA-AC, DC Universe, Gears of War 1-2-3, Dungeon Defenders, Medal of Honor (2010), Spec Ops: The Line, and many more.

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As far as I know, Dungeon Defenders was the first game available for Mac OS built on UDK, and was available in beta form less than 6 months after UDK was announced for Mac. The birth of the mac version of DunDef was rough, with quite a buggy client with performance issues, but after about a month on open beta on steam the game has at least for me became very stable and one of the better mac ports of games available.

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When I saw UDK released I was thinking about which games would be available for Mac, and my first bet was Mass Effect 3. It was a big title, it was UE3 built and EA has shown some interests in the Mac market with Cider ports of games like Dragon Age 1 and 2. Surely with UDK available for mac this should be piece of cake? This was not the case, EA forgot about the Mac and ME3 was announced as PC, PS3 and XBOX360 compatible.

So far it seems that the only one caring for the Mac market are the small Indie developers.
When I heard Trendyent was gonna make a native Mac client for DunDef I was very exited, and a bit skeptical. Trendyent is not really one of the big guys, and how much resources could they spend on a Mac version? After playing the game for awhile (I've logged about 11 hours), I'm pretty impressed! The port is really good!

The second release was even more unexpected, Coffee Stain Studios is releasing Sanctum for Mac.



Sanctum is a First person shooter - tower defense game, with up to four player co-op, much like DunDef. Where DunDef has old school weaponry like ballistas and  crossbow, Sanctum has gatling lasers and sniper rifles.

I'm not gonna review the game, because there are plenty of reviews online:
http://www.bit-tech....anctum-review/1
http://www.gamespot....review-2532865/

The port, however still in beta, is pretty impressive so far.
Keep in mind I have only played this for a few hours (Mac beta), but I've plyed some Sanctum before so I already know the game somewhat.
The game is very customizable, with adjustable graphics and FoV (!). It seems that details is resetting to low on my system after quitting the game, but other than that it seems fine, except maybe Bloom, which I feel is a bit too "bloomy".

The performance is quite good, and when not recording is going on it's running at 60 FPS or close to 60 on my NVidia GTX 285.
Performance drops quite a bit when recording and for some reason the recording doesn't seem so fluid (like 20 -25 fps) even though the game feels ok to play while recording. This might be because I have a crappy dual core CPU and not a modern quad core.

I'm pretty impressed by Trendyent and Coffee Stain Studios, which are such small companies and manage to release native Mac games.
In 2011 Coffee Stain had 10 employees, and companies with hundreds of employees (EA + Bethesda = lazy bums) do not manage to put out a Mac port, even tho they use the same game engine.

Let's hope we'll see more developers do the same, when the 10 people at Coffee Stain Manages to make a Mac port, then others should be able too!

The Coffe Stain Studios team is also very active on twitter and Anton Westbergh is answering all your questions on twitter, go give him a thumbs up!

Sanctum is available on Steam for $9.99, €9.99 or £6.99



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Posted 30 July 2012 - 05:57 PM

60 FPS on GTX 285? Nice!

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 06:20 PM

I wonder how the game will run on 9400 :D

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 07:22 PM

60FPS on My Mac Also


Is there anymore game betas on steam for mac should let us know right away ^_^

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 07:30 PM

Lolwut? it's impossible. GT 265MB will get 20 fps only. GTX 1GB do can.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 08:03 PM

This is "60FPS On Low Settings" to blinxfrost ----> http://www.youtube.c...DA&feature=plcp

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 08:19 PM

View PostDanIsTheMan, on 30 July 2012 - 08:03 PM, said:

This is "60FPS On Low Settings" to blinxfrost ----> http://www.youtube.c...DA&feature=plcp

:( On the rooftops there was like 1-3 fps :(

If you look on the Sanctum video above, thats like 25-30 fps, which in my eyes are a bit lagging.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:15 PM

Wow, blinx, you should speak more than you type.

PS. Cluthz, you make it sound as if you can use UDK as a native app on the mac, when really all it is able to provide for the mac is to allow the building of games for it. Last I checked there was no UDK for mac unless you ported it or something.
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:12 PM

View PostSouthTuna, on 31 July 2012 - 12:15 PM, said:

Wow, blinx, you should speak more than you type.

PS. Cluthz, you make it sound as if you can use UDK as a native app on the mac, when really all it is able to provide for the mac is to allow the building of games for it. Last I checked there was no UDK for mac unless you ported it or something.

For the gamer it doesn't matter what platform udk is running on as it is for the developers only. But, you are totally correct that UDK itself only runs on windows and can build games for a various of platforms, including Mac OSX, windows, xbox, ps, iOS etc...

I did update it a bit to make sure people doesn't get confused

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 05:37 AM

wow... just wow.....

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 10:33 PM

I just tried it, good port, not so great game.. there are no multiplayer games going on, I don't think that pc gamers can play with mac beta players yet (they should test that!)
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 10:25 PM

Btw, cluthz, Did you see new changelog? They added cross platform multiplayer. http://www.sanctumga...8242642573a158b

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 09:19 PM

http://www.facebook....68549725&type=1 It's now SteamPlay! http://store.steampo....com/news/8626/

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 10:47 PM

damn when did I miss this
anyway this is a really good article, I'll fix it up a little bit and have dev send it off to the front page!
Good job cluthz!

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 10:54 PM

View PostKGameLover1, on 04 September 2012 - 10:47 PM, said:

damn when did I miss this
anyway this is a really good article, I'll fix it up a little bit and have dev send it off to the front page!
Good job cluthz!

Oh, i totally forgot about this too. I went on holiday just after I wrote it, and after I came back I've had  had like over 30 notifications a day and a bunch of messages about guild wars...
(game opened the 28th of August, and now there are 35 pages with comments already .. lol)

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