Discussion in 'Announcements' started by DarkStarr, Nov 6, 2013.
Oooohhh... I hope us Mac users get to partake in early access fun!
You might have to run it in parallels. I'm pretty confident that if you have a 2010 mac or newer it will run based on the graphics we've seen so far. I've been able to play other moms without issue in parallels on my 2009 mini, albeit on low graphics. I'll definitely be testing for that though, in the alpha tests.
[Update:] In later alphas there will most likely be Mac-native clients, as Unity supports Windows, Mac, and Linux out of the box.
Right on bro!
Shame I can only put one like on this, awesome news Starr, thanks!!!
One question I thought up it's probably not super important but what will be the method(s) of distribution? Also a few people have been wanting to know if the alpha will be Windows only or will it be cross platform?
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Another question of distribution came to my mind. Resumable downloads for people who are not able to grab the entire chunk in one session.
The patcher should support this.
December Alpha will be Windows only for now.
I am disappoint. If you need some real QA on the Mac or Linux builds, let me know!
My desktop as of 5 seconds ago:
We have daily Linux users too.
How dare you tease us! And: Photoshopped
I'm too busy looking at the reflections for any secret information on Stephen's monitors.
Oh! Back to the Windows partition I shall go. Simple enough but... eh... Linux distro boots so much quicker that I'm too lazy to wait on Windows.
That's a buzz kill.
Even with a SSD? total boot time for me is 20 seconds into windows 7...
And if you go Parallels route, it can be even quicker.
I, too, am a devoted Mac user!
Using 32-bit Vista on a 5 year old computer, just a normal boring HDD. I've cleaned up the registry files and got as minimal things to load on boat but it still feels slow.
My Linux partition is on an SSD and is also 64-bit. Loading is pretty rapid. :-D
I was fed up building computers so bought a pre-made one but didn't realise they'd give me 32 bit vista, oh well.
Yeah this is pretty depressing. It's still a windows world I guess but I think Macs are just way better machines in 2013. They might be really expensive but once you're using them for work fulltime and have to cut back to a virtual machine to run windows xp, 7 or 8.x (ugh) you realize just how much nicer it is.
Of course, I know enough to know that it's just not feasable for businesses that aren't either open-source software shops or design shops to run on macs alone, because they don't have the level of integration necessary in the enterprise.
I knew having to run this thing in a VM was going to suck, but I was kind of hoping we'd see cross platform releases sooner rather than later. Well, one can hope.
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