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RR529

Decided to buy the Destroy All Humans! remake while it's on sale.

It's a game I've been interested in ever since it's original release though I never got around to getting it until now, and I figured for $10 it was worth getting for a rainy day/lull in releases.

Meanwhile, in Tales of Arise I've just arrived at the obligatory section where you lose access to your main healer for a bit, so that should be fun, lol.

Currently Playing:
Switch - Blade Strangers
PS4 - Kingdom Hearts III, Tetris Effect (VR)

LtSarge

Well, that sucks. I just got a mail about the Steam sale having started now and I remembered that there are a few games on there that aren't on consoles that I want to get, which are: Trails in the Sky, Half-Life 1 and The Witcher 1. All of which are on sale for crazy low prices on Steam right now. So I looked up Trails in the Sky first and apparently the game can only be played on Windows computers and I only have a MacBook. Then I looked up Half-Life 1 and apparently the game doesn't even have Xbox controller support on MacOS without an external program (which I don't want to bother with) and I can't play games with the keyboard and trackpad on my laptop, that would be too difficult. Finally, I looked up The Witcher 1 and that game isn't even supported by recent MacOS for some reason. So basically, all three games that I've been really wanting to get on Steam aren't even accessible on my Mac, lol.

I was kinda hopeful about being able to play them since I never play games on computers but seeing as how these are decade old games, I thought they would run well on my MacBook Pro. Not to mention that these are all games that I would've loved to play first because I have the sequels on consoles. Oh well.

LtSarge

nessisonett

@LtSarge Mate, I had a Mac in the early 2010s and Mac support on Steam was terrible back then too. It took me ages to get Skyrim working on that through Wine. If you want to play games on a MacBook then dual boot Windows, otherwise it really isn’t worth it.

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mookysam

@LtSarge If you can't boot Windows it might be worth checking which games are supported by GeForce Now. There's a free tier that works decently.

#BlackLivesMatter

LtSarge

@nessisonett @mookysam I'm not serious in getting into computer gaming as I prefer to play on consoles. I just thought that I'd be able to check out some games that aren't available on consoles, like those I mentioned.

I really had no idea that computer gaming is even worse than consoles in terms of compatibility. I ranted the other day about having to choose different console versions like PS4/PS4 Pro/PS5 and so on. But on PC/Mac you have to think about having the right OS, controller support, OS support, the right specs and so forth. I'm really glad that I don't game on computer lol. Although I'm sure all of this would've been easier if I had a PC, but there would probably be other issues there as well.

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mookysam

@LtSarge Macs just aren't good for gaming, even less since Apple dropped 32-bit support a few years ago. For me GeForce Now is a nice way to play the few things I'm interested in that I can't get on consoles. I started Trails in the Sky the 3rd a few weeks ago and found it worked fine, although with the free tier you're limited to a one hour session and need to wait for server access (which can be a few minutes). I don't know about controller support for the app, but there is Dualshock 4 and Xbox One controller support on the Mac at an OS level.

#BlackLivesMatter

nessisonett

@LtSarge @mookysam Yeah, Windows is absolutely universal when it comes to gaming but Macs are a nightmare unless you buy games on the Mac App Store. Controller support is also a weird one because I’m like 99% sure that Steam has inbuilt controller support for basically everything out there.

Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that's the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.

Black Lives Matter. Enough is enough.

Voltan

@LtSarge @mookysam PSA: I believe you can play the Frog Detective games on Mac. Not sure why you'd want to play anything else when that's an option.

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