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Scandalous

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Anyone doing this? Or have experience with Cider?

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November 20, 2009 5:21 pm
DrakasX

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Get an xbox, they are made of win.

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November 20, 2009 5:47 pm
frigginjoe

frigginjoe

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Xbox is a win platform made of lose parts. tongue

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November 20, 2009 5:57 pm
Wasgo

Wasgo

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from Vancouver, Canada
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Cider is just a Wine port. Why not use Crossover Games rather than an illegally hacked solution?

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November 20, 2009 6:15 pm
Scandalous

Scandalous

Sky Pirate

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Wasgo wrote:

Cider is just a Wine port. Why not use Crossover Games rather than an illegally hacked solution?

Cider is an illegally hacked solution?

TransGaming's Cider product is licensed to developers and publishers. Cider has ignited a Mac gaming revolution with the largest and most successful game publishers continuing to adopt Cider to bring their top titles to the Mac. With Cider, more top tier games have been released for the Mac in the last two years than ever before and Cider today is creating a paradigm shift, giving Mac users access to some of the biggest and best games.

They claim that EA, Ubisoft, Gametap, THQ, and Oberon use Cider. Help me understand.

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November 20, 2009 6:24 pm
Wasgo

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Scandalous wrote:
Wasgo wrote:

Cider is just a Wine port. Why not use Crossover Games rather than an illegally hacked solution?

Cider is an illegally hacked solution?

They claim that EA, Ubisoft, Gametap, THQ, and Oberon use Cider. Help me understand.

Cider is a legitimate version of Wine, but it requires a license to use. EA, Ubisoft, Gametap, THQ, and Oberon have licensed Cider to use for their game ports. What happens is that people take the licensed copies of Cider, remove the game they were licensed to work with and add a different game, like CoD:MW2 instead. This last step is what makes it an illegally hacked solution.

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November 20, 2009 6:29 pm
Scandalous

Scandalous

Sky Pirate

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Wasgo wrote:
Scandalous wrote:
Wasgo wrote:

Cider is just a Wine port. Why not use Crossover Games rather than an illegally hacked solution?

Cider is an illegally hacked solution?

They claim that EA, Ubisoft, Gametap, THQ, and Oberon use Cider. Help me understand.

Cider is a legitimate version of Wine, but it requires a license to use. EA, Ubisoft, Gametap, THQ, and Oberon have licensed Cider to use for their game ports. What happens is that people take the licensed copies of Cider, remove the game they were licensed to work with and add a different game, like CoD:MW2 instead. This last step is what makes it an illegally hacked solution.

I see. Thanks for that. Was hoping that MW2 was actually licensed in Cider and that I just couldn't find it. Guess it's a waiting game now - or buy an XBox.

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November 20, 2009 6:40 pm
Miah

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I like how he called COD4 a "native" port. That's so cute.

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November 20, 2009 6:50 pm
mud212

mud212

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Miah wrote:

I like how he called COD4 a "native" port. That's so cute.

Cute, or massively stupid?

November 21, 2009 12:46 am
rampancy

rampancy

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I don't understand the snark. COD4 doesn't use Cider. It's a native Mac port, unless your definition of "native" Mac port somehow doesn't mean that it doesn't use a translation layer like Cider or CrossOver. Native Mac ports, or native Mac games for that matter, can be Intel-only without using Cider. Are you going to say next that Bioshock isn't a "native" Mac port because it doesn't support your Power Mac G4?

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November 21, 2009 6:38 am
Miah

Miah

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If COD4 doesn't use Cider, that's news to me. I never played COD4 and that article unto itself implied that Cider was involved, so...

Yeah yeah, assumption. My bad. :3

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November 21, 2009 6:44 am
Warbrain

Warbrain

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I heard about this the day it came out but wasn't interested at all in the game so I didn't even care to try it.

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November 21, 2009 2:21 pm
Scandalous

Scandalous

Sky Pirate

1,528 posts

Miah wrote:

If COD4 doesn't use Cider, that's news to me. I never played COD4 and that article unto itself implied that Cider was involved, so...

Yeah yeah, assumption. My bad. :3

COD4: Modern Warfare IS a native Mac app. COD4: Modern Warfare 2 is not. At least, that is my understanding. I own COD4: MW, bought it as a direct download a few months back. If Cider is involved, it isn't mentioned, shown, or credited.

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November 21, 2009 2:32 pm
blue_fireball_eater

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Native port - an oxymoron methinks.

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November 21, 2009 3:01 pm
rampancy

rampancy

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blue_fireball_eater wrote:

Native port - an oxymoron methinks.

Well, "native" in the sense that it doesn't rely on a translation layer, as I mentioned above. The same also applies to Linux "ports" which use Cedega, an earlier predecessor to Cider. Yes, COD4 does perform horribly even on Intel systems which are comfortably above the system requirements, but anyone who was a Mac gamer during the PPC days will tell you that poor performance was what was often seen for a lot of native Mac ports.

FWIW, from what I hear on the IMG forums, the port of Bioshock performs pretty well.

For people who really care about MW2, CodeWeavers is working on official support for it (which I guess they can concentrate on now after working to officially support Left 4 Dead 2). They already have rough support for MW2 in CrossOver Games 8.1.

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November 21, 2009 4:13 pm
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