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07-03 / 02:21 PM : Far Cry 5 review (cjed)
FarCry 5 performance using an Asus G20CB computer (core i7 6700 quad, SSD, GeForce GTX 980 with 4 GB DDR5) spotted 60 FPS with all video settings setted to max (at 1680 x 1050 resolution). On few moments (or when driving) it could decrease to 50 fps, and on a rare time it can struggle to a few fps.

Overall the vegetation and lighting are even more realistic than with Far Cry 4. The gameplay however is not as good : the main missions arent't all interesting, we do not see clearly the path (there is few scripted sequences) and the difficulty is too high (not progressive), there isn't enough ammo nor life packs. We then have to rely on a trainer.
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09-25 / 12:28 AM : Black Mesa : HL with HL2 engine (cjed)
The Black Mesa mod (original Half Life single player made using the HL2 Source Engine) is available here (3 GB). It requires the Source Engine 2007 SDK (available from Source Engine based games on Steam).
The soundtrack is also provided for free.
Installation details on Mac (using either WineSkin or Winebottler and PlayOnMac) are available here and there.s
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06-15 / 02:00 PM : RealMyst for iPad available (cjed)
The iPad version of Real Myst is available at the App Store (6,99 at launch time). The rendering is different from the 2000 PC/Mac version (non animated clouds, animated water however no waves, no day-night cycle), however textures seem better, as well as lightning effects (see iPad version here and PC version there). Some slowdowns (or loading time) are present, however the game seems smoother than the PC version on computers from its time.
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05-31 / 12:16 AM : Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs announced (cjed)
Following Penumbra series (Overture, Black Plague, Requiem) and Amnesia :The Dark Descent, Frictional Games announced Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, made in collaboration with Dear Esther's developers. We can also find on their blog an article that gives advices for creating an efficient adventure/horror game.
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05-30 / 10:42 PM : Space Quest Collection : special price (cjed)
Space Quest Collection (episodes 1 to 6) is available at Steam today at 2,49 euros (75 percent discount). On mac using Crossover may require to launch the setup application first (see here) to switch the video mode before launching the game. We can also copy files from Crossover to Dosbox or ScummVM.

UPDATE : Space Quest 3 is very slow (music and display) from Steam (uses Dosbox 0.61). By switching the default surface display mode (file dosbox.conf in /Users//Library/Application Support/CrossOver Games/Bottles/Steam/drive_c/Program Files/Steam/SteamApps/common/Space Quest Collection/dosbox-0.63) to opengl (ok after using Return key) or ddraw display is faster.

However performances are far more greater using boxer, also based on Dosbox (copy sq3 folder from SteamApps/common/Space Quest Collection to the Boxer window). It can also emulate MT32 for music and sounds (requires installing the MT32 rom files in Boxer audio preferences and replacing SNDBLAST.DRV by MT32.DRV in game's RESOURCE.CFG file).
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05-17 / 04:33 PM : Macworld : Diablo III review (cjed)
Macworld provides a review of Diablo III.
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05-17 / 04:22 PM : Tomb Raider Underworld soon (cjed)
Tomb Raider Underworld is announced on mac this May, 31 (port made by Feral). It works with Nvidia 320M (also with Intel HD3000, however on Lion only).
It is priced 24,99$ at macgamestore (we did find the PC trilogy at 10 euros on Steam, that works through Crossover).
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05-13 / 11:52 PM : SpaceVenture : Space Quest return (cjed)
Creators of Space Quest series (Two Guys From Andromeda) present SpaceVenture, a similar adventure game project, based on donations from users. In first 5 days (over 35 planned days) the project still received 150 000$ (mostly 15$ to 500$ per backer) on the required 500 000$.
Contributors will have access to preview versions (based on HTML5). The final game however will be a standalone application (no browser required) that will work on all systems.

A Sci-fi adventure from Scott Murphy and Mark Crowe working happily together as a team once again.
Hilarious death sequences
Tons of the fresh (and moldy) pop-culture references
Fun and unique humor
Art design and direction by Mark
Dialog that will make you blow nostril Tang, written by Scott along with Mark Narration of all this by Gary Owens and the voice acting of other characters by the above mentioned quality industry voice talent.
Game music that will hopefully give you chills and wedge in your main orb for the rest of your natural Earth life and make you wish you lived inside your computer!
A game that you will feel comfortable playing with your children, but with some entertainment that will safely appeal only to the adult psyche


I still composed a music inspired from Monolith Burger theme (Space Quest 3) and also mastered Roland D-20 versions of the original musics (using game sounds converted from MT32 and edited for the D20).
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04-27 / 08:39 PM : Real Myst for iPad : new trailer (cjed)
Cyan provides a new trailer of Real Myst for iPad.
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04-27 / 08:31 PM : Deus Ex Human Revolution on 320M (cjed)
As supposed, Deus Ex Human Revolution should work with Nvidia 320M as stated by Feral at their Facebook :
Many unsupported cards will run the game, but with a bit of stutter, so we understand that you'd rather see for yourself.
If you meet the other specs, the game will work on that card. The only reason we don't "officially" support it is that there is still a little bit of stutter, and we want all officially supported machines to have perfect performance.

The game is available through the Mac App Store (39,99 euros, 15 GB).
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