Grand Theft Auto for Macintosh Computers
Posted 07 May 2005 - 03:23 AM
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Posted 07 May 2005 - 05:22 AM
|QUOTE (Opius @ May 6 2005, 23:45)|
|All versions of GTA on the PC use DirectX. You'd need to run a virtual machine, as I don't think there are any DirectX emulators for Macs.|
So what does DirectX have to do with Macs?? I'm damn sure renderware abstracts the render calls, so it can use whatever API available. Otherwise I dont think it would run on a ps2 now would it? The real reason is that renderware doesnt support mac, i think.
Posted 07 May 2005 - 05:44 AM
You would still have to recompile the game from the original source code and tell it to use a different API, like OpenGL. But if the game used a DirectX-only call, it'd be impossible to do it without some major workarounds.
Besides, Windows and Mac executables are completely incompatable, because of (but not limited to) OS support, memory structure and hardware support.
Posted 07 May 2005 - 06:22 AM
I doubt renderware even gives you direct access to the directx device
Posted 07 May 2005 - 07:05 AM
I'm not trying to blame Microsoft for this, I'm just saying that the problem lies within the executable, and not necessarily Renderware (though it is their fault they don't support Macs, but that's not the main issue at hand).
Posted 07 May 2005 - 07:27 AM
of course thats not all that easy, especially if you use shader - i have no idea how they do that. plus i bet rockstar doesnt use renderware out of the box, the obviously screwed with it for quite a bit. so maybe it cannot run with anything else then directx.
Posted 10 May 2005 - 07:49 PM
Knightmare = Thanks for the info...in Mianus.
Posted 10 May 2005 - 08:59 PM
However GTA3 and VC does require a 3D GFX card and although Macs do come with 3D GFX cards VPC doesn't see them as such.
You can installed DX until the cows come home on a Windows OS running in VPC, I've done it, but games and programs just won't see the card correctly.
The Device Manager doesn't even list a monitor.
Posted 11 May 2005 - 02:57 AM