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why no mac version?

  • why no mac version?<font size="6">Why no mac version?</font>

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  • Maybe, because people who use macs go crazy and start to repeat themselves?

    Who knows, might ask the <font size="4">one guy who does all the programing</font>.

  • in my experience, one of the big features of mac and linux, is that it allows you to ask why [insert software here] is not available for mac and linux. Ashley wanted to preserve this feature for C2.

  • Hehehehe...

  • What's a mac?

  • in my experience, one of the big features of mac and linux, is that it allows you to ask why [insert software here] is not available for mac and linux. Ashley wanted to preserve this feature for C2.

    This is both truthful and wise.

  • Well, I imagine it's a bit frustrating when you google for something, find an interesting project or product, and then it's only available for Windows. But I believe that anyone who decides to go with a minority platform is aware of this before they dive in. (I used Linux for a number of years when a job allowed it, but I knew I'd have to make some sacrifices).

    *nostalgia enters* And back in 1991-2, when it became obvious that the Atari ST line of computers would come to an end and not play a major role in the following years, I would have loved to switch to a Mac, but not only was it substantially more expensive than a DOS/Win machine, even then there was less software and fewer video games available for MacOS. Since I was working in the IT/entertainment field (had just started), I wanted a large, popular platform. So I went that way rather than with picking up a Mac, which -- had everything else been equal -- would have been my preferred choice.

    I still believe Macs are nicer systems and offer a better experience than the typical Windows-based boxes, but the situation is no different than it was two decades ago: if you want to have the widest selection of software (especially gaming related stuff), the cheapest hardware and the largest audience, you need a Windows machine. For small developers of what is essentially a nich� product, like Ash and Tom, prioritizing Windows is an absolutely sane approach.

  • Windows actually runs pretty well on Macs. Better than on PCs, in my experience. There is no conflict here <img src="smileys/smiley1.gif" border="0" align="middle" />.

  • I think because Ashley use Visual Basic for C2 editor <img src="smileys/smiley2.gif" border="0" align="middle" />

    but still the windows version incomplete, also i think read somewhere Scirra might consider to make an official mac version later if they finish their todo list.

  • Windows actually runs pretty well on Macs. Better than on PCs, in my experience. There is no conflict here <img src="smileys/smiley1.gif" border="0" align="middle" />.

    Well, there's that. Although it's my impression that many Mac users really don't fancy the idea of having to buy a copy of Windows and re-boot. The place I work at even went so far as to bundle a Windows product with Wine and offer a Mac installer, but that turned into a tad of a support nightmare! :)

  • I am a Mac Pro user myself, I LOVE my mac, however I use Parallels, which is a mac application that runs a copy of windows seamlessly with OSX (mac), no dual boot junk needed!, the windows apps load up just like they are mac products. It runs flawlessly, hell I even have a ton of other windows development apps installed that are just not out for OSX (mac) So I have best of both worlds!

    I am running Windows 7 and OSX.

    To learn more, go here: parallels.com/uk/search/cs/pd/dskd77/special-offer

    So there is no need for a mac version :D Problem solved. And to be perfectly honest I hate it when companies, especially very SMALL companies like the C2 guys, spread themselves too thin trying to do two version of the software, when the end result is: half the features, half polished, half stable product. It is always best to focus on one platform, build it up, make it better, faster and more stable...... This is why C2 is as good as it is right now, because they are focused on delivering a solid product to windows users.

    Do I wish there was a mac version.... to be honest yes, but in reality I fully respect and understand why there is not and probably never will be. Like I said I would rather have a solid stable application like we have now.

    Plus as I mentioned above Parallels closes that gap, and allows mac users the best of both worlds.

    Regards;

    Bilko

  • in my experience, one of the big features of mac and linux, is that it allows you to ask why [insert software here] is not available for mac and linux. Ashley wanted to preserve this feature for C2.

    Best answer ever <img src="smileys/smiley36.gif" border="0" align="middle" />

  • +1 what ColPhilBilko said <img src="smileys/smiley17.gif" border="0" align="middle" />, that's what I meant actually. The downside is that you need to buy windows and parallels (or vmware), but then again you do that once and get to run ALL windows software on your mac with minimum hassle (for the price of a small performance downgrade, but on today's computers this should be hardly notice-able).

  • Making true multiplatform apps with native look and feel for each platform is still a big pain in many levels. Build once and run everywhere is almost an utopia. You then have to organize your code to abstract away platform specific code, mainting two codebases, etc etc.

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