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Mac Left 4 Dead by Halloween?

The Left 4 Dead Blog has word plans for the Valve developers to play online with folks upon tomorrow's release of The Sacrifice DLC for Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2. They also show the way to this update with a confirmation that the Mac edition of Left 4 Dead 2 will be released tomorrow, and will be followed by the release of Left 4 Dead at a later date, which they "hope" will be before the end of this month. Here's word:

Left 4 Dead 2 will be released on the Mac Tuesday October 5th. If you already own it on the PC, then you own it on the Mac. All you need to do is install it on your Mac and start playing.

If you don’t already own it, now is a great time to pick it up. Not only do you get Left 4 Dead 2 but steam owners get all the previously released DLC for free! So you get the original 5 Campaigns and “The Passing”, “The Sacrifice” and “No Mercy.” Best of all, there is already a thriving community and excellent community created campaigns waiting for you.

Sorry Left 4 Dead owners, the Mac version is coming but we are running a little late. We hope to have it out in time to celebrate Halloween on the Mac. When released, L4D1 Mac players will receive the same great treatment. All the previous released updates and DLC for free and the ability to play an extensive library of community content. More information on the release date as it nears.

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13. Re: Mac Left 4 Dead by Halloween? Oct 6, 2010, 02:21 Surf
 
Mac - 4-6% world market.

FUCK

YOU!
 
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12. Re: Mac Left 4 Dead by Halloween? Oct 5, 2010, 07:35 SectorEffector
 
remove half of that comment and it's ready to go for the interweb.  
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11. Re: Mac Left 4 Dead by Halloween? Oct 5, 2010, 03:18 AngryMax
 
As a zany graphic designer and an altbro i detest this nerdy trend towards mouse gaming on my e-social platform of personal brand choice. Why would i waste my time in front of a computer when i can take it with me to a hip concert by a band that hasn't been formed yet and take epic historical photos.

PC is so yesterday along with its antisocial games. I am running apps on my mac(s) that haven't been written yet.
 
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10. Re: Mac Left 4 Dead by Halloween? Oct 5, 2010, 00:44 |RaptoR|
 
Surf wrote on Oct 4, 2010, 16:41:
The Mac user comments speak volumes: Lazy, stupid, arrogant.

You actually will wait for a game to come out 6 months or more after the PC version? And who the hell pays for a Windows OS, even if you did, it still would benefit you if you have a job.

Mac's are irrelevant in the computer world. Stats back this up where Mac OS is less that 6% of the world market. I have never even seen a Mac outside of America.

Obviously, you haven't been to asia.

There's a large Corporate Mac community, and it's gaining steam fast (especially with Office 2011). Cisco, GE, VMware, NetScout... plenty of large players with a supportable infrastructure around OS X.

Calling them irrelevant is ignorant.

Regardless, I've owned all these games on the PC for a long time, and it will be nice to play them natively in OS X. I'll sacrifice a little performance for the convenience of not having to reboot. This release is going to cut into my Reach playtime for sure
 
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9. Re: Mac Left 4 Dead by Halloween? Oct 4, 2010, 19:26 wtf_man
 
Well... I have both.

I have a Windows box specifically for gaming, and I have an iMac for everything else.

My Windows box is clean... no garbage software cluttering up the performance, no security software bogging it down, etc. It only has games installed. I don't even surf the Net on it.

That leaves the iMac for everything else. It doesn't have to be a super powerful machine, since I don't game on it at all. There's a few Windows (non-gaming) apps where I either don't like the Mac equivalent, or there isn't one. So, I also run Windows in a virtual machine on the Mac, for those few applications.

So, basically... I'm a Mac user that wouldn't buy Mac games, nor run bootcamp to do so. The best way is to have a pure Windows gaming rig for the job.
 
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8. Re: Mac Left 4 Dead by Halloween? Oct 4, 2010, 16:41 Surf
 
The Mac user comments speak volumes: Lazy, stupid, arrogant.

You actually will wait for a game to come out 6 months or more after the PC version? And who the hell pays for a Windows OS, even if you did, it still would benefit you if you have a job.

Mac's are irrelevant in the computer world. Stats back this up where Mac OS is less that 6% of the world market. I have never even seen a Mac outside of America.
 
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7. Re: Mac Left 4 Dead by Halloween? Oct 4, 2010, 14:42 AngryMax
 
Mac users are too busy doing important work and having a life anyway.  
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6. Re: Mac Left 4 Dead by Halloween? Oct 4, 2010, 14:05 DG
 
A Mac owner that doesn't know how/want to install Windows?  
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5. Re: Mac Left 4 Dead by Halloween? Oct 4, 2010, 12:20 Rectal Prolapse
 
A Mac owner that doesn't want to spend money? LOL!  
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4. Re: Mac Left 4 Dead by Halloween? Oct 4, 2010, 11:18 necrosis
 
Surf wrote on Oct 4, 2010, 10:57:
Mac + Bootcamp + Windows = Play any game.

Why bother porting?
Seriously. Especially considering video card drivers in OS X are down right horrible right now.

I have Boot Camp set up on my mac mini and TF2 in WinXP plays much better than in OS X.
 
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3. Re: Mac Left 4 Dead by Halloween? Oct 4, 2010, 11:09 BicycleRepairMan
 
Because you can skip installing windows and restarting and shit, and windows costs money? yup, thats it. I have a stationary PC and a macbook, why would I want to use the limited HDD on the macbook to make a windows partition to play games? I dont play that much on the mac, but its nice to have some options. a game available for both platforms is a definitive easier buy for me.  
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2. Re: Mac Left 4 Dead by Halloween? Oct 4, 2010, 11:09 Karma1969
 
Surf wrote on Oct 4, 2010, 10:57:
Mac + Bootcamp + Windows = Play any game.

Why bother porting?

Convenience. Why would a Mac user want to take the time to restart in Boot Camp when you can just play right there in your preferred operating system?
 
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1. Re: Mac Left 4 Dead by Halloween? Oct 4, 2010, 10:57 Surf
 
Mac + Bootcamp + Windows = Play any game.

Why bother porting?
 
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