iMore show 410: Extra accessible metal

The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple! On this episode Rene, Peter, and Derek Kessler talk all about iTunes Extras on Apple TV, iPhone and iPod touch screen sizes, Apple A8 processors, Metal on OS X, and enforcing accessibility.

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iMore show 410: Extra accessible metal


PETER: Be careful on the speed claims on gaming.. It's OFTEN because games like Guild Wars 2 and WoW are NOT REALLY ported over to OS X. Yes they have a Mac Client, but that client is just Cider Wrapped and just like MOST companies, they use Cider and use the cider wrapper. Blizzard also does it with the WoW client.

Basically; it's a commercialized, highly custom, version of WINE with 3D / Gaming tweaks. This is so they can just make one game for the PC then have Cider wrap the game with the emulation code. Because of this, nearly all games will ALWAYS be slower. They will continue to be until game publishers / devs truly code for OS X.. Which most gaming companies do not!

Google Cider wrapper; you'll be surprised at how many games that are on the Mac are basically PC games.. lol