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    Mac version of Spore is actually PC version running under WINE
    Apparently...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/clancemasterj/tags/spore/


    Although this doesn't explain why Windows users can play this on a GMA950, but Mac users cannot.
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    Fascinating (your link is broken, BTW). I wonder how or if they're able to use Securom through WINE.
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    LOL! Thats awesome! That would likely mean that of the nastiest parts of the DRM wouldn't even work correctly if they didn't recode the game for OS X.
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    Yes... they actually are using Cider, which is a commercial variant of WINE used to completely self-enclose a game in the WINE environment, rather than how Crossover works in the background.

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    Well, at least it means Mac users dont have to wait a year for its release

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    The link seems fine.

    I still want to know why the GMA950 performs more than adequately for may games under WinXP, but under OS X, it's even worse than it needs to be. Spore, Civ IV, Quake IV etc.
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    I seem to remember reading somewhere that Windows assigns more RAM to the GMA950 (128 instead of 96 or something like that)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoolook View Post
    The link seems fine.

    I still want to know why the GMA950 performs more than adequately for may games under WinXP, but under OS X, it's even worse than it needs to be. Spore, Civ IV, Quake IV etc.
    Cider doesn't support that chipset. Simple as that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisabeach View Post
    Cider doesn't support that chipset. Simple as that.
    Unless you change one line in the plist...

    http://www.tuaw.com/2008/06/17/run-s...-gma-950-macs/
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    Thats the Creature Creator though. The question is whether it would work for Spore.
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