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Unreal Engine 3 Comes to the Mac Platform


As noted by Joystiq, Epic Games yesterday announced that its Unreal Engine 3 development kit (UDK) beta has now been updated to include Mac support. The development means that all games developed using the UDK can now be ported over to OS X.
UDK games can now run on Mac OS

- Every UDK game's potential user base has increased dramatically yet again
- September 2011 UDK contains a preview of our Mac OS support
Unreal Engine 3 was brought to iOS nearly two years ago, where it has seen some success with the likes of Infinity Blade. On a broader level, Unreal Engine 3 has been used by Epic for its own games such as its Gears of War series and Unreal Tournament 3, but has also been adopted by a number of other major gaming companies for use in their own offerings.

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42 months ago
To all my friends who say I can't play games on my Mac...

You are wrong yet again! :D
Rating: 20 Votes
42 months ago
Hopefully they've been optimizing the engine.

Love the original Unreal game on Mac.


To all my friends who say I can't play games on my Mac...

You are wrong yet again! :D


Actually a Mac can play more games than a PC, because a Mac can run both platforms easily.
Rating: 18 Votes
42 months ago
Awesome. Good to see they are starting to take Mac gaming a bit more serious lately.:)
Rating: 11 Votes
42 months ago
Happy Gears of War 3 day everyone! :)
Rating: 9 Votes
42 months ago
Tis wonderful news, now lets hope those publisher contracts aren't so stingy that they forbid OSX ports!
Rating: 7 Votes
42 months ago
Maybe MacSoft will finally port Unreal Tournament 3 to Mac OS X! :p It's only been 3 years... maybe "this spring" (http://www.destineerstudios.com/macsoftgames/products/ut3/index.html) it will finally happen! :p
Rating: 5 Votes
42 months ago
Let's hope those titles I already own on Steam just automagically start working on my macs! Really REALLY miss the original UT - I even had the unofficial OS X port on my PowerBook.
Rating: 5 Votes
42 months ago

http://www.apple.com/imac/specs.html

27inch with the 6970m

http://www.apple.com/macpro/specs.html

with a 5870


Neither of those cards are High Extreme... the 6970m is mid-high end at best (comapred to desktop GPUs). The 5870 is a 2 year old GPU...
Rating: 4 Votes
42 months ago
Just gimme a 21" iMac with no optical drive and a 6970! 27" is too big for me (and I expect I'm not the only one). Make it half an inch thicker if you have to. Its a desktop. It isn't going anywhere!
Rating: 4 Votes
42 months ago

I called them high-extreme...

and yes the 6970m IS a high-extreme MOBILE gpu

Given that Apple has to use mobile GPUs due to the heat constraints of the iMac, choosing the Radeon 6970M was noteworthy since it was ATI's highest end mobile GPU at the time of the iMac's refresh. Previously Apple has stuck with the second highest mobile GPU, such as the Radeon 5850M (relabeled as the Radeon 5750) in the previous iMac. It may not be ideal, but at least Apple appears to be trying now.

The Radeon 6990M was released after than iMac was refreshed and probably couldn't work anyways given it's TDP is 33% higher.
Rating: 4 Votes

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