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Metal Developer Tools on Windows Offer New Gaming Opportunities

Saturday July 11, 2020 10:51 am PDT by
Game developers are now able to more easily develop games for Apple devices using Windows machines, thanks to a new set of Metal developer tools released by Apple (via Reddit). Apple quietly released a set of Metal Developer Tools for Windows 10 at WWDC this year, which enables Metal Shading Language (MSL) compilation on Windows into Metal Library Objects targeting Apple platforms. This...

Nvidia on Its Lack of macOS Mojave Drivers for Newer Graphics Cards: 'It's Up to Apple to Approve Them'

Thursday November 1, 2018 10:01 am PDT by
Nearly six weeks after the release of macOS Mojave, web drivers for Nvidia graphics cards released in 2014 and later remain unavailable for the latest operating system, resulting in compatibility issues. This includes Nvidia graphics cards based on its Maxwell, Pascal, and Turing architecture. While some customers have expressed frustration towards Nvidia, a spokesperson for the company...

Adobe Backpedals on Commitment to Bring Metal to After Effects

Monday October 5, 2015 8:38 am PDT by
At WWDC 2015, Adobe director of engineering David McGavran demonstrated After Effects and Illustrator on Mac integrated with Metal, Apple's new high-performance graphical acceleration API on OS X El Capitan. At the end of the demo, he said that Adobe is committed to bringing Metal to multiple Creative Cloud apps on Mac."Adobe is committed to bringing Metal to all of its Mac OS Creative Cloud...

Apple Announces Metal for OS X El Capitan

Monday June 8, 2015 10:36 am PDT by
Apple today announced a boost to performance coming to users with OS X El Capitan in the form of Metal, previously available only for iOS. The company promises the inclusion of Apple's breakthrough graphics technology into El Capitan will boost system-wide performance and battery life while simultaneously allowing games and graphics-intensive apps to "tap into the full power" of Mac graphics...