Okay so Half life series coming to mac=natural selection to :D?

FlipsterFlipster Join Date: 2009-02-18 Member: 66469Members
okay so i have to use crossover games to run natural selection and yeah it kind of sucks but its ok and i heard that the half life series was being ported for steam along with source games and left 4 dead 2 which are the only games i play. I thought hmm half life coming to mac so natural selection is a third party mod for half life so would i be able to install and run natural selection on my mac natively?


  • slayer20slayer20 Killed a man once. Join Date: 2007-12-13 Member: 63157Members, Reinforced - Shadow
    I don't think the original Half-Life will be coming to the Mac. I probably read wrong though.
  • FortuneFortune Join Date: 2009-04-27 Member: 67290Members, Constellation
    I remember they said the source engine, so probably Half Life Source but NS only runs on the original Half Life right?
  • RehnquistRehnquist Join Date: 2009-09-01 Member: 68672Members
    Well Half Life 1 had an OpenGL option so I would think it wouldn't be hard to port that over to Macs. Here's a link to Steam forums (they might have a better discussion than us, because we're just focused on NS2 :) )

    <a href="http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?p=13922451" target="_blank">http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/show....php?p=13922451</a>
  • JazzXJazzX cl_labelmaps ∞ Join Date: 2002-11-19 Member: 9285Members, Retired Developer, NS1 Playtester
    This was asked right after the announcement, and it seems like the TF2 blog clarified that this is Source Engine HL games:

    <a href="http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=109061" target="_blank">http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/index....howtopic=109061</a>
  • DixieWolfDixieWolf Join Date: 2010-02-10 Member: 70508Members
    yea, got the impression it's only source engine stuff, even though the original HL has a GL option. Would be nice, but I think they'd rather push people to buy the source version (they can charge a little more cuz' it says "Source" in the name). That would be pretty sick though, to have NS for mac players as well... might bring some attention back to the original NS

    It's weird... I don't even have a mac, but I'm psyched for all this stuff to happen (next month, i think?). I just feel like Valve has the right idea about games as a service. This is such a simple step to getting their games available to tons more people, and it's a great step toward improving an already pretty fantastic service.
  • SekerSeker Join Date: 2007-03-06 Member: 60259Members
    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Yesterday, we announced that Steam and all our Source engine games will be coming to the Mac<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    From Tf2 Blog.

    So far no ns1 on macs. ( I guess its just not worth porting it for them ?)
  • FlipsterFlipster Join Date: 2009-02-18 Member: 66469Members
    <!--quoteo(post=1759914:date=Mar 18 2010, 04:26 PM:name=Seker)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Seker @ Mar 18 2010, 04:26 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1759914"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->From Tf2 Blog.

    So far no ns1 on macs. ( I guess its just not worth porting it for them ?)<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    I thought they said they were porting there Half Life series over? I really want them to port Half Life over, but even if they did, would Natural Selection work on macs?
  • SekerSeker Join Date: 2007-03-06 Member: 60259Members
    If they port any original half-life it would be half-life:source.

    And so far its only talk of SOURCE-engine.
  • lwflwf Join Date: 2006-11-03 Member: 58311Members, Constellation
    <!--QuoteBegin-http://www.valvesoftware.com/news.php?id=3568+--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (http://www.valvesoftware.com/news.php?id=3568)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteEBegin-->Steam and Valve's library of games including Left 4 Dead 2, Team Fortress 2, <i>Counter-Strike</i>, Portal, and <i>the Half-Life series</i> will be available in April.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    The Half-Life series is likely to include Half-Life. This could refer to GoldSrc HL or HL:S but there is no Source port of HL:OF or HL:BS, still they appear to be considered a part of the <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/sub/715/" target="_blank">HL series</a>. It also says CS, not CS:S. If they bothered specifying that it was the 2nd L4D game they were talking about, why did not not also say it was CS:S and not CS?
    It's also worth mentioning that GoldSrc got OpenGL support already.

    But anyway, it's probably just Source. All things considered I would be surprised if they bothered porting GoldSrc.
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