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# 1 STO compatible with Mac OSX
04-25-2013, 05:29 AM
hello guys,

I've been playin' this awesome game for 2 years now, and I'm wonderin' when the guys from STO will launch a version compatible with MacOSX.
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# 2
04-25-2013, 05:52 AM
Probably won't happen.

Not enough of a market for it to make it worth devoting the resources to doing a conversion.

That being said, I'd love for that to happen. The only reason I even have Windows on my Mac is to play STO.
The first we heard of getting new PvP maps "soon" was in August of 2010. We're consistently told something will be coming with the "next" update. Absolutely nothing has come to PvP since launch.

I think it's finally time Cryptic stopped stringing us along, don't you?
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# 3
04-25-2013, 06:22 AM
Also a Mac User ... and former City of Heroes player.
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# 4
04-25-2013, 06:32 AM
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Originally Posted by autumnturning View Post
Also a Mac User ... and former City of Heroes player.
Same here. Such a shame to see it go.
The first we heard of getting new PvP maps "soon" was in August of 2010. We're consistently told something will be coming with the "next" update. Absolutely nothing has come to PvP since launch.

I think it's finally time Cryptic stopped stringing us along, don't you?
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# 5
04-25-2013, 07:20 AM
I saw Daniel Stahl say in TTS the other day that he had just received word that a Mac client was indeed being given the green light. I haven't heard it officially stated anywhere outside of TTS, however.

Perhaps he will see this thread and post about whether or not that's still a thing or not.
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# 6
04-25-2013, 08:19 AM
To support what Hav wrote, it was mentioned on the "Ask Cryptic January 2013" page:

Quote:
http://sto.perfectworld.com/news/?p=800861

Q: (treadstone79) When will STO be released for Mac OS X?

Dstahl: We are investigating this now and would like to see it happen in 2013 if we can work it out. Stay tuned!
There has also been another thread here (http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/sh...d.php?t=515511) about the matter.
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# 7
04-25-2013, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by thehavraha View Post
I saw Daniel Stahl say in TTS the other day that he had just received word that a Mac client was indeed being given the green light. I haven't heard it officially stated anywhere outside of TTS, however.

Perhaps he will see this thread and post about whether or not that's still a thing or not.
Yeah, I get the impression up until now it's been one of those 'if a dev feels like working on their lunch hour' projects. Hopefully that will change shortly.

That said if you poke around the forums for the unofficial Mac version it works well enough for now.
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Join Date: Apr 2013
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# 8
04-25-2013, 03:09 PM
I tweeted the STO team about this and was told that this is something they would like to happen this year. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I've got the Wineskin version running but it's far from smooth - and that's on a retina MacBook Pro - specs don't get much higher.

In the meantime I'll just have to keep dusting off the old Sony Vaio whenever I want to take the Captain's chair!
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# 9
04-25-2013, 03:31 PM
Bootcamp is a great way to have a Mac and your STO fix at the same time, but it would be nice to have that dedicated Mac client.

When i saw the Q&A back in January I was very happy, the only issue I have with the way I do it now is the time spent booting in and out of Windows just to play STO, it makes it so its not worth it for anything but a marathon session. I live in the Mac environment and would prefer to keep my machine booted in OSX, I hope they get the client worked out.
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