Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
RM_Keyblade_Mistress Apr 24 @ 11:55am
Why PC only?!
It should also be for the Mac! I'm pretty disappointed with Sega that their games on Steam are for the PC and not with the Mac computer. In fact, all games on Steam should be both pc and mac!
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irachetal Apr 24 @ 1:21pm 
For the 10 people out there that game on macs?
Ratham Apr 24 @ 1:55pm 
>Trying to game on Mac
>2014

infamous'Cynic Apr 29 @ 6:32am 
Because SEGA doesn't care about this game. :(

Read Fish's post to understand this.
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Ratham Apr 29 @ 8:10am 
Originally posted by infamous'Cynic:
Because SEGA doesn't care about this game. :(
More like, the money/time required to make a MAC version isn't worth the benefits.
PrimeSonic Apr 29 @ 3:26pm 
Originally posted by infamous'Cynic:
Because SEGA doesn't care about this game. :(
> 3 Extra racers were released long after the initial release date
> Numerous patches and fixes were released
> Leaderboard cleanups
> The game was initially launched on all major consoles
> Mobile versions of the game were made
> A Japanese version of the game is about to be released, almost a year and a half after the initial launch

Please tell me how in the world you think that "SEGA doesn't care about this game"?
Seriously. THINK before you post.

Originally posted by Ratham:
More like, the money/time required to make a MAC version isn't worth the benefits.
This is it, right here. There's not enough of a MAC gaming market to justify the costs of porting the game to MAC (or Linux for that matter).

This game is on so many platforms that if you really wanted to play it, you would have already. If all you have is a Mac for "gaming", then you're doing it wrong and there's so few of you that your demographic isn't worth investing it.
Fish_Goes_Moo Apr 29 @ 3:58pm 


Originally posted by PrimeSonic:
Originally posted by infamous'Cynic:
Because SEGA doesn't care about this game. :(
> 3 Extra racers were released long after the initial release date
> Numerous patches and fixes were released
> Leaderboard cleanups
> The game was initially launched on all major consoles
> Mobile versions of the game were made
> A Japanese version of the game is about to be released, almost a year and a half after the initial launch

Please tell me how in the world you think that "SEGA doesn't care about this game"?
Seriously. THINK before you post.

They care only for the pc version.

Console versions have long been abandoned by SEGA. Had a patch near the beginning of their life and that's it. They've been left to rot in a bug filled state, including a couple of game breaking ones. SEGA gave nothing for the console versions. Took money for them, then when console community looks to them for support, they are just, nope, nothing for you guys.

Japanese version will get the same treatment, quick cash grab and then abandoned.

Mobile version was just a disgusting cash grab. Paid app filled with IAP, only purpose of it is to pry open your wallet. Recently made free (should have been since the start as it's clearly the typical f2p game model). Android version is still incredibly buggy.


Yogscast. Community crying out for new characters, we get ♥♥♥♥ty yogscast. Only get Ryo because of SUMO, wasn't for SUMO, we would have gotten nothing.

Only version of it they care for is the PC version and even then, not much.
Last edited by Fish_Goes_Moo; Apr 29 @ 4:13pm
DarthNocturnal Apr 29 @ 8:56pm 
I still see Transformed as somewhat "niche". And assuming SEGA is seeing the same, they may not feel a Mac port is worth it.

....then again, Mac got Allstars Tennis not too long ago. So who can say, really?
Danger Zone May 1 @ 8:35am 
Using a Mac for gaming is like waving around a ♥♥♥♥♥ at a feminist convention.
Havdekan Takono May 1 @ 9:25pm 
"I wanna play games on my Mac, but you're not making a Mac version, that means you don't care. :C"

Counter perspective:

"I developed a game for PC, but you're not buying a PC to play the game, that means you don't care. :C"

It's not like Macs are known for being excellent for gaming, and/or that this is the only game to not make a Mac version. This same whining happens on every gaming forum. If you REALLY care about PC gaming that much, and REALLY want to play these games on a computer, then go ahead and buy a PC, there's no reason why this company should go through the expense of creating a Mac version for the tiny handful of Mac users that attempt to do gaming.

I could see it if Macs were a major platform for gaming, but they're not. The cost to make a Mac version would most likely not be made up for with profits as a result of doing it. There's no reason why they should make an illogical move and do something like this, which is only going to serve as a financial loss, just to please that tiny number, of who could switch to PCs themselves if they're that interested.

And on the plus side, by switching to PC, you solve your problem for every other game that doesn't have a Mac version! ... Which is only about 90% of the Steam store, right?!
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PrimeSonic May 2 @ 6:59am 
Originally posted by Admiral Larino:
"I wanna play games on my Mac, but you're not making a Mac version, that means you don't care. :C"

Counter perspective:

"I developed a game for PC, but you're not buying a PC to play the game, that means you don't care. :C"

It's not like Macs are known for being excellent for gaming, and/or that this is the only game to not make a Mac version. This same whining happens on every gaming forum. If you REALLY care about PC gaming that much, and REALLY want to play these games on a computer, then go ahead and buy a PC, there's no reason why this company should go through the expense of creating a Mac version for the tiny handful of Mac users that attempt to do gaming.

I could see it if Macs were a major platform for gaming, but they're not. The cost to make a Mac version would most likely not be made up for with profits as a result of doing it. There's no reason why they should make an illogical move and do something like this, which is only going to serve as a financial loss, just to please that tiny number, of who could switch to PCs themselves if they're that interested.

And on the plus side, by switching to PC, you solve your problem for every other game that doesn't have a Mac version! ... Which is only about 90% of the Steam store, right?!
I'm saving this for the next time I see someone whining about "no Mac version". :D
Morguetron May 4 @ 7:51am 
For the time being, if you want a gaming system, get a PC. Even though Mac has more support in the recent times, it's going to be a while before everyone supports it.
Zodasaur May 4 @ 12:23pm 
Originally posted by morgue:
For the time being, if you want a gaming system, get a PC. Even though Mac has more support in the recent times, it's going to be a while before everyone supports it.

^ Why not a 3DS? It's much cheaper and this game is avalible on it.
DarthNocturnal May 4 @ 12:57pm 
Originally posted by ZodaEX:
Originally posted by morgue:
For the time being, if you want a gaming system, get a PC. Even though Mac has more support in the recent times, it's going to be a while before everyone supports it.

^ Why not a 3DS? It's much cheaper and this game is avalible on it.

I think by "gaming system", they meant "gaming PC".
fox May 5 @ 7:16am 
Mac users do not need to buy a "gaming PC" to play Windows games - the first solution there, if desired, is to simply install Windows via Boot Camp. Macs are just as much of a Personal Computer as any other desktop/laptop, and current-gen Mac hardware is more than adequate for gaming purposes.

However, having to reboot the machine into a Windows install is a huge pain and highly disruptive to workflow - it's hard to take a 20-minute game break when knee-deep in a project when you have to reboot your machine twice, so this makes multi-platform games highly attractive (multi-platform support is actually the reason I have a few certain games in my library).

Anyways, considering that Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing was ported over by Feral - which seems to have a pretty good track record with Mac ports - it would be nice to see Transformed get the same treatment. I think "please release on Mac" is just as legitimate of a request as any other platform.
Sedge May 5 @ 11:07am 
That's what happens when you're an Apple fanboy tied to a second-class, overpriced computing environment.

Windows allows for a multitude of manufacturers, Apple closes their systems off to only themselves. Do you not understand how this effects competition and third-party development?

Sorry, this is why people don't push games to Mac. Buy a real PC.
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