You ask the questions, and we answer! After announcing the impending launch of Duke Nukem Forever on the Mac, we asked if you guys had any questions about the game. Below are the questions we collected and our answers. Have any more questions? Leave them in the comments below, post a message on our Facebook page, or shoot us message via Twitter! We’ll do our best to answer as well as collect the new questions for the blog. So, without further ado…
Q: When will Duke Nukem Forever be available on the Mac?
A: Duke Nukem Forever will be available on the Mac this coming August 2011.
Q: How much will Duke Nukem Forever (Mac) cost?
A: Duke Nukem Forever (Mac) will cost the same as its PC counterpart, $49.99. However, the GameAgent Store is offering a pre-order incentive that will save you 10% off the retail price. Plus, GameAgent shoppers will enjoy free shipping if they prefer the boxed version.
Q: Will Mac players be able to play multiplayer with PC users?
A: Mac-PC multiplayer is a feature we are definitely looking to include; however, it’s just a bit early to confirm that right now. We will provide more information closer to the release in August.
Q: Are we going to be getting the same DLC as PC users?
A: Mac users will definitely be getting the same DLCs.
Q: Is Duke Nukem Forever a native port?
A: Like our other games here at Aspyr, Duke Nukem Forever (Mac) will run natively.
Q: Will Duke Nukem Forever feature SteamPlay and Steamworks?
A: Duke Nukem Forever will support Steamworks and SteamPlay. This means Mac gamers will enjoy achievements and cloud saves*, plus the ability to freely jump back and forth between the Mac and PC versions if they choose. Purchasing the game on one platform (PC or Mac) will provide access to the game on the other platform for free!
*Cloud saves between PC and Mac are separate, meaning progress cannot be carried over between the two.
Q: If I bought the PC version will I need to buy the Mac version again?
A: As mentioned above, if you already bought the game for Windows, you’ll be able to enjoy the Mac version free of charge.
Q: Will my computer be able to run Duke Nukem Forever?
A: The finalized system requirements are in! The system requirements, in addition to below, can also be found on the Duke Nukem Forever (Mac) product page at GameAgent.com.
Minimum System Requirements
- Operating System: 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) and 10.7 (Lion)
- CPU Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)
- CPU Speed: 2.4 GHz
- Memory: 2 GB
- Hard Disk Space: 10 GB free disk space
- Video Card (ATI): Radeon 2600
- Video Card (NVidia): Geforce 8600
- Video Memory (VRam): 256 MB
- Peripherals: Macintosh mouse and keyboard
Recommended System Requirements
- CPU Processor: Intel Quad Core
- CPU Speed: 2.6 GHz
- Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Video Memory (VRam): 512 MB
Supported Video Cards
- NVIDIA GEFORCE 8600, 8800, 9600, GT 120, 320M, 330M
- ATI RADEON HD 2600, HD 3870, HD 4670, HD 4850, HD 5670, HD 5750, HD 5770, HD 5870, HD 6750
- Intel HD Graphics 3000
NOTICE: Apple original CPU’s only, CPU upgrades not supported.
NOTICE: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M not supported.
NOTICE: This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive)
NOTICE: Intel integrated video chipsets (including GMA 950) are not supported
Q: Will the Mac version have the same PC-only graphics effects?
A: The Mac version of Duke Nukem Forever will feature all the of the same graphics features as the PC version.
Q: Is Duke Nukem Forever for Mac going to favor one family of graphics card over the other?
A: Duke Nukem Forever (Mac) does not favor any particular family of graphics card over another. All graphical features will be present regardless of graphics card brand.
Q: Will you be able to refill Duke’s supply of bubblegum? He keeps saying he’s out.
A: As of this writing, there is no confirmed way to resupply Duke with new bubblegum. However, rest assured we’re working diligently with Gearbox Software and 2K as we look into it. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy kicking ass.