Duke Nukem Forever coming to the Mac in August

One of the most talked about games of 2011, Duke Nukem Forever, will be heading to the Apple's Macintosh platform later this summer. Today publisher Aspyr Media announced that the long awaited first person shooter will be ported over to the Mac and will be released by them sometime this August. In a post on the Aspyr Media owned Game Agent web site, it states that pre-orders for the Mac version would get a 10 percent discount along with free shipping.

The Mac version will also be made available to download via Valve's Steam service. Aspyr has already confirmed that the game will include Steamworks support for things like achievements, multiplayer leaderboards and more. It will also support Steam Play which means if you already own the PC version of the game you will get the Mac version for free and vise versa. There's no word yet if the game will allow for some cross-platform multiplayer between the PC and Mac ports.

The game, after 15 years of development, was finally released earlier this month by publisher 2K Games. Despite generally poor reviews the game sold well, at least during its first week. While it was the top selling game on the Steam download service during its first week on June 14 it has since dropped out of the top 10. In a recent interview,  Strauss Zelnick, the CEO of 2K Games' parent company Take Two Interactive, stated that " ... you will see future Duke IP coming from this company."

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No thanks. DN was crap on PC and consoles, doubt it will be any better on the Mac. But hey, it's a good strategy by 2K since Mac users are constantly dying for new games, regardless on how bad the ports are.

PyX said,
It's great to hear that we Mac users are getting a few good titles here and there.

You're counting Duke as a "good title"?

Oh, and I got it for "free", and have already uninstalled it. I just wanted to see what the ending looked like, or if they left it open for a sequel, which it looks like they did. Maybe DN version 3.11 will have better graphics LOL.

Using cheat codes, got to the end of it last night, playing it an hour at most every day or so...I'll vote for Duke! (see the ending...you'll get it). As for the graphics, yeah, it's 10 year old graphics, which goes along with the 13 year old humor

virtorio said,
Aspyr Media: where half the fun is getting it to work

Tell me about it. I'll never forgive them for their Neverwinter Nights 2 port. They made us wait more than a year to patch to the same version as the PC version. That means no multiplayer. That, and they never released the expansions. But, you can at least use the CD keys and assets from the Windows versions of the expansion DVDs. Still such a pain, though.

this game sucks anyway... no mac, windows, xbox or ps3 can save it.
super suckiest game ever, and duke nukem/3d that was an amazing game .

i still wonder who will get this game in august xD

Minimum System Requirements

Operating System: 10.6.7 (Snow Leopard)
CPU Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)
CPU Speed: 2.4 GHz
Memory: 2 GB
Hard Disk Space: TBD
Video Card (ATI): Radeon 2600
Video Card (NVidia): Geforce 8600
Video Memory (VRam): 256 MB
Peripherals: Macintosh mouse and keyboard

as far as I know, I own a mac and games are a lot more slow in mac osx than playing with the same machine in windows 7 via bootcamp

I´ve tried it with L4D2 and CSS

jkrlox said,
as far as I know, I own a mac and games are a lot more slow in mac osx than playing with the same machine in windows 7 via bootcamp

I´ve tried it with L4D2 and CSS

I'd imagine it's because game companies probably don't optimize their OpenGL code as much as their DirectX code, since Macs have a smaller market share.

DNF gfx are average it wont be a problem at all unless your mac is 10yo or they do a very bad job porting it.

Runs nicely on my Windows 7 PC (Core i5 2500k 4.5GHz, AMD Radeon 6950 unlocked and overclocked, 8GB DDR3 1833MHz).

Not sure how well a Mac could run it. Maybe OSX doesn't demand such high specs to run games well? Maybe you'll need a good spec Mac Pro to run it maxed out? I'm interested to know.

1uk3 said,

Not sure how well a Mac could run it. Maybe OSX doesn't demand such high specs to run games well? Maybe you'll need a good spec Mac Pro to run it maxed out? I'm interested to know.


Actually, Macs require, higher specs, to run an identical program as a Windows PC.
I'm not confirmed, but I think it's so.

1uk3 said,
Runs nicely on my Windows 7 PC (Core i5 2500k 4.5GHz, AMD Radeon 6950 unlocked and overclocked, 8GB DDR3 1833MHz).

What? Duke Nukem is hardware demanding? The graphic was a joke...as well as the gameplay.

FMH said,

Actually, Macs require, higher specs, to run an identical program as a Windows PC.
I'm not confirmed, but I think it's so.

That, and some of them have very poor heat management and underclocked graphics. It's a compromise you make in Apple's world of form over function.

Enron said,

That, and some of them have very poor heat management and underclocked graphics. It's a compromise you make in Apple's world of form over function.

I don't care what you say.
As long as it is made of Aluminium I don't need anything else.
/s

Not typically well especially with the high resolution display in the 27" iMac, not at native resolution anyway.

My Mac Pro runs games nicely with an ATI 5870. Planning on upgrading to the 6xxx series later on. I'd be ****ed if I had to contend with a graphics card that can't be upgraded.

1uk3 said,
Runs nicely on my Windows 7 PC (Core i5 2500k 4.5GHz, AMD Radeon 6950 unlocked and overclocked, 8GB DDR3 1833MHz).

Maybe you'll need a good spec Mac Pro to run it maxed out? I'm interested to know.