F1 2012 – Coming to the Mac

Codemasters announced that their recently-released F1 2012 title will be coming to another platform as a Mac version will be released soon.

Despite not really made with gaming in mind, the Mac seems to become a more important platform for games again due to Apple’s (relative) surge in desktop computer market share during the past few years and the availability of Steam on the Mac.

F1 2012 for Mac will be published by Feral Interactive who already took care of the last two Codemasters titles that got a Mac treatment, DIRT 2 & TOCA Race Driver

Unfortunately, Codemasters has not released any system requirements yet, it will be interesting to see which kind of Mac is required to run the game at stable frame rates as 3D graphics are often the weakest link in Apple’s desktop computers that are more tailored towards work environments.

In the meantime, Codemasters have released a new video trailer of the Mac version you can check out below:

GTOmegaRacing.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/kareem.elbuckley Kareem El Buckley

    That wasn’t even the least expected from Codemasters. With numerous users making the switch nowadays it would only seem like the next logical step. Well it’s good news to me at least because OS X is my preferable platform.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kareem.elbuckley Kareem El Buckley

    That wasn’t even the least expected from Codemasters. With numerous users making the switch nowadays it would only seem like the next logical step. Well it’s good news to me at least because OS X is my preferable platform.

  • andi

    brilliant something overpriced and over hyped coming to something over priced and over hyped soon … sounds like a match made in heaven …

    • http://racingrenders.com/ F1Racer

      Hehe :)

    • http://racingrenders.com/ F1Racer

      Hehe :)

    • http://twitter.com/fordxr8fpv Paules the menace

      this hahaha.

  • Anonymous

    One of the internet’s natural laws at work. Can’t mention Apple or Mac without haters popping up :)

    • andi

      i wasnt hating , i own one …; just stating a fact about the legacy of Mr Jobs

    • hoodge1

      And why the haters. Haters of high end quality. If MS with their RROD box and windows issues could get up to par with Apples quality, Apple wouldn’t be in 1st place in the PC industry as they are now.. Now that more games are going to Apple and the piracy issue maybe different with the mac, that could definately bite Windows in the ass…

      Not sure since Steam caters to Mac if the piracy would be solved. But as I said in my other comment, developers MAY be looking more towards the MAC in the future if Windows can’t control the piracy bombardment. I mean even consoles have piracy. PS3 just got hacked again. But that’s their network. They’ve done pretty well with keeping piracy down with their software tho.. Alot better then Windows..

      • http://twitter.com/fordxr8fpv Paules the menace

        High end quality what a joke, My friend got a apple laptop came with a core i5 2.5 my other friend got a Hewlett Packard core i5 2.7 almost Half the price, I’m not a hater its just common sense, Mac is a huge ripoff, hoodge is just dribbling over his key board.

      • hoodge1

        i agree its overpriced. missed my other comment on it.

      • http://twitter.com/Mojo_66 Mojo66

        Had a problem with my Macbook Pro, it would occasionally shut itself down for no reason. Went to the Apple Store, got it replaced on the spot, went home, restored my TimeMachine backup, 4 hours later I was able to continue where I left off. I also had a small problem with my iPhone, called Apple at 17:15, next day at 15:00 I had a new one by UPS express. 30 min later I was back where I left off. Now you PC guys go ahead and tell me your stories waiting 6 weeks for your plastic crap to get repaired by some Czech electronics shack…it’s one thing to look at the specs on the paper and call Apple overpriced, but there’s more than just specs.

      • Philip Samuelson

        Bringing in HP when speaking on quality isn’t the best idea in the world, HP has a long standing track record of selling complete pieces of crap. I, as the owner of a system building company, indeed do despise Mac. Overpriced, overrated, overhyped. Great marketing team, but a marketing team doesn’t make a good product. I have high end quality laptops and desktops, all of which can be built for less than the average Mac and spank any Mac in all performance and useability areas.

        Personally, I refuse to overpay for any Apple product, period. I have a Sanza for an MP3 player, a Galaxy S2 Tablet, a Galaxy S3 phone, a Clevo custom laptop(built by me), and my own custom desktop(also built by me). I paid less and get more performance out of all of those products than any Apple product anyone can show me.

        And no, I’ve never had one of my PCs returned for virus issues or hardware failures. If brand name companies built them right, maybe they’d see fewer returns as well. With my service and repair company, Mac has done a great job keeping me in business… Along with HP lol.

        -Blacker.

      • http://twitter.com/ipitydafool Andrew Male

        “for what it mainly does web browsing” lol, OSX != iOS

      • Anonymous

        General rule of thinking: You don’t buy Apple devices because of the hardware but because of the software that runs on it – That’s why you pay a premium for the hardware.

        Apple just makes the best software around, be it on mobile devices or desktops, Mac OS X & iOS are simply a charm to work with for people who just want their devices to work instead of having to fiddle with absolutely everything.

      • Mr Banana

        The design quality of the hardware is worth half the price of the Apple devices imo. The aluminium boby of the MacBook Pro is so gorgeous, every small details is carefully manicured to perfection. Even the sound & feel of the keys as I type this is satisfying. They craft the user’s experience with technology like an artist would craft a masterpiece. It’s a completely different approach than MS that just provide ‘office supplies’ at value price. Comparing the two is like comparing a beautifully designed italian car with the Homer-Mobile. For sure the later always win in a feature-to-feature comparison when ‘inspiring design’ isn’t a feature to someone.

      • JaguarGod

        You can have your opinion of the hardware and whether or not it is overpriced, but the operating system is well suited for much more than just “web browsing”. I have been using Mac OS since the mid 90’s and have done everything from video production and graphic design to now Racing Game Development for OSX. Windows and Mac are well suited to a great many operations, but it would be unfair to simply state Mac OSX “mainly does web browsing” ;) It is the same as many Mac users stating that Windows was just a spreadsheet OS which was also untrue as Windows is a very robust OS that has many integrations built into the OS that make it a gamers dream.

  • Anonymous

    One of the internet’s natural laws at work. Can’t mention Apple or Mac without haters popping up :)

  • http://twitter.com/Mojo_66 Mojo66

    It’s a smart move by Codemasters for two reasons: a) the Mac is on
    the rise, while WIndows PC sales drop and b) while they are not the
    first to port a PC game to the Mac, there are hardly any high profile
    racing games available.

  • http://twitter.com/Mojo_66 Mojo66

    It’s a smart move by Codemasters for two reasons: a) the Mac is on
    the rise, while WIndows PC sales drop and b) while they are not the
    first to port a PC game to the Mac, there are hardly any high profile
    racing games available.

  • http://twitter.com/ipitydafool Andrew Male

    I use many other sims on my 27″ iMac, by booting into windows…. Can’t see releasing it on OSX is gonna make any difference to sale TBH.

  • hoodge1

    The MAC now is coming on stronger to now be a fully fledged gaming system. Could we see them get involved in the console market? I’m kinda thinking YES. If so, I’ll definately support em along with Sony. Good to see games coming to Mac. What they need to do is drop the price on their systems, cause for the cost, I can build a gaming windows PC which will blow it outta the water for the price they want..

    Still MAC when it comes to quality and their OS system really can’t be beat out of the box..

  • MatzeLoCal

    This game is not only published but also ported by feral interactive… codemasters barely not event touch a single line of code for the OS X Version.
    Also feral already brought some racing games for Codemasters to the mac, the most current one is Dirt 2

  • MatzeLoCal

    This game is not only published but also ported by feral interactive… codemasters barely not event touch a single line of code for the OS X Version.
    Also feral already brought some racing games for Codemasters to the mac, the most current one is Dirt 2

  • Lemming77

    Does anyone know what the steering wheel situation is for mac users? Is it kinda barren, or is there a lot of options?

    • http://twitter.com/Mojo_66 Mojo66

      My Thrustmaster Momo works without installing any drivers.

    • JaguarGod

      You can see my reply at the thread linked below (6th reply down the thread) for detailed information on wheels used in OSX 10.7 and 10.8.

      http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1475588

      In general, Logitech Wheels are the only wheels that can be used with FFB in Mac OSX. Other wheels from companies like Thrustmaster and Fanatec will be recognized by Apple HID and are able to be used just fine, but there will be no FFB. There is a FFB framework in OSX from Logitech named “LogitechForceFeedback.kext”. But if you are running 10.7 or 10.8, this kext for FFB was left out and needs to be reinstalled. If you are running 10.6, it is already in the OS and does not need to be installed. You will find all of this info in the reply I linked to above. I hope this helps :)

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