: Nvidia and Transgaming Bringing more Games to the Mac?

Feb 7th, 2007, 01:02 AM
TransGaming, developers of the Cider virtualization technology that enables Windows games to run on Intel-based Macs without having to be ported, on Tuesday announced a deal with graphics processor maker Nvidia that promises to bring more top-tier PC games to the Mac, with better performance.

“Our collaborative efforts with Cg provide a sophisticated alternative implementation of Direct3D compatible high level shaders on the Mac; this is important because Microsoft restricts the distribution of Direct3D on non-Microsoft platforms,” explained Vikas Gupta, CEO and President of TransGaming.

Cider makes it possible for game makers to create software that doesn’t need to be extensively reworked in a complete code conversion, or port, before it can be published for the Macintosh. Instead, Cider wraps around the Windows executable and provides a translation layer to the Mac OS.

Macworld (http://www.macworld.com/news/2007/02/06/cider/index.php?lsrc=mwrss)

Good news!