So, you may have read the official devblog regarding the 64-bit client.
We’ve been plugging ahead with the work to get the client operational on Mac as well as PC, but have run into a few forks in the road regarding ccp-master wine.
At present, the proposal is to drop ccp-master and let upstream Wine be the default for all users.
One bit of key (no pun intended) functionality dropped in that decision would be the 8 key bindings listed below:
- Left option key maps to left Alt key (which otherwise does nothing, like the right option key)
- Command click is treated as a right button click
- Command-A does Select-all
- Command-C does Copy
- Command-V does Paste
- Command-X does Cut
- Command-H hides the game window
- Command-W behaves like Control-W (to close windows in EVE)
While there are benefits to maintenance and development that make using latest wine an attractive option to consider, we have some obvious concerns about removing existing functionality for players. Chiefly, users with Apple’s Magic Mouse would be more or less required to activate Secondary Click or use another peripheral with an RMB.
No one has yet made the call (we need to get the 64-bit client functional first) and we are also looking at the possibility of continuing ccp-master if necessary.
Which makes as soon as possible the best time for existing Mac users to weigh in. Would the loss of the above key bindings be detrimental to your continued enjoyment of EVE Online? Do you have other concerns regarding the deprecation of ccp-master wine? Are you in fact already using a different wine version for one reason or another?
Please let us know in the comments here.