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I'm not an expert, but I'm reasonably confident iPad hardware isn't up to PoE. Maybe by the time iPad 10 comes out...

Everyone knows Science Fiction is really cool. You know what PoE really needs? Spaceships! There isn't any game that wouldn't be improved by a space combat minigame. Adding one to PoE would send sales skyrocketing, and ensure the game was remembered for all time!!!!!

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Experiment. Aren't there like PC emulators out there on tablets? (I have no clue, I don't use tablets) There might be some App or Software that allows you to load and/or install files on the machine, which might allow you to play PoE? Some obscure method or something.

That's all I can think of. No official statement. But I recall something about a Samsung device being able to run POE~ I wouldn't be surprised if a port appears in the future.

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True, if you look beyond Apple products I'm sure you can find a mobile device that can run PoE.

Everyone knows Science Fiction is really cool. You know what PoE really needs? Spaceships! There isn't any game that wouldn't be improved by a space combat minigame. Adding one to PoE would send sales skyrocketing, and ensure the game was remembered for all time!!!!!

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Post your findings, if you find anything. But I presume one would have to join some sort of iPad/Tablet technical/programming/hardware fan culture forum, and ask there. They would probably have more clues as to how to make it work and/or if it even works.

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Well this uses Unity, the same as Shadowrun Returns and Dragonfall. They're both on iPad, though admittedly have far more modest requirements. I really wouldn't want to play this kind of game on a tablet, though. I feel it'd be way too fiddly.

 

If the reason for this is that you want to play it in a more comfortable position in your home, maybe even in bed, you can get software to stream your PC screen to a mobile device that also sends the tablet's touchscreen inputs back to the PC, interpreted as mouse clicks and drags. You could theoretically use this anywhere with a wifi connection but if the connection speed isn't top notch, it will be an awful experience, most likely. It'd probably be best to crank up the text size in the game, too.

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I don't know the stats on your ipad, but I'm playing on an 2009 macbook pro that's a 2.8 core 2 duo with 8 gig ram. My computer has 2 video cards the base one won't run except ~10fps, the other one is a nvidia 9400 or 9600 and it's playable if I use it, but it takes a month of tuesdays to load. It's the worst at start up and takes about 2 min. The other screens take about 30-45 sec. Although, to be fair I have not played at all since they patched 1.06 more than 10 min. One thing I noticed they fixed was you don't have to go through 3 loading screens to rest in the keep, that helps. So if your ipad is anywhere near those stats or newer you could probably get away with it.

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I think should have a product based on PoE lore for the ipad. something focused on the scripted interactions, maybe

Isn't the PoE card game for iPad (and other systems)?

Everyone knows Science Fiction is really cool. You know what PoE really needs? Spaceships! There isn't any game that wouldn't be improved by a space combat minigame. Adding one to PoE would send sales skyrocketing, and ensure the game was remembered for all time!!!!!

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I don't know the stats on your ipad, but I'm playing on an 2009 macbook pro that's a 2.8 core 2 duo with 8 gig ram. My computer has 2 video cards the base one won't run except ~10fps, the other one is a nvidia 9400 or 9600 and it's playable if I use it, but it takes a month of tuesdays to load. It's the worst at start up and takes about 2 min. The other screens take about 30-45 sec. Although, to be fair I have not played at all since they patched 1.06 more than 10 min. One thing I noticed they fixed was you don't have to go through 3 loading screens to rest in the keep, that helps. So if your ipad is anywhere near those stats or newer you could probably get away with it.

I don't know much about iPads but I'm under the impression the Air 2 is a good one. That basically has about 1/3 to 1/4 of the recommended PC specs to run PoE. They'd definitely have to downscale it in various ways, although it should be said you can't really directly compare system specs across totally different systems like that.

 

On the other hand, my PC only has 4GB of RAM, a 5800 series graphics card and a Phenom II X4 3.2Ghz - all a good step or two below the recommended - yet it runs it with maximum detail and 1080p very smoothly, so maybe the recommended specs are an overestimation anyway. Makes a nice change from them always being a significant underestimation, that's for sure.

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I think should have a product based on PoE lore for the ipad. something focused on the scripted interactions, maybe

Isn't the PoE card game for iPad (and other systems)?

No, for now it is a physical tabletop affair. If it becomes popular, who knows?

 

However, Obsidian is involved in making a Pathfinder licensed card game for tablets.

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