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32 bit vs 64 bit - Determining the difference before purchase.

07-01-2017, 01:25 PM
#1
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 610
32 bit vs 64 bit - Determining the difference before purchase.

Is there a way that I can determine if an app has been update to 64 bit prior to purchase?

Example: Rogue Knight: Infested Lands. I'd like to get it, but only if it is already updated to 64bit. How can I determine this?
07-01-2017, 03:27 PM
#2
As far as I know games that were released after february 2015 or received a patch after june 2015 are all 64-bit.
07-01-2017, 03:36 PM
#3
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 1,617
I posted a similar question several months back. Sadly I haven't found a satisfactory answer beyond anything that's been updated in the last several years should be ok. Apple is really dropping the ball here in my opinion. Which is a shame because I support the idea of moving to native 64-bit support.
07-01-2017, 06:11 PM
#4
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: Ibaraki, Japan
Posts: 1,083
Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnnyClash View Post
Is there a way that I can determine if an app has been update to 64 bit prior to purchase?

Example: Rogue Knight: Infested Lands. I'd like to get it, but only if it is already updated to 64bit. How can I determine this?
Rogue Knight's last update was last week, so it is without a doubt 64-bit compatible. Other than checking dates against when it was mandatory to include 64-bit or asking someone who already owns it, I don't think there's any easy way to tell. Apple being Apple as usual I guess.
07-03-2017, 08:54 AM
#5
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: ohio
Posts: 655
As far as I know, the only way to know for sure is to *cough* *cough* have the iOS 11 beta installed. The app store gives a warning from what I have seen. Not very useful as this info should be visible on all OSes.

Asking around appears to be the best solution right now. It's not a very satisfactory way to go about.

Last edited by indalico; 07-03-2017 at 08:58 AM.
07-03-2017, 10:47 PM
#6
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 348
Muddying the water even more are developers putting outdated apps on sale (*cough* Square Enix *cough*). Really crappy behavior. It makes it hard for the mobile environment to be taken seriously.