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Mac D
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Icon 1 posted September 16, 2004 09:00      Profile for Mac D     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
There is a game that is being made. It's a sequal to Empire Earth, It's a very fun game and one of my favorites. The problem is that it's only for windoze and we are only getting Macs. I was thinking if enough people went to the web site and expressed that they would like to see this game on the Mac maybe they would put it out for the Mac here is a link to the website Empire Earth 2

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Tom- geeking around

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Icon 1 posted September 18, 2004 08:31      Profile for Tom- geeking around   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I am afraid that you might need half a million people sending them mac-requests to make it a MAC game as well...
If you are a gamer, running a MAC is not very wise...

I use windows and OS.X- and let me say, Windows XP is one of the greatest products Microsoft ever produced... And I dare to say, that I have fewer system-crashes with Win.XP (running a lot of applications) compared with OS Jaguar (running only Safari and Mail).

Well, enough...

Greetings,
Thomas

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Danapoppa
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Icon 1 posted September 23, 2004 07:47      Profile for Danapoppa     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Tom- geeking around:
And I dare to say, that I have fewer system-crashes with Win.XP (running a lot of applications) compared with OS Jaguar (running only Safari and Mail).

That's funny, I have no System crashes with Panther, running a ton of applications, compared with endless problems (driver issues, crashes, and BSOD on boot) with XP.

I'll agree that XP is the best thing MS ever made, but the fact that you don't have crashes doesn't mean it doesn't happen. And as a bonus you get an incessant parade of viruses, worms, trojans, (EDIT: oh yeah, and spyware) and fixes for same. So if someone's going to use a computer for anything other than games, I usually tend to recommend they get a Mac.

To respond to Mac D:

Empire Earth looks like a great game, but I doubt that getting people to write on the website will have much effect. More likely the other people on the board will just tell you to get a PC (as Tom did) which will lead to an unproductive flame war.

A better approach would be to start a petition and collect signatures. Recently some people have tried doing the same thing for EVE Online.

You might be able to drum up interest in a petition like that at a Mac gaming site such as Inside Mac Games. You'll find a lot of "not very wise" people there... [crazy]

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littlefish
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Icon 1 posted September 23, 2004 08:10      Profile for littlefish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
I use windows and OS.X- and let me say, Windows XP is one of the greatest products Microsoft ever produced... And I dare to say, that I have fewer system-crashes with Win.XP (running a lot of applications) compared with OS Jaguar (running only Safari and Mail).
To balance this, I am running XP pro at work and the miserable thing hangs between 5 and 20 times a day. Conversely, with my mac, I have had one kernel panic for all the time I have been using osX. And that was 10.1, when I disconnected my ipod when the computer was asleep. My computer has only been turned off for rebooting, hardware swapping, cleaning and moving since osX came out.
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Icon 1 posted September 28, 2004 09:01      Profile for greycat   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
littlefish, much as I hate to defend microsoft, you might want to investigate the possibility that your machine at work has some bad hardware in it. XP is pretty stable - unless you've got some weird nonstandard kernel-space drivers....
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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted September 28, 2004 09:23      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by greycat:
littlefish, much as I hate to defend microsoft, you might want to investigate the possibility that your machine at work has some bad hardware in it. XP is pretty stable - unless you've got some weird nonstandard kernel-space drivers....

Ditto. The really fun problem I've run into is the following:
It appears that if I remote (via RDP) into my computer, then disconnect, and log back into my workstation locally...the first tap I make of my stylus to my tablet, the machine just flat out *reboots*. The workaround - after having worked on it remotely, I make a habit of unplugging the tablet from my keyboard (I use an Apple Keyboard [Big Grin] )), and plug it back in, after having logged in locally. It seems to be safe this way - I need to check the website for the tablet, as I think the drivers are not SP2-safe or something.

Other than that [!!!], the system is *rock solid*. I must confess that I'm pretty impressed - it looks like they've really worked out a lot of bugs, and made sure the system retains control (I've almost never had it freeze, much to my chagrin). And while I dislike some of the backgrounding of tasks that it does, I just hate to boot up a Win2k machine after using XP - it takes forever for 2k to boot up.

Don't get me wrong, and assume that I /like/ Windows though - it gets on my nerves a lot, *but* its flaws are sufficient to keep me employed [Razz] . I'm about to do a more properly timed survival test on my less secure network. The last test showed an unpatched XP machine catching a mild strain of SDBot in under 3 minutes (possibly in the first minute). I expect that in a more precise test, I will be able to accurately show it at under 1 minute. My locked down network, OTOH, has not had an issue with viruses in quite some time - proof that a well-configured/patched/virus-protected network of Windows computers can actually survive. I'll be damned if I'm going to give my users Admin-rights on their machines - this had kept helldesk calls to a minimum, as users just can't crap up their machines.

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littlefish
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Icon 1 posted September 28, 2004 09:45      Profile for littlefish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
littlefish, much as I hate to defend microsoft, you might want to investigate the possibility that your machine at work has some bad hardware in it. XP is pretty stable - unless you've got some weird nonstandard kernel-space drivers....
You are probably right about dodgy hardware- it used to crash horribly when it had NT on it as well. The problem is that my boss has no money to spend on computers, and our IT support sucks.

I don't know about non-standard drivers. The machine is old and has various uncommon hardware as it was a high end machine for data manipulation and acquisition attached to an IR spectrometer. As such, the drives are SCSI, and there is a spectrometer control card in it.

I do keep getting an error message that says I have no disk in hardri1 when I try to play quicktime streams/ download anything from the internet.

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ooby
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Icon 1 posted September 28, 2004 14:22      Profile for ooby     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
And while I dislike some of the backgrounding of tasks that it does, I just hate to boot up a Win2k machine after using XP - it takes forever for 2k to boot up.

I've been in win2k for about 2 weeks without a reboot (only 2 weeks due to an unplugging). And I've been putting off rebooting it because something closed improperly and still is grabbing a file i've wanted to open.

On a nostalgic note, in the lab we have 3.11 machines (pentium-somethings) that finish loading windows from a boot in a minute or less (rough estimate).

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SimpleMan
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Icon 10 posted September 29, 2004 08:09      Profile for SimpleMan     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Ya know, I am just gonna keep my little mouth shut on this issue. I have only used my Windows XP machine and Fedora Linux. I would love to get my hands on a Mac for a while but I do not know anyone that owns one, so the chance of that happening is kinda slim. [Smile] To me if OSX is built off of a Unix core then that would make it very stable from the little I know about *nix. I do not have any major issues with my WinXP box that a reboot now and then will not fix. I would love to use a Mac with OSX on it for a while so I can get my feet wet. I would be glad to babysit a Mac while you crank up your PC for that game of FarCry. [Big Grin]

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knightwhosaysNI
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Icon 1 posted October 01, 2004 06:23      Profile for knightwhosaysNI     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Tom- geeking around:

If you are a gamer, running a MAC is not very wise...


Hey, there are a number of companies making windows emulators for macs, and if you add memory and stuff, the thing works occasioally.
but pc gamers tend to beat up mac gamers, maybe out of jelocy

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