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#1 Space_Pirate_Killer

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Posted 11 March 2006 - 10:30 PM

Apparently so.

I don't know if it's real or not.
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Posted 12 March 2006 - 12:26 AM

VPC would look exactly like that.

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Posted 12 March 2006 - 11:08 AM

I don't know. It was posted by narf2006, one of the leading types trying to get it to work. If anyone could succeeed, it might be him. I'll reserve judgement for a day or two but I wouldn't bet against this.

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Posted 12 March 2006 - 11:56 AM

I highly doubt that this shot is real due to lack of EFI support in XP. If he/she really got it to work, I would bet it was done through the biggest kludge you can possible imagine. Nothing an ordinary user would be able to manage.

But hey, what do I know?  :happy:

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 11:44 AM

No, this looks like it might be the real thing now. There are nmore images, and it's being reported in alot of the major PC news sites (Ars Technica, Engadget and the like). He's going to post instructions and claim the US$12,000+ prize soon according to reports. Looks like it may be the real deal. We'll know soon enough.

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 06:12 PM

yah, i saw this on digg. i hope he really did get it to work, and more importantly i hope its not TOO hard to do. i consider myself an advanced computer user, but dont know allot about hacking. i heard he was having trouble getting it to install on a FAT formatted drive or something like that, im not sure.

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 10:13 PM

I'm hopping someone will make something like VPC thats atleast 90% real speed and has opengl/direct3d support. I'd pay 100$ for that, maybe more

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 10:17 PM

View Postelectricdawn, on March 12th 2006, 11:56 AM, said:

I highly doubt that this shot is real due to lack of EFI support in XP

One group said they hacked the NT boot loader to work with EFI, another said they added EFI modules for BIOS and display compatibility. Neither sounds like a huge problem for end users to apply.

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 06:46 AM

Video now posted ... doubts starting to fade away ... this solutions already out to others to test. Yikes, has narf succeeded? More news later today.

http://www.vimeo.com/clip=54706

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 07:40 AM

SWEET!  

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 10:36 AM

View PostDaveyJJ, on March 15th 2006, 04:46 AM, said:

Video now posted ... doubts starting to fade away ... this solutions already out to others to test. Yikes, has narf succeeded? More news later today.

http://www.vimeo.com/clip=54706

dam it video wont play. i get the web page but there is just a white background with no video.

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 11:23 AM

Just because it supposedly is running on his iMac now it doesn't mean that certain driver issues have been addressed yet...

And, frankly, if it's going to take that much effort to dual-boot who is really going to bother with the exception of the ueber-geek?
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Posted 15 March 2006 - 12:51 PM

Try this one instead ... a direct link http://clips1.vimeo....vimeo.74487.mov

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 01:46 PM

View PostDaveyJJ, on March 15th 2006, 12:51 PM, said:

Try this one instead ...

Sorry, gets a "page not found"...

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 02:47 PM

just use the one on the IMG front page.



looks good, though id personally prefer to have VPC with graphics acceleration(i know, long shot), because then you dont get the plethora of worms and virus that the PC side get potentially taking out your entire HD... that or run it of an external disk.
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Posted 15 March 2006 - 04:21 PM

View Postteflon, on March 15th 2006, 03:47 PM, said:

... that or run it of an external disk.

That's what I'm aiming for with this solution. And RTW naturally,  if reports about speed and graphic ssupport are to be believed. I'll post a screen shot of my fantasy game as soon as I get this thing working (if it's real).

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 05:43 PM

once the guy posts how to do this ill post a video my self doing this (with sound).

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 06:21 PM

View PostLemon Lime, on March 15th 2006, 06:43 PM, said:

once the guy posts how to do this ill post a video my self doing this (with sound).

And I will post with me playing RTW.  :D  :D  :D

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 07:07 PM

View Postteflon, on March 15th 2006, 12:47 PM, said:

just use the one on the IMG front page.



looks good, though id personally prefer to have VPC with graphics acceleration(i know, long shot), because then you dont get the plethora of worms and virus that the PC side get potentially taking out your entire HD... that or run it of an external disk.
Now I KNOW it's fake.  It was running for several minutes and didn't suddenly crash for no reason.  And where were all the viruses???  I'll believe it when I see Half Life running.
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Posted 15 March 2006 - 07:29 PM

View Postthe Battle Cat, on March 15th 2006, 07:07 PM, said:

Now I KNOW it's fake.  It was running for several minutes and didn't suddenly crash for no reason.  And where were all the viruses???  I'll believe it when I see Half Life running.

I'll believe it when I see Devil May Cry 3 run on it.
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