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Matt Diamond

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In Topic: 64-Bit compatibility topic

Today, 06:01 AM

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Fantasy General (GOG wrapper)
I thought their Boxer and WINE wrappers were 32-bit. How'd they do this one?!

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Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (GOG wrapper)
This one at least makes sense- the wrapper is presumably ScummVM.

Speaking of which, worth looking at the ScummVM compatibility list every now and then because they are always adding new games. Currently includes:
  • most LucasArts and Humungous Entertainment's adventure titles
  • Myst, Myst Masterpiece
  • Riven
  • many others
Their sister project ResidualVM lets you play:
  • Myst III
  • Escape From Monkey Island
  • Grim Fandango (presumably the original, not Double Fine's remastered one?)
Cyan used these wrappers for their 25th anniversary editions of Myst 1-3.
Myst IV & Myst V also have anniversary editions for Mac, which I am surprised to see because I thought Cyan specifically said they wouldn't be able to include those two? It's possible those two are still 32-bit.

In Topic: 64-Bit compatibility topic

Yesterday, 04:01 PM

Glancing over the list, 64-bit options exist now for:
Batman: Arkham City
Borderlands 2
Steam (you need to manually install the latest client)
Myth 2 (via community patch)
ScummVM
Loom (if played via ScummVM)
The Dig (if played via ScummVM)

In Topic: Borderlands 2 strategy, tips, rants

Yesterday, 11:23 AM

Thanks for hiding that spoiler! I'll get there eventually..

I've started playing again, this time with Axton (now at level 16). I am finding him much easier than my first character, Zer0. (Though Zer0's badass tokens get some of the credit.) I haven't had to farm XP from so many side-missions this time, which is a huge relief.

In Topic: Mac Upgrade path for a gamer?

Yesterday, 11:07 AM

View PostRGoulder, on 24 June 2019 - 08:17 AM, said:

They still haven't fixed that? [..] I have an old Mercery Elite Pro Dual that I got for my 2011 iMac with its thunderbolt 1 ports and had the same problem. Constant fan noise.
Interesting!

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The funny thing though is with the drives being connected using USB 3 the fans work as you would expect them to. They spin down and turn off when the computer goes to sleep or when you unmount the drives.

Wow. I would not have guessed.

I still think this enclosure is a bargain for $200, if you can tolerate the noise (and for all I know other quad enclosures may be similarly noisy while awake.) It might be particularly well-suited for a 24/7 media server.

Without the quad enclosure my Mini + eGPU is extremely quiet. (Much quieter than my 2008 Mac Pro w/GTX 680.) I can make do with a pair of single-drive enclosures instead.

In Topic: Mac Upgrade path for a gamer?

21 June 2019 - 01:14 PM

View PostCougar, on 21 June 2019 - 10:30 AM, said:

USB 4 spec contains thunderbolt 3, so that might improve the cable situation in a few years. Don't count on it getting any less confusing, though. https://www.pcworld....nderbolt-3.html
I read the article, and now my head hurts. What a mess!

Maybe TB3 would gain critical mass if it were more open, but surely vendors would immediately introduce TB3.1 type A, and TB 3 micro.