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dr.zeissler

Member Since 22 Jul 2007
Offline Last Active Nov 10 2019 11:08 AM
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Older Windows-Games on Mac (Wine)

06 October 2019 - 03:24 AM

Hi, I am currently checking out, how to make older windows-games running on mac.
I downloaded winskin-winery and began my testing.

http://wineskin.urge.../tiki-index.php

First attempt: Dune 2000 (Fantastic strategy-game from 1999. Superbe graphics, sound, great atmosphere.)
All you have to do is downloading the suitable engine for the game and copy the windows-installation into the folder.
In this case you have to choose WS8WineCXG8.1.0 if you choose another engine you will get a mousepointer-error.

keep in mind:

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CX Engine is built with Wine source code that was modified by Codeweavers to use in their product called Crossover. This may have changes that help compatibility with certain programs that Crossover supports.

CXG Engine is built with Wine source code that was modified by Codeweavers to use in their product called Crossover Games. This may have changes that help compatibility with certain games that Crossover Games supports.

ICE means Installable Compressed Engine. This means the engine is stored in compressed format inside of the wrapper, and when you go to run it, it will automatically install the engine onto your machine (in your home folder, Library, under Application Support and Wineskin). This comes in very handy because the same installed engine is used for every wrapper you run that has the same ICE version. Say you have 5 programs that all run fine with a certain ICE version, you can have them all share that same install, which means instead of a 100mb install of Wine inside each wrapper, there is a single one on the system... so for those 5 wrappers, instead of taking up 500mb (a half a GB) of space, you can take up a simple 100mb. Since the Engine is compressed and automatically self installing, you can still share these wrappers around to anyone you'd like. The first time they run it they'll get a little Window saying its putting the engine on their machine... depending how fast the machine is, it can take from about 10 seconds to under a minute. I like these because I can use them to test a lot, and I have a dozen or so little simple programs that can all share the same engine.

Is anyone here that also uses wineskin-winery ?

Greetings
Doc

MacMini 2009/2010 (9400M/320M) VS. SSD Upgrade.

05 October 2019 - 03:54 AM

Hi, with my crucial MX500 500GB SDD I do only get 3Gigabit transfer rate with 1 out of 20 boots.
I don't know why. Does anyone have an advice for me what SSD to buys that will alway do 3 Gigabit?

Greetings
Doc

I have not tested this approach (only power connection):
https://de.ifixit.co... gigabit on SSD

LaCie USB-Speakers VS ID-Tech4 (Doom3/Quake4/Prey)

04 October 2019 - 04:46 PM

I don't get sound out of my LaCie USB-Speakers in the games mentioned above.
I thin it's because the speakers "only" do 48khz and the ID-Tech4 Engine requires 44Khz, or am I wrong here?

Beside that issue the speakers are GREAT.

Any idea?

Greetings
Doc

https://www.lacie.co...speakers_en.pdf

MOHAA

04 October 2019 - 12:23 PM

Hi, I have installed MOHAA and all the Addons on my C2D MacMini 2009 (9400M) in 10.6.8. from my original CD's.
I modified the executables with the blade-nocd-patches. I also added an autoexec.cfg to show the current fps and activate vsync.

autoexec.cfg
seta fps "1"
seta r_swapinterval "1"

I also added a bloodpatch that can be found here https://fairplay-cla...m/bloodmods.htm

Issues:
- Breakthrough does not save the settings, don't know why.
- Spearhead does not show the fps.
- Spearhead and Breakthrough show random "white squares", don't know why. fixed, use another compatible bloodpatch :)

I installed everything in one folder perhaps I should install everything separately?

Greetings
Doc

(old) steamclient on (old) machine

17 September 2019 - 05:18 AM

A) I do have an 27" iMac from Late 2012 with 10.14.6.
B) I also have a 13" MBA from 2009 with 10.6.8.

Both machines have steam installed.

A) has all Games I purchased installed,
B) has only a view games I purchased installed

I would like to setup a macmini from 2009 with 10.6.8. in order to play (if possible all) the steam games on that machine.