Vespasian, on November 5th 2005, 03:30 AM, said:
I have had another experience twice with this game. game play will be fairly stable for some time. Long enough for me to get some things going several bases and a modest fleet of ships trading, then I'll get to a point where I'll be flying along and the game will stutter and hang up. I'll know the crash is coming and it does. What is weird is that once this happens no matter how far back I go, once I reach this time point in gameplay the crash reoccurs. I can't seem to get around it even with clean install etc. So I am forced to start from the beginning again and again.
That's a perfect example of what was fixed in X2 1.4.2 (assuming you didn't leave traces of the old version of X2 around).
Now Quick Silver says this is beacuse I'm running 10.3.9. but before I go and shell out $125.00 for 10.4 to play a $50.00 game which should work within the min system requirements labled. who is Master Blaster? Does he know what he is talking about because he works for VP and has done testing or is he just speculating based on his own machines performance. It seems to be as Benj said that there are folks with both 10.3.9 and 10.4 having problems.
Okay, first of all you're taking what I said and applying it to other issues. The random crashing in X2 is largely caused by Apple's OpenAL implementation, which was particularly bad in OS X 10.3.x. It's just one of those misfortunate events that came out of nowhere. "Who is Master Blaster?"
Master Blaster is a rank that's automatically assigned based on the number of posts that you have. I should put that quote on my signature!
I guess I wouldn't give a crap if I didn't like this game so much and that's the real shame because it could have been one of the best games ever released for a Mac.
Apparently, you haven't played many games.
X2 is a heck of a lot of fun to play, but the combat is on rails and the whole interface is a mess, which definitely doesn't qualify X2 for "one of the best" games out there. Here's to X3: Reunion!