Jump to content


Language issue when using Boot Camp?


  • Please log in to reply
22 replies to this topic

#1 Tomatocow

Tomatocow

    King of the Cows

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2377 posts
  • Location:A store near you.

Posted 06 April 2006 - 07:11 PM

I'm sort of thinking of maybe considering doing it, but was wondering if using a Japanese OS will become an issue. What I plan to do is install a Japanese version of Windows XP. Perhaps I should wait till the JP version of Leopard comes out?

Also, anyone know how having a Japanese WinXP might affect English versions of games? OSX handles things nice and smooth, but I don't trust Windoze.

#2 Hansi

Hansi

    Master Blaster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1785 posts
  • Steam ID:hansroberth
  • Location:London, UK

Posted 06 April 2006 - 07:19 PM

I see no reason why it should affect anything, the games themselves are independant of the OS except for the keymap so you might have to change the keymap to english in order for all keys to function correctly.

#3 Tomatocow

Tomatocow

    King of the Cows

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2377 posts
  • Location:A store near you.

Posted 06 April 2006 - 07:33 PM

I see. My distrust for Windows runs deep, so you can understand my anxiety--> :unsure:

I never thought the day would come when I buy WinXP for myself :angry:  :P

#4 Tesseract

Tesseract

    Unmanageable Megaweight

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3512 posts
  • Pro Member:Yes

Posted 06 April 2006 - 08:04 PM

Try before you buy: just find someone who'll sell you their used copy for 1 yen on the condition that you sell it back the next day. ;)

#5 Tomatocow

Tomatocow

    King of the Cows

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2377 posts
  • Location:A store near you.

Posted 06 April 2006 - 08:06 PM

View PostTesseract, on April 7th 2006, 11:04 AM, said:

Try before you buy: just find someone who'll sell you their used copy for 1 yen on the condition that you sell it back the next day. ;)

And sell it back for 1,000 yen :D

Hmm, I wonder who might have a spare one. A legal copy.

#6 bobbob

bobbob

    Uberspewer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3367 posts

Posted 06 April 2006 - 08:39 PM

View PostTomatocow, on April 6th 2006, 06:11 PM, said:

Also, anyone know how having a Japanese WinXP might affect English versions of games?

The games run in the language they ship as? It's not too complicated ;)

XP Pro has a language pack if you can find the English version cheaper, say OEM from NewEgg. NewEgg handles the OEM sales requirements, and you're not beholden to MS so it's not your legal problem unless it's different in Japan.

#7 Tomatocow

Tomatocow

    King of the Cows

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2377 posts
  • Location:A store near you.

Posted 06 April 2006 - 08:41 PM

View Postbobbob, on April 7th 2006, 11:39 AM, said:

The games run in the language they ship as? It's not too complicated ;)

XP Pro has a language pack if you can find the English version cheaper, say OEM from NewEgg.

Considering that Amazon.co.jp is selling English version games to Japanese consumers, I'm thinking it's not problematic. Now I just need A) Time B) Money C) To be un-lazy for a bit and install Boot Camp.

#8 Tomatocow

Tomatocow

    King of the Cows

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2377 posts
  • Location:A store near you.

Posted 07 April 2006 - 02:30 AM

I'll buy XP when my credit card resets to a new month on the 15th. :happy:

#9 Mister Mumbles

Mister Mumbles

    Uberspewer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2511 posts
  • Location:Not here; not there; not anywhere!

Posted 07 April 2006 - 10:15 AM

I'm just curious what you mean by your credit card 're-setting.' Sounds a bit odd.
Formerly known as a Mac gamer.

#10 Quicksilver

Quicksilver

    Verbal Windbag

  • IMG Writers
  • 4227 posts
  • Location:Chicago Illinois
  • Pro Member:Yes

Posted 07 April 2006 - 10:25 AM

Well, he means that he has a certain monthly credit limit and he doesn't want to go over it.
Former Senior Hardware Editor
InsideMacGames.com

#11 Lemon Lime

Lemon Lime

    Master Blaster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2227 posts
  • Location:California

Posted 07 April 2006 - 10:34 AM

what he means is he "maxed out" his credit card.

#12 Mister Mumbles

Mister Mumbles

    Uberspewer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2511 posts
  • Location:Not here; not there; not anywhere!

Posted 07 April 2006 - 10:37 AM

Okie dokes. Since I've never owned a credit card - and I'm not planning on ever getting one, either - I'm not all that familiar with some of these ongoings.
Formerly known as a Mac gamer.

#13 the Battle Cat

the Battle Cat

    Carnage Served Raw

  • Admin
  • 17376 posts
  • Location:Citadel City, Lh'owon
  • Pro Member:Yes

Posted 07 April 2006 - 02:13 PM

Oh man, you are really missing out!  It's FREE money!!  You just spend and spend and spend and when you get out of jail, they'll give you another card that same day!
Gary Simmons
the Battle Cat

#14 DaveyJJ

DaveyJJ

    All hail Bastet

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3895 posts
  • Steam Name:DaveyJJ
  • Location:Inside Bastet's secret temple preparing for the catpocalypse.

Posted 07 April 2006 - 02:22 PM

Ring ... ring ... ring ...

"[Loud gum chewing sounds stop.] Hello, is this Mister Gary Simmons? Oh wait, the Gary Simmons? Are you the guy in that glam rock band? Oh, that's right, that's Gene.

Any how, this is Lolita Decruel calling from Wanda's Whip, Leather and Weapons Emporium. We noticed that your parole conditions have recently been lifted and that VISA has recently issued you a new card and wanted to let you know about our latest 20% off sale on all pre-used items in the store. What? Can you speak up a bit I can't hear you very well. What's going on in the background? Uh, yes, yes, that does apply to harnesses. You will? Great! We see you soon, then. Have a spankingly nice day."

Click.

Raven 27" i3 iMac 3.2GHz | 12GB RAM | 1TB HD | 512MB 5670 ATI Radeon HD
Crow iPad 2 | 32GB WiFi


"Not my circus, not my monkeys." -- Polish folk saying
"In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this." -- Terry Pratchett
"I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul." -- Jean Cocteau


#15 Tomatocow

Tomatocow

    King of the Cows

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2377 posts
  • Location:A store near you.

Posted 07 April 2006 - 02:35 PM

No, it's not maxing out (my limit is 1.2 mil yen or somesuch). What I mean is after the 15th of every month, whatever I spend using the card will be charged two months later and not the next month.

I confused myself. Anyway it's true. :blink:

#16 bobbob

bobbob

    Uberspewer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3367 posts

Posted 07 April 2006 - 03:58 PM

View PostTomatocow, on April 7th 2006, 01:35 PM, said:

No, it's not maxing out (my limit is 1.2 mil yen or somesuch). What I mean is after the 15th of every month, whatever I spend using the card will be charged two months later and not the next month.

If I didn't know the price of a Yen I'd be completely amazed. You guys are crazy over there.

#17 Batcat

Batcat

    Uberspewer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2907 posts
  • Location:In Flux

Posted 07 April 2006 - 09:07 PM

View PostTomatocow, on April 7th 2006, 03:35 PM, said:

No, it's not maxing out (my limit is 1.2 mil yen or somesuch). What I mean is after the 15th of every month, whatever I spend using the card will be charged two months later and not the next month.

I confused myself. Anyway it's true. :blink:
I believe you cofused yourself, but... 1.2 million yen? :blink:

That's like- almost $1,000?! :o


::applies for loan at Tomatocow's Credit and Loan Emporium::

Really, I'll only use it at Wanda's... I mean... :unsure: for the widders 'n' orphans. And Jenna That's right, widders 'n' orphans.

#18 Tomatocow

Tomatocow

    King of the Cows

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2377 posts
  • Location:A store near you.

Posted 07 April 2006 - 09:57 PM

View PostBatcat, on April 8th 2006, 12:07 PM, said:

I believe you cofused yourself, but... 1.2 million yen? :blink:

That's like- almost $1,000?! :o
::applies for loan at Tomatocow's Credit and Loan Emporium::

Really, I'll only use it at Wanda's... I mean... :unsure: for the widders 'n' orphans. And Jenna That's right, widders 'n' orphans.

I believe it's more like $11,000 a month :shifty:

#19 Batcat

Batcat

    Uberspewer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2907 posts
  • Location:In Flux

Posted 08 April 2006 - 09:00 AM

Then send 11X as much! :)

#20 Peripherus

Peripherus

    Fanatic

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 108 posts
  • Location:off to the side

Posted 08 April 2006 - 12:16 PM

View PostTomatocow, on April 6th 2006, 09:11 PM, said:

Also, anyone know how having a Japanese WinXP might affect English versions of games? OSX handles things nice and smooth, but I don't trust Windoze.

Why not wait for some poor sap brave soul to try it first?
17" iMac, 1GHz G4, 1GB, 64MB GeForce4 MX, Logitech MX500, 10.3.9.