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#21 Tomatocow

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 07:38 PM

View PostTomatocow, on April 20th 2006, 06:55 PM, said:

How about [Edit - knock it off or I'm having Kobe steak for dinner tonight! - tBC]


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Yesterday I went to the store and bought Star Wars : Empire at War. Before I did I was browsing through titles and was deciding what to buy. I based my selection on games that were likely to take a while to come to the Mac, or games that might not get ported at all. They had Call of Duty 2 and such, but since I knew those would be coming to the Mac soon, I held off to get the Mac version. Honestly speaking I'd much rather play games on the Mac, but I'm doing all this out of a desire to play more games.

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 08:29 PM

So far I've played the full version of Oblivion, Warcraft III and Pharoah on this intel iMac, and there haven't been any issues, except that Oblivion has crashed to the desktop a few times, which is the game's fault, not the computer's or the OS's. I've also played the Rome: Total War demo, SWAT 4, and Tiberian Sun demos, all of which run great.

As for running windows, you barely have to deal with it, the only things I've done apart from running games on Windows is running Firefox to download the demos. :)
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Posted 22 April 2006 - 04:01 AM

View PostSpace_Pirate_Killer, on April 22nd 2006, 03:29 AM, said:

As for running windows, you barely have to deal with it, the only things I've done apart from running games on Windows is running Firefox to download the demos. :)

I've just DL'ed the XP demos using Safari & then dragged them over to the Windows partition (it's fairly trivial to drill down to your desktop once & then make an alias of it somewhere convenient.

That way you spend the bare minimum of time (and zero online time) in the alien OS!

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Posted 22 April 2006 - 04:12 AM

View PostLord Brixton, on April 22nd 2006, 05:01 AM, said:

..time in the alien OS!
Just think of it like a Marathon EVA level, sans armor... or oxygen.

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 03:33 PM

View PostLord Brixton, on April 22nd 2006, 05:01 AM, said:

I've just DL'ed the XP demos using Safari & then dragged them over to the Windows partition (it's fairly trivial to drill down to your desktop once & then make an alias of it somewhere convenient.

That way you spend the bare minimum of time (and zero online time) in the alien OS!

I'm wondering if when using WinXP on an IntelMac, if you can see, access, and run downloaded .exe files located on the Mac partition without having to drag them over to the Windows partition?

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 04:16 PM

View PostHuntn, on April 24th 2006, 02:33 PM, said:

I'm wondering if when using WinXP on an IntelMac, if you can see, access, and run downloaded .exe files located on the Mac partition without having to drag them over to the Windows partition?

If you have a filesystem driver for HFS+, sure.

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 09:46 PM

View Postbobbob, on April 24th 2006, 05:16 PM, said:

If you have a filesystem driver for HFS+, sure.

And...do they exist for WXP?

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 10:22 PM

View PostHuntn, on April 24th 2006, 08:46 PM, said:

And...do they exist for WXP?

Yeah, and they've been mentioned here before when the topic has come up. Google's first result for 'windows hfs+' gives you MacDisk, but I vaguely remember a couple others.

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 10:32 PM

I use MacDisk on a PC for external Mac drives and iPods - it works well, though sometimes Windows crashes if I have the Mac drives connected when I boot up, so I suppose your mileage may vary. It's not free, but does the job nicely.
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Posted 25 April 2006 - 05:41 AM

View Postbobbob, on April 24th 2006, 11:22 PM, said:

Yeah, and they've been mentioned here before when the topic has come up. Google's first result for 'windows hfs+' gives you MacDisk, but I vaguely remember a couple others.

Thanks bobbob and nobody for the info! MacDisk for Windows
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