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#446881 Windows gaming via Parallels or VMware Fusion?

Posted Frost on 18 October 2017 - 04:28 PM

Last time I played with Parallels (admittedly years ago), it was passable but pretty underwhelming compared to just rebooting in Boot Camp. Probably worse now that Parallels changed their business strategy to throttle the hell out of the program's capabilities unless you "subscribe," which is why I jumped ship to VMware.

I have not played with modern versions of those programs though. I'll do an unscientific side-by-side between Boot Camp and Fusion on my MacBook Pro when I get a chance and let you know how it goes.

#446739 Is there really a such thing as a Mac game?

Posted Frost on 06 October 2017 - 03:14 AM

View PostDirtyHarry50, on 05 October 2017 - 07:26 PM, said:

Mr. Ballmer is fine. I don't think he is a troll. He loves that company! He can't even help it. He still loves that company. He will always love that company. This is just something the man needs to do. We are like heathen needing redemption to this guy. He is just trying to help us in his own enthusiastic and direct way.

You guys do know that between posts Mr. Ballmer is sweating and out of breath from dancing around his PC screaming, right?


#446738 Windows Gaming on a Mac FAQ

Posted Frost on 05 October 2017 - 09:39 PM

Thankfully tBC remembers to wind me once a week. The wait for technology to be invented to replace my internal fusion battery is grueling. It wouldn't bother me as much if he didn't use a giant engraved toybox key. I think he just likes the humiliation.

Kyle Reese sucks. This new timeline's pace of invention is dog slow.

#446609 Local documents on your computer

Posted Frost on 24 September 2017 - 10:21 PM

View PostG_Player, on 24 September 2017 - 10:03 PM, said:

Sorry for using the wrong name, been up and down on 20 foot scaffolding all day hauling and nailing up siding. Really tired.

It's all good. That "name" for Janichsan is a bit of an inside joke going back a good ways. Seeing someone use it made me laugh. :D

#446607 Local documents on your computer

Posted Frost on 24 September 2017 - 02:29 PM

View PostG_Player, on 23 September 2017 - 09:14 PM, said:

@Jugger Bugger


#446598 What games are people playing these days!?

Posted Frost on 22 September 2017 - 02:51 PM

I've also been replaying Strider (2014). Originally played it on the PS4 when it was initially released, now playing the Steam version. Higher res + insane framerate FTW. Still just as fun as it was in 2014! GREAT remake of the classic from the Sega Genesis.

#446585 Apple Sept Event......!

Posted Frost on 21 September 2017 - 11:32 AM

View Postthe Battle Cat, on 21 September 2017 - 09:55 AM, said:

I'll vouch for claymores with tripwires from personal experience.  Absolutely devastating.  Everything in the directional cone of fire dies shredded and broken.

It's basically equivalent to firing 44 shells of 12-gauge #1 Buck simultaneously... except make the shot balls steel ball bearings instead of steel-plated lead shot, and put a frakton of energy behind them like they got launched out of a 50-inch barrel with way too much powder.

Claymore: Because frak your infantry advance, we've got shotgun mines.

#446580 Apple Sept Event......!

Posted Frost on 20 September 2017 - 01:59 PM

View PostDirtyHarry50, on 19 September 2017 - 10:12 PM, said:

Having you considered laying some mines in strategic locations where the animals wouldn't be hurt but somebody who does not belong where they are might run into a little trouble? All's fair in love and war as they say and I am pretty sure it isn't love that is keeping you up at night, well not for the poacher certainly. It sure would be terrible if he lost a leg or two in a hunting accident, wouldn't it? Hmm, and then there is always good old fashioned bear traps. You could go to sleep and not worry about it. I'm sure you'd hear something when one of them snaps.

My kit is pretty impressive, but land mines are beyond even me. :P

Otherwise claymores with tripwires would've been the first line of defense.

#446555 Apple Sept Event......!

Posted Frost on 18 September 2017 - 12:54 AM

View PostAussieMacGamer, on 17 September 2017 - 08:40 AM, said:

I get what you mean, but I personally don't unlock mine in this type of scenario very often. For the vast majority of users I think Face ID will be fantastic, myself included. Unfortunately, if you often find yourself in a situation where your face is covered or the sensor cannot see a nose, mouth and two eyes ( either you wear a niqab, drive a race car for a living, have a physical deformity that has led to you having no mouth or nose, wear IR blocking glasses most of the time, have a trunk instead of a nose, have an upside down nose, have an imaginary nose, have two noses, have two mouths, or you have three mouths, four noses and only half of one eye).

Har har har. How about spending a few hours a night on stakeout for a persistent poacher for about a month with law enforcement on speed dial, with face covered so you don't stick out like a sore thumb and aren't covered in welts the next day from the mosquitos?

Touch ID on my iPhone 7 still worked. Hell, I even added my gloves' touch capacitive right thumb to it (interestingly enough it can tell the difference between the fingers on the glove as I guess there are tiny variations in the texturing; that's kind of cool).

#446500 My ISP Hates Me

Posted Frost on 08 September 2017 - 09:00 PM

View PostDirtyHarry50, on 07 September 2017 - 05:25 AM, said:

Internet is up and running. All is well in my world again. The tech was a really nice young guy who did a good job here on what turned out to be a project for him taking four hours altogether. He had to run a new line to me from the pole.

Now, with a whole terabyte of data per month I can come here and just write up all kinds of interesting stuff for you guys to read while you should be working!

You need to decide between 2-3 competing products again. Those writeups are a hell of a hoot.

#446478 GeForce NOW for Mac - Beta Invite

Posted Frost on 05 September 2017 - 02:16 AM

So you're saying you're Guaranteed That Price For Life*

*Assuming you die within 3 years

#446470 GeForce NOW for Mac - Beta Invite

Posted Frost on 02 September 2017 - 01:52 PM

Man, the updates that addressed mouselag as well as NVIDIA adding a central US server made a HUGE difference for me. Mouse lag in the Steam UI is almost nonexistent compared to before, and my input lag is down heavily. At least for Texans, GeForce NOW for Mac just got a whole lot better!

#446437 Destiny 2 Open Beta Access on GeForce NOW for Mac

Posted Frost on 30 August 2017 - 12:54 PM

I would love to try this but something's up with my provider since Hurricane Harvey and my bandwidth has dropped from a gigabit to ~18 Mbps with severe packet loss, leaving me unable to stream very reliably. Ugh. Hopefully this gets resolved soon.

#446221 GeForce NOW for Mac - Beta Invite

Posted Frost on 09 August 2017 - 01:41 PM

View Postnick68k, on 09 August 2017 - 06:23 AM, said:

Ok, I'm glad it just wasn't me being stupid! I sent nv_kelly a question about it.

Use this direct link (and anyone else can use it too, for that matter): Activate GeForce NOW for Mac

You'll need to sign in or create an account (free) if you don't already have one. Already been trying it over here and sending Kelly feedback. The team plans to add 1440p in a future update and will also be deploying improvements they expect to improve latency in the next 3-4 weeks.

#446171 64-bit apocalypse

Posted Frost on 28 July 2017 - 05:52 PM

Stuff like this is one of many, many reasons why I finally threw in the towel and started gaming on Windows even though I still work on my Macs. All my games would constantly break and never get updated. Keeping old hardware and OSes around to use my favorite stuff really started getting old (and consuming a lot of space).