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Shock Trooper
Member # 3605
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Well im tired of this anti-pc game releasing. Time to vote on your platform of choice (yes i know someone has done this before...)

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BOAC, youll know if you click...
Posts: 358 | Registered: Monday, October 27 2003 08:00
Veteran*
Member # 5
Profile #1
SWers are the only people in the world who like Macs better.
Posts: 455 | Registered: Tuesday, May 17 2005 07:00
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Member # 869
Profile Homepage #2
Jeff programs the damn things on a Mac and then has to port them to Windows. What do you want him to do, delay the Mac release until he can get both out simultaneously?

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I'd be tender, I'd be gentle
And awful sentimental
Regarding love and art
I'd be friends with the sparrows
And the boy who shoots the arrows,
If I only had a heart.
Posts: 9973 | Registered: Saturday, March 30 2002 08:00
Veteran*
Member # 5
Profile #3
yep.
Posts: 455 | Registered: Tuesday, May 17 2005 07:00
Warrior
Member # 246
Profile #4
For mac it should be "I am a slave to Apple since they're the only company that sells hardware and therefore can charge a great deal more".

Okay you're right. That was flamming.

Best thing is to have a little patience. Or buy a used Mac. IMAGE(biggrin0.gif)
Posts: 117 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
Warrior
Member # 734
Profile #5
LOL I hate to wait just as much as the next person but let the Mac users do all the debugging! Less problems for all of us PC users that way. IMAGE(biggrin0.gif)

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Posts: 87 | Registered: Sunday, March 10 2002 08:00
Shock Trooper
Member # 2775
Profile Homepage #6
Just speaking from personal observation, at various jobs I've worked with PCs and Windows operating systems for about 15 years. There's always something going wrong that requires a team of IT people to fix or maintain the PC.

At home I've had a Mac for a little over ten years. I plugged it into the wall and it just works. The Mac operating systems are much more user-friendly, IMO.

A friend told me once she thought there were two types of people who use computers: "process people" who are interested in how the computer works, and "content people" who are interested in other things besides computers and just use the computer to help them do something that interests them. I think Mac users tend to be "content people".

I accept that the controversy over which is better is never going to end.

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Posts: 381 | Registered: Sunday, March 16 2003 08:00
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Member # 869
Profile Homepage #7
Well, any computer that's used by multiple people is likely to have more problems than one that's just used by one person.

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I'd be tender, I'd be gentle
And awful sentimental
Regarding love and art
I'd be friends with the sparrows
And the boy who shoots the arrows,
If I only had a heart.
Posts: 9973 | Registered: Saturday, March 30 2002 08:00
Infiltrator
Member # 2628
Profile Homepage #8
Most non-Spiderweb games are released for windows first, and ported to mac later - if they're ported at all. Spiderweb does it the other way round because Jeff has a mac. If he was rabidly anti-PC, he wouldn't bother to port at all.

Note that I am a windows user. I can wait a few months - it gives people time to find bugs missed in beta testing, start writing walkthroughs/faqs, and in the case of BOA, start working on scenarios.

The strength of BOA (like BOE) will be in its player-written scenarios. It will take time before there's a collection of quality scenarios. Once we've played the 4 scenarios that come with the game, the game will probably sit unused while we wait (for those of us not interested in writing them). That waiting period between purchasing the game and downloading good scenarios will be shorter for us windows users - in case you hadn't noticed, mac users are already starting to create scenarios.

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Posts: 512 | Registered: Wednesday, February 12 2003 08:00
Agent
Member # 1104
Profile Homepage #9
A question for Mac users:

Which version of Mac's is currently the latest and which do you prefer using?

To answer the poll, I'm a PC user with a Mac emulator. IMAGE(biggrin0.gif)

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Chance Forums
Posts: 1307 | Registered: Tuesday, May 7 2002 07:00
Triad Mage
Member # 7
Profile Homepage #10
Answer to both questions: It's Mac OS 10.3.2, give or take a security update.

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You can take my Mac when you pry my cold, dead fingers off the mouse!
Posts: 9436 | Registered: Wednesday, September 19 2001 07:00
Shock Trooper
Member # 1217
Profile Homepage #11
WHY DO YOU IGNORE ME? I DID THIS BEFORE, AND IT TURNED TO A FLAMEFEST! YOU ARE DOOMED!!!!!
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Posts: 304 | Registered: Monday, May 27 2002 07:00
Guardian
Member # 3521
Profile #12
I've always used a Mac, and not being the type of person especially receptive to radical alterations in life, I've stuck with Macs since. Currently, I'm using a first-generation iMac equipped with the thoroughly obsolete OS9, although as my computer is currently self-destructing a change will probably need to come soon.

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Posts: 1798 | Registered: Sunday, October 5 2003 07:00
Infiltrator
Member # 1220
Profile Homepage #13
Just cause you have a PC dosen't mean you run windows

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Getapc
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Posts: 484 | Registered: Monday, May 27 2002 07:00
Infiltrator
Member # 1877
Profile #14
I use both a mac and a PC, but im still anti windows, and super pro mac and linux.
And I just ordered BOA! Eat that windows slaves!
And don't call me a windows slave, even if I have a PC, I would rather call myself a windows parasite! IMAGE(wink0000.gif)

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Posts: 662 | Registered: Friday, September 13 2002 07:00
Warrior
Member # 2155
Profile #15
I haven't had much experience under the Mac OS, but I hear it's the OS of choice for graphic work...

And no, the Mac users do not get all the initial bugs out of Spiderweb games. There is a good reason why there is a separate Window's Beta; ask anyone who was on the Geneforge 2 testing team. The conversion between systems can generate a whole new world of painful unexpected knots.

---Your MSslave, Necris Omega

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Posts: 168 | Registered: Saturday, October 26 2002 07:00
Infiltrator
Member # 1220
Profile Homepage #16
Speaking of computers I just got a new one today and it's a PC IMAGE(tongue00.gif) .

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Getapc
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Posts: 484 | Registered: Monday, May 27 2002 07:00
Senile Reptile
Member # 547
Profile #17
There are Mac emulators for pc? Please direct me to such madness immediately!

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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
Shock Trooper
Member # 4000
Profile Homepage #18
Here

It won't emulate BoA because the system is running under Mac OS 7.5.5 and BoA needs 8.1+ but the emulator is still fully capable of supporting Mac OS 8.x

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Posts: 245 | Registered: Tuesday, February 17 2004 08:00
Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #19
Although I am a windows user, I do not declare to be a slave to Bill Gates, or globalisation of any sort. In fact, if I had the money, I would buy a Mac as soon as I could. But I can't. >Sigh<

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Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
Warrior
Member # 4034
Profile #20
PC but I have patience. I'd rather get info on the game before hand to see if its worth getting.

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Posts: 113 | Registered: Friday, February 27 2004 08:00
Lifecrafter
Member # 1468
Profile Homepage #21
I prefer windows because it's supported by many more companies than macs are. And also, I find windows easier to work with than the mac os. I remember one time, when a friend and I had to work on a mac here at the school (I'm a "tech cadet"). I took us 30 minutes to figure out how to do what we needed to do (hook it up to the school's internet connection), then another 5 to do so, when, on a windows pc we both could have done it alone, and in 5-10 minutes.

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Posts: 818 | Registered: Tuesday, July 9 2002 07:00
This Side Towards Enemy
Member # 3098
Profile #22
I've used a Mac before and whilst I found some things more difficult, that was mostly due to having learnt on Windows and there wasn't really anything I couldn't have picked up given time.

But the suggestion that Mac users are 'content people' more so than Windows users seems pretty silly to me. Most people who have a computer but aren't particularly technically proficient and mostly use it as a glorified typewriter and an internet machine will probably be Windows users.

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Posts: 961 | Registered: Thursday, June 12 2003 07:00
Babelicious
Member # 3149
Profile Homepage #23
You left out my platform.

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Posts: 999 | Registered: Friday, June 27 2003 07:00
Shock Trooper
Member # 4000
Profile Homepage #24
Unix/Linux?

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