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Law Bringer
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I recently got a Macintosh and noticed something odd. The icons for Spiderweb games for Windows are specific images that are only used for the icon. On the Mac however, the icons are segments of the splash screen from the game. Does anyone know the reason for this difference?

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I don't think it's like that on my Mac.

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Do yourself a favor and get a PC, they're much better.

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For crying out loud, please don't start another Mac/PC war...

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Besides, I have both a PC and a Mac. They each serve their own purpose. If I didn't have both, I never would have noticed the icon thing. :P

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quote:
Originally written by Chaotic Wisdom:

Do yourself a favor and get a PC, they're much better.
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Really the only correct response. Can we let this rest now?

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When Linux supports games without a lot of work, then it'll replace the others.
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Nah, PC is still best. It supports everything but Lost Souls and Ocean Bound, though some PC users come to reconsile themselves to taking that loss.

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Windows supports Homeland. Are you sure you're comfortable with your operating system?

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I used to have a Mac, nowadays I use Basilisk II.
I think the reason for the difference is that some companies, when making the folders for their Mac games, put lots of segments from the splash screen as icons, and arrange them so that when you open the folder, you see the splash screen as icons. Actually, it's quite clever.
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My brother actually tried Homeland recently. It was slow because it was on our machine with a 166MHz processor and 16MB RAM, but it wasn't totally revolting. But then again, it also wasn't worth the disk space.

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Speaking of Mac/PC, does anyone know of a good, stable, free pc emulator (not BootCamp) for Mac? I don't feel like paying.

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quote:
Originally written by Andraste:

Speaking of Mac/PC, does anyone know of a good, stable, free pc emulator (not BootCamp) for Mac? I don't feel like paying.
Doesn't exist...

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You could try Q

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It also depends on what you want it for. If you're mostly going to use it to run old DOS applications, DOSBox is excellent.

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quote:
Originally written by Euphoriasis:

Windows supports Homeland. Are you sure you're comfortable with your operating system?
YES

Oh wait, you weren't talking to me. Nevermind. :P

quote:
Originally written by Sturg:

My brother actually tried Homeland recently. It was slow because it was on our machine with a 166MHz processor and 16MB RAM, but it wasn't totally revolting. But then again, it also wasn't worth the disk space.
Man, even *I* would think that Homeland isn't worth playing on that old a computer (Homeland is sometimes slow on a 800MHz computer with 128MB RAM, and the loading times for Homeland 2 are quite slow on a computer with more than 1GHz. Homeland 2 itself isn't slow, though, just the loading times).
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quote:
Originally written by Chaotic Wisdom:

Do yourself a favor and get a PC, they're much better.
I don't really want a war but Mac's do perform better and have a massively less percentage of viruses.

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quote:
Originally written by The Stew Boy:

I used to have a Mac, nowadays I use Basilisk II.
Do you get stoned when using that OS?

Sorry. I couldn't let that pun lying around without using it.

Anyway, yeah, the icons are different alright. I actually seem to like the Avernum icons more, as I find them to be more fitting with the title (crystal souls: a crystal, for example, instead of a vahnatai). However, using the icons as an excuse to start a Mac/PC.Linux/whatever war is a bit pathetic, don't you think? (This applies for everybody saying Mac/PC is better than PC/Mac, although we all know that mac is better :P

[ Sunday, July 02, 2006 01:14: Message edited by: Mc 'mini' Thralni ]

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quote:
Originally written by Mc 'mini' Thralni:

quote:
Originally written by The Stew Boy:

I used to have a Mac, nowadays I use Basilisk II.
Do you get stoned when using that OS?

Sorry. I couldn't let that pun lying around without using it.

It ruins the effect when you italicize the word. :P

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quote:
Originally written by Spring:

quote:
Originally written by Mc 'mini' Thralni:

quote:
Originally written by The Stew Boy:

I used to have a Mac, nowadays I use Basilisk II.
Do you get stoned when using that OS?

Sorry. I couldn't let that pun lying around without using it.

It ruins the effect when you italicize the word. :P

It also ruins the effect when, in the line below, you point out that you used a pun.

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From now on, anyone starting a Mac/PC war will be banned permanently without warning or appeal.

[ Sunday, July 02, 2006 08:53: Message edited by: *i ]

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quote:
Originally written by The Stew Boy:

I think the reason for the difference is that some companies, when making the folders for their Mac games, put lots of segments from the splash screen as icons, and arrange them so that when you open the folder, you see the splash screen as icons. Actually, it's quite clever.
I’ve found a few applications that’ll do that, like Pict2Icon (couldn’t find a link to it, but it’s on my hard drive).

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quote:
Originally written by *i:

From now on, anyone starting a Mac/PC war will be banned permanently without warning or appeal.
Isn't that a little harsh?

And I have noticed no such thing on my Mac.

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quote:
Originally written by Elijah:

quote:
Originally written by *i:

From now on, anyone starting a Mac/PC war will be banned permanently without warning or appeal.
Isn't that a little harsh?

And I have noticed no such thing on my Mac.

This company makes games for both operating systems (remember it is Mac OS vs Windoze OS) and can't afford the cost of the war. People that start arguments that drive away potential customers shouldn't be allowed to participate on this sponsored forum. Pretty simple stuff, really.

Also, I've never seen a winner in this war, although some like to think they have won. Meh, whatever runs the software is good enough for me.

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Originally written by Kelandon:

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Ahhh...

I wasn't thinking in buisness terms.

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