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Re: driver-less gamepads for OS X.2.4 -- update ???? 367 Views / 1 Replies  
When it comes to peripheral support in the form of game pads etc. there are very few that are fully supported by OSX.

USB Overdrive, OTOH, may provide a solution though. I haven't used the X...
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on Mar 9, 2003 at 08:03 PM, in Gaming
Re: Re: Re: Any good RPG's coming? 608 Views / 8 Replies  
Oh... I didn't know NWN was based on a different engine. Icewind Dale II was still based on Infinity, which makes it roughly on par with BGII when it comes to requirements on hardware (depending of...
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on Mar 8, 2003 at 11:17 AM, in Gaming
Re: Any good RPG's coming? 608 Views / 8 Replies  
I wouldn't be too sure it's going to be that slow, to be honest... I'm still playing Baldur's Gate II on a PowerBook G3 300, under both X and 9, and it works fine. Granted, it's slow, but considering...
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on Mar 1, 2003 at 04:16 PM, in Gaming
Re: Re: In a word... NO 510 Views / 3 Replies  
The only way I can see they'd do it is to create a standalone installer that can be downloaded from the net, and then use it with the installer CD in the drive... Possible, I guess, but will they?
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on Oct 12, 2002 at 02:49 PM, in Gaming
Re: Building a PC. Any way to share keyboard and mouse w/ my mac? 501 Views / 4 Replies  
AFAIK, you can plug in an apple USB keyboard into a PC, and it should work with a generic keyboard driver. Granted, the power and eject keys won't work, but that's not a big loss.
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on Sep 28, 2002 at 05:47 AM, in Gaming
Re: Gravis Eliminator Aftershock doesn't work with Max Payne 569 Views / 7 Replies  
Few controllers have any mac specific drivers, even if mouse driver support is pretty good.

But relax, there is an easy answer to that problem: USB Overdrive. It's still in beta for OSX, but the...
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on Aug 26, 2002 at 03:29 AM, in Gaming
Re: 10.2 Game Compatibility 720 Views / 13 Replies  
Compatibility issues are really the main reason I have yet to install Jaguar despite the box sitting on my desk. I'll wait for a few weeks for the hitches to be sorted out and updates for my games...
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on Aug 26, 2002 at 03:22 AM, in Gaming
USB Overdrive for OSX was just updated a few days... 637 Views / 9 Replies  
USB Overdrive for OSX was just updated a few days ago. That one allows you to use controllers in OSX (and OS9) that don't have any mac-specific drivers.

So if you really want to use a controller...
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on Aug 26, 2002 at 03:19 AM, in Gaming
Re: couple of civ3 questions 357 Views / 2 Replies  
I don't know about the rings in the diplomacy screen, but as far as the upcoming add-on I really do hope (and expect) Mac players to be able to play with PC players. Otherwise the usefulness of a...
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on Aug 26, 2002 at 03:15 AM, in Gaming
Hmm... I wonder if there's any way to work around... 140 Views / 3 Replies  
Hmm... I wonder if there's any way to work around that... Well, I suppose the only way is to find out what port it uses and open it, but I don't want to do that.

Besides, it doesn't really bug me...
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on May 20, 2002 at 01:29 PM, in Applications
Intersting... I've noticed that it takes ages for... 140 Views / 3 Replies  
Intersting... I've noticed that it takes ages for Office apps to load, but I never really traced it back to anything. It could well be NPF that causes it, I'll have to try and disable it (or use...
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on May 20, 2002 at 01:14 PM, in Applications
Yeah, that should be the case. It's a bit of a... 295 Views / 13 Replies  
Yeah, that should be the case. It's a bit of a far cry from OS9 though, where the DiskWarrior booting CD takes roundabout 100Megs...
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on May 20, 2002 at 01:10 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
It's a shame the dutch failed to qualify... The... 288 Views / 2 Replies  
It's a shame the dutch failed to qualify... The Brazilians and the Dutch are definitely my favourites. Why? Because nobody plays football like they do. The style. The technique. When they play, you...
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on May 12, 2002 at 08:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't know whether to laugh my ass off or... 363 Views / 31 Replies  
I don't know whether to laugh my ass off or not... You really are pathetic. Do you honestly think I give a rats ass about how much you can or can't drink? Maybe it's you who are so insecure since you...
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on May 12, 2002 at 08:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Man you must be proud. What an achievement.... 363 Views / 31 Replies  
Man you must be proud. What an achievement. Guiness book of records anyone? :rolleyes:
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on May 11, 2002 at 09:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm still using IE 5.1 as my main browser, but... 367 Views / 19 Replies  
I'm still using IE 5.1 as my main browser, but I've been trying out OmniWeb since sneakypeek 46, and am currently using Chimera 0.2.7. I just love tabbed browsing!

Haven't tried Mozilla yet...
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on May 11, 2002 at 08:50 PM, in Applications
The Eurovision crap? I feel for you, mate. ... 514 Views / 35 Replies  
The Eurovision crap? I feel for you, mate.

We Finns always seem to suck at the Eurovision contests, but personally I think the worse we do the better... stays out of the news! :D
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on May 11, 2002 at 08:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
To be honest, I'm not entirely sure of the... 514 Views / 35 Replies  
To be honest, I'm not entirely sure of the historical relationship with the two languages, but they are very alike. However, you'd be surprised at how the same word can mean very different things in...
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on May 10, 2002 at 08:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Trust me mate, you do not want to know... The... 514 Views / 35 Replies  
Trust me mate, you do not want to know... The Eurovision song contest is the lousiest excuse for playing cheesy and crap music all over the flippin' region. I've never heard a song there that would...
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on May 10, 2002 at 08:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Try it. It's seriously refreshing, and since... 514 Views / 35 Replies  
Try it. It's seriously refreshing, and since you're going there in the summer, the water's pretty warm too. (Yes, some people actually do it in the winter as well. They bore a hole in the ice, go to...
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on May 10, 2002 at 06:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Strange, I didn't have any problems in assigning... 312 Views / 6 Replies  
Strange, I didn't have any problems in assigning the up and down wheel for next and prev weapon. Got fried the first few times because I got them the wrong way around though...

Haven't tried UT in...
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on May 9, 2002 at 12:35 PM, in Gaming
As long as you don't have a version of windows... 443 Views / 7 Replies  
As long as you don't have a version of windows newer than 98, you should be fine (Red Alert isn't supported beyond Win98).
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on May 9, 2002 at 12:33 PM, in Gaming
You need to go to the rebel bases to get further... 274 Views / 3 Replies  
You need to go to the rebel bases to get further missions. Try the main base (Rebel I, IIRC).

The only way in which attacking fed ships could be detrimental to your prospects with the rebels is if...
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on May 9, 2002 at 12:31 PM, in Gaming
Yup, have done so. I played Red Alert with VPC... 443 Views / 7 Replies  
Yup, have done so. I played Red Alert with VPC 2.13 running Win95, and it seemed to run fine. No marked slowdowns. Even on my PB G3 300, although 192MB RAM helped.
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on May 8, 2002 at 05:59 PM, in Gaming
I don't use OD, but I'll try and disable the MS... 321 Views / 3 Replies  
I don't use OD, but I'll try and disable the MS Mouse features for Diablo II. Thanks for the tip, I'll let you know if it works (I'll have to wait for the weekend, got my dissertation to finish by...
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on May 7, 2002 at 09:27 PM, in Gaming
Diablo II (carbon) mouse support? 321 Views / 3 Replies  
I've noticed that the mouse support in D2 in X is a bit flaky... I can only use the left and right mouse buttons with my MS wireless intellimouse. None of the others can be programmed in the...
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on May 6, 2002 at 09:38 AM, in Gaming
I've had the game crash on me as well. Sometimes... 391 Views / 6 Replies  
I've had the game crash on me as well. Sometimes it just hangs for a few seconds, then switches into the Finder and tells me that D2 unexpectedly quit. I had that happening recently in Act V, just...
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on May 6, 2002 at 09:25 AM, in Gaming
Hardware acceleration doesn't work on mine either... 391 Views / 6 Replies  
Hardware acceleration doesn't work on mine either (PBG3 300), and software rendering doesn't solve the problem (since I have to use it, and that's when the problem's cropped up).

I'll have to have...
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on May 6, 2002 at 09:21 AM, in Gaming
If you had bothered to read earlier posts in this... 678 Views / 51 Replies  
If you had bothered to read earlier posts in this thread, Chrysler was doing a fine job in wrecking itself, and the merger with Daimler Benz was a convenient way to get someone to bankroll the...
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on May 5, 2002 at 05:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
How about juvenile and intolerant language, such... 678 Views / 51 Replies  
How about juvenile and intolerant language, such as calling Germans Nazis simply because he thinks it's 'the Germans' that are 'wrecking' Chrysler (when they're perfectly capable of doing it to...
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on May 5, 2002 at 07:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Actually, I borrowed the car from a friend at... 678 Views / 51 Replies  
Actually, I borrowed the car from a friend at work. It was automatic, yes, but that's because her right leg was a prosthesis, so she literally couldn't use a clutch. And the steering still sucked.
...
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on May 4, 2002 at 07:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I never really understood it either. I mean,... 678 Views / 51 Replies  
I never really understood it either. I mean, Mercedes is a luxury market car, known for its high quality of engineering, good performance, and the high price that comes with it. Chrysler on the other...
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on May 2, 2002 at 07:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
What category would that be? Cheap plasticky... 678 Views / 51 Replies  
What category would that be? Cheap plasticky feeling inside? The overall clumsiness of the steering? The ten second delay between you pressing the throttle and something happening (well, ten seconds...
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on May 2, 2002 at 07:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Intersting... That's not what the Financial Times... 678 Views / 51 Replies  
Intersting... That's not what the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal said at the time... I'll have to dig through the archives in the next few days (FT's archive is damn good and extensive,...
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on May 1, 2002 at 08:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
True, but then again the platform used in the... 678 Views / 51 Replies  
True, but then again the platform used in the Beetle is the same as the one in a Volkswagen Golf.



I think it's a bit of a cyclical thing... In the mid-90s European manufacturers had severe...
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on May 1, 2002 at 07:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, honestly speaking I think the blame needs... 678 Views / 51 Replies  
Well, honestly speaking I think the blame needs to be shared. Cross border mergers are difficult enough to pull off in Europe due to different cultures, but cross atlantic borders face even larger...
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on May 1, 2002 at 07:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Cross border mergers always have their troubles.... 678 Views / 51 Replies  
Cross border mergers always have their troubles. Different working cultures etc. etc. American companies have been accused of riding rough shod over German management following takeovers there as...
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on May 1, 2002 at 05:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Heil Ca$h... You are the definitive word on... 678 Views / 51 Replies  
Heil Ca$h... You are the definitive word on everything in the universe...

I repeat, grow up.
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on May 1, 2002 at 05:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Actually the homogenisation of platforms is one... 678 Views / 51 Replies  
Actually the homogenisation of platforms is one of the reasons Volkswagen is currently one of the best performing car manufacturers in the world. They use the same basic platforms with all brands...
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on May 1, 2002 at 05:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Actually, Daimler-Chrysler's shares have been... 678 Views / 51 Replies  
Actually, Daimler-Chrysler's shares have been falling ever since the merger because of Chrysler's bad performance, lack of selling models and bad management. This has been a well publicised fact in...
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on May 1, 2002 at 05:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What are you, 15 years old? Someone axes a model... 678 Views / 51 Replies  
What are you, 15 years old? Someone axes a model you like, and you call them nazis? Grow up.
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on May 1, 2002 at 04:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Pity that I'm in the UK? With regards to... 2,094 Views / 316 Replies  
Pity that I'm in the UK?

With regards to democracy... Arafat was elected as leader of the Palestinians in democratic elections, just as Sharon was elected by Israelis.

Second, Sharon has shown...
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on Apr 30, 2002 at 03:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
To some degree I think it's all a matter of... 387 Views / 13 Replies  
To some degree I think it's all a matter of perceptions... The US and Europe have many more things in common than not. But they are also different, to a large extent caused by the vastly different...
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on Apr 30, 2002 at 02:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The only simple answer anyone can give you, is... 2,094 Views / 316 Replies  
The only simple answer anyone can give you, is that there is no simple solution.

Historically, the region that is today known as Israel has been disputed territory for thousands of years. It's...
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on Apr 30, 2002 at 01:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, actually Barak's offer was rejected because... 2,094 Views / 316 Replies  
Well, actually Barak's offer was rejected because it didn't offer Palestinian refugees in Israel's neighbouring countries the right to return. Any deal offered by Israel is going to be rejected...
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on Apr 30, 2002 at 01:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Simple: While in the game, press tab. This should... 256 Views / 6 Replies  
Simple: While in the game, press tab. This should bring up a '>' in the top left hand side of the screen, meaning that you can type commands into the console. Then type 'stat fps' (without the...
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on Apr 30, 2002 at 08:50 AM, in Gaming
What are you transferring/saving the files with?... 240 Views / 1 Replies  
What are you transferring/saving the files with? If you use PC formatted floppies, Zip disks etc., then MacOS uses file exchange to interpret what the file is. If it's in Mac format, then it should...
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on Apr 30, 2002 at 08:47 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Zero-sum game nonsense? What are you talking... 387 Views / 13 Replies  
Zero-sum game nonsense? What are you talking about?
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on Apr 30, 2002 at 08:35 AM, in MacNN Lounge
If memory serves me, yeah. The sultan of Kashmir... 2,094 Views / 316 Replies  
If memory serves me, yeah. The sultan of Kashmir was a hindu, but the vast majority of the people were muslims. As Mountbatten couldn't make his mind up, the sultan went to cut a deal with India, to...
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on Apr 30, 2002 at 08:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Actually, the fact that you are looking at the... 499 Views / 31 Replies  
Actually, the fact that you are looking at the investment as a long term one means you understand more than most analysts did during the bubble.

IMHO, the best thing to do is actually investing in...
Posted by kardinal.cmg, on Apr 29, 2002 at 08:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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