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I liked ravenholm ... it took me a while to... 1,109 Views / 5 Replies  
I liked ravenholm ... it took me a while to figure out you could toss the saw-blades, but once I did it made it 10x more fun.
Posted by Theodour, on May 3, 2011 at 03:00 AM, in Gaming
I rented Rachet and Clank. That was a lot of fun,... 1,811 Views / 41 Replies  
I rented Rachet and Clank. That was a lot of fun, but I didn't get time to sink my teeth.

My 7-year-old daughter and I play Star Wars: the Complete Saga together. That is a complete blast. She's...
Posted by Theodour, on May 24, 2008 at 09:28 PM, in Gaming
Yeah, it generally gets OK, but not great... 1,811 Views / 41 Replies  
Yeah, it generally gets OK, but not great reviews, it seems.

I rented it early on when I first got my ps3, and hated it because I was struggling with the console gamepad FPS issue.

After I...
Posted by Theodour, on May 18, 2008 at 12:53 AM, in Gaming
I'm enjoying F.E.A.R. right now. It has a high... 1,811 Views / 41 Replies  
I'm enjoying F.E.A.R. right now.
It has a high creep-out factor, and is a fun shooter.
Posted by Theodour, on May 16, 2008 at 09:35 PM, in Gaming
Poll: You know, I still have my Colecovision. 387,198 Views / 9,786 Replies  
You know, I still have my Colecovision.
Posted by Theodour, on May 16, 2008 at 09:43 AM, in Gaming
Poll: I just picked up a component cable for my... 387,198 Views / 9,786 Replies  
I just picked up a component cable for my gamecube ... now I have metroid prime progressive scan on my 720p TV!

I'm not positive, but I think it looks better than it did with the s-video cable.
...
Posted by Theodour, on May 15, 2008 at 11:42 PM, in Gaming
I'm enjoying COD 3 right now... its helping me... 1,811 Views / 41 Replies  
I'm enjoying COD 3 right now... its helping me get the hang of the gamepad vs. mouse for FPS.

I like Burnout Paradise too ... and motorstorm ... love sixaxis steering (and motorcycle wheelies).
...
Posted by Theodour, on May 3, 2008 at 10:24 PM, in Gaming
Poll: I was going to buy a wii for the family. However,... 387,198 Views / 9,786 Replies  
I was going to buy a wii for the family. However, they've been out of stock at all the places I shop for the months I tried to get one. So I bought a PS3--my reasoning was that it had motion controls...
Posted by Theodour, on Apr 22, 2008 at 02:17 AM, in Gaming
I've been trying to run Linux Live CDs on my dual... 818 Views / 15 Replies  
I've been trying to run Linux Live CDs on my dual 2 G5, but I can't get them to boot. They work with my 12" 867 G4 powerbook, but have some issue with the 64-bit processors, apparently ...
I've...
Posted by Theodour, on Feb 5, 2008 at 10:04 AM, in Mac Desktops
This (http://www.barefeats.com/mutant3b.html)... 29,817 Views / 43 Replies  
This (http://www.barefeats.com/mutant3b.html) seems like a great solution ...

I'm assuming it works on an AGP G5 as well.

You have to flash it on a PC, apparently, or buy one pre-flashed from...
Posted by Theodour, on Jan 23, 2008 at 02:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
Also, and even better, you can use the GeForce... 938 Views / 23 Replies  
Also, and even better, you can use the GeForce 7800 (http://www.barefeats.com/mutant3b.html).
Posted by Theodour, on Dec 30, 2007 at 10:43 AM, in Mac Desktops
Hey, If you opt to upgrade the CPU, go with a... 938 Views / 23 Replies  
Hey,
If you opt to upgrade the CPU, go with a 7448 (http://xlr8yourmac.com/G4CARDS/NewerTech_7448_upgrade.html)-based card vs. the 7447a models. Also, see if you can get a quartz extreme capable...
Posted by Theodour, on Dec 30, 2007 at 10:41 AM, in Mac Desktops
I have a couple Bondi blue iMac 233s ... I get... 486 Views / 5 Replies  
I have a couple Bondi blue iMac 233s ... I get similarly bad framerates for flash video using 10.3.9 and the latest patches.

I'm just amazed that, besides slow flash and its lack OpenGL support,...
Posted by Theodour, on Jul 30, 2007 at 03:26 PM, in Applications
Thanks TheoCryst. 4,212 Views / 18 Replies  
Thanks TheoCryst.
Posted by Theodour, on May 22, 2007 at 05:46 AM, in Gaming
I always had vertex shaders only, for some... 4,212 Views / 18 Replies  
I always had vertex shaders only, for some reason. After the .0.1 update, I tried to add pixel shaders too ... it let me do it, but objects were invisible.

Like, the first scene on Halo, where...
Posted by Theodour, on May 14, 2007 at 09:19 AM, in Gaming
I've never run the rosetta version, but I imagine... 4,212 Views / 18 Replies  
I've never run the rosetta version, but I imagine the UB must be quite a bit faster.

With the latest patches: at native resolution, with most options scaled down to medium or low, and vertex...
Posted by Theodour, on May 12, 2007 at 10:17 PM, in Gaming
Halo on the macbook is tolerable with the latest... 4,212 Views / 18 Replies  
Halo on the macbook is tolerable with the latest patch. I'm using 2.0.1, but 2.0.2 came out a few days after that.
I bought it from Amazon recently, and it was the UB version. (ver. 2), so I didn't...
Posted by Theodour, on May 8, 2007 at 12:04 AM, in Gaming
My macbook is the same way. It has always been... 700 Views / 6 Replies  
My macbook is the same way. It has always been hypersensitive about CDs. I've never had a problem with DVDs with it, but about 1 out of every 4 commercial CDs will be rejected. Examples ... WindowsXP...
Posted by Theodour, on Mar 31, 2007 at 11:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have Reason 2.5 adapted (came with my Radium... 3,775 Views / 25 Replies  
I have Reason 2.5 adapted (came with my Radium keyboard) running on my daughters iMac 233 (first gen bondi blue!).

Its running 10.3.9, has 288 MB RAM, 80 gig HD (partitioned as necessary for this...
Posted by Theodour, on Mar 31, 2007 at 11:41 AM, in Mac Desktops
Can you do SSADM in DIA?... 1,239 Views / 1 Replies  
Can you do SSADM in DIA? (http://www.gnome.org/projects/dia/)

I think you can install this via Fink or Darwin ports. I used to use it on Windows, but it was a pretty poor player compared with...
Posted by Theodour, on Mar 6, 2007 at 09:45 PM, in Applications
The handful of professional shops I've personally... 1,514 Views / 28 Replies  
The handful of professional shops I've personally been exposed to use older, cheaper to purchase hardware -- previous generation refurbs -- almost exclusively for production. The only guys that had...
Posted by Theodour, on Feb 28, 2007 at 09:02 AM, in Mac Desktops
I've run into this as well with few REALLY old... 695 Views / 3 Replies  
I've run into this as well with few REALLY old games. One is a simple face matching game that was on my SE. For some reason, maybe their 68k nature, they just don't cut it in classic. They work fine...
Posted by Theodour, on Feb 21, 2007 at 09:57 PM, in Gaming
Congrats. You can do more with it than you'd... 4,116 Views / 50 Replies  
Congrats. You can do more with it than you'd think from this forum.
My 867 is still a sweet machine -- and I do have a BlackBook to compare it to.

It has Tiger, 640 MB ram, and a recently...
Posted by Theodour, on Feb 14, 2007 at 05:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My 12" 867 is still a "fast" machine ... mostly. ... 4,116 Views / 50 Replies  
My 12" 867 is still a "fast" machine ... mostly.

It struggles more with (flash) web pages than it does with video editing and graphics.

I guess you need wastefully fast processors just to...
Posted by Theodour, on Feb 13, 2007 at 11:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Wow. I almost missed this. Thanks Pangea! I... 383 Views / 1 Replies  
Wow. I almost missed this.

Thanks Pangea! I just picked up both Enigmos, Otto, B2 and Cro-Mac rally!

Though I love games that scare me and make me want to barf as much as the next guy (Quake 4...
Posted by Theodour, on Feb 11, 2007 at 09:23 PM, in Gaming
My rev B dual 2 never chirped. In fact, it is an... 833 Views / 12 Replies  
My rev B dual 2 never chirped. In fact, it is an altogether quiet machine. It is only loud during the summertime with the air conditioner off ... then the fans rev up, and it is pretty loud.
Posted by Theodour, on Jan 31, 2007 at 09:36 PM, in Mac Desktops
--There are some things you just can't do that... 845 Views / 23 Replies  
--There are some things you just can't do that you can do with Bill ... for instance, anything involving ActiveX.

--That will affect how you surf the net, if it involves said X. I've never been...
Posted by Theodour, on Jan 28, 2007 at 10:28 PM, in Mac OS X
I second the bong. 697 Views / 11 Replies  
I second the bong.
Posted by Theodour, on Jan 24, 2007 at 09:22 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
If it runs a version of OS X, then maybe you can... 4,852 Views / 73 Replies  
If it runs a version of OS X, then maybe you can just drop your own quicktime codecs in it ... and even use some of the open-source stuff, life ffmpeg or mencoder, to use it for Tivo-esque purposes. ...
Posted by Theodour, on Jan 15, 2007 at 02:08 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
All I know is that I put a 20 gig hard drive in... 12,746 Views / 27 Replies  
All I know is that I put a 20 gig hard drive in my 300 blueberry many moons ago, and I still wake up with nightmares over the operation.

It did extend the life of my iBook 300, which is currently...
Posted by Theodour, on Jan 12, 2007 at 11:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
VLC lets you export as an ".asf". I don't... 844 Views / 12 Replies  
VLC lets you export as an ".asf".

I don't know if that is quite the same thing, though.
Posted by Theodour, on Dec 27, 2006 at 05:56 PM, in Applications
Keep trying ... I've got an original 300... 1,076 Views / 21 Replies  
Keep trying ... I've got an original 300 blueberry iBook, 288mb ram, 20 gb hd ... the latest panther updates and it browses fine (though slowly) with Safari 1.3.2. I've also got two original Bondi...
Posted by Theodour, on Dec 7, 2006 at 06:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I had luck installing fontforge via the... 397 Views / 3 Replies  
I had luck installing fontforge via the i-installer (http://ii2.sourceforge.net/) for mac TeX stuff on a MacBook.
Posted by Theodour, on Oct 24, 2006 at 10:11 PM, in Applications
I like the built-in spell checker. That is very... 3,945 Views / 64 Replies  
I like the built-in spell checker. That is very helpful. I have to agree with other posters though that Safari will still be my main browser. Here is why.

1. System-wide dictionary
2. Services...
Posted by Theodour, on Oct 24, 2006 at 06:43 AM, in Applications
Doesn't GraphicConverter... 3,925 Views / 10 Replies  
Doesn't GraphicConverter (http://www.lemkesoft.com/en/graphcon.htm) come with recent macs?

I don't use it enough to know, but it seems pretty exhaustive.

I've used the aforementioned Photoline...
Posted by Theodour, on Feb 28, 2006 at 11:17 AM, in Applications
Yeah, Jack is really irritating--he slowly grew... 22,644 Views / 516 Replies  
Yeah, Jack is really irritating--he slowly grew that way
It is funny how the characters shift. I hated Sawyer and Sun's husband the whole first season, but now they are pretty cool.

Charlie is in...
Posted by Theodour, on Jan 25, 2006 at 11:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm skeptical. Within 8 hours of washing my... 1,993 Views / 69 Replies  
I'm skeptical.

Within 8 hours of washing my hair, there is so much oil that I have to hide it from the Bush administration.

I just wonder how it would "balance out"?
Posted by Theodour, on Jan 22, 2006 at 11:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
When I wanted to learn, I bought a cheap electric... 499 Views / 6 Replies  
When I wanted to learn, I bought a cheap electric guitar from Service Merchandise, and plugged it into my parents tube-powered reel to reel, which allowed for monitoring.

It made the most lustrous...
Posted by Theodour, on Jan 20, 2006 at 11:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I bought an ADS usb 2/firewire 400 hub at either... 954 Views / 10 Replies  
I bought an ADS usb 2/firewire 400 hub at either Circuit City or Best Buy. It was around $30. I haven't had any trouble with it (except that the included firewire cable wouldn't stay plugged in--I...
Posted by Theodour, on Jan 13, 2006 at 03:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
Word service seems to be working OK here,... 10,092 Views / 122 Replies  
Word service seems to be working OK here, although I can't find the "word count" that you speak of ... Does your "statistics" service work?

Also, I think it updated recently ... do you have the...
Posted by Theodour, on Jan 13, 2006 at 12:32 PM, in Mac OS X
Hey chrisford, Did your problem go away after a... 10,092 Views / 122 Replies  
Hey chrisford,
Did your problem go away after a restart?
I had also, immediately after the upgrade, installed the new free quicktime wmv drivers (http://www.flip4mac.com/wmv.htm)--which turn out...
Posted by Theodour, on Jan 12, 2006 at 10:36 AM, in Mac OS X
False alarm. A restart fixed it. Move along. 10,092 Views / 122 Replies  
False alarm.
A restart fixed it.
Move along.
Posted by Theodour, on Jan 11, 2006 at 02:29 PM, in Mac OS X
After the update, my electric sheep screen-saver... 10,092 Views / 122 Replies  
After the update, my electric sheep screen-saver dropped from fluid motion to around 5 fps. Also, moving the safari window and minimizing to dock is very choppy.

This is a Dual 2 (2nd Gen),...
Posted by Theodour, on Jan 11, 2006 at 08:44 AM, in Mac OS X
That was totally hilarious. I miss my... 735 Views / 7 Replies  
That was totally hilarious.

I miss my Commadore 64.
Posted by Theodour, on Jan 5, 2006 at 02:34 PM, in Mac OS X
Yeah, application launcher. 2,930 Views / 55 Replies  
Yeah, application launcher.
Posted by Theodour, on May 27, 2005 at 09:16 PM, in Mac OS X
You might be able to find what is causing the... 757 Views / 8 Replies  
You might be able to find what is causing the problem in the Console.
My most recent wake from sleep bug was evident in the Console -- I do believe the System Log. There was a message that kept...
Posted by Theodour, on May 24, 2005 at 12:05 AM, in Mac Desktops
Just in case you were wondering what the poor... 7,575 Views / 25 Replies  
Just in case you were wondering what the poor people were doin' tonight, here are the results of my DA 533x2 (note the sweet, sweet Radeon 9600!--see the OpenGL Speedup)
Read it and (I'll) weep:
...
Posted by Theodour, on May 16, 2005 at 01:05 AM, in Mac Desktops
I think jEdit is a great editor. I like... 713 Views / 9 Replies  
I think jEdit is a great editor.
I like jEdit's folding, and its syntax highlighting is bliss ...
For Python, using the jython runtime is really handy ...
But ...
I still use BBEdit more...
Posted by Theodour, on May 2, 2005 at 10:34 PM, in Developer Center
this was posted today on versiontracker: JES... 688 Views / 3 Replies  
this was posted today on versiontracker:
JES Video Cleaner (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/26210)
I have not used it, but I've been wanting to find a frame averager for some old...
Posted by Theodour, on Apr 22, 2005 at 09:14 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
How about using NetBeans... 1,056 Views / 24 Replies  
How about using NetBeans (http://www.netbeans.org/) to program Java?
Posted by Theodour, on Apr 13, 2005 at 09:44 PM, in Developer Center
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