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Civ 5 is just a shitty game all around. I'd... 8,022 Views / 62 Replies  
Civ 5 is just a shitty game all around. I'd highly recommend skipping it. If you want to support mac gaming just buy Civ IV, as it is a much better game and plays better on current hardware. I...
Posted by zaghahzag, on Dec 17, 2010 at 05:54 PM, in Gaming
i've been using steam for years. now and then i... 757 Views / 4 Replies  
i've been using steam for years. now and then i go back and see what games i've bought over the years and i can easily just reinstall them via steam and play them. No stupid codes, no download...
Posted by zaghahzag, on Mar 9, 2010 at 12:45 PM, in Gaming
you could always take out the drive and see if... 1,007 Views / 8 Replies  
you could always take out the drive and see if the machine still makes the noise.
Posted by zaghahzag, on Jan 15, 2010 at 03:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
i'd be surprised if you could find a difference... 1,533 Views / 27 Replies  
i'd be surprised if you could find a difference between the two at math-based software - windows code isn't interpreted like PPC to intel code is, the instructions are already native to the CPU.
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Posted by zaghahzag, on Apr 20, 2009 at 02:31 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
not enough ram. I need at least 3.. i want 8. 1,673 Views / 24 Replies  
not enough ram. I need at least 3.. i want 8.
Posted by zaghahzag, on Mar 10, 2009 at 05:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
if linux cost money, nobody on earth would ever... 4,641 Views / 75 Replies  
if linux cost money, nobody on earth would ever use it.

Its a great OS, as long as your hardware is compatible and its great as long as you know linux, from years of using linux or another unix....
Posted by zaghahzag, on Jan 21, 2009 at 05:59 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
the black border around the screen is heinous. I... 4,503 Views / 77 Replies  
the black border around the screen is heinous. I guess they had to do that to get so much glass over the screen..

anyway, the new machines are ugly compared to the old ones. i would have liked to...
Posted by zaghahzag, on Nov 3, 2008 at 04:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
my 7200 samsung is basically silent. the 7200... 11,197 Views / 65 Replies  
my 7200 samsung is basically silent. the 7200 spins faster so its possible to get more vibration but the new drives do a good job of damping it.
Posted by zaghahzag, on Oct 27, 2008 at 11:10 AM, in Mac Notebooks
i'd call apple. their support is pretty good. 537 Views / 9 Replies  
i'd call apple. their support is pretty good.
Posted by zaghahzag, on Oct 27, 2008 at 12:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
if apple had implemented the resolution... 607 Views / 8 Replies  
if apple had implemented the resolution independent scaling then it would be useful. but i've had a mbp for awhile. as it is, i have to jack up font sizes to be able to work on it all day. i think...
Posted by zaghahzag, on Oct 27, 2008 at 12:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
i just put a 7200 320 gig in my c2duo mbp. It's... 11,197 Views / 65 Replies  
i just put a 7200 320 gig in my c2duo mbp. It's nice to have some space. I wouldn't use HD as a factor between the MB and MBP. In either case, i'd probably just plan on spending 100$ on a 320 gig...
Posted by zaghahzag, on Oct 25, 2008 at 06:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
its uglier, not much faster and otherwise about... 980 Views / 21 Replies  
its uglier, not much faster and otherwise about the same. having an easy to swap HD is useful i guess.

it has an lcd screen which is supposedly brighter. it has a crappier keyboard. did i mention...
Posted by zaghahzag, on Oct 15, 2008 at 06:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
you know, i get that apple doesn't care about... 20,825 Views / 514 Replies  
you know, i get that apple doesn't care about keeping their hardware backward compatible with obsolete things like SCSI, floppy drives, etc. But firewire is a great technology. Tons of people have...
Posted by zaghahzag, on Oct 14, 2008 at 10:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
wait.. apple is drying out its inventory b/c they... 694 Views / 12 Replies  
wait.. apple is drying out its inventory b/c they are about to update everything in probably 3-6 weeks.
Posted by zaghahzag, on Aug 1, 2008 at 10:16 AM, in Mac Notebooks
did you guys miss his post? He clearly stated... 7,542 Views / 146 Replies  
did you guys miss his post? He clearly stated that he wanted to be able to play crysis and pwn his friends w/ his new 500$ video card that he's running in a 500$ POS homebuild with a power supply...
Posted by zaghahzag, on Jul 24, 2008 at 11:23 AM, in macOS
i have a 2.13 mbp with 128 meg ATI video... 760 Views / 8 Replies  
i have a 2.13 mbp with 128 meg ATI video 1600(?).. it plays CS and TF2 at reasonable resolutions and good framerate and the newer ones have much faster video than mine does.
Posted by zaghahzag, on Jul 21, 2008 at 11:10 AM, in Mac Notebooks
although most people never use it, if you ever... 1,108 Views / 21 Replies  
although most people never use it, if you ever want or need a big huge fast external raid array, its not really possible with a macbook. With the macbook pro, you can use firewire 800, which with a...
Posted by zaghahzag, on Jul 21, 2008 at 11:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Get her the max ram, which is either 2 or 3 gigs... 17,103 Views / 49 Replies  
Get her the max ram, which is either 2 or 3 gigs on that machine. that will make it go from dog slow to what it's supposed to work like.

then get her a bigger and faster get a 320 or a 500 gig hd....
Posted by zaghahzag, on Jun 23, 2008 at 05:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
By far the biggest advance in gaming in the last... 3,281 Views / 56 Replies  
By far the biggest advance in gaming in the last 10 years was the Wii. I haven't had so much fun with a gaming machine in a long long time and it opens up gaming to the other 90% of people who don't...
Posted by zaghahzag, on Jun 7, 2008 at 07:01 PM, in Gaming
was it supposed to be xbox 360? the original xbox... 2,703 Views / 24 Replies  
was it supposed to be xbox 360? the original xbox has pretty weak hardware compared to any modern PC.
Posted by zaghahzag, on Jun 7, 2008 at 04:24 PM, in Gaming
why would it? did osx magically get 5x faster or... 2,703 Views / 24 Replies  
why would it? did osx magically get 5x faster or something? And apple isn't going to spend a lot of time trying to make such a poorly written game go faster.

the simple fact that you can improve...
Posted by zaghahzag, on Jun 7, 2008 at 04:23 PM, in Gaming
well, the game has pretty much the same feel as... 2,703 Views / 24 Replies  
well, the game has pretty much the same feel as nwn1. all the tweaks i made especially with the caches, seem to have improved the choppiness to the point tht it's playable.

But yeah, it's not a...
Posted by zaghahzag, on May 14, 2008 at 10:05 AM, in Gaming
ok, my little bit of tweaking seems to have... 2,703 Views / 24 Replies  
ok, my little bit of tweaking seems to have improved the game a little bit. the settings that cache more of the effects and sounds in particular seem to help - since i have 3 gigs of ram, i don't...
Posted by zaghahzag, on May 12, 2008 at 11:33 AM, in Gaming
some poking around and i found this site ... 2,703 Views / 24 Replies  
some poking around and i found this site

tweakguide for nwn2 (http://www.tweakguides.com/NWN2_7.html)

there is a lot of info about hte INI files for nwn2. I haven't had a chance to see if they...
Posted by zaghahzag, on May 9, 2008 at 12:08 PM, in Gaming
does anyone know if its possible to disable more... 2,703 Views / 24 Replies  
does anyone know if its possible to disable more of the graphic effects? my FPS doubles if i turn off the GUI for example, which means that it's really badly coded.

The game is pretty good (feels...
Posted by zaghahzag, on May 9, 2008 at 11:22 AM, in Gaming
new 500 gid 2.5" drives from samsung? 437 Views / 2 Replies  
Has anyone been able to find the new 500 gig lappy hard drives for sale anywhere or any tests on them? I can't find them for sale anywhere even though they're supposedly available.

thanks
Posted by zaghahzag, on Mar 8, 2008 at 01:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
get a new HD too. that will make it really crank.... 2,095 Views / 30 Replies  
get a new HD too. that will make it really crank. Those g4s are great little machines.
Posted by zaghahzag, on Mar 5, 2008 at 12:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
for non-3d usage there is literally no difference... 1,003 Views / 11 Replies  
for non-3d usage there is literally no difference at all. For 3d applications, the extra ram only matters if you need to load and offload textures and models. That will happen more often on 128 card...
Posted by zaghahzag, on Feb 18, 2008 at 12:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
if apple just took the 12 inch form factor and... 1,509 Views / 19 Replies  
if apple just took the 12 inch form factor and re-introduced it, they'd sell a lot of them. they could probably lighten it up a lot if they used some of what they learned with the MBA. i understand...
Posted by zaghahzag, on Feb 12, 2008 at 08:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
what do you define as an issue. w/ 10k laptops... 1,074 Views / 19 Replies  
what do you define as an issue. w/ 10k laptops there have to be problems. Dell might also give you a much better experience when they break, since you spent ~20million$ with them.
Posted by zaghahzag, on Jan 28, 2008 at 10:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
And they should have given you the machine with... 623 Views / 8 Replies  
And they should have given you the machine with the same ram upgrade. Did you complain?
Posted by zaghahzag, on Jan 17, 2008 at 09:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
maybe apple will update some of their old... 1,063 Views / 13 Replies  
maybe apple will update some of their old products at the end of macworld. The macbooks and MBPs really need a refresh for more/cheaper RAM and HDs if nothing else.
Posted by zaghahzag, on Jan 15, 2008 at 07:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
amazing. :) lol that same upgrade costs... 623 Views / 8 Replies  
amazing. :)

lol that same upgrade costs what? 500$ 800$ on the apple store. lol
Posted by zaghahzag, on Jan 11, 2008 at 10:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
this has been asked and answered a zillion times.... 623 Views / 8 Replies  
this has been asked and answered a zillion times. The short answer is: yes.

The long answer is: it depends on what you're doing. What more ram does it not make anything go faster per se, it just...
Posted by zaghahzag, on Jan 11, 2008 at 03:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Absolutely, and not only that, but ram... 3,186 Views / 47 Replies  
Absolutely, and not only that, but ram requirements are measured in RAM per Core. So you might want 1,2 or 4 gigs per core. That adds up pretty fast.
Posted by zaghahzag, on Jan 10, 2008 at 12:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
yeah it's absolutely an incremental update. The... 11,287 Views / 226 Replies  
yeah it's absolutely an incremental update. The high end machine is barely faster than the old one, with a better base video card.

The middle machines are a definite step up for pro users.
Posted by zaghahzag, on Jan 9, 2008 at 05:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
it could be crippled in firmware right? I... 6,737 Views / 9 Replies  
it could be crippled in firmware right? I seriously doubt apple is going to sell a single proc machine that you can upgrade to two processors. It's not their style.
Posted by zaghahzag, on Jan 8, 2008 at 07:07 PM, in Mac Desktops
i netted ~680$ with my PB 12 inch 1.33. granted,... 2,137 Views / 34 Replies  
i netted ~680$ with my PB 12 inch 1.33. granted, apple had replaced the case and HD right before the warrantee ran out, and it was maxed on ram, but still, it's an old machine i would have expected...
Posted by zaghahzag, on Jan 2, 2008 at 02:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
you can get monitors from non-apple producers... 2,137 Views / 34 Replies  
you can get monitors from non-apple producers that would work better with an XBOX 360 and are like 1/2 as much money.
Posted by zaghahzag, on Dec 31, 2007 at 04:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
this is true and so completely sad. I think this... 2,137 Views / 34 Replies  
this is true and so completely sad. I think this is a large part of why apple wrote applications like aperture.

Adobe has really gone downhill in my estimation. I think photoshop peaked around 3.5...
Posted by zaghahzag, on Dec 31, 2007 at 04:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
something like this: 1.0TB OWC Mercury Elite-AL... 3,670 Views / 44 Replies  
something like this:
1.0TB OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro eSATA Dual... (MESR1.0TB32) at OWC (http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/MESR1.0TB32/)

and an ESATA express card. and...
Posted by zaghahzag, on Dec 28, 2007 at 04:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Get the expresscard SATA thing and a big external... 3,670 Views / 44 Replies  
Get the expresscard SATA thing and a big external RAID setup. As others have pointed out, raid 0 is the fastest 2 drive setup, but RAID 1 will have faster reads than one drive while writes will be...
Posted by zaghahzag, on Dec 28, 2007 at 03:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Did you tell her its not the size of the screen... 1,208 Views / 28 Replies  
Did you tell her its not the size of the screen but how you use it? Point out Spaces to her. Makes a 13 inch screen feel like a much bigger screen. (if you can figure out how to use the stupid thing)
Posted by zaghahzag, on Dec 27, 2007 at 01:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, as has been pointed out, apple has been... 8,971 Views / 30 Replies  
Yeah, as has been pointed out, apple has been doing this forever. It's just that they haven't been this out of touch with prices for a long time. 800$ for a 80$ retail part? 10X markup? Come on.
...
Posted by zaghahzag, on Dec 27, 2007 at 01:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yeah, for kicks I went and checked apple's ram... 8,971 Views / 30 Replies  
Yeah, for kicks I went and checked apple's ram prices and they're literally 10x what you can get online 3rd party. Shocking..

For the price of RAM right now they should move all models to 2 gigs...
Posted by zaghahzag, on Dec 26, 2007 at 10:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
For some women, size does matter. duh. Still... 1,208 Views / 28 Replies  
For some women, size does matter. duh.

Still you'd think that 13 inches would be enough. Am I going to hell?
Posted by zaghahzag, on Dec 26, 2007 at 10:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, well, maybe if I'd known how long she was... 1,208 Views / 28 Replies  
Yeah, well, maybe if I'd known how long she was gonna make me suffer with windows, I'd not have popped the question. :eek:

lol..

yeah but you're right. this is a moment where you have to decide...
Posted by zaghahzag, on Dec 25, 2007 at 07:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Steve, could you elaborate on this? - is... 8,971 Views / 30 Replies  
Steve, could you elaborate on this?

- is each apple stick tested, or just sticks with those specs?
- what do they do? test sticks from one manufacturer and then always use those? I guess I want...
Posted by zaghahzag, on Dec 25, 2007 at 06:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
My wife was the same way with her PCs laptop... 1,208 Views / 28 Replies  
My wife was the same way with her PCs laptop pieces of ****. Unfortunately, I know enough about windows to be able to keep them working, at the expense of my soul. I told her that I just wouldn't do...
Posted by zaghahzag, on Dec 24, 2007 at 02:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
yoda, You point out a very longstanding... 8,971 Views / 30 Replies  
yoda,

You point out a very longstanding issue with Apple. They'd rather sell machines gimped on ram than lower their prices for memory, giving some of their customers a sub-par experience. Their...
Posted by zaghahzag, on Dec 24, 2007 at 02:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
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