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AFAIK, all WCIII disks should be hybrid as it was... 1,571 Views / 17 Replies  
AFAIK, all WCIII disks should be hybrid as it was a simultaneous release for PCs and Macs. The MBPs however seem to be a bit picky about disks.
Posted by a2daj, on Feb 19, 2007 at 01:26 PM, in Gaming
You can. This new version runs a Universal app... 1,571 Views / 17 Replies  
You can. This new version runs a Universal app so it runs natively on Intel Macs and not via Rosetta.
Posted by a2daj, on Jan 26, 2007 at 08:37 PM, in Gaming
WoW is a really hard game to benchmark because... 482 Views / 12 Replies  
WoW is a really hard game to benchmark because the performance can very greatly even in the exact same spot depending on a number of factors. So to claim you'll get X framerates isn't always going...
Posted by a2daj, on Jan 25, 2007 at 05:34 AM, in Gaming
Yup, at least until some internal PCI-E... 6,785 Views / 21 Replies  
Yup, at least until some internal PCI-E multichannel audio cards come out for Macs.




The FireWave will decode DVD audio. I haven't tried any DTS audio streams, but I know the Dolby decoding...
Posted by a2daj, on Sep 25, 2006 at 12:21 PM, in Gaming
You can never get rid of Lagforge! 834 Views / 10 Replies  
You can never get rid of Lagforge!
Posted by a2daj, on Sep 9, 2006 at 04:18 AM, in Gaming
As mentioned ATI does do the OEM drivers for OS... 2,643 Views / 38 Replies  
As mentioned ATI does do the OEM drivers for OS X. My understanding in regards to the GeForce cards is that NVIDIA did the OS 9 drivers while Apple did the OS X drivers (why that split, I can't say...
Posted by a2daj, on Aug 30, 2006 at 05:53 PM, in Mac Desktops
I think you may mean Mike at Accelerate Your Mac,... 880 Views / 13 Replies  
I think you may mean Mike at Accelerate Your Mac, not Rob at BareFeats. Mike mentioned the retail X1900 GT (not XT) for the PCI-E G5s the day the Mac Pros were announced.
Posted by a2daj, on Aug 25, 2006 at 09:07 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Kevlar was asking about the FireWave, not the... 6,785 Views / 21 Replies  
Kevlar was asking about the FireWave, not the Sonica Theater. I have a FireWave, it DOES decode 5.1 audio.
Posted by a2daj, on Aug 22, 2006 at 04:30 AM, in Gaming
Yes, it does 5.1 for WoW and UT2004. CoreAudio... 6,785 Views / 21 Replies  
Yes, it does 5.1 for WoW and UT2004. CoreAudio sees it as a device with 6 channels and will output accordingly. Plus it's a dolby decoder so it will convert encoded audio to 5.1 for the analog...
Posted by a2daj, on Aug 19, 2006 at 12:27 PM, in Gaming
MacAddict isn't exactly a definitive source of... 6,785 Views / 21 Replies  
MacAddict isn't exactly a definitive source of technical information. At the same time, I won't claim I'm a definitive source either, but I do more homework than just looking at someone else's...
Posted by a2daj, on Aug 18, 2006 at 02:03 PM, in Gaming
Check the included Read Me ;) 707 Views / 2 Replies  
Check the included Read Me ;)
Posted by a2daj, on Jul 26, 2006 at 06:08 PM, in Gaming
Yes, I know that. The last thing I'd want to do... 3,113 Views / 133 Replies  
Yes, I know that. The last thing I'd want to do is defend Rob, but when you claimed he got the years wrong he was clearly references the WRX with respect to the US release.
Posted by a2daj, on Jul 21, 2006 at 01:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The WRX wasn't out in the US until 2001 (for the... 3,113 Views / 133 Replies  
The WRX wasn't out in the US until 2001 (for the 2002 model). The previous top end Impreza in the US was the 2.5RS.
Posted by a2daj, on Jul 21, 2006 at 01:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
From what I've gathered, it's a Mac specific... 526 Views / 8 Replies  
From what I've gathered, it's a Mac specific problem. I've seen it on my G5 and MBP but none of my Windows friends have noticed it.

edit: Apparently, there are some Windows users seeing it. I...
Posted by a2daj, on Jul 14, 2006 at 05:38 PM, in Gaming
The two biggest performance hits on the Mac come... 2,434 Views / 10 Replies  
The two biggest performance hits on the Mac come from Terrain Distance and Full Screen Glow. Set Terrain Distance to no higher than half and turn off FSG. Also, turn off Multisample (set it to 1x)....
Posted by a2daj, on May 26, 2006 at 01:30 AM, in Gaming
There is no OS X version of DDO. 903 Views / 8 Replies  
There is no OS X version of DDO.
Posted by a2daj, on May 20, 2006 at 03:34 PM, in Gaming
Is that Radeon 9200 a PCI card or a flashed AGP... 642 Views / 12 Replies  
Is that Radeon 9200 a PCI card or a flashed AGP card? If it's PCI, that might explain some of the stuttering with OpenGL. But even with an AGP card in that system, OpenGL would be choppy. Just a...
Posted by a2daj, on May 9, 2006 at 03:28 AM, in Gaming
The only legal way would be to buy an Intel Mac,... 641 Views / 2 Replies  
The only legal way would be to buy an Intel Mac, load up XP via Boot Camp and then play the PC version.
Posted by a2daj, on Apr 19, 2006 at 12:47 AM, in Gaming
The Universal App version of KoTOR is probably... 716 Views / 3 Replies  
The Universal App version of KoTOR is probably waiting on a UB version of the Miles Sound Library like NWN.
Posted by a2daj, on Apr 17, 2006 at 03:02 AM, in Gaming
The processor whine is really noticeable when... 18,463 Views / 181 Replies  
The processor whine is really noticeable when speakers are plugged in as the sound comes out of the speakers. I never noticed the whine before because I have a G5 sitting in the same room but once I...
Posted by a2daj, on Apr 16, 2006 at 06:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The Mac version of the Spongebob game was... 584 Views / 3 Replies  
The Mac version of the Spongebob game was actually developed and published by a different company, Aspyr.

The company that did the Incredibles Mac port was bought by Activision, so I'm not sure...
Posted by a2daj, on Apr 11, 2006 at 05:47 PM, in Gaming
I see the same type of performance drop in my... 827 Views / 14 Replies  
I see the same type of performance drop in my Dual 2.5 with a Radeon X800. Drop the resolution and increase the texture distance. I see the performance drop just the same as at higher resolutions.
Posted by a2daj, on Apr 5, 2006 at 02:28 PM, in Gaming
If you have Doom 3 1.3 installed, hold down... 424 Views / 1 Replies  
If you have Doom 3 1.3 installed, hold down command while starting the game. There should be a dialog box that, among other things, has a checkbox for OpenAL audio. Check that and you should have...
Posted by a2daj, on Apr 5, 2006 at 02:26 PM, in Gaming
It's what we in the industry (still trying to... 827 Views / 14 Replies  
It's what we in the industry (still trying to figure out what industry that is) call Subjective Information, aka, an opinion. ;) I know my G5 plays WoW great because it suits my needs. I wouldn't...
Posted by a2daj, on Apr 4, 2006 at 04:22 PM, in Gaming
I'm guessing you're using the original app? It... 416 Views / 1 Replies  
I'm guessing you're using the original app? It wasn't made a big deal of but Oni shipped carbonized. However, the input support was severely lacking, particularly the mouse control. There is...
Posted by a2daj, on Apr 4, 2006 at 01:44 AM, in Gaming
Try turning your terrain distance to 30-50% first... 827 Views / 14 Replies  
Try turning your terrain distance to 30-50% first to see if your average performance increases. The terrain distance is typically CPU bound, particularly on Macs. Getting an X800 won't necessarily...
Posted by a2daj, on Apr 4, 2006 at 01:38 AM, in Gaming
What does the size of the Universal Binary... 3,406 Views / 38 Replies  
What does the size of the Universal Binary version have to do with optimizations? It's 12 MB because it has the PPC and Intel compatible binaries in one file.
Posted by a2daj, on Apr 2, 2006 at 03:24 AM, in Gaming
The 9200 is basically just a 9000 that can handle... 414 Views / 5 Replies  
The 9200 is basically just a 9000 that can handle AGP 8x. The difference between a PCI 9200 and a flashed PCI 9000 (the only way the OP would have a Mac compatible PCI 9000) would probably be...
Posted by a2daj, on Mar 31, 2006 at 04:55 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Most games in general tend to push the hardware... 783 Views / 3 Replies  
Most games in general tend to push the hardware since they try to run the game as fast as possible. Just about all of the games in my library use up near 100% of CPU. There are some that are more...
Posted by a2daj, on Mar 20, 2006 at 12:31 PM, in Gaming
The Radeon 9600 would be a nice, inexpensive... 792 Views / 11 Replies  
The Radeon 9600 would be a nice, inexpensive improvement over the Radeon 9000 depending on what you're doing. It supports CoreImage (yay ripple effect) and is an overall more powerful card than the...
Posted by a2daj, on Mar 18, 2006 at 12:09 AM, in Mac Desktops
That video was taken at last years GDC. I wonder... 2,945 Views / 46 Replies  
That video was taken at last years GDC. I wonder how much has changed since then.
Posted by a2daj, on Mar 16, 2006 at 12:47 AM, in Gaming
As others said, turn off fullscreen glow. Also... 2,414 Views / 28 Replies  
As others said, turn off fullscreen glow. Also set Terrain Distance to no more than the halfway mark. Disable multisample for now. Others have reported issues with it enabled. For Anisotropic...
Posted by a2daj, on Feb 8, 2006 at 02:21 PM, in Gaming
I've been using USB Overdrive with my MX1000... 2,736 Views / 27 Replies  
I've been using USB Overdrive with my MX1000 since I bought the mouse. I never install LCC. It's actually a downgrade from their halfway decent OS 9 drivers. At least the OS 9 drivers had per...
Posted by a2daj, on Feb 7, 2006 at 02:03 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The slot isn't proprietary unless you count the... 907 Views / 20 Replies  
The slot isn't proprietary unless you count the ADC nub. The main AGP Pro connector should be using an industry standard spec.
Posted by a2daj, on Feb 6, 2006 at 02:49 AM, in Mac Desktops
Is the Hacked UT app network compatible with... 3,828 Views / 19 Replies  
Is the Hacked UT app network compatible with Unreal servers or Unreal Tournament servers?
Posted by a2daj, on Feb 6, 2006 at 12:11 AM, in Gaming
You couldn't tell it was a hacked version of the... 3,828 Views / 19 Replies  
You couldn't tell it was a hacked version of the carbon UT99 app based on the icon and the Get Info screen?
Posted by a2daj, on Feb 5, 2006 at 05:41 PM, in Gaming
But the G4 upgrades lower the system bus to 66... 2,051 Views / 37 Replies  
But the G4 upgrades lower the system bus to 66 MHz in the B&W systems. Depending on what you're doing a 1 GHz G3 upgrade may be good enough for most people.
Posted by a2daj, on Jan 1, 2006 at 07:48 AM, in Mac Desktops
1) You're taking something barefeats claimed and... 494 Views / 11 Replies  
1) You're taking something barefeats claimed and using it as a basis for your argument.

2) Apple has a history of underclocking their video cards, particularly the low end video cards. Keep in...
Posted by a2daj, on Dec 23, 2005 at 02:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
The default iTunes visualizer is more CPU limited... 526 Views / 5 Replies  
The default iTunes visualizer is more CPU limited than GPU limited. When I use the default visualizer on my Dual 2.5, CPU usages jumps to around 120%. When I use a plugin which uses the GPU (in...
Posted by a2daj, on Dec 20, 2005 at 09:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
What are you using to download the file? I've... 542 Views / 5 Replies  
What are you using to download the file? I've had issues using Camino and Firefox for downloading large files. They tend to 'finish' the download a bit too earlier.
Posted by a2daj, on Dec 15, 2005 at 02:55 AM, in Gaming
As I mentioned in the other thread, OWC is... 520 Views / 2 Replies  
As I mentioned in the other thread, OWC is selling the 64 MB Radeon 9000 Pro.

http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/accelerators/ATI-Videocards/

Go for that instead of the PCI based Radoen 9200.
Posted by a2daj, on Dec 13, 2005 at 02:00 AM, in Mac Desktops
Unfortunately, the Mac Radeon 9200 is a PCI card... 525 Views / 4 Replies  
Unfortunately, the Mac Radeon 9200 is a PCI card and it doesn't officially support Quartz Extreme. Even if you hack it, the QE performance isn't that great. Try and go for an AGP based card. OWC...
Posted by a2daj, on Dec 13, 2005 at 01:56 AM, in Mac Desktops
ATI already knows about the rotation bug with ATI... 546 Views / 4 Replies  
ATI already knows about the rotation bug with ATI Displays and the latest PowerBooks. You can start up in safe mode and the screen won't be rotated. Then you dump a few different pref files and the...
Posted by a2daj, on Dec 8, 2005 at 01:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Welcome to 1998... 438 Views / 2 Replies  
Welcome to 1998...
Posted by a2daj, on Dec 2, 2005 at 03:36 AM, in Gaming
I usually buy RAM from OWC. Haven't had any... 522 Views / 10 Replies  
I usually buy RAM from OWC. Haven't had any issues yet.
Posted by a2daj, on Dec 2, 2005 at 03:23 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I misread your post. You're right. We can't... 5,067 Views / 126 Replies  
I misread your post. You're right. We can't prove that Mac users pirate more than PC users. My bad. But it's still a fact that each pirated game is a big chunk of the pie though. Macs have a...
Posted by a2daj, on Nov 25, 2005 at 01:06 AM, in Gaming
It's closer to reality then you seem to imply. ... 5,067 Views / 126 Replies  
It's closer to reality then you seem to imply. Just look at the market share and do some math. It's not that hard to figure out.
Posted by a2daj, on Nov 24, 2005 at 06:36 PM, in Gaming
It's not a matter of being more common. Since... 5,067 Views / 126 Replies  
It's not a matter of being more common. Since the number of Mac owners is smaller, each pirated game is a bigger percentage.
Posted by a2daj, on Nov 24, 2005 at 03:52 PM, in Gaming
The question asked was how the new card would... 1,144 Views / 19 Replies  
The question asked was how the new card would affect the GUI. You brought up Core Image in what looked to be a direct response to what I said about GUI performance improvement. I was basing my...
Posted by a2daj, on Nov 22, 2005 at 01:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
CoreImage support doesn't affect all aspects of... 1,144 Views / 19 Replies  
CoreImage support doesn't affect all aspects of the GUI.
Posted by a2daj, on Nov 19, 2005 at 11:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
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