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My MacBook Pro 17" sits where my PowerBook did,... 7,786 Views / 125 Replies  
My MacBook Pro 17" sits where my PowerBook did, on a stand, with, on the right, USB mouse, M-Audio Black Box FW400, external HD FW800, and on the left, iPhone USB, Apple Pro keyboard (full size...
Posted by Scooterboy, on Nov 19, 2008 at 02:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
First of all, I said that I've had zero... 7,786 Views / 125 Replies  
First of all, I said that I've had zero complaints about my PowerBook G4 17". I was only referring to my personal experience with the machine.

I'm perfectly happy with the choice that I made in...
Posted by Scooterboy, on Nov 19, 2008 at 03:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Faster? 2.53 GHz new MacBook Pro. 2.6 GHz... 7,786 Views / 125 Replies  
Faster? 2.53 GHz new MacBook Pro. 2.6 GHz refurbished MacBook Pro. So how is it faster? GPU is the same as the old one but faster clock speed, but there are much better GPUs currently available...
Posted by Scooterboy, on Nov 18, 2008 at 01:19 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I really can't stand the super reflective... 7,786 Views / 125 Replies  
I really can't stand the super reflective screens, especially with their black bezels that are just as reflective. Even when the entire screen is bright with images, the reflections on the bezel...
Posted by Scooterboy, on Nov 17, 2008 at 10:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Most DV camcorders use FireWire. So if your... 1,781 Views / 32 Replies  
Most DV camcorders use FireWire. So if your camcorder uses FireWire, it's probably a good idea to buy a computer that has FireWire. There are many affordable laptop computers that feature FireWire,...
Posted by Scooterboy, on Oct 15, 2008 at 06:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If you daisy chain FW 400 and FW800 devices, does... 859 Views / 18 Replies  
If you daisy chain FW 400 and FW800 devices, does the chain work at 400 or 800 speeds?
The loss of these ports means Apple has abandoned FW400 but hasn't thought about how many people use FireWire...
Posted by Scooterboy, on Oct 15, 2008 at 05:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If you need FireWire on your Mac, don't buy a Mac... 1,781 Views / 32 Replies  
If you need FireWire on your Mac, don't buy a Mac that doesn't have it.

I guess Apple has upgraded you to Pro but they forgot to send you a card.
Posted by Scooterboy, on Oct 15, 2008 at 05:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Dell and other PC makers are shipping Intel... 1,360 Views / 23 Replies  
Dell and other PC makers are shipping Intel QuadCore laptops now. Not only with the latest Intel CPUs, but with BluRay and better and professional GPUs. I would have been far happier had the form...
Posted by Scooterboy, on Oct 15, 2008 at 05:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Wider isn't the direction I wanted these to go. ... 1,155 Views / 21 Replies  
Wider isn't the direction I wanted these to go. Even fractionally wider. A 17" new MBP would be nearly 16 inches wide. I don't fly in 1st Class anymore these days.
Posted by Scooterboy, on Oct 15, 2008 at 05:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've been looking at more pictures of these new... 1,155 Views / 21 Replies  
I've been looking at more pictures of these new MacBooks and it seems with the added dimensions of the screen bezel it looks like the new 15" MacBook is as wide as the 17" PowerBook G4 I'm typing on....
Posted by Scooterboy, on Oct 15, 2008 at 03:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Looks like Apple is back to their "let's give... 974 Views / 20 Replies  
Looks like Apple is back to their "let's give them a mid-range GPU and call it the most advanced one on earth" again. They put the best mobile GPUs available at the time in their previous Intel...
Posted by Scooterboy, on Oct 15, 2008 at 09:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I really dislike that very wide black bezel... 24,332 Views / 514 Replies  
I really dislike that very wide black bezel surrounding the screen. I suppose it makes the screens appear brighter but it looks plain b-a-d.

The Pros have a mid range GPU coupled to the...
Posted by Scooterboy, on Oct 15, 2008 at 05:52 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: No, I like neither the aesthetic design of the... 1,714 Views / 33 Replies  
No, I like neither the aesthetic design of the new "Pro" Apple portable, nor the so called upgrades. The colors do indeed clash and it really does look like many windows laptops.

I use my...
Posted by Scooterboy, on Oct 14, 2008 at 06:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You probably won't get many replies here as most... 1,338 Views / 4 Replies  
You probably won't get many replies here as most of the gamers on this forum are console gamers.
As I have a PowerBook G4 my gaming choices are limited, but for FPS I enjoyed Halo, Jedi Outcast,...
Posted by Scooterboy, on Sep 28, 2008 at 08:19 AM, in Gaming
So, there's nothing? Or lack of apps for OS X... 641 Views / 2 Replies  
So, there's nothing? Or lack of apps for OS X doesn't matter anymore. Just boot Windows, right?
Posted by Scooterboy, on Mar 2, 2007 at 02:43 AM, in Applications
Any takers? Or is this yet another arena where I... 641 Views / 2 Replies  
Any takers? Or is this yet another arena where I need to run Windows? At this rate I may buy a PC.
Posted by Scooterboy, on Feb 28, 2007 at 06:31 PM, in Applications
Streaming Server that transcodes to ogg vorbis? 641 Views / 2 Replies  
I need a streaming server for DJ'ing to a website a la NiceCast, but with on the fly transcoding from mp3, m4a, and AIFF to ogg vorbis. Something that can use other apps, like iTunes or DJ 1800. ...
Posted by Scooterboy, on Feb 26, 2007 at 02:06 AM, in Applications
I'd guess that Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight /... 13,059 Views / 40 Replies  
I'd guess that Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight / Mysteries of the Sith and Jedi Knight: Jedi Outcast would run well. Then you'd have nearly the whole Kyle Katarn Jedi epic. There's no Mac version of...
Posted by Scooterboy, on Feb 26, 2007 at 01:48 AM, in Gaming
I'm still on my 17" 1.5 GHz G4, and it's still... 960 Views / 20 Replies  
I'm still on my 17" 1.5 GHz G4, and it's still plenty fast for my needs. I'm still on Panther, even.

Upgrade next year. Maybe. This PowerBook still serves admirably. It's even making me money...
Posted by Scooterboy, on Feb 26, 2007 at 01:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I just bought a Logitech G5 and it rocks. Super... 869 Views / 8 Replies  
I just bought a Logitech G5 and it rocks. Super fast and you can change the resolution on the fly via hardware- buttons on the mouse.

The side scroll does not work and neither does the side...
Posted by Scooterboy, on Feb 1, 2007 at 02:33 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
"The full download is 650 MB." "Halo for... 5,147 Views / 33 Replies  
"The full download is 650 MB."

"Halo for Macintosh, originally released in 2003, is an extensive rewrite of the original Halo code, according to the company."


So much for just ticking a few...
Posted by Scooterboy, on Aug 22, 2006 at 01:02 AM, in Gaming
It doesn't decode 5.1 audio for analog speakers. ... 7,251 Views / 21 Replies  
It doesn't decode 5.1 audio for analog speakers. It does pass through encoded audio (from DVD Player) to digital speakers to decode. However, VLC (http://videolan.org) does decode 5.1 audio and...
Posted by Scooterboy, on Aug 22, 2006 at 12:50 AM, in Gaming
I only meant that the G4 is slow compared to the... 1,410 Views / 10 Replies  
I only meant that the G4 is slow compared to the Core Duo. It's plenty fast for everything I do including all the games I've played. It has 2 GB RAM. And of course, it has a very good GPU,...
Posted by Scooterboy, on Jul 2, 2006 at 12:41 PM, in Gaming
Maybe I'm just late to the game and everyone... 1,183 Views / 1 Replies  
Maybe I'm just late to the game and everyone here's known about this for a while. I searched the forum and found no mention of Movie Battles. So I thought I'd post my experiences so far.

I...
Posted by Scooterboy, on Jun 22, 2006 at 08:01 PM, in Gaming
The MacBook is not meant for games. The... 1,410 Views / 10 Replies  
The MacBook is not meant for games. The integrated Intel graphics are optimized for playing DVD and HD video. For gaming you really will want a dedicated 3D graphics chipset with dedicated memory. ...
Posted by Scooterboy, on Jun 20, 2006 at 10:35 PM, in Gaming
Movie Battles II (Jedi Academy mod) 1,183 Views / 1 Replies  
The trailers (http://mb2.danksquad-inc.org/) to this mod look amazing! Movie Battles II is a Jedi Academy mod that overwrites the multi-player game with new maps, models, completely changed sabering...
Posted by Scooterboy, on Jun 20, 2006 at 10:28 PM, in Gaming
Yes, it is a beautiful country. I used to live... 2,975 Views / 58 Replies  
Yes, it is a beautiful country. I used to live there. I only wish I'd kept my postal savings account fatter, as the rising Euro would make it that much more so.

Nowadays, I prefer a strong...
Posted by Scooterboy, on May 22, 2006 at 08:51 PM, in Political/War Lounge
1 Euro = 1.29 US Dollars 1 Pound Sterling =... 2,975 Views / 58 Replies  
1 Euro = 1.29 US Dollars
1 Pound Sterling = 1.90 US Dollars
1 Canadian Dollar = 90ยข US

For me this sucks. I'm travelling to Ireland (EuroZone) and the UK this summer. And I purchase scooter...
Posted by Scooterboy, on May 13, 2006 at 11:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: Half the of the US is still dial-up. Many of my... 1,881 Views / 32 Replies  
Half the of the US is still dial-up. Many of my friends won't spend the 50 bucks a month for broadband when the WiFi cafes are free and they can rely on dial up at home.
Really, 3 Mb/s downloads...
Posted by Scooterboy, on Apr 25, 2006 at 02:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
FW 800 ices the cake. I'm now thinking upgrade. 8,390 Views / 143 Replies  
FW 800 ices the cake. I'm now thinking upgrade.
Posted by Scooterboy, on Apr 25, 2006 at 02:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
VLC for Intel Only 555 Views / 0 Replies  
Goddamn April 1
Posted by Scooterboy, on Apr 8, 2006 at 01:06 AM, in Applications
Poll: I forgot to mention that I will be running... 2,374 Views / 37 Replies  
I forgot to mention that I will be running Windows XP for games. Absolutely! And for playing DVD's. And for MS Access. And for certain Windows required websites. And most likely for email. And...
Posted by Scooterboy, on Apr 8, 2006 at 01:01 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Poll: Apple will have to do user surveys much like this... 2,374 Views / 37 Replies  
Apple will have to do user surveys much like this poll to figure out which OS is running on their users' "Macs".
Posted by Scooterboy, on Apr 6, 2006 at 11:25 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
You could save it for your next Mac, which will... 876 Views / 4 Replies  
You could save it for your next Mac, which will be running Windows :\
Posted by Scooterboy, on Apr 6, 2006 at 07:02 PM, in Gaming
You could save it for your next Mac, which will... 876 Views / 4 Replies  
You could save it for your next Mac, which will be running Windows.
Posted by Scooterboy, on Apr 6, 2006 at 07:01 PM, in Gaming
Well, that sinks it. My PowerBook value, at... 3,526 Views / 55 Replies  
Well, that sinks it. My PowerBook value, at least for resale... It's still the best computer I've ever owned. And I do like gaming on it.

The MacBook Pros haven't appealed to me until Bootcamp...
Posted by Scooterboy, on Apr 5, 2006 at 11:00 PM, in Gaming
Will it have FW800? Some Apple Store clerks... 4,672 Views / 63 Replies  
Will it have FW800? Some Apple Store clerks assured me it won't. Ever. That FW800 is a "pro port" and will only be available on desktop Macs. They said that there's no room for FW800 on the...
Posted by Scooterboy, on Mar 7, 2006 at 05:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Windows sux except for games. Despite OS X... 837 Views / 5 Replies  
Windows sux except for games. Despite OS X running on Intel PC Macs, games will still run better in Windows. As games are my only performance complaint with Macs, I've resigned myself to going back...
Posted by Scooterboy, on Feb 1, 2006 at 03:34 AM, in Gaming
So it looks like the Athlon 64 is tops for games,... 75,692 Views / 767 Replies  
So it looks like the Athlon 64 is tops for games, and will continue to be so, but in most other areas the Core Duo is competitive. A good read. Thanks, SEeker!

I think I'll wait a year for the...
Posted by Scooterboy, on Jan 29, 2006 at 07:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think I will, as long as I can connect via DVI.... 1,478 Views / 8 Replies  
I think I will, as long as I can connect via DVI. I really love the looks of the Apple display's design, but at the end of the day I've spent more time looking at what's displayed on the monitor...
Posted by Scooterboy, on Jan 28, 2006 at 06:15 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
silly me 658 Views / 5 Replies  
silly me
Posted by Scooterboy, on Jan 28, 2006 at 06:10 PM, in Applications
My game will be building an Athlon box and trying... 4,411 Views / 67 Replies  
My game will be building an Athlon box and trying to get OS X to run on that. And playing games.
Posted by Scooterboy, on Jan 28, 2006 at 06:06 PM, in Gaming
previous post edited for my crappy spelling 913 Views / 4 Replies  
previous post edited for my crappy spelling
Posted by Scooterboy, on Jan 28, 2006 at 06:05 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
I'd like to see speed tests against an AMD Athlon... 75,692 Views / 767 Replies  
I'd like to see speed tests against an AMD Athlon 64 dual core.
Posted by Scooterboy, on Jan 28, 2006 at 06:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I was reading about Sims 2 on the Aspyr site. ... 913 Views / 4 Replies  
I was reading about Sims 2 on the Aspyr site. The Mac version includes movie making software, so that looks good. Rooster Teeth are producing a new sitcom about a bunch of Sims that don't know...
Posted by Scooterboy, on Jan 27, 2006 at 06:30 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
So does anyone here know what machinima... 913 Views / 4 Replies  
So does anyone here know what machinima is?:confused: It's making films in a real-time virtual reality, like a game engine. Have look at Roster Teeth Productions...
Posted by Scooterboy, on Jan 27, 2006 at 01:05 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Does Unreal Tournament for OS X come with the... 1,914 Views / 20 Replies  
Does Unreal Tournament for OS X come with the Matinee tools for making machinima films? Or is that limited to the Windows version?
Posted by Scooterboy, on Jan 27, 2006 at 03:10 AM, in Gaming
Machinima 913 Views / 4 Replies  
So are there any Mac users making machinima? Or is this restricted to PC and consoles? Just wondering, 'cause if I want to get into making machinima it might be nice if I could do it on my Mac and...
Posted by Scooterboy, on Jan 27, 2006 at 03:07 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
In the article, Hugh runs through various game... 1,914 Views / 20 Replies  
In the article, Hugh runs through various game engines used to make machinima films, such as the Quake engines, then discounts each in favor of either Unreal Tournament and Half Life. He continues,...
Posted by Scooterboy, on Jan 25, 2006 at 05:51 AM, in Gaming
from this article... 1,914 Views / 20 Replies  
from this article (http://www.machinima.com/article.php?article=302) by Machinima.com Editor-In-Chief Hugh Hancock.
Posted by Scooterboy, on Jan 25, 2006 at 05:34 AM, in Gaming
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