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Yodimus Prime
02-03-2002, 03:50 PM
The preorder section of the official site is only for PCs, and i didn't see anything else on the site that says it will be out of the Mac. Could someone enlighten me? Should i be worried?

CaptainRAVE
02-03-2002, 04:20 PM
I honestly think you should be worried, VERY worried, Id get a PC if I were you :)

Yodimus Prime
02-03-2002, 04:27 PM
Oooo, that makes me soo mad! I have a mind to go over to Lucasarts headquarters and steal all their mousepads!! I'll do it, i swear!

CaptainRAVE
02-03-2002, 04:33 PM
I dont know for a fact though, but im pretty certain :)

Yodimus Prime
02-03-2002, 04:41 PM
What the hell is it with people shunning the mac?? I opted for one because its all this stupid school uses...except it might as well not exist anywhere else. JEEZ! Its not like they suck or anything. It only hates me as much as every other [bleep]ing computer on the face of the earth

OnlyOneCanoli
02-03-2002, 04:53 PM
Didn't Elite Force come out for the Mac eventually? That should be a ray of hope for ya.

Yodimus Prime
02-03-2002, 05:05 PM
Hmm...i was hoping i'd get it BEFORE the secluded monks hiding in the Alps..

Silly me.

Lord_FinnSon
02-03-2002, 05:30 PM
I don't know their current plans, but because Dark Forces was originally ported to MAC, it would be wise decision to bring whole series to that platform. As a matter of fact, you can find Jedi Knight petition (http://www.petitiononline.com/JKMAC/petition.html) that is trying to get JK ported and I have a feeling that if MAC users would still buy that classic today, LEC might later give permission to port also JK2. ;)

Yodimus Prime
02-03-2002, 05:41 PM
Although, it would much better if they just came out with it the same time the come out with the PC version. Since i would then have to wait til summer when i get home to the family's uber-slow PC cerca 1950 to play it.

oh yay.

Executor32
02-03-2002, 06:17 PM
Originally posted by Yodimus Prime
What the hell is it with people shunning the mac?? I opted for one because its all this stupid school uses...except it might as well not exist anywhere else. JEEZ! Its not like they suck or anything. It only hates me as much as every other [bleep]ing computer on the face of the earth

I shun the Mac because:

1: The Mac is designed for graphics and video editing, not for intense gaming.

2: You can't custom-build a Mac.

3: You have to use special Mac-compatible software and hardware to actually use the thing.

4: I can't stand that stupid one-button hockey puck the things come with that Apple dares to call a mouse.

5: Did I mention compatibility? :D

Bio Warrior
02-03-2002, 08:32 PM
another reason is probable cause mac dont have windows lol

dazilla
02-03-2002, 08:36 PM
I personally am a PC user, but I would give anything to go over to the mac, simply because of the better reliability, usability, not having to be a computer nerd to download, save, and open a file on the hard drive, and all-around nice-ness, but I can't afford to lose the compatibility and price. It's too expensive to buy one, and the compatibility is too terrible. But still, if macs were at least equal in compatibility, I'd definitely choose the mac.

[SWS]Strider
02-03-2002, 09:32 PM
Gosh, you guys don't give him flase info. Ok here I'll tell you the facts. I personally am a Mac user. I have spoken with people of Westlake and Aspyr here's what I've found. It uses the Quake 3 engine, it is made by Raven Software, it's in demand, LA is in charge of it. Now here's some facts, There are alot of games that use the Quake 3 engine for Mac, Raven Software is the creater of Elite Force, which came out ofr Mac 1 month after the PC, Aspyr just signed a deal with LA to do Battle Grounds. So, no announcement yet, but the future does look bright, keep your hopes up, I think you will see it.

Strider

[SWS]Strider
02-03-2002, 09:38 PM
Few things about Mac's. Compatibility, while you can't use the same CD for Mac's as you can for PC's there is no program (besides games) that I can't have the equivilent or better to on the PC. Second, the one button mouse is bad, but just buy a 3 button, I did. Like you actually use the mouse your computer comes with anyway. Don't say Mac's can't game because my G4 733 with a Geforce 3 can kick some pretty hard tail. 1024-768 max setting 70-100 FPS on EF. Seems fine to me. Honestly the real reason mose people have PC's is because thier friends do and it feels safer to have somthing that somone else close knows about. Oh and if you want just a gamin machine, get a PC. If you want a good game machine and somthing where you can actually get somthing done, buy a Mac.

Strider

Dan12R
02-04-2002, 05:42 PM
The only thing Macs are good for is Adobe PageMaker. I've used this program on both platforms and I do have to say that I like the Mac version. As far as video editing, I can go either way, it really depends on the hardware and the non-linear editing program. Otherwise, I perfer PC. Here's why:
Compatibility
I was raised on PC
PC are more costomizable (if that's a real word)
I built my computer and I wouldn't have it any other way (so I am using the mouse my computer came with)
They're ugly (And that's a fact)

[SWS]Strider
02-04-2002, 06:11 PM
Macs are good for alot more things than Pagemaker. Since you were raised on a PC that's understandable though. I don't think PC's are terribel, I"m just telling you guys that niether are Mac's (and that's a fact).

Strider

Sithcloak
02-04-2002, 06:27 PM
I hope they release it to mac because my PC is behind a FireWall and my dad dosn't want me using ports. So the only other choice for multiplayer, besides LAN is a mac verison.

Sithcloak

Bio Warrior
02-04-2002, 07:13 PM
you can usually play through a firewall without ports in most games using the Q3 engine but you just cant host

Yodimus Prime
02-08-2002, 12:05 AM
The trailer has "You're screwed" written all over it. They might as well send me a complimentary hard-drive erasing virus to finish me off : \

SaberPro
02-08-2002, 01:19 AM
lol

PC = inexpensive

Get a good one...enough for JK2 (good monitor, good video card, good sound card, good speaker, good mouse and keyboard, 2GB of HD, 256MB RAM. That's all you need :))

Yodimus Prime
02-08-2002, 01:22 AM
I'll consider that when i quit being poor. I'll even make a celebration page when it happens.









uh...I'm hoping Hell freezes over soon..

[SWS]Strider
02-08-2002, 09:55 AM
Yodimus Prime trust me. There is a big chance. LA has been doing deal with Mac users lately. Raven has been doing deals with Mac users lately. Some of the Mac porters are huge Star Wars fans. It uses the Quake 3 engine so it's a no brainer. Don't get your hopes down just yet. I have other reasons but I can't post them.

Strider

[SWS]Strider
02-08-2002, 10:11 AM
By the way, Lucas Arts wont anounce it if it does come to Mac. Chances are you will want to look here http://www.aspyr.com.

Strider

Kurgan
02-08-2002, 10:04 PM
Why is the mac shunned?

Because Microsoft controls 90%+ of the software market, forcing windows support first and foremost for developers and preinstalled on systems.

Whereas MacOS usually only comes installed on macintosh pc's made by one company (apple)...

Yodimus Prime
02-09-2002, 03:27 AM
Its too bad too. OSX is an extremely stable system. Its only frozen up on me once. And for me, that's a record.


Oh, and thanks strider. Although, it would be nice if lucasarts DID let me know as well...whatever.

CaptainRAVE
02-09-2002, 04:57 AM
Whats OSX??

[SWS]Strider
02-09-2002, 09:48 AM
OS X is a EXTREMELY stable new operating system for the Mac. It is based on Unix. I wont go into the details but, in the 8 months I have had OS X it has NEVER crashed. I know that's hard to belive but it's true.

I'll keep you posted about the Mac version.

Strider

CaptainRAVE
02-09-2002, 10:38 AM
Im sure its a lot more stable than windows anyway ;)

Juubarf
02-09-2002, 10:46 AM
You have a Mac? Macs are typiccally overpriced and underpowered, the fastest costing about 2 grand and running at a pathetic 800 mhz. Spare yourself the heartache and upgrade to at least the 20th century.:D

CaptainRAVE
02-09-2002, 10:47 AM
Yea, I cant imagine why people would by a Mac when you can get an amazing PC with a much greater selection of games :)

[SWS]Strider
02-09-2002, 11:26 AM
See that's the problem you all measue things in Mhz when really that is irrelevant. You see there are certain pipeline that have a certain amount of blocks of data flow through them. Now, while MHz may be cool, you have to take into consideration that the pipeline for a say P4, is around 18. Now that dosen't sound like a big deal until you relize that in those blocks of data are continous amounts of of data that erase the whole pipe forcing the data to start over again. So if you have a longer pipe than you lose more data in those continous hits. If you have a smaller pipe it take less data with it and refills quicker.

Just to give you a comparison a P4 has around a pipline of 18, AMD around 12, Apple around 7. Now you see the fact there is I can beat a P4 1.4 with my 733. You can belive what you want, but those are some of the few facts that not many people know.

By the way, do you think Corvettes are overpriced? I personally think you pay for qaulity, while a little neon might be cheaper does it make it better?

I think your just upset because Mac users get the Geforce 4 before th PC users. ;-).

To reply to the quote of "Yea, I cant imagine why people would by a Mac when you can get an amazing PC with a much greater selection of games ". Two things on that note. First of all, out for the Mac is, Quake 3, Quake 2, Quake, Unreal Tournament, Elite Force, Oni, Myth 3, Max Payne, RTCW, Star Wars Battle ground etc. I personally don't have time to play even those games. So I don't need anymore. Second, I didn't buy my Mac just for games. I bougt a Mac becuase I want to get things done. I video edit, photo edit, create websites. There's more than games I do with my Mac and I prefer the higher quality.

So there you go, hope you didn't fall asleep because there will be a test tomorrow. ;)

Strider

[SWS]Strider
02-09-2002, 11:29 AM
By the way, the fastet that WAS over 2 grand was a DUAL 800mhz. Which now is A DUAL 1ghz. That's with a geforce 4 BTW.

Strider

CaptainRAVE
02-09-2002, 11:32 AM
I really want a geforce 4......have you seen the specs on that thing!!!

[SWS]Strider
02-09-2002, 11:37 AM
muhahhaah I might be getting one.

CaptainRAVE
02-09-2002, 11:45 AM
Well I was going to get a GeForce 3 Ti500 when JK2 came out, but now I might get a GeForce 4 4600 instead.

Krayt Tion
02-09-2002, 01:37 PM
I have no problems with porting JO to Mac provided no energy is wasted in these last stages of development on doing so. Make the best game you can for the PC now then do whatever you want afterwards. Actually...they could be using that time to work on an expansion ;)

CaptainRAVE
02-09-2002, 01:40 PM
Yup, good idea, ignore the mac and onto an expansion....indeed you are a super moderator :D

[SWS]Strider
02-09-2002, 02:05 PM
LOL, you guys don't seem to understand the process ofa game comng to the Mac. You see, there are these companys, about 4 or 5. That are the publishers for Mac. They get the rights from LA (or whoever) to release it for the Mac. Then another Mac company ( a porter) that closely works withe the pulisher ports that game to the Mac. Then the Mac publisher releases it. All LA would do is give them the game and the source code and let them have at it.


Strider