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  1. Which would you like..?

    Then you didn't understand my post. I'm trying to run the RCT3 with all add ons via cider. Wild does not have a mac version available. I have both RCT3 and Soaked on the Mac, but certain parks from other users require Wild to load. I found a way around it, but not everything works the way I want it; that's why I'm looking to using cider. Terry
  2. Which would you like..?

    I would appreciate getting Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 with the Soaked and Wild add ons working. I've been playing around with Cider but it crashes when it gets to the main menu. Any help would be appreciated. Terry
  3. Official Unofficial Cider Game thread

    I've been playing around with the different versions of the cider engine to see if I can get Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 to run with the wild add-on. The farthest I've gotten is right before the main menu where it crashes back to the desktop. Has anyone attempted to get this game to run? Terry
  4. [HOW TO] Convert Mac demos to full games

    I used this method to install the Wild add-on to my Hackintosh after installing Soaked. Although Aspyr didn't do the add-on for wild, they left the placemarkers just in case. So all you need to do is get the wild install from your PC (or virtual machine) and copy to the same location as mentioned above. You may need to convert the music from the windows media files before the mac version can see it. I couldn't find a nocd for Soaked, so I'm using the disk... but it's great that I now have the whole thing running on my OS X install without running Parallels or swinging to Windows XP. Terry
  5. 10.5.3 Update Guide

    You do this and you'll mess up your installation. Guaranteed. Terry
  6. QE not working on 10.5.3 on 8800GT

    So I guess, I would need to get gfx strings working before I upgrade. I'll use this as a guide: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=91755
  7. Help...my boss auto-updated my build to 10.5.3

    Well if nothing else, buy another hard drive and install the os there. Plug in the hard drive the update killed and you should be able to retrieve your projects.
  8. Help...my boss auto-updated my build to 10.5.3

    Looks like, unless you have a time machine backup you'll have to reinstall. There are some other threads that may help you recover but software update isn't your friend right now. Lesson learned: Don't let anyone use volatile equipment like that hack unless they know not to update anything. Better yet, what are you doing using a computer with no real support at work? Terry
  9. QE not working on 10.5.3 on 8800GT

    For those that are lost their QE: How did you have it set up? nvinject or efi strings? And those that have it working, what is your setup. I've said this many times before, but it actually helps if you take a moment to put your hardware setups in your signatures so people know what you have and can see if they have similar setups. It's all about making fixing problems easier when you have as much information available as possible. Thanks, Terry
  10. VMware Fusion 2.0 Beta 1

    I haven't tried Nero, but I was able to burn a mdf to DVD in Parallels.
  11. The Hackintosh: Delivered

    Um, Couldn't you search around this forum and use one of the threads to pick out the best parts and build one yourself? I mean you could build a much nicer and quieter machine for about the same price. Also you'll get more familiar with the process of how everything works in case you have to troubleshoot or upgrade your machine. I wouldn't give them a dime for something they really can't support and I can do myself.
  12. 802.11n PCI-Express Wireless Solutions for OSx86 / Hack Pro

    Right now I am running the vanilla version of os, so I'm not sure about the other versions. Maybe it has something do to with the actual mini-pcie port on your laptop; with the windows drivers it is fine but the driver on OSX doesn't properly manage it. (Maybe the card isn't properly turned on in Leopard). I read something to that effect on this forum (something maybe about using tape on one of the pins), but I'm not sure where. I can only speak from my setup where I'm using a desktop and an adapter card. It's basically a passthrough card so the OS recognizes it. I also bought the Dell version of the 802.11n card and installed it on my roommates Mini and Macbook pro without issues.
  13. The Hackintosh: Delivered

    I was thinking "dustbuster". It reminded me of the athlon pc I put together years ago... man that thing was loud! I got used to it because I need noise to sleep after growing up living next to an airport. You get what you pay for. I'm glad my hackintosh is quiet; it's quieter than the powermac it replaced.
  14. That was one of the deciding factors when a friend of mine made a switch. He wanted to be able to run certain PC only programs on his machine. I set up Parallels with windows XP for him to run his programs... although rarely uses them. He definitely got more use out of AOL though, and he loves his mac. But having the ability to run Windows programs well definitely makes the difference for some people.
  15. If grandma can't recover her system after a update bricking her system or the hard drive crashing, then she needs support of some kind. The $600 psystar system will leave her high and dry, unless she pays another $50 + shipping to have Psystar fixing it. Grandma probably needs to pull out her calculator and add up the total cost of this machine; she'll quickly find that in buying the psystar machine, she didn't add in the opportunity cost lost from any maintenance issues. If she wanted to use OSX, she's probably better off just getting the mac and saving herself the headache. She get an amount of limited software/hardware support and she has the option of buying 3 more years of support... and Apple will actually take her call and won't send her away from the Genius Bar. I want to be there the first time someone tries to bring their OpenPC into the apple store and watch the people laugh. Oops! I used to build computers for friends but started directing them to companies that offered support because I couldn't support them constantly, especially after ruining their systems with spyware and viruses. And that's with running Windows XP where you could just put the OS disk in and install. You didn't have to do special tricks to get the system working. These are people that couldn't keep their virus programs up to date and ran any exe that showed up in their inbox. I've looked at comments at various sites and it amazes me that anyone would buy one of these things without doing their homework. I just think it's going to be funny when one of these owners mess of their machine and find they will have to ship whole computer back (if they can't figure out how to unplug the hard drive) so Psystar will have to reinstall the system. Also it will be interesting to see people wanting this cheap "mac" and don't order the preinstallation... will they be in for a surprise when they try to put the Leopard disk in and the PC won't read it. I can imagine a bunch of people owning $400-600 paperweights. I know being able to have a cheaper mac sounds great, but you have to weigh how you will take care of it. Thus I doubt grandma won't be too satified with this purchase. I made myself a Hackintosh using a Vanilla install (and a Corecrib years before that), and I know someone without the technical savvy could be able to maintain the machine. My Corecrib installed the mac os without a hitch (aside from connecting the G4 motherboard to the PC case), but my hackintosh needed tweaks to get it working near perfectly... but I think I'm preaching to the choir on this.