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Posts posted by SpazManOught

  1. I have had a 700Mhz Duron and 384Mb of ram, coupled with a Geforce 2Mx for over a year now. While it's not cutting edge its still good enough to play ghost recon or MOHAA with most of the detailed settings on so what more do I need? Although I'm going to get one of then 1.2GHz durons with 100Mhz bus before they are discontinued.

    Initially I had some trouble with my GFX and AGP port but all I had to do was force the AGP into 2X mode. That’s the only trouble with AMD, some crap MOBO's are out there so be careful, if you don’t want to worry about these kind of problems get a Pentium or better still a MAC, and if they give you trouble get a PS2.

  2. I recently bought a Home networking kit with two network cards and a Hub (very cheap £45 for the boxed set). The hope was to get my ibook and win2000 machine to talk to each other nicely and to share the internet (I'm going to get a broadband connection soon and would really like to surf the net whilst watching TV in the livingroom so I thought i better get them talking now whilst I have the time).

    Well all I can say is that its much easier than i thought it was going to be.

    These are the stages I went through 1) with TCP/IP i managed to FTP files back and forth very easily. 2) Managed to get the Internet connection shared very very easily (Went to lots of web sites that either told you that it was easy but then provided no details at all or sites that just told you to do it plain wrong).

    3) Managed to network them properly i.e sharing printers ect, but only after I downloaded a program called DAVE.

    Sorry if I have bored you but I just needed to tell someone. If anyone needs the details of how to do this I will gladly post them.

  3. Ok...About a month ago I posted a similar question but got no answer. So I had to figure this out for myself, but this only works for Mac users.

    1) Download and install an app called disk copy from apples website or the versiontracker website, run the application.

    2) Drag the CD icon from your desktop into the little window. follow prompts and wait while a cd image is created.

    3) eject CM disk. then double click on the CD image Icon you just made. This mounts the image and you can now run the game as normal.

    The image takes up about 300 Mb of space I think, with compression you can get this down to 299 Mb smile.gif but it takes about a hour to make the image, so its not worth it.

    You can also get an app called babysitter which will mount the image, change your monitor res and colour depth and then launch the game all in one smooth action. All this software is free for Mac users, I think you can get similar apps for windows but you will have to pay.

    This procedure could be used to make illegal copies of the disk and an image of the disk on your harddrive may be in breach of the copyright but hell I dont read those things.

  4. SHuttle AK31 motherboard, is that a VIA chipset motherboard? if so reinstall the AGP drivers in standard mode, and then force AGP into 2x mode in the BIO's, this has sorted all of my lockup problems and you really wont notice any performance drop.(you could always try 1X if you still get crashes)

    What about kryo2 based cards? are they any good with CM? do they support all the features? is there any graphics corruption like Geforce under win2000/XP?

    I would suggest that you try to fix all your PC woes yourself, paying some shop staff loads of cash just to reformat/reinstall windows every month gets a bit tyresome smile.gif

  5. Is there any way to make an image of my CM cd and then mount it on my iBook? I understand it can be done but will I have to get some extra software?

    Also the came constantly accesses the Hard drive, this results in a constant click click click click, is there any way to stop this happenning?

    I'm using OS 8.6.

    I just got the full game and think its great. I ordered it from some French website and it turned up two days later, sent by air mail and the French air traffic controllers are on strike, I am most impressed with that service I can tell ya. smile.gif

    Why did I have to specify Mac OS when both versions are on the same disk? :confused:

  6. Thanks alot for the advice and links. Everything seems to work fine now.

    Yeah I've only got 4megs of Vram ,but the game seems to play ok even though its in blur'O'vision 640 480. But hey I dont mind.

    I 've got 96megs of ram, which seems like an ok amount judging by its current performance. Plus I can now play CM in the livingroom so my girlfriend doesnt give me some much gip for playing it ;) which is a very large added bonus.

  7. Yeah its second hand blue iBook with os 8.6. Its had a clean install already, just found a link to a apple modem updater version 2 thing , might give that a try.

    Also can I update the ati drivers. I cant find any mention of drivers on their website so are the ones which come with 8.6 the only ones i can use?


  8. OK I gone out and bought an original iBook. This is a big step for me as ive been using wintel PC's for ages. My inital impression is hey this is fast and nice. It seems to be a much more complete product than wintel laptops which just seem to be a bunch of components thrown together in a small box. Also how come Mac users get a realy flash version of internet explorer? Its a much better product than the windows one.

    Now come my list of probs. The ibook will only connect to the net on the v34 modem driver. The v90 one will hand shake but then lose the connection, I think it is trying to connect fast is there any way I can limit the connection speed myself?

    I think I need to update some quickdraw stuff, do I just download quicktime? will this install all of the correct extensions? should I just upgrade to os9/x?

    The 3d performance is nothing special but seems perfectly respectable. This machine's purpose in life is gona be a wordprocesser/ CM machine and thats all (well i might try some photoshop stuff as I got this software free with it).

  9. I'm sure that my PC powers down when it hibernates. I.e no fan ect, therefore I can only assume that it's purpose is to replace booting, i.e hibernation doesnt make sure drivers and stuff have loaded correctly it just reloads a ram image it saves when it shuts down and you the user keed your fingers crossed that evrything goes ok. Otherwise you would just save your work and shutdown normally????

  10. Just installed win2000 pro....evrythings fine except this funky Hibernate thing. I thought this was supposed to speed up booting( I think it saves everything in ram to disk and then just loads that instead of booting proper). I counted 56 elephants to boot normally but 67 elephants to wake from hibernation? Is this related to the amount of RAM you have on your system. I.e my 394mb takes 67 elephants to load and 32mb ram PC's take 6.

    Sorry its not related to CM but I just gotta know.

  11. So do the original iMacs not have 3D hardware? or is the performance just a bit poor. Slow I can put up with, plus does the Mac version of CM have a software mode? if so whats it like?

    What do you think of this

    Powerbook, 3400C, @240mhz, 12.1 in TFT screen, 32mb, cdrom, floppy? @£450

  12. I'm looking to purchase a secondhand iMac or iBook, can anyone tell me what the performance of CM is like on these machines. The iMac or iBook i would go for would be the bog standard issue somewhere in the region 300mhz 64mb ram @£400. The iBook would be the original toilet seat shape @£600. Which should I go for? Also what is the lowest spec I can get away with? I've seen so fairly low priced old powerbooks but I have no idea of their performance, can anyone help?


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