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#14438 03/24/06 11:35 PM
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Originally posted by Joe Burns:
I've played the Academy demo; is that a good representation of the game?
I'd say so, yes. It plays and feels more like an expansion pack that got promoted to "full game" at the last minute. It's a good game if you can find it cheap and liked JK2. I felt John's review was pretty much right on the mark. In terms of longevity, most mods now target Jedi Academy since it's an evolution of JK2, so there's that too. IMG was running a promotion a while back where they were giving away Jedi Academy or Homeworld 2 if you bought stuff - that may be worthwhile depending on your needs.

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Having worked on several PC titles in the late 90s I would walk for miles rather than use a certain PC sound library smile

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Nicely put. Hehe.

#14441 03/25/06 02:58 AM
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Hey Martin, if you get info on the Demo app, is it trying to run is Classic mode? The error you're getting seems to point in that direction.


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EvilWraith: I honestly don't know! A google search on the error message took me down a far more technical path than i was really interested in going during my time off from my programming work smile

In all seriousness though, i'm enjoying this thread!

As OT as it may be, i'm getting to try a few older games out that i may not otherwise have tried on my intel iMac. I spent a good while this evening playing the Jedi Academy demo for instance, that would probably not have occured to me to download and try out otherwise (it doesn't stutter in the slightest incidentally, even at 1280x1024).

It'd be nice to try the Alice demo under rosetta, but it's only a demo afterall, and it's going back a good long while!

Martin.
PS: I never new that Brad was responsible for so much in the gaming world either, until i followed this thread smile

#14443 03/25/06 12:15 PM
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Originally posted by Martin:

PS: I never new that Brad was responsible for so much in the gaming world either, until i followed this thread smile
While I haven't been around much of late, I frequented this board and its predecessor in days of yore, and had the privilege of seeing our guy get the gig at Westlake and go on to great things.

IMHO, emulators are a fantastic place for programmers to pick up their skiilz. If only on the organizational level, getting clear on which parts of the code are doing what gets you to the kung-fu with blindfolds-on level. Wax-on, wax-off!

If only people knew how much they owe MacMAME, not just for itself, but for what it has led toĶ

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jonceramame:

Sorry, man, my eye passed over your post! Thanks, and to mystereo for the direct link.

#14445 03/25/06 10:29 PM
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Martin,

Greetings from another Devon-based MacUser. smile

Incidentally, the stuttering frame rate issue was fixed in an earlier patch by Brad. How's that for software support? smile

Cheers,

John

#14446 03/26/06 12:34 AM
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Originally posted by R. Belmont:
Having worked on several PC titles in the late 90s I would walk for miles rather than use a certain PC sound library smile
I was actually "banned" from using a certain sound library a while back because I called the Mac version a piece of crap on a Mac developers mailing list. That was 3 or 4 years ago now, back when this certain sound library was grossly unstable on dual-processor Macs.

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Originally posted by Brad Oliver:
I was actually "banned" from using a certain sound library a while back because I called the Mac version a piece of crap on a Mac developers mailing list. That was 3 or 4 years ago now, back when this certain sound library was grossly unstable on dual-processor Macs.
Hmm, based on what I've heard from those who have, er, gone the distance with it, that might even be considered a fringe benefit. Unless, of course, you were trying to port a project that required it.

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