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Macintosh User Group [MUG] Client 1.3 Poll

What OS X hardware do you use?  

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  1. 1. What Mac do you primarily use to play EL?

    • iMac G3
      1
    • iMac G4
      3
    • iMac G5
      9
    • iMac Intel (i386)
      8
    • iBook G3
      1
    • iBook G4
      3
    • Powerbook G3
      0
    • Powerbook G4
      6
    • MacBook or MacBook Pro
      26
    • PowerMac G3
      3
    • PowerMac G4
      9
    • PowerMac G5
      5
    • other Mac
      8


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Well, I had been thinking about making this post for quiet some time, and I have now gotten around to it. Welcome to EL Mac users! I have tried my best to bring a working version of EL to the Macintosh, and I continue to work on OS X related issues in the game. I have created a separate bugs page where you can report problems, but this thread is dedicated to getting to know other Mac users. The poll will also let me know what hardware is most common so that I can maybe optimize the game.

 

OS X EL game updates can always be found at my website.

Edited by 0ctane

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Greetings! I run the latest client on a PowerMac G5 single 1.6 Ghz. I'm running 10.3.9 becuase I waited 9 months for 10.3 to come out so that ProTools LE would run on the G5 without crashing. I'm going to keep it until it doesn't run anything anymore! The Mac was optimized for A/V production but lately I don't have any gigs and spend all of my time working on Alch... go figure.

 

Thanks for writing the Mac client, it works like a charm!

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I play on a MacBook Pro 15.4" Dual Core Duo (Early 2006 version) with 2 GB of RAM.

 

Thanks for porting this!

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Thank you 0ctane for supporting EL mac port. and nice to meet you EL Mac users.

it took a long time for me to find this thread

since i met 0ctane once in the game at DP cotton patch after new harvestable items were added.

 

I'm on Power Mac G4 (AGP grphics) with :

Sonnet CPU 1.4GHz

Memory 1280MB

ATI Radeon 9200 (PCI grfx card) / Rage 128 pro

Microsoft Trackball

latest update of MacOS (MacOS X ver 10.4.8)

 

See you around on the Eternal Lands

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I made the switch to mac about 2 months ago and will never go back. It has been a wonderful experience and I really enjoy the system. I run the client on my macbook with 1 gig of ram and it runs like a dream.

 

Doc_Savage

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I am currently running el on an ubuntu fiesty system but will be getting an imac. On the ubuntu system I have a script that changes directory to where I have my el installed and then starts up el. On the mac how is the el started? also I have my settings in ~/.elc directory. can this be moved to the mac? ;)

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I am currently running el on an ubuntu fiesty system but will be getting an imac. On the ubuntu system I have a script that changes directory to where I have my el installed and then starts up el. On the mac how is the el started? also I have my settings in ~/.elc directory. can this be moved to the mac? :devlish:

The Mac EL client is like any other Mac application. You just double-click it to run. Preferences (i.e. all the stuff in your ~/.elc) go into ~/Library/Application Support/Eternal Lands/. Do not copy your el.ini file. It is better to have the game create it for you the first time. Cheers.

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I've got an iMac G5, and EL runs quite smoothly, unless I have to many applications running at once :) Good work 0ctane :P

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I am currently running el on an ubuntu fiesty system but will be getting an imac. On the ubuntu system I have a script that changes directory to where I have my el installed and then starts up el. On the mac how is the el started? also I have my settings in ~/.elc directory. can this be moved to the mac? :huh:

The Mac EL client is like any other Mac application. You just double-click it to run. Preferences (i.e. all the stuff in your ~/.elc) go into ~/Library/Application Support/Eternal Lands/. Do not copy your el.ini file. It is better to have the game create it for you the first time. Cheers.

 

But how about the map marks and the map files and quest logs?

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Hi guys, just thought i'd introduce myself. I'm Slavia. :) Anyway I've been playing (not very often tho) for a little over a year now. Thanks 0ctane for all the hard work you do to make it playable on my Mac! (powerbook g4)

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Hi, I'm draegox, I have an iMac G5 on OS 10.3.9, and a zillion thanks to 0ctane for allowing us Mac users to play such a great game. :)

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I just got an imac for my birthday. I have downloaded the osx version of el and installed it.

I am running full screen so I hide the dock but I wonder if there is a minimize action for the full screen version? Your assistance would be appreciated :happy:

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I just got an imac for my birthday. I have downloaded the osx version of el and installed it.

I am running full screen so I hide the dock but I wonder if there is a minimize action for the full screen version? Your assistance would be appreciated :happy:

Sorry, but EL does not run like other Mac applications. EL runs using some cross-platform code called SDL. SDL on Macs (unfortunately) does not behave as Mac users would expect. Normal Apple+? key combos are not recognized.

 

A long term goal/dream is to make EL native on Macs (i.e. stop using the SDL), but that requires time I do not have right now.

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Okay thank you for your answer. Now I know why apple+? keys do not work. I am thinking of making the dock hide so that I can access it by moving the mouse to the bottom edge.

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Is There a way to paste text from a terminal to the el chat log? I tried using cmd+v but it just put a v there not the text from the terminal. :blink:

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Is There a way to paste text from a terminal to the el chat log? I tried using cmd+v but it just put a v there not the text from the terminal. :P

Copy & Paste does not work in the Mac client yet. I think I have this listed on my website. BTW, we have a specific thread for Mac bugs if you find any other problems. http://www.eternal-lands.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=34629

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I don't mean to be offtopic, but I have been wondering how the new client is working out for Mac users, especially those with OSs 10.3 and back. Have you had any problems, and if yes, did you fix them? Anything one could do to change a Tiger app into a Panther-compatible one?

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I don't mean to be offtopic, but I have been wondering how the new client is working out for Mac users, especially those with OSs 10.3 and back. Have you had any problems, and if yes, did you fix them? Anything one could do to change a Tiger app into a Panther-compatible one?

From various reports, OS 10.3 (Panther) users cannot run the current version of EL. In EL 1.4, it was spotty whether-or-not EL worked for Panther users. Basically, I do not have reliable access to a 10.3.9 system in order to program for it.

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