"Just curious as to how many 'Mac' people use PC's as their gaming system, because no matter how nice Macs might feel and look, PC's do have a raw horsepower edge on them."
I've got a number of systems at home; of them, my most powerful PC is what I play games on. My Powerbook (i.e., my only Mac) is my portable computer. Granted, I'd love to get another Mac so I've a safe place to store my MP3s.
"Console people need not apply, how the h**l do you play UT2K3 with a game pad?? That's just not right"
You'd be surprised how well you can play a FPS with a gamepad (I've been playing Splinter Cell lately; man is that fun), but it still feels like you're "typing with mittens".
I use a G4 867mhz QS witha Nvidia Geforce 4 64 mb card....it plays all the games i currently like just fine, WC3,MOHAA, ocasssionaly UT,JK2,RTCW..all of them fly with a little tweaking here and there for the Q3 based Engines...
Have you had your medicine today?
I'm a gamer...and I use a 800MHz eMac with 256 SDRAM. So far, so good...although I am thinking of maxing out my RAM soon.
I play Jedi Knight II, Soldier of Fortune II, Alien vs. Predator, Giants: Citizen Kabuto on it and all is well.
Santa also brought me a PlayStation 2 for Christmas...and I must say that I do not use it as much as I thought I would. I find it too complicated to use with those stupid controllers. Is there a way to hook up a keyboard? [img]tongue.gif[/img]
1.8GHz G5 iMac, 1GB SDRAM & 800MHz eMac, 768 SDRAM, OS 10.3.6 & 2 iPods + 1 iPod mini
Bah! You guys are all a bunch o' wimps! A true gamer struggles through the adversity of hardware limitations and bears down, forcing him/herself through hours of mediocre framerates, knowing they have achieved the near-impossible....
I know whereof I speak... try running NOLF (min sys req: 350mhz G3 w/ 16mb VRAM) on a 300mhz iBook with 4mb VRAM!
And let's not forget UT! Though I'm rarely at home for the EhMacLand UT Rampages (hm, actually, never at home) due to my overactive social life, I can say with confidence that my rocket barrages, delivered at an amazing 17 fps, are intimidating in the extreme
Oh, sure, I *die* a lot but that's the price you pay for being on the "other" bleeding edge... [img]tongue.gif[/img]
Either or no matter for me... Just want to play the game, no PC to play games , but I got my mac, and my GBA and an old '64 for any of those legacy games... and then their are emulators for those old school NES games!