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GameSalad Shut Down My PC

PhoticsPhotics Posts: 4,172Member
edited November -1 in Miscellaneous
If not for GameSalad, my Mac Mini would likely be a $600 dust collector... nothing more than a sophisticated paper weight. I probably wouldn't even use it for that. But after creating three successful iPad apps, I decided to renew my iPhone developer registration.

In doing so, I realized that I didn't want to hop back-and-forth between my Mac and PC. So, today I created a list of software that I used. You can see the list at my site...

http://photics.com/windows-pc-to-mac-mini-the-single-desktop-quest

...after reviewing the list, I realized that I don't need to use my PC. I can move all my favorite software to the Mac - or find suitable replacements. Today, I shut down my PC and started working from my Mac. It's really quiet in my office.

So, without GameSalad, I wouldn't be using my Mac. If I wasn't using my Mac, I wouldn't be making it my main desktop computer. If my Mac Mini wasn't my main desktop computer, my PC would be on. Therefore - GameSalad Shut Down My PC!

No need to fill out a bug report, I think it's a feature.

Comments

  • ShpintShpint Posts: 404Member
    I like the way you "proof" how GameSalad shut down your PC mathematically. :)
    +1
  • SingleSparqSingleSparq Posts: 1,339Member
    Every time a PC shuts down - an angel gets his wings.

    Member since November 2009 :D
    Twitter: @SingleSparq Web: www.singlesparq.com

  • reddotincreddotinc Posts: 653Member
    SingleSparq said:
    Every time a PC shuts down - an angel gets his wings.

    +1
  • TouchTiltGamesTouchTiltGames Posts: 1,162Member
    Weeell actually Gamesalad shuts down my Mac...literally. Sometimes it just does a harsh crash and I get the horizontal black wipe-down of death...not fun :(
  • MotherHooseMotherHoose Posts: 2,456Member
    SingleSparq said:
    Every time a PC shuts down - an angel gets his wings.
    +1

    well said!

    @Photics the quiet no buzzing atmosphere is great! and mac mini's are little workhorses...
    " it's a feature" ... that is precious!

    MH
  • POLYGAMePOLYGAMe Posts: 3,470Member
    I LOVE my Mac Mini. Bought it for $400 Australian. It's just an Intel CoreSolo 1.5 but it's fantastic for everything I need it for... MAME, various other emulators, writing... and of course, GAMESALAD! :-)
  • VoidedSkyVoidedSky Posts: 1,095Member
    Mac all the way!!!!
  • UtopianGamesLtdUtopianGamesLtd Posts: 120Member
    Shizane said:
    Weeell actually Gamesalad shuts down my Mac...literally. Sometimes it just does a harsh crash and I get the horizontal black wipe-down of death...not fun :(

    Yes same here, happens more often when i download templates and try and run them.

    Darren.
  • TouchTiltGamesTouchTiltGames Posts: 1,162Member
    Actually me too...o
    UtopianGamesLtd said:
    Yes same here, happens more often when i download templates and try and run them.

    Darren.

    Actually me too, and playing them in Safari.
  • dmilinovichiiidmilinovichiii Posts: 620Member
    I love mac just as much as anyone else, but some things just can't be done on mac. A great solution is to use BootCamp.
  • AppChogieAppChogie Posts: 503Member
    This happened to me last night I spent an hour on a tutorial demo for pumpkins didn't save now remaking it!
  • StusAppsStusApps Posts: 1,352Member, PRO
    Mr.Rinoy said:
    I love mac just as much as anyone else, but some things just can't be done on mac. A great solution is to use BootCamp.

    Like what? I used to have bootcamp partitions but stopped using windows at home altogether about 2 years ago.
  • PhoticsPhotics Posts: 4,172Member
    StusApps said:
    Like what?

    Well, I can't run the GPU client for [email protected] That's about the only thing I can't seem to run on a Mac... that I actually care about running.

    http://photics.com/photics-team

    I have a top 1000 team. I don't like being #2 on my own team. My Mac Mini has a CUDA NVIDIA GPU, which should be awesome for folding. (Using the GPU for folding is much MUCH faster than CPU.) But unfortunately, I can't seem to get GPU folding to run on my Mac Mini. I've tried bootcamp and virtualization...

    http://photics.com/installing-windows-on-my-mac-mini

    ...but that didn't work.
  • DevilsDevils Posts: 561Member
    I like mac but I'm still a PC at heart. I build my own it cost me about $3000 and it's a beast.
  • PhoticsPhotics Posts: 4,172Member
    Here's an update on this story...
    http://photics.com/one-week-later-hows-mac-life

    Switching to Mac has been pretty good. There are only a few issues left.

    For example... Halo for Mac – wow – $100 used?! That's absurd. If Halo for Mac is $100 used... but only $20 New for the PC... it shows the sorry state of gaming on the Mac. I think that's another reason why I like GameSalad. I can make Mac Desktop games with GameSalad. Maybe GameSalad can be used to improve the Mac gaming scene.
  • butterbeanbutterbean Posts: 4,315Member, PRO
    Yeah, Gaming for the MAC isn't that great, and sometimes I'll see a PC game I wish I could try.

    But having a Mac wipes away all the other issues I had with PC's. I too dumped my PC, and love the Mac!
  • jweaver911jweaver911 Posts: 439Member
    Just installed Windows 7 via bootcamp in hopes of getting my Battlefield BC:2 back on (Since my xbox360 is no more/never will be) and I have to say, as much as Microsloth tries to jazz up their OS... It still feels/looks like a toy.

    And, Yes... I'm successfully rockin' the battlefields :) Fun fun! However, I do feel a little guilty having tainted my mac rig with such unclean software.
  • jonmulcahyjonmulcahy Posts: 10,384Member, Sous Chef, PRO
    have you looked at getting Parallels? Supposedly 6.0 runs 3D games in a window fantastically.
  • PhoticsPhotics Posts: 4,172Member
    jonmulcahy said:
    have you looked at getting Parallels? Supposedly 6.0 runs 3D games in a window fantastically.

    I have Fusion, but I don't like virtualization / emulation. Even after I upgrade the RAM, that's still not a lot of space for running two operating systems simultaneously. Although, I am considering an investigation into Wine.
  • jweaver911jweaver911 Posts: 439Member
    I haven't tried the newest version of parallels, but I tried running Source engine games on it a few years ago and got terrible results versus bootcamp'n it. Also tried crossover games(which is a wine) and got better results than parallels, however still not as good as running through straight windows.
  • shuttercraftshuttercraft Posts: 39Member
    *grabs popcorn and sits back to watch the mac vs pc wars start"
  • POLYGAMePOLYGAMe Posts: 3,470Member
    shuttercraft said:
    *grabs popcorn and sits back to watch the mac vs pc wars start"

    They ended two weeks ago ;-)
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