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Guitar hero III for mac and pc finally

 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:29 am    Post subject: Guitar hero III for mac and pc finally Reply with quote

Amazon is selling guitar hero III for mac and pc for $79.99 starting today.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure it won't run too well on a Mini unfortunately.

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MAC MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

Operating System: 10.4.10 (Tiger), 10.5 (Leopard)
CPU Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
CPU Speed: 2 GHz
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Hard Disk Space: 5.1 GB + 1 GB Swap File
Video Card (ATI): Radeon X1600
Video Card (NVidia): Geforce 7300
Video Memory (VRam): 128 MB
Media Required: DVD-ROM
Macintosh mouse and keyboard
Official Guitar Hero X-Plorer Guitar Controller

MULTIPLAYER REQUIREMENTS:

Internet(TCP/IP) play supported
Internet play requires broadband connection

RECOMMENDED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

CPU Speed: 2.33 GHz
Memory:2 GB RAM
Video Memory (VRam): 256 MB

Supported Video cards:

NVIDIA GeForce 7300, 7600, 8600
NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500
ATI Radeon X1600, X1900, HD 2400, HD 2600


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NOTICE: Intel integrated video chipsets are not supported.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big deal.

I dont buy this one bit because lego star wars 2 says it wont run on my mini an it runs just fine.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

macmanmacman wrote:
Big deal.

I dont buy this one bit because lego star wars 2 says it wont run on my mini an it runs just fine.

I wouldn't run guitar hero III on a macmini or macbook I have frets on fire installed on both and it maybe lags once when there are a lot of button presses but is usually fine. And frets on fire isn't even that graphically intensive.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have frets on fire as well.

But i still wouldn't care what the system requirements say because apple would get sued for software rigging if they build a computer with intel graphics chipsets and don't build software to support those chipsets.

Something to really think about.

Remember microsoft is getting sued for rigging internet explorer 7 into vista.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you'd like to try it and report back, then fair-play, but I've read reports that Guitar Hero 3 will struggle to run on a Mini due to the fact it needs 128MB VRAM. Confused

It's not Apple who's making the software, it's Aspyr. It's no different to not be able to play the latest games on older computers. The system specifications of a Mini just aren't powerful enough for it...
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

macmanmacman wrote:
But i still wouldn't care what the system requirements say because apple would get sued for software rigging if they build a computer with intel graphics chipsets and don't build software to support those chipsets.

I've never heard of a law against "software rigging" as you call it. You can't make up a term and claim it's a real thing. Furthermore, even if Apple made a machine that couldn't run any of their software, they'd still be well within their rights to sell it.

Once again, you're coming in from left field.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got Guitar Hero 3 working pretty well on a Mac Mini. It's a Core 2 Duo 2ghz, upgraded to 2gb RAM. Ok, so I've had to turn the graphics down to the lowest settings, but it still looks pretty good and plays very well. There's only very occasional stuttering, but it hardly spoils the game play. I'd rather play like this on my TV in the living room than on my iMac in the office.

You can even use a PS2 controller using a USB adapter and GamePad Companion ($15 shareware).

Buy this game! It's fantastic![/img]
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have found that a user from mac update built a application that turns off the background in guitar hero III for the mac so it runs even faster on the mac mini and powerpc model macintoshes.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I saw that. I had a little trouble getting it to run. It kept crashing my version. Perhaps I need to update it or something?

Are any screenshots available of the game running without backgrounds and animations? I'm a little worried that it'll look too bare? A bit like frets on fire? I do quite like this game as it is, even if there is a tiny bit of lag in places.

On a side note, has anyone noticed that when you play the game, the singer has a weird purple head? (no jokes please!) Is this normal? It doesn't bother me that much, as I'm usually concentrating on the frets.

Any ideas?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there a link to the patch that stops the background animation? or atleast a name
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

search MacUpdate.
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