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OSXpert
Mar 20, 2006, 01:36 AM
It looks like someone on digg might have figured out the drivers problem with the intel macs and windows

http://www.digg.com/apple/Half_Life_2_on_MacBook_Pro_2

The video COULD be a fake, but it looks pretty real to me.



Kingsly
Mar 20, 2006, 01:46 AM
OMFG!!!!!!!!!! If they fix the fan issue I will be loading Windows on sooner than I thought!

esoteric0
Mar 20, 2006, 01:48 AM
yeah, i posted before clicking the link, thinking they were talking about the earlier video of it running on a mini. whoops.

Kingsly
Mar 20, 2006, 01:49 AM
that's running on a mini, and the mini uses the integrated graphics chip. that's a little easier to get drivers for than the ati chipset.
Except... its running on a MBP.

OSXpert
Mar 20, 2006, 01:50 AM
in the video its a powerbook, not a mac mini. Its a different video.

EDIT...Sorrry for the double post

Kingsly
Mar 20, 2006, 01:53 AM
in the video its a powerbook
Ahem, MacBook Pro. ;)

OSXpert
Mar 20, 2006, 01:57 AM
Ahem, MacBook Pro. ;)


Sheesh, I guess I'm just really excited. :-) Steve Jobs even mispoke and said powerbook at the mac mini/iPod hifi announcement, so i don't feel THAT bad. Thanks for the reminder though.

ReanimationLP
Mar 20, 2006, 03:02 AM
Interesting, very interesting indeed.

I hope someone nails some x1600 drivers down.

jamesmcd
Mar 20, 2006, 03:07 AM
hey this is awesome news. I thought we would never find any solution to the video driver problems.

Meemoo
Mar 20, 2006, 03:52 AM
Holy Hell!

My X1600 will be running Generals playing with my PC buddies in no time at all!!!!

Deinonychus
Mar 20, 2006, 08:28 AM
Hold up guys..

Did the drivers to get the Ethernet/AirPort working come out yet? Because, I'm sure you need to be connected to the Internet to actually play any Steam game.

Well, at least I do..

treblah
Mar 20, 2006, 08:31 AM
Hold up guys..

Did the drivers to get the Ethernet/AirPort working come out yet? Because, I'm sure you need to be connected to the Internet to actually play any Steam game.

Well, at least I do..

Those were pretty much the first working drivers anyone found, so no worries.

Deinonychus
Mar 20, 2006, 08:33 AM
Oh, well okay then. This is great.

Now if I only had an Intel Mac...

Felldownthewell
Mar 20, 2006, 08:57 AM
I'm not sure if they have figured out the drivers problem. Maybe it was just the camera, but it looked like they were getting maybe 10-20 fps in a part of the game with no action. Could that be acheived without the drivers?

However HL2 with 20 fps is better than no HL2 at all.

Kingsly
Mar 20, 2006, 09:26 AM
Steve Jobs even mispoke and said powerbook at the mac mini/iPod hifi announcement, so i don't feel THAT bad. Thanks for the reminder though.
Okay, you're off the hook then.
As for the drivers... I'd like to see some higher framerates and a system properties dialogue box that says "Video: ATI x1600"

jamesmcd
Mar 20, 2006, 03:47 PM
There is no way that game would even boot without some sort of drivers working.

As for the frame rate, it's too hard to tell the fps of the game, because the fps of the video is so bad! Take a look when he is doing other things, the camera is constantly shudding.

OSXpert
Mar 20, 2006, 11:57 PM
As for the frame rate, it's too hard to tell the fps of the game, because the fps of the video is so bad! Take a look when he is doing other things, the camera is constantly shudding.

Looks to me like whoever took the video did it with an iSight. At one point in the video the camera keeps trying to focus then unfocus, and sometimes randomly changes the brightnes. Those two things always happen to me when I'm using my iSight.

My $.02

VeganBryan
Mar 21, 2006, 04:42 AM
looks definitely fake to me. notice how as soon as the game "starts" that he doesn't once move the camera again? riiiiiiight.