America's Army does not support Macs anymore!

Discussion in 'Games' started by quagmire, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. quagmire macrumors 603

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  3. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    Umm.... I don't think the army has ever used macs....

    Linux and Windows
     
  4. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Maybe they're not satisfied with the Mac candidates living up to battlefield situations, being creative and thinking and all. :p

    The Army did use Macs after their Windows servers were attacked successfully too many times.
     
  5. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    I don't know why I didn't think of this sooner but the army uses these special "heavy duty" laptops (weather proof, drop proof, sand proof, water proof, maybe even bullet proof, etc) and a shiny iBook or PowerBook just wont cut it under those conditions.
     
  6. Airforce macrumors 6502a

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    The game...not the real Army ;)
     
  7. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    Ah.......... Probably should click links :D
     
  8. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

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    ill take a bullet for my ibook taht makes it bulletproof
     
  9. xelterran macrumors 6502

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    AA is the worst fps ever made anyway... Totally boring.
     
  10. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    Well it is the army right? :rolleyes:
     
  11. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    well... that really sucks. :mad:
    You'd think the Army would appreciate the fact that Apple has its very own BootCamp... ;)
     
  12. Airforce macrumors 6502a

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    I personally think the Air Force should get a game out there. Good recruiting tool and more interesting :p
     
  13. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    As an ex-RAF brat I'm compelled to agree...

    ... since the difference between a 'simulator style game' and the real thing using drones should be fairly negligible. Looking a little ways into the future that is.

    Unfortunately for the Army, they still need real guys and girls on the ground.
     
  14. NoNameBrand macrumors 6502

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    Guess I'll have to go back to playing Canada's Army (The Sims).
     
  15. TheMonarch macrumors 65816

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    Why would they want to recruit Mac users who "Think different"?
     
  16. Veldek macrumors 68000

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    Well, I don't think something new and bad happened. Ryan has been doing the ports for quite some time and he still says on his website that the Mac and Linux clients are coming soon (whatever this means). So as long as I don't hear anything from him, I don't think the Mac version will suffer more than it did yet.
     
  17. Queso macrumors G4

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    :D :D :D
     
  18. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    It's a Panasonic Toughbook. Designed for use in harsh conditions, but not necessarily for desk work (unless your desk is in Baghdad ;))
     
  19. munkees macrumors 65816

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    LOL,

    well to set the record straight as a Soldier in the US Army, there are many MAC users, it shocked me and the number is growing. The Army uses xServe for web servers, www.army.mil as an example.

    The ary like people who think different, it really helps, to have an imagination, and do thing better.

    As for the Army using drop proof, bomb proof, water proof computers, well not in laptops, they are Dell, HP, amd gateway, same crap purchased by anyone. Have seen a few, but very few toughbooks, but they are not that tough. Dell is the most popular brand

    As for the battle hardened computers, they run solaris for intel on a s special hardened computer in the combat vehicles, sun station in command, it a really good system. The army not dumb enoth to trust major combat ops to some WinDoze.

    my iBook is made from that bullet proof plastic, an does fine in my tanks. My powerbook is even tougher.

    What is ryans website?

    I love AA, and the 2.5 community right now rocks, love playing there
     
  20. Veldek macrumors 68000

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  22. quagmire thread starter macrumors 603

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  23. Bern macrumors 68000

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    I guess that's because they figured the poorer folk who either can't afford a computer or can only afford a cheap pc are more likely to enrol because they're desperate for an income source.
     
  24. Airforce macrumors 6502a

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    Huh?:confused:
     
  25. mkaake macrumors 65816

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    Wow. That was ignorant, inflammatory, and just plain stupid, all in one post.

    Just tell any enrolled officer that they did it because they're desperate for income, and the only reason they won't beat the living daylights out of you is because they have more self control than you do.

    Anyway, hope that they keep the mac versions coming right along...
     

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