Counter-Strike

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  1. Nermal Moderator

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    I know that Half-Life, and therefore Counter-Strike, aren't available for the Mac. However, I just downloaded the new "Steam" version of Counter-Strike for Windows, and I see that it doesn't require Half-Life to already be installed. Anyone know if a Mac port of Steam is in the works?
     
  2. Jaykay macrumors 6502a

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    i certainly hope so, but its kind of doubtful.
     
  3. G4Zier macrumors newbie

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    They're not going to port steam anywhere. Counter-strike 1.6 will have all of the features of steam integrated when it leaves Beta, and Steam will become obsolete, especially since it HOGS system resources...

    Furthermore, Valve has no intention of porting CS to mac, I've seen it posted by Valve forum monitors, I can't remember exactley where, but I remember. You might think since it's sierra that we would have a chance, but sierra hasn't released even a remotely decent game for mac since what, Loadrunner?

    Not gonna happen guys, if you want to play CS that bad, spend 2K on a computer, but make sure you use Linux ;)
     
  4. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Tell me how does x86 Linux differ from PPC Linux?

    I mean how does it do this differently.

    More specific, why can('t) Counter Strike run on a PPC Linux. And (ha ha ha) what are the current PPC Linuxs out there?
     
  5. mattmack macrumors 6502a

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    I don't believe they have a linux client for CS. They d have the server available. I belive you can find several linuxes that run on PPC YELLOW DOG BEING ONE OF THEM. Sorry caps lock on. Do a google search for mac and linux and see what comes up
     
  6. ChoMomma macrumors 6502

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    really want to play CounterStike? maybe I can help..

    Check out my trade offer in the classifieds section :D


    CounterStrike plays really well on a 1.9Ghz P4 ;)
     
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    Re: really want to play CounterStike? maybe I can help..

    How many FPS.
    Link me and show me stats.

    Same for you. What version VPC and FPS. Model of Computer please.

    Thanks.

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  9. FattyMembrane macrumors 6502a

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    x86 linux is compiled for the x86 processor and ppc linux is compiled for the ppc processor. the ppc does not know how to read x86 instructions and vice versa, so you can't run a program compiled for one on the other. things like html, java, javascript, realbasic, are all interpreted, meaning that they can run on any system with an interpreter or run-time (html can run on any machine because someone has written a browser that interprets it, just as a java app can run on any machine with a compiled java runtime). i'm not familiar with the cs game, but if there is a version for x86 linux, a version for ppc linux would be just a hop-skip-and a jump away (little more than a re-compile) and the same goes for darwin, since it's very similar to linux. the problem is that the publisher/developer does not feel that it would be worth the time to do a port.
     
  10. mattmack macrumors 6502a

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    CS is not available for linux. There is a linux server for CS. That is only because with Linux you don't have server crashes as often (if ever) as you do with windows
     
  11. ChoMomma macrumors 6502

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    Re: Re: really want to play CounterStike? maybe I can help..

    system specs:
    P4 1.9Ghz
    512MB RD ram
    Geforce 2MX 64MB
    40GB HD
    DVD drive

    etc...

    In Quake 3 Arena 1024x768@32bit color 70FPS
    In CS 1024X768@32Bit color 70+ FPS

    anything else?
     
  12. voyagerd macrumors 65816

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    VPC Version 6.0.1, Using 16 MB of VRAM and 512 MB RAM, Win 98

    I'm using a Powermac G4 733, 896 MB RAM

    Not sure how to tell FPS. I haven't gotten the internet game to work yet since my CD-Key's have been in use all the time. I'll try again now and tell you when I get on. The menus work a lot better since I upped the RAM from 256 MB to 512 MB in VPC. They work just as fast as a real PC would now.
     
  13. mottie macrumors newbie

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    cs in linux

    cs is available in linux.. i get 100fps at 800x600.

    (amd 1800xp, 512mb RAM, 64Mb DDR vid card)

    cs is playable in linux by winex (www.transgaming.com)

    basically you run the setup.exe off the install cdrom, and then run winex hl.exe

    now whether winex has been ported to ppc is another question in itself.. it works on x86...

    making x86 windows games run on x86 linux is one thing..it would be another feat in itself for transgaming to make x86 windows programs run on ppc linux..
     
  14. lewdvig macrumors 65816

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    Liar. Liar, liar pants on fire!
     
  15. job macrumors 68040

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    I just want to know why, in general, Mac users are willing to kill for a CS port.

    It's not that great of a game. Rainbow Six 3 is a far superior tactical shooter with much better realism and graphics.

    Why do Mac heads have an obsession with CS? Why??
     
  16. mottie macrumors newbie

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    possibly because it is the most played game there is?
     
  17. yamabushi macrumors 65816

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    CS is just fun to play during a LAN party. Rainbow Six suffers in popularity from single player game mode in the earlier versions where planning missions seemed tedious to many people. I don't know if this was improved in RS3 since nobody I know has been willing to give it a chance.
     
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    but does 'most played' status make it a good game?
     
  19. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Yes, and there are modifications and it is just fun, with any computer (windows) back as old as 4-5 years can play it.
     
  20. lewdvig macrumors 65816

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    Counterstrike is better than anything else except BF:1942 - the new champion.

    I never get tired of CS.
     
  21. m.r.m. macrumors regular

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    the reason so many want to play cs is because the cs community is much larger than the others (unreal and quake are there as well though). it´s not just the game on it´s own, but rather playing it with your friends and with people who´ve become your friends through the game. oh, it´s the most fun as well. :D
     
  22. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Yeah Counter Strike has a deep following because it can run on old computers as well as new ones.

    I can see a deep divide when condition zero comes out though...
     
  23. Nermal thread starter Moderator

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    <offtopic>

    This is officially the longest-running thread I've ever started :)
     
  24. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    :eek:ntopic:

    Counter Strike Still isn't coming to the Mac.

    :D

    :eek:fftopic:
    Good for you.
     
  25. Nermal thread starter Moderator

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    Ontopic:

    I hope HL2 makes it, but I'm not counting on it :(

    Offtopic:

    Attack of the smilies in your post!
     

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