Counter-Strike

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  1. csjunkie macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I've recently become addicted to counter strike on a friends PC. I'm buying a G5 fairly soon and was just wondering if anyone knew of any translations anyone has done, or how well counter strike would run under emulation - if so which emulator would you reccomend!

    Cheers
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    There are no translations and it won't run under emulation.

    Your best (and cheapest) bet would be to buy an XBox, CounterStrike (for the XBox) and XBox Live.
     
  3. hvfsl macrumors 68000

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    If you get the new version of Virtual PC that works on G5s, then you will be able to run counterstrike. But it might not run in hardware mode (depends on if M$ include hardware acceleration), so it probably wont look as good as on your friends PC.
     
  4. Veldek macrumors 68000

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    What do you base this on? I didn't read much information about VPC 7 yet.
     
  5. hvfsl macrumors 68000

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    M$ said that they would be releasing a new version of VPC soon that will run on G5 Macs (current versions dont). Counterstrike is a very old game (based on Quake1 engine) and can run in software mode.
     
  6. ScottDodson macrumors 6502

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    simple searches have all the answers....

    Hopefully VPC 7 has some great improvements...namely playing PC games. But from my prior experience with it (VPC 6)...it is dog butt slow. Even with VPC's "20-25% speed increase" on it's last revision, CS wouldn't play at even the lowest of standards. Now with a G5/VPC 7...it may finally have a shot. So I'm not going to rule anything out...but yet, I won't make any promises either. Seems like it's not ready to be emulated quite yet.....

    *cough* no more CS threads *cough*
     
  7. bnemesis macrumors regular

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    I thought counterstrike ran on the halflife engine, not the quake 1 engine?

    Anyway, you should get your friend addicted to mods like
    Urban Terror for Quake 3
    or

    Tactical Ops for Unreal Tournament.

    Both are loads of fun!
     
  8. Veldek macrumors 68000

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  9. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Counterstrike does run on the HalfLife engine. Which I believe uses the Quake 1 engine.
     
  10. virividox macrumors 601

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    i doubt counterstrike will perform well under vpc 7 on ur g5.

    the current ver of vpc is dog slow, and i dont think they have increased emulation by 300%
     
  11. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Correct!
    CS --> HL --> Quake Original (1)
    All oollldd code.

    All code Virtual PC still can't run.

    If VPC7 has hardware graphics, I would say YES, you can.

    If it doesn't I say 'hell no, again'
     
  12. neoelectronaut macrumors 68020

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    Actually...

    You're all wrong.

    Counterstrike was originally a fan modification for Half-Life which was eventually packaged as a separate game.

    Meanwhile, the Half-Life engine is a heavily modified Quake 2 engine.

    HA!

    Actually, I've never played the game, and everything I see about it makes it seem like just another FPS. *shrug* Doesn't seem so interested to me.
     
  13. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Re: Actually...

    ...
    Read what I posted above.

    Counter Strike was a Fan Based mod of Half-Life, which used the Quake I/II engine...
    AND I QUOTE
    http://www.gamespy.com/halloffame/june01/halflife/index2.shtm

    Therefore...
    CS --> HL --> Quake I/II engine

    Counter Strike comes in 2 Forms.

    One as a mod of Half Life (you must has HL installed first)...
    And one as Retail itself.
     
  14. hvfsl macrumors 68000

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    Well I used to play HL on my old PowerBook G3 in software mode.
     
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  16. Muskie macrumors 6502

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    Re: Re: Actually...

    I thought you had to have HL installed to play even if you did get retail.
     
  17. Nermal Moderator

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    The retail version comes with everything you need. But it won't run on a Mac. Maybe I should post the Half-Life 2 petition again, for those of you who haven't seen it yet.
     
  18. xiliquiern macrumors newbie

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    Well, you can build a fairly nice PC for about 500 American Dollars, minus operating system. The xBOX is another option, though that game doesn't play a whole lot like the one you are familiar with.

    PM me if you need some specs on what to get =)
     
  19. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Re: HL on a mac

    I can't get there... timed out...

    Can you upload image, I would like to see this....

    Its called newegg.com ;)

    Indeed, we need a port not a year after they make it, but months after.
     

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