Direct X

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  1. eva01 macrumors 601

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  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Nice... the supported Mac OS is listed as "Macintosh". Just "Macintosh". Not like the million flavors of Windows listed. I suppose that's amazing, as apparently it will run on any Mac, ever. Cool.:rolleyes:
     
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    It's probably supported through .NET, which as far as I've seen, still isn't running on Macintosh.
     
  5. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Yeah, that's all very funny, but this is my favourite part...
    [​IMG]

    Looks like Microsoft are trying to add more minutes to an hour. Maybe that's the basis for their "Microsoft Time" when installing applications. "5 seconds remining....you go and get a cup of tea.....return......2 minutes remaining..."
     
  6. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    Hrm... maybe just M$ telling everyone that if they want to use it, Mac users can just use DirectX with Virtual PC (maybe they are turning VPC into a paid version of Wine or something similar?).
     
  7. jared_kipe thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I wish. Torrent sites here I come...
     
  8. XNine macrumors 68040

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    So... what does this all mean, that I can finally play those hentai games on my Mac?
     
  9. jared_kipe thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I wish. Torrent sites here I come...
     
  10. paddy macrumors 6502a

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    Forgive my ignorance, but does this mean we will be able to play some PC games on our macs?
     
  11. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    No, this means Microsoft are a bunch of idiots and wrote "Macintosh" in the list of compatible systems for no reason.

    The download is a .exe, so there's no way to install it.
     
  12. DrNeroCF macrumors 6502

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    Yeah... um... why does it say Macintosh...?

    Even if someone's running Virtual PC or XP or Vista on a mac, that's still already covered by the rest of the list...

    I'm really confused :confused:
     
  13. Haoshiro macrumors 68000

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    There are several OSes listed that were not listed in the previous list. This includes Windows 98 amd Windows 98 SE.

    Either this is an *incredible* update with first support for Mac OS, or this is simply a typo, could even be an incorrect database call.

    Time lists as 1hr 60min, and Macintosh is listed as supported... very likely an Error.
     
  14. greatdevourer macrumors 68000

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    Until the fabled (I can't remember whether it's rumour or reality) .net:Mac comes out, that is
     
  15. Anarchy99 macrumors 6502

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    they probably have a mac version but it costs to much
    just like havok for mac it exists but it might as well not
     
  16. jared_kipe thread starter macrumors 68030

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    It would cost them a LOT to release direct x on mac. It would probably cost them a lot of market share if people could game better on a mac.

    Speaking of which, people have finally booted linux on the CD imacs, so windows can't be too far off.
     

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