newbie buying help (various + sundry)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by maikeru, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. maikeru macrumors member

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    hihi windows user attempting to go mac.
    please help.

    looking @ new 17" pb

    questions:
    how much ram do i need?
    mostly doing internet surfing/email but also need to use virtual pc to attach to firm's network
    occasionally will have to run complicated spreadsheets (huge, horrible, macro-laden excel monsters)

    what benefit do i get from faster HD? is it any noisier than the slower one?

    now, the important questions:
    i have fond memories of playing risk on older macs......how do i track down a copy of this old game and is there any problem running it on osX ?
    was there ever a loderunner version for mac? if so, where do i find one?

    thanks for any help !
     
  2. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    I found this similar game to Risk called Lux
    http://sillysoft.net/

    Risk 2
    http://www.soft32.com/shop/buy-B00004Y2P0-AsinSearch-us.html

    Most older Mac games work fine in Classic mode.

    Yes they had Lode Runner for Mac.

    RAM? I would say 1GB is perfect. OS X loves RAM. You can get by with less, but I think that's perfect for OS X. Don't buy extra RAM from Apple however, they are way too expensive.
    I would go for the faster HD. Saving, Opening is snappier, anything that read or writes to the HD will be quicker. I don't know about noise on the 17" though.
     
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