Internet + General Questions

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fearxtragedy, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. fearxtragedy macrumors member

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    Well I'm getting a Macbook (white, 2.16ghz) tomorrow, and I have a couple quick questions.

    First, we're on wireless internet here. We have a box that sends the signal to the computer. This box is built-in to the laptop, and will connect to the same internet, right? Is there anything I have to do? Do I need a password or do I have to configure it to look for internet?

    And also, I want to play SOME games on it. Probably the most graphically-intensive one would be Guild Wars. Is there any way to run Guild Wars, WC3:TFT, HOMM etc without buying Windows? Any way to make them run on OSX. If not, is there any way to get cheap (maybe even free?) versions of Windows 98 off the internet? It just seems really unfair to have to buy Windows just to run a couple games XD.

    Thanks.
     
  2. kolax macrumors G3

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    Yes, it is wireless ready. It will find any wireless networks in the area automatically, and you select yours and enter your password.

    As for the games, unless there is a Mac version, you'll have to install Windows to play them.

    There is plenty of games out there for Mac's though, not as much as Windows obviously. EA recently signed a new deal with Apple to release all major games on Mac too.
     
  3. stork macrumors member

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    The internet will be fine, the only problem i found was through entering the password, if its not an apple extreme base station (wish i guess it aint), the password normally needs to either be entered with a $ sign before the password, e.g $12345678. Thats the only problem i found, but its simple enough to fix.
     
  4. keenkreations macrumors regular

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    The Warcraft 3: Frozen Throne will run in Mac OS X, since it is a mac compatible game. However, the other two are windows only, and you would have to Boot Camp with Windows. Windows 98? I don't think so...the minimum to run Boot Camp is Windows XP, Service Pack 2, nothing below that.
     
  5. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    HOMM III or HOMM V?

    Are you sure you are going to play such graphically intensive games on a MB?

    And as for buying Windows, well you are buying into a whole new platform with zero applications in your possession to justify it, so don't try to self righteous your way into software piracy! :rolleyes:
     
  6. Sopranino macrumors 6502

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    I completely agree! As much as I am not a fan of M$'s business model I don't condone piracy.:mad:

    The OP may want to examine some Open Source alternatives (Wine comes to mind). There are several Open Source VM projects that will run directly on OSX. I would suggest checking Sourceforge.org.

    (And also to the OP, you should probably refrain from asking about how to get a 'free' version of ____)

    Sopranino
     

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