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Reasons Macs Suck.

Discussion in Gaming started by Kyron The Wise, Sep 6, 2011

  1. Apr 29, 2011
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    I only just solved my CRC issue with my Mac, when I started thinking "I keep telling everyone I hate Macs, but I don't give them a reason."

    The purpose of this post is to create a list of why Macs can suck a PCs metaphorical dick, and why Steve Jobs should jump in front of a train.

    1.) The gaming
    Now I realize that yes, there are weird people out there who don't play games on their computers, for some bizarre reason. I also understand that porting a game to a Mac isn't as simple as just popping in a special CD. BUT WHY DOES IT HAVE TO TAKE MONTHS AND SOMETIMES EVEN YEARS TO PORT! Seeing as how Apples subliminal messaging is getting more and more people on Macs, you would think that developers might start making more Mac friendly games. OFC not.

    2.) CRC.
    For some unknown reason, Apple decided that if a map file is greater than 35 MB, you can't download it from a game server. Nu uh. Never. So basically, If I want to play a map of greatness, such as Minas or Pred, I have to go find it on the goddamn Interwebs, download it, and place it in my cstrike map folder manually.

    3.) Lion and Library.
    On PC, its relatively easy to find your program folders for modding purposes. You simply go to My computer, to your hard drive and so on. Welp, on Mac Lion, its not that easy. First off, the bastard folder that contains all of your hard drive stuff is non-existent at first. I had to search the Internet, go into fucking terminal (AKA Mac Command Prompt) and type in a bunch of lines of code to make the Library folder, which has all of that stuff in it, appear. Then I had to go through a bunch of folders until I finally reached my Cstrike folder.

    4.) My Kingdom for a MERGE!
    If you play Minecraft on PC, and you have gotten bored of the Vanilla game, you have probably started modding your game to make it more fun. On PC, all you have to do is download the mod files, and drag the "Insert into Jar" file onto the Jar folder, and the same for the resources folder. Surely it is the same for a Mac?
    WRONG!
    On Mac, there is no such thing as a merge feature. If you drag a folder which contains a folder named Armor onto another folder that also happens to contain a folder named Armor, you have two choices. One, replace the contents of the first armor folder with the contents of the second, or cancel. So to mod my Minecraft, as an example, I had to separately copy and paste the contents of each folder into their proper positions.

    5.)Tigers and Lions? Whats next, Mac Bear?
    This isn't really a legit complaint, but Im putting it down anyways. WTF is with naming their updates after animals? Its just kinda....weird.

    6.)Reopening your last webpages.
    This one almost gave me a load of embarrassment. In class today, in my fully packed lecture hall class, I got onto Safari to check a point the professor had made and to find out more information about it. Safari opens....to last nights porn. If I hadn't already muted the Mac before hand, and if I didn't have the killer reflexes from playing CSS for my entire summer.....I might not have been able to switch to a new page fast enough. I don't think my female British teacher would have been amused.

    If I forgot anything about why Macs are crappy, add a reply, and I'll add it to the list. Apparently, I have to go redownload all of the ZE maps because my Mac refuses to accept them from server. :/
  2. May 15, 2011
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    Their's a setting for that on PC too but it's off by default.

    I must say though, nice save.

    See, gaming does help in life. :razz:
  3. Apr 29, 2011
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    I should tell my parents that because I game so much, I'm able to switch off my porn before they can see what I'm doing. Surely then they'll give me back my beautiful Asus Windows.
  4. May 15, 2011
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    I don't see how gaming has to do with which OS you use... or how that is a plausible argument. o.O

    Also, ASUS all the way. :grin:
  5. Feb 18, 2011
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    Errmmmm.... Yea go for it. I would do that in a situation like this.

    Just game on the mac. Its not like its the worst thing to game on. Its probably better than using a Windows 95.
  6. Feb 18, 2011
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    ...I would rather game on a Win95, hell yeah I can break out all my old old games and play them then.
  7. Apr 29, 2011
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    OS has everything to do with gaming. Because of my Mac Gayness, I can't download Maps of greater than 35 MB from pF servers. Thats not a hardware issue, as my comp is physically capable of downloading files larger than that, its because of how the Mac OS runs. Actually read the OP. Those aren't hardware issues, they're OS issues.

    NOW I MISS MY ASUS! T_T

    EDIT: I remember my good old Windows 98. Those were some good times playing Lode Runner and King's Quest IV
  8. May 15, 2011
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    I meant the argument you had for getting your ASUS back... was invalid. :razz:

    I know how Macs work too.

    Until I got my ASUS back, I had to use the schools macs.

    I must say however, I LOVE Macs for their power.

    I was able to use Sketchup with shadows on and build to my hearts content without lag, unlike my PC's.

    So although they suck for customization/usability/fucking ugly/OVER SIZED SCREEN, they are VERY powerful.

    I've actually been thinking of getting a Mac simply for running "heavy" programs.

    I don't know what this feeling is... I feel... :sick:
  9. Jan 10, 2009
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    yes this does suck but oh well. get over it. if you had any other *NIX based system you would have the same problem. not a real complaint.

    this does suck. though i haven't ran into the problem. granted i am not on half as much as you.

    this was only recently changed in 10.7 [i.e. "Lion"]. before the switch to "Lion" this was a non issue. but again the system is *NIX based [although not as much as it used to be. or at least it feels that way to me.]. so if you know some *NIX commands you can usually implement them into OS X.

    //also i don't see why there is a big aversion to getting online and looking something up. if you can't figure out something on your Windows machine do you just stare at it until it figures itself out? or do you use the internet as the tool it is for and find out how other people fixed it?

    no comment. i have yet to mod my Minecraft...wait that is a lie i made it to where i can put any item into my inventory [i think it was called "toomanyitems"] but it didn't take me long just a click and a drag and it was done.

    it is kinda weird but lots of companies use a naming system using animals. Apple uses big cats. Ubuntu uses an adjective followed by an animal starting with the same letter [i.e. Dapper Drake, Gutsy Gibbon].

    nonissue DONT USE SAFARI USE FIREFOX!! or Chrome.. duh lol. but i do commend you on the good reflexes sir.

    //if i come off like a "macfag" or "fanboi" i don't really give a damn. you can call me it all you want. but i believe that every system has its place [or there would only be the ALMIGHTY Windows OS's]. and that everyone bought what they have for some reason. wether it be just because, your parents forced you or because of work. oh and yes i do know how "Locked Down" that all/most of the Apple devices are and blah blah blah blah I've heard it all. I DONT CARE. i bought my Mac because i wanted to if you were wondering. end of story. i also happen to enjoy using my older windows laptop it works why complain.

    also i have my complaints about OS X but at the same time i have complaints about Windows OS's or any other OS i have used.
  10. Mar 20, 2011
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    Mac's are good for...

    1. Elderly people and other people who don't know how to use computer

    2. Someone who needs a simplistic OS and believes in pixie dust.

    3. People yelling at a computer screen because the latest OS X sucks donkey balls like no tomorrow, it won't properly bind to an AD, even on the latest release.

    4. People who want to waste their money on fantasy elite hardware when you could go out and buy the internals for a third the price.


    I run many Windows machines and a hackintosh whitebox. This is to support clients who use xServe's and other Mac's.

    If stuck using a alternate OS I rather use Ubuntu than Mac OS X any day of the week, the OS is junk and buggy as hell. If you did not know Apple's OS X is based of FreeBSD.
  11. Apr 29, 2011
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    Brownie, I have no problem with you liking Macs. It was your knowledge of Macs that helped me find that Library File. The thing that you have to remember is that I have been using Windows for my entire life. I've gone from good ol 98 to XP to Vista to 7. This change to Mac is like taking someone who only plays Xbox and giving them a Wii. Both systems have their own appeal to different people and for me, the appeal is non-existent. However, I respect your opinion and love for the Macs.

    This doesn't change the fact that if I'm standing next to a railroad with Steve Jobs and there's a train coming, that I may accidentally shove him onto the tracks. Hypothetically.

    Also with that Minecraft thing, TMI (You were right on the name) is one of the simplest mods to install. Hell, its only about 8 class files. I don't just run TMI tho. I have:
    Nethercraft, which takes all of the real world items and gives them a Nether equivalent
    Equivalent Exchange, an Alchemy mod.
    More Creeps and Weirdos which makes things bizarre with lawyers, dirty bums, floobs, giant babies, blorps, tamable guinea pigs and wiener dogs, etc.
    and all of the support mods required for these mods.

    I am a heavy duty modder to put it lightly.
  12. Jan 10, 2009
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    lol sorry. after i posted it i did feel like i ended up ranting more but meh its the internet whatever. i also have been using windows all my life so there was a learning curve but i just took it as something to learn more about. and i would push him too. i liked Woz better even though i think when he was in power they were losing money :grin:.

    and wow. that is a lot of mods. ill have to look into some of them just to change it up a bit. seems like it will be worth it.
  13. Nov 29, 2010
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    Having both, I do find PC's superior. But for all portability purposes, I do prefer macs. I find for PC laptops you get either, cheaply built models that break down in a couple months, or the uber expensive ones that go obsolete in a few years. Macs are good, just a bite out of your wallet.

    For battery life/performance, mac wins again against the average laptop with being able to play youtube videos for 4 hours without charge. Idle time is 7-8 hours.

    Idk, the interface for mac is simple and easy to handle, just click and do shit.

    But of course, performance wise, that's where my PC comes to play, parts get obsolete? then buy a new part and replace it for cheap.

    They are both great companies, with their strong points and weak points.
  14. Apr 29, 2011
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    Bite out of my wallet my ass. 1.8 K is NOT a bite out of my wallet.

    And as you have on all your posts: You're entitled to your opinions, and I am entitled to mine, but I think yours are shitty. :razz:
  15. Feb 18, 2011
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    My sisters macbook pro costed 800 dollars. Thank god for christmas.
  16. Oct 29, 2010
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    My Macbook cost less than my windows laptop.

    My Macbook will most certainly out-live my windows laptop.

    My Macbook is probably one of the best purchases I've ever made. It's almost 6 years old, still running like the day I bought it, and haven't had to put a dime more into to keep my media library safe and sound.
  17. Oct 29, 2010
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    This thread. . .'

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  19. Jan 10, 2009
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    hmm when I'm at starbucks[or any coffee shop for that matter] on my mac i am usually play minecraft. your picture !== me.
  20. Aug 18, 2006
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    Attention iMac users:

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    Darwin's theory should especially apply to those who need these instructions.