Crysis Warhead Game Play Video 01

Mac game Boot Camp EA Crysis Warhead

The following QuickTime movie is a game play video of Electronic Arts‘ latest game Crysis Warhead. The game was released in September 16. Crysis Warhead is a stand-alone sequel to 2007 Crysis, which was developed by Crytek Studios. So you need not have the original game to play this sequel.

This game play video shows about 24 minutes of an entire game play including all non-cut cinematic scenes. There is no guarantee that Crysis Warhead is fully playable on the Windows partition. But so far we have encountered no problem playing this game on iMac 2.8 GHz with Windows XP SP3 through Boot Camp. Is it a fun game to play? We have no idea.  Continue reading

Cider-Porting SPORE to Mac Causing Problems?

Mac PC game SPORE

Electronic Arts published evolution & simulation game SPORE for Mac and Windows in September 7. SPORE uses Toronto/Canada-based TransGaming‘s Cider Portability Engine to wrap game files created for Windows platform and make it playable by Intel Mac users.

Mac PC game SPORE
Screenshot 01 – Source: Apple Discussions
Mac PC game SPORE
Screenshot 02 – Source: Apple Discussions
Mac PC game SPORE
Screenshot 03 – Source: Apple Discussions

Meanwhile, there is one topic posted at Apple Discussions that has been viewed 1,200 times or more. (See Screenshot 01.) It’s posted under the categories of MacBook > Using your MacBook, but this post concerns the EA game. The topic was initially posted in September 8, one sharing his or her difficulty in playing SPORE with MacBook that runs OS X 10.5.4. (See Screenshot 02.) Another user says that he or she encountered an error while the game shifts from Civilization Stage (4th stage) to Space Stage (5th stage).  Continue reading

Apple Releasing Pro Applications Update 2008-03


TOKYO (MacHouse) – We have learned today that Apple, Inc. has released Pro Applications Updates for users of Final Cut Studio, Final Cut Server and Logic Studio. The company says that this release will update both Compressor and Apple Qmaster to 3.0.4. to fix an issue in which ‘clusters were not visible in Compressor and Batch Monitor and Compressor services did not appear in the Apple Qmaster pane of System Preferences.’

Click on the button to read Pro Applications update 2008-03 release note. VTC

Mac Software Review: VMware Fusion 2

VMware Fusion 2 Windows Visualization
Mac software review

Back in 1996, I really wanted Soft Windows to run Windows 95 on my PowerPC 8100 AV. But the price was around $145. I was still a graduate student those days. And I didn’t buy it. Rather, I tried to sort of borrow it from somebody through Apple Talk. Then there was Virtual PC, which I eventually bought in 1998 or 1999 along with Blueberry iMac 333 MHz. Those applications let Mac users run Windows. Virtual PC 4 was somewhat stable, and I played several PC games including Pharaoh and 1602 A.D. with it.

VMware Fusion is similar to Virtual PC in some respects. They are both Windows emulation applications through which you can install any supported Windows OS version of your choice. Virtual PC has not been upgraded for Universal Binary while VMware only runs on Mac computers with Intel processors.

VMware has recently upgraded its Windows visualization software to 2.0 with a free upgrade for users of VMware fusion 1.x. The version available before this upgrade is 1.1.3.

So what’s new with VMware Fusion? The company says VMware Fusion 2.0 has

  • improved compatibility with DirectX 9.0c
  • complimentary 12-month subscription to McAfee VirusScan Plus
  • and more improvements.

    People love this software title. We loved it till some 12 hours ago. Then why are we giving only two stars to VMware Fusion? No, it’s not a right-wing conspiracy against Mrs. Clinton’s husband or VMware Fusion. Well, let’s see how stable VMware Fusion 2.0 is.  Continue reading

    Apple Releasing Mac OS X 10.5.5 Update and Security Update 2008-006


    TOKYO (MacHouse) – Today, Apple, Inc. has released a new Leopard update 10.5.5. According to the company, this update includes Apple Security Update 2008-006 and several fixes and improvements over TextEdit, Splotlight, Active Directory, Speech Dictionary and more. As for Mac OS X 10.4 users, Apple has released Apple Security Update 2008-006 separately.

    Click on the button for more information on Mac OS X 10.5.5 Update. VTC

    Click on the button for more information on Apple Security Update 2008-006. VTC