View Full Version : Any body play on a mac?

08-25-2007, 02:44 PM
I just got a MacBook Pro and was wondering if any body plays IL-2 1946 on mac. Let me know. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

08-25-2007, 04:28 PM

08-25-2007, 04:37 PM
I have a MacBook Pro, but it is just for art and biz. But, if my game PC, recently taken ill, proves to be kaput, my next game puter will be this baby:

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleS...home/desktop/mac_pro (http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?nnmm=browse&mco=3FD05070&node=home/desktop/mac_pro)

PCs suck.

08-25-2007, 04:47 PM
P.S. There was a long thread from a few months ago where some Mac users described what they did to get 46 running on their computers. Check it out.

08-25-2007, 05:06 PM
Why would anybody want to buy a Mac anyway?? If you are even the slightest bit technical, you can run a PC and not have much trouble with it. Also there's a thousand times more software titles for PCs. If I had a Mac it would be my paper weight.

08-25-2007, 05:11 PM
I am not technical, and the Intel Macs can run Windows.

08-25-2007, 05:23 PM
Back in the days of DOS OS, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates had a fall out, so Steve went Mac and Bill had a deal with Intel. And so the wars began.

The Mac aimed at the Publishing market and Bill aimed at the Office. PC's had the most games so Steve brought out alternatives...

Ipod.. If I ever see another hoodie walking around with an ipod plugged into his head, nodding and his mouth gaping open.. I'll gently shove the pod down his thoat. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

08-25-2007, 06:54 PM
Yeccch---iPods, iPhones are for the hard core Jobs groupies of which I am not one

08-25-2007, 07:28 PM
I think at this point "i" anything sux.

08-25-2007, 07:44 PM
"Play"? On a "Mac"? What sorcery is this?

08-25-2007, 09:30 PM
The operative word is Intel. Macs are graphics processing monsters. They are naturals for games.

08-25-2007, 09:33 PM
Shame about the software situation then leitmotiv. That is the only thing that holds a lot of us back from Macs, I would love one for film-making but how would I play Il-2 or BoB if it isn't supported etc.

08-25-2007, 11:25 PM
What are you talking about? With an Intel Mac you can install Windows and install 46. I have friends running standard Windows programs on their Intel Macs---not Apple OSX Tiger-compatible versions of the software.

08-25-2007, 11:53 PM
Mmmmm, Macs. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
I'm not going to get into the whole PC-vs-Mac deal, as it's a total pain. I prefer Macs for everything, except IL2. Done.

Any of the Intel Macs should be able to run IL2 just fine dual booting Windows. My only question is about BoB. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

08-26-2007, 09:11 AM
Thanks everybody. I really want to play IL-2 on my mac, but you have to install windows, right? But there might be another way. I have tiger and there seems to be something that you install later(from the installation disk)called X11. I did, and it says that it lets me run windows based applications. I don't really under stand it, so could someone please check it out for me? Thanks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

08-26-2007, 01:51 PM
Of course you can play Il2 on a Mac.

Heres where you get your mission briefings.


08-27-2007, 05:50 AM
Originally posted by ACESHIGH1020304:
...so could someone please check it out for me?...

That's like asking a Ferrari dealer how much the maintenance costs/year on the latest model. The answer is always, "If you have to ask, you can't afford it."

Similarly, if you have to ask someone else to "...check it out..." for you, you probably won't be able to do it.


08-27-2007, 06:01 AM
Nobody's paying attention, you can run windows programs on Mac Pros with dual boot...no sorcery involved. As to the whys and pros and cons of doing so...welll let's jsut say that will lead to flaming and a locked thread and bans all around.

Especially if you want to catalogue your gun collection photos (Macs are good with images) with it.

08-27-2007, 06:09 AM
I'm not in the slightest way technically savvy but windoze is a nightmare to sort out when a problem arises - most of the time it's fine.

IL2 Sturmovik should definitely run on a mac (running windows) - but you still have to contend with the windoze operating system.

08-27-2007, 08:51 AM
Win XP runs Adobe graphics software as good as a Mac can, I know, I do it on a daily basis. Win XP runs games very well, including IL2-1946. You can run Windows on a Mac, but nobody wants to run the Mac operating system on Windows, why? Because it's second rate.

08-27-2007, 09:40 AM
Originally posted by foxfire1941:
...why? Because it's second rate.

That's a very poor and overly broad statement. It's like asking an Indy Car drive to rate his race car against a '90 Cavalier. Put them on the track and the rating is obvious. Put them in traffic in downtown Houston, and once again, the rating is obvious, but goes the other way.

From a pure technical standpoint, Windows is below second rate. From a user standpoint, it's very near, if not at, the top, especially when you consider how broad the range of software that is available.

Many of the issues that strike Windows systems are due to the fact that while there is a hardware specification, it's up to the individual vendors to produce the hardware/software and many times they do it poorly. Macs have never had to deal with these issues, which of course, makes things much easier.