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Try to invite a friend that uses MAC into EVE..

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Barkaial Starfinder
Eixo do Mal
#1 - 2013-07-09 13:52:26 UTC
And be disapointed with constant freezes.
Really sad to see that the EVE client on MAC is that bad.

And when you search for answers, you realise that this problem has been going on since 2011..


Anyone else had friends give up on EVE because of this?
Felicity Love
Doomheim
#2 - 2013-07-09 13:55:45 UTC
Fear not, good man... it only took 5 or 6 years for rockets to be made somewhat better. P

Once the new toilets, shag carpets and lava lamps are installed in the Captains Quarters, I'm sure the Mac client will be the very next thing to be fixed !

"EVE is dying." -- The Four Forum Trolls of the Apocalypse.   ( Pick four, any four. They all smell.  )

Doc Fury
Furious Enterprises
#3 - 2013-07-09 13:57:21 UTC
That's what you get for using a computer that has permanent training wheels.

There's a million angry citizens looking down their tubes..at me.

Andski
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#4 - 2013-07-09 14:07:10 UTC
Maybe he should get a Mac. I don't think cosmetics stores can run EVE properly.

Twitter: @EVEAndski

"It's easy to speak for the silent majority. They rarely object to what you put into their mouths."    - Abrazzar

Tippia
Sunshine and Lollipops
#5 - 2013-07-09 14:15:21 UTC
Year six on the Mac client here. Works well enough, as long as you are aware of how the Cider wrapper changes the hardware requirements (triple the need for VRAM for instance).

And yes, It's “Mac”, short for Macintosh. You need more than a Media Access Controller to run EVE, and I don't think any Merchant Aircraft Carriers are still in service so you can probably not run EVE if you're on one of those…
Templar Knightsbane
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#6 - 2013-07-09 14:33:23 UTC
Barkaial Starfinder wrote:
And be disapointed with constant freezes.
Really sad to see that the EVE client on MAC is that bad.

And when you search for answers, you realise that this problem has been going on since 2011..


Anyone else had friends give up on EVE because of this?


the mac client works perfectly for me aside from a few icons that dont show up i have perfect clients!
Pak Narhoo
Splinter Foundation
#7 - 2013-07-09 14:41:31 UTC
It sorta works for me when I play (which is not often these days, sigh). For some reason I can no longer station spin What?. Deleted *everything* EVE related redownloaded, reinstalled and still no spin. Weirdly enough I can spin on the SISI client. Shocked

Anyway, yes it gobbles up loads of vRAM. Not running anything in the back like 3D renders or torrent clients helps keeping EVE stable.

Final note: it's been far, far worse.
Tippia
Sunshine and Lollipops
#8 - 2013-07-09 14:54:54 UTC
Pak Narhoo wrote:
It sorta works for me when I play (which is not often these days, sigh). For some reason I can no longer station spin What?. Deleted *everything* EVE related redownloaded, reinstalled and still no spin. Weirdly enough I can spin on the SISI client. Shocked|
“Load station environments” ticked?
Xercodo
Cruor Angelicus
#9 - 2013-07-09 15:36:36 UTC
Tippia wrote:
Pak Narhoo wrote:
It sorta works for me when I play (which is not often these days, sigh). For some reason I can no longer station spin What?. Deleted *everything* EVE related redownloaded, reinstalled and still no spin. Weirdly enough I can spin on the SISI client. Shocked|
“Load station environments” ticked?


Yeah this

You realize it turns off both CQ and station spin too right?

The Drake is a Lie

Lykouleon
Noble Sentiments
Second Empire.
#10 - 2013-07-09 16:49:34 UTC
Friends don't let friends play EVE on an inferior OS.

Lykouleon > CYNO ME CLOSER so I can hit them with my sword

Sergeant Acht Scultz
School of Applied Knowledge
Caldari State
#11 - 2013-07-09 19:46:19 UTC
Barkaial Starfinder wrote:
Really sad to see that the EVE client on MAC is that bad.


Problem is not Eve but rather Mac.

Mac PC's are awesome but rather "a" product for "a" specific customer category. Editors might as well not spend huge amounts of resources to make their stuff work with Mac but rather ask Mac to do the right thing and stop being snowflakes.
Being a snowflake brings a cost at some point, Mac customers not only pay hard their choice but also have to deal with the simple fact most editors work for general products rather than snowflakes because: benefits

Just a point of view.

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Ionisaattori
Honest and Ethical Fair Trade Yachting Corporation
#12 - 2013-07-09 20:00:57 UTC
http://www.macknife.com

The best knives ever, as sharp as Benny. But not sharp enough to run computer games.
Carribean Queen
Vadimus Quarrier Works
#13 - 2013-07-09 20:15:30 UTC  |  Edited by: Carribean Queen
Playing on the Mac since 2007. 15" Retina now. I can triple client windowed without any problems or this freezing you speak of.

Maybe you shouldn't be such a ******** troll, or your 'friend' shouldn't be trying to play EVE on a Mac that doesn't meet CCP's minimum requirements.
Tippia
Sunshine and Lollipops
#14 - 2013-07-09 20:20:40 UTC
Lykouleon wrote:
Friends don't let friends play EVE on an inferior OS.

Yeah, but until windows loses its market dominance, what can you do?
baltec1
Bat Country
Pandemic Horde
#15 - 2013-07-09 20:43:42 UTC
Tippia wrote:
Lykouleon wrote:
Friends don't let friends play EVE on an inferior OS.

Yeah, but until windows loses its market dominance, what can you do?


Not pay for overpriced fruitBlink
Lykouleon
Noble Sentiments
Second Empire.
#16 - 2013-07-09 21:49:08 UTC
Tippia wrote:
Lykouleon wrote:
Friends don't let friends play EVE on an inferior OS.

Yeah, but until windows loses its market dominance, what can you do?

Lern2Linux

Lykouleon > CYNO ME CLOSER so I can hit them with my sword

Kaeleia Audene
Void Regulation
#17 - 2013-07-09 23:27:09 UTC
Works fine on my Mac. Here, let me boot over to my bootcamped Windows 7 and show you. {trollface}
Mr Kidd
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#18 - 2013-07-09 23:34:13 UTC
/me weeps for those poor fruitpeople.

Don't ban me, bro!

Tippia
Sunshine and Lollipops
#19 - 2013-07-09 23:37:22 UTC
Lykouleon wrote:
Lern2Linux
I prefer a full UNIX, thankyouverymuch. P
Raiz Nhell
Tactically Challenged
The Initiative.
#20 - 2013-07-09 23:57:37 UTC
Never had an issue with the Mac client... probably don't know what I'm missing :)

Runs fine on MacPro, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air...


OK, it turns the laptops into small but effective heaters...
And I had to replace the MacPro's video card after it committed suicide by catching fire...


But apart from that... Love it :)

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If your fighting fair you have automatically put yourself at a disadvantage.