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05-03-2008, 06:23 PM
So, to cut to the chase, my mom got a Mac with Parallels. I decided to try out Blue Burst.
I managed to get everything working, and got on the servers, but...everything was a silhouette, except the window. A black silhouette, which made it hard to navigate. I created a party, and P2 was the same. I stumbled through the darkness to Forest, and, to my relief, I could at least see, but the color was very washed out. I could at least see, though.
I have the graphics on the lowest setting, and I set it to only use 16 colors. What's going on?
I'll try to get some pictures later when I have the chance.
05-04-2008, 12:30 AM
PSOBB wasn't made to support Macs, so...
At the very least, tell us your computers specs?
05-04-2008, 10:29 AM
I thought Parallels was supposed to be a perfect emulation, but I was probably wrong. I do know Parallels is running XP. And, since I'm pretty awful with computers, I might not have gotten the information you need.
But, anyways, here's what I found.
Mac OS X
Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Memory 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
Then I looked again and found this;
Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac7,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 4 MB
Memory: 4 GB
Bus Speed: 800 MHz
Boot ROM Version: IM71.007A.B03
SMC Version: 1.21f4
Serial Number: QP8140G2X89
I hope this helps.
Edit: I'm uploading some screens as I type.
Double Edit: Ok, got nine of 'em.
This first one was taken as sort of a control, so we know that it can at least read my characters colors.
This next one is the first thing I see when I make it onto a lobby.
Another screen of the lobby, I can see the shapes of characters if they step infront of a light source.
If I manage to stumble into Pioneer 2, it isn't much better.
Ah, finally. Some light. Kind of. Well, at least I can see.
Some Savage Wolves, although you might not see them, they're pouncing.
A test with the different colored items (minus red of course)
Oh dear, back where I started. At least I know Pioneer 2 well enough to make it back to the teleporter.
I did try to take a picture of the Ruins, although my game freaked out and went into a completely black screen so I couldn't. However, it's similar, but with darker colors (thankfully) so I can see better. This also makes me think it's just an issue with my card not being able to register some colors or something. I would like to see what Forest 2 and what the Dragon looks like, but I'm not in the mood to struggle with this right now.
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05-04-2008, 11:42 PM
Parallels Desktop may not have full support for DirectX 9b.
Did you enable DirectX Shaders on Video tab?
05-06-2008, 04:43 PM
How would one go about switching that? It's not in the options for the graphics when I first started up.
If it makes any difference, I'm using the hacked ******* one.
Never mind, I found it. But now, the game won't start up. Although, it wouldn't start up before I did that, so I'm not sure what the problem is. It becomes a tiny little black box in the corner for a second and then crashes. Frustrating.
OK, so I reinstalled it, and made it all the way to the bursting screen, but then crashed. Hey, it's progress.
**Please do not mention the private servers by name.**
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05-09-2008, 11:59 PM
More issues. I can boot up the game. I can select my character. I can make it to the bursting creen. After a few seconds of bursting, it crashes, and sometimes it provides me with a message that tells me BB had an error (go figure) and sometimes it doesn't. I've tried redownloading the installer, and uninstalling and reinstalling the actual program. Does anyone know what's the problem now?
05-10-2008, 10:52 AM
I could probably write everything I know about Mac's on the back of a cigarette packet, but what kind of graphics card is it using? Also, you said you set it to 16 colours, you do mean 16 bit colour right?
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