Advice for MAC Users

by various players


The following advice was given by players regarding playing Legends using a MAC. Harlequin Games takes no responsibility for the accuracy of this advice, or the links referred to (especially the google vid!).


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I use Virtual Box to emulate a x86 (ie PC) computer. Then you have to actually install a Windows operating system. I used an old copy of Windows XP, that i had lying around

Virtual Box is OPEN SOURCE but developed by Sun Microsystems. So it is pretty good and FREE!!!! http://www.virtualbox.org

I've never had any problems running LPE or the other user programs developed for Legends, such as ItemLister etc

Hope that helps

Chris

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I run Win7 in a virtual drive in a program called Parallels (http://www.parallels.com) but it costs $79.00(US) on my MacBook Pro.

There are a few freebie VM's out there you can use as well.

I run the Mono project (http://www.mono-project.com) on my Linux desktop (CentOS) which can beat the LPE into submission but it's not as easy.

Brad

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This might help. Well at least explain the additional problems....

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6553260189868317794#

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Parallels is an option. You have to provide a Windows operating system, but for LPE it can be an inexpensive one. A cheaper solution is CrossOver, which will run some Windows applications (including LPE) on a Mac. An even-cheaper solution is to run under mono on top of Linux, but if the player had to ask, it's probably a bad idea to try this.

Sorry, I should have provided a link: http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxmac/ Crossover ($40 for the stripped-down version, which will do the job) requires an Intel Mac, but that's usually a safe bet.

Dani

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