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    1. zachryan

      zachryan New Member

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      I know I can't run Honorbuddy without an emulator or a virtual drive, but it seems that every avenue I try it doesn't work. Honorbuddy will install but never load up. I'm sure there are Mac users on here, or at least someone who knows. I was wondering whats the way that everybody recommends. I tried doing it through Wine and its not working. If I'm missing something in the Wine App then cool. But if there's a better program that's pretty easy. Please don't judge me I'm feeling lazy and don't feel like doing TOO much. But if that's the only way then I guess my hand is forced. Please help me though!
       
    2. zachryan

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      That's unfortunate, I was really hoping to avoid that method. I know it requires a bit more from the hard drive, and I would only use it for Honorbuddy and literally nothing else. So it would be really inconvenient for me to run it that way... but I may have to get over myself.
       
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      yeah i "had" the same problem, and even using Parallels or Bootcamp tried both on my Mac desktop it ran Craft slow was choppy.. Couldn't take that crap, ran Demonbuddy like crap too, so i took my Mac and sold it and bought a alienware 17x, and bought my asus desktop and Craft runs at ultra graphics no problem.. No more choppy craft.. Moral of the story dont buy Macs for games.. they are a POS
       
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      I run mac but had to go bootcamp and run windows that way......only real way right now.
       
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      Bad morale imo. I have a Mac Pro and it runs games better than most other machines ;) Don't replace your machine just because you want to run HonorBuddy. On another note, it's won't work with Wine, so your forced to install Parallels/VMware or use Bootcamp for Windows.
       
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      I run my bot in a VM fusions. I have a high end IMAC with 32 gigs of ram. I give the bot 1 gig of video memory and 8 gigs of normal ram. I lower the graphics a bit and it seems to run fine.

      One thing to note, I bought a $10 usb wifi adapter so that my virtual machine had have its own network adapter. This allows me to VPN to my work and have a separate IP address. You can't use VPN though NAT.
       
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      Thinking of buying my wife a new computer, just to clarify, the only way for her to run Honor Buddy is to run MS Windows via bootcamp on her Mac?
       
    8. toliman

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      Still the case.

      You can run bootcamp to dual boot,

      parallels / Vmware fusion to run Windows in OSX.

      Steam games, for instance, use a wine wrapper in a lot of cases, which is an emulation of windows (slightly flawed because it's not always possible to emulate everything).

      For most cases, VMware /parallels should launch and work seamlessly enough, but you'd probably have to install and run wow inside the VM. If you use VM's a lot, get 16gb+ memory, because it's the largest bottleneck running 2 OS's at the same time.

      In a laptop, boot camp partitions are the way to go, if you use an SSD or hybrid 1tb SSHD, that's also a good option for loading speeds. But you also have to deal with heat while running games in a VM, because it's power hungry. You might want to use a custom fan speed app to run the fans at 80% while idle, so you can hold the laptop on your lap without melting skin.

      For wow alone, just use parallels as it has faster graphics, for everything else you'd want to run from Windows/Linux, use vmware fusion, as it's more stable. Benchmarks haven't changed much since 2014

      The hooks used to integrate with HB would likely require the windows build, but I've never tried it.

      The biggest hassle for me and OSX at the time, was the hardware overheating, and voice chat support. ventrilo and early versions of mumble crashed the OSX audio system after about 20 minutes or 2 hours, and it couldn't be restarted easily. It's probably been fixed since, but it was a problem for 3+ years. Admittedly this was in 2010 or so.

      As alternative, it's hard to say without more information or preferences.

      Buying a mac desktop might be ok, but it is an entire world of different apps and methods of doing things differently. Pricing of hardware is different as well, and then there's the human obfuscation when things go wrong. Ie, it won't break, it's a mac. That won't boot up.

      It's also a high price for the hardware. And you still have compatibility issues forever and ever with devices, even today. With OSX, you have to go all in or all out (boot camp to Windows) frequently enough to be reasonable.

      If you specifically want Mac, go for it. But there's headaches involved.

      For the wife acceptance factors (WAF) , always an issue with technology,

      I'd recommend the MSI GT or Asus RoG laptops with discrete nvidia GPU, because it has better ventilation, but extra bulk.

      Price wise, clevo, metabox, sager make a cheaper range option with GPU. The series with Intel iris pro graphics are new this year with the 5200 and the 6200, or the nvidia 970m, perhaps the razer blade 2015, or the ultrabook asus gx500.

      Silver usually has a higher WAF, as does lightweight or quiet.
       
    9. Andycap

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      Topping my christmas wish list this year - Honorbuddy for Mac.
       
    10. Thecamel

      Thecamel Community Developer

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      HB or any other products made by the buddy team will never be made or compatible for the mac.

      There is ZERO reason for them to do it... They would not even cover the cost of programming in sales.. then support.. Well they would go in the negative..

      Nothing wrong with MACs either.. We have one in our home- But they are not built for gaming- Even the Macs with highend G-cards get too warm playing games.. They are great tools but have no place in the gameing world..

      This might change one day if they bring out a "Desktop" where you could put a real g-card with proper cooling.
       
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      Sure you can....but not the topic of this forum....just saying...
       
    12. Thecamel

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      Lol yep.. someone trying to sound like they know what they are talking about- but in truth.. NFI
       

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