Macintosh Shipit! success

Pete Jul 11, 2002

  1. Pete

    Pete TrainBoard Member

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    Just wanted to say I am successfully running Shipit on an Apple dual 1GHz G-4 using Virtual PC 5 running Windows XP Home. Shipit! rocks, and I encourage all Mac users (and PC people) to check it out! www.albionsoftware.com
     
  2. ski4ever

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    Train Sim for Macs

    Hi Pete. Saw your post on Trainboard. I have a friend enquiring about train Sim for Macs. Do they make a Mac version? Not sure myself. If so, do you know where it can be found?

    thanks,

    Bill
    ski4ever@earthlink.net
     
  3. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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  4. CHARGER

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    Earlier this year Auran, sent out a number of beta test versions of Trainz 2006 for the Mac. I have checked their website frequently and no word since then but it may be coming. MS Train sim will probably not work with VPC, at least it didn't support the grahics two years ago when I tried. The new Mac Dual core computers are intel based and can run both windows and MAC OS. Not sure if they'll run a graphics intense program like MTS though.
    While not a Train "Sim," Railroad Tycoon 2 and 3 are available for Mac and are pretty entertaining.

    Earlier
     
  5. Pete Nolan

    Pete Nolan TrainBoard Supporter

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    I'm running VPC 7 on a dual processor G5. Not a new dual-core dual processor. Graphics run fine. I bought VPC 7 solely to run Helicon Focus, before they did Focus for Mac. I'm not sure how to increase the virtual display beyond 1024 x 768. I'm sure it can be done; I've just not looked into it since Focus was introduced for the Mac.
     
  6. Fotheringill

    Fotheringill Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Why did I just assume you were talking about eatin' apples?
     
  7. CHARGER

    CHARGER TrainBoard Member

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    "Lieutenant Dan invested some of our money in a fruit company."
    -Forest Gump
     
  8. Jim Wiggin

    Jim Wiggin Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Cool, I'm on my 2nd Mac a little I-Book. I bought it for JTW to do all the video editing, box art, web pictures, shirt designs ect. I bought Tina a nice HP to do the easy stuff:teeth:

    I will admit though, Windows XP is a much better OS. then windoze 98.
     
  9. Flash Blackman

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    Flexible ShipIt!

    I didn't think you could run Ship It! on a MAC. I am glad that it is possible as many on the Yahoo ShipIt (SI) list have requested it. OTOH, MACs can run most PC programs, so why not SI? It just took some expertise to get it done.

    I really like my SI program for operating my layout. It does the normal car forwarding, but it is very flexible. I have an operating classification yard on my layout that is the focus of hours of flat switching in a single session. I personally like the concept of shipper-consignee requirements to generate traffic, ie, no product/car request, no traffic generated. (It is not a random number car generator.)

    OTOH, it is not a simple program to me. At this time, I would be hard pressed to reconfigure the classification yard with interchange tracks, storage tracks, and arrival/departure tracks all working together. There are other concepts in SI that I have not attempted. Still, to me, a great operating system.
     
  10. LongIslandTom

    LongIslandTom TrainBoard Member

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    Those who bought Mactels are especially fortunate... ShipIt (as well as any other Windows programs) will run on those natively, without emulation. :D

    (Mactel = the new Macs using Intel processors).
     
  11. CHARGER

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    Speak of der devil, posted today on Auran's website...
    TRAINZ FOR MAC

    The Macintosh version of Trainz is well into development in partnership with Feral Interactive in the United Kingdom and is scheduled for release prior to the end of this year. The Mac edition will be released in numerous languages and in a first for Trainz, will be released in Japanese. Though still in production, TRS2006 looks simply stunning when viewed on the 20" Mac cinema displays. Stay tuned for more news later this year.
     
  12. SD70BNSF

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    I have a new MacBook with a 2 GHz dual core Intel chip. With the new Macs, first you have to purchase a full copy of Windows XP (with Service Pack 2) and then you either partition your hard drive and install XP via Apple's Boot Camp, or buy a copy of Parallels for Mac (which doesn't require you to partition the drive). Parallels gives you the option of running XP inside it's own window along side running Mac OS X. Otherwise, with Boot Camp, you have to reboot the Mac into XP.
     

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