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princec
03-22-2008, 04:16 AM
Can't seem to get my games to run on Mac Minis. Or at least not newer ones.
Has any kind soul got a few minutes to test out Ultratron and Titan Attacks on their Mac Minis?

Cas :)

barrygamer
03-22-2008, 04:39 AM
I don't see any problems with either game. Am using an early intel mac mini, maybe you want tests on newer models, using Leopard (boy, I wish I had dual core). Something specific to test?

Mac mini intel core solo 1.5 GHz, 512 ram, 10.4.8.
I think java 1.5.0, but I am no java expert to be sure.

princec
03-22-2008, 04:42 AM
The problem is that it somehow can't find a valid screen mode on a newer one (haven't got full specs). I just find it odd that it no longer works, but then Apple are famous for breaking things.

Cas :)

elias4444
03-22-2008, 07:42 AM
I'll get it tested here (downloading now). I use my mac mini as an HTPC though, so I'll be waiting until my son is done watching his Saturday morning cartoons. :p

elias4444
03-22-2008, 07:59 AM
Ok... I downloaded both and tried them on my core2duo mac mini with Leopard installed (and all the latest updates as well).

and no problems!

They both worked fine. I even switched in and out of fullscreen mode without issue. Sorry if that wasn't what you were hoping for. ;)

Jack Norton
03-22-2008, 09:02 AM
The problem is that it somehow can't find a valid screen mode on a newer one (haven't got full specs). I just find it odd that it no longer works, but then Apple are famous for breaking things.

Cas :)

Are you sure is macmini? and not related to monitor size (those widescreen ones for example)

princec
03-22-2008, 09:09 AM
'Swhat he claims... don't think it's a widescreen issue, it worked on every other widescreen system I tried it on.

Cas :)

Kite65
04-02-2008, 09:01 AM
Could it be something to do with the display.
Perhaps the user has one of the 20" inch LCD panels
a 6-bit twisted nematic film (TN) LCD screen, which the firm claims is the "least expensive of its type," sporting a narrower viewing angle than the display of the 24-inch model, less color depth, less color accuracy and greater susceptibility to washout.

I wondered if it couldn't handle the display mode that you are asking for.

It seems that apple haven't been clear in stating the differences between displays
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/08/03/31/apple_hit_with_another_millions_of_colors_lawsuit. html

I was thinking of getting Mac mini when they are updated in the near future But I might wait and see what the reviews say

princec
04-02-2008, 09:04 AM
Ah yes, actually I resolved this issue:

Mac OS when attached to a CRT and asked for a resolution under 800x600 will claim to set that display mode but actually it won't, it sets some other mode. LWJGL contains a sanity check to catch this and throws a LWJGLException; I just assumed that fullscreen mode switch had failed and bomb out of the app at that point. I now catch that exception and simply try windowed mode instead when it occurs. My fault really, it should have done that all along.

Cas :)

mot
10-21-2008, 12:21 AM
Just a note to Cas and possibly others looking to test on a Mac Mini- I just bought one so feel free to send me stuff to test. It's the Intel version.