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10-07-2009 @ 4:26PM
Just attempted to try out Rawr, and I'm getting very pissed at developers not specifying platforms on their download pages. It's especially infuriating in the case for a utility designed to work with a MULTI-PLATFORM game.SimulationCraft however is correctly advertised as being and indeed actually is more multiplatform than WoW itself (works on Windows/Mac/Linux). Unfortunately it doesn't do Death Knights yet, which is thus far my only 80.I'd try out Mr. Robot, but I have a strict no-Microsoft policy on my Macbook. I'll possibly try it (and Rawr, despite the ignorance of the developers) on my Win7 laptop at home later.
10-07-2009 @ 4:42PM
"I'm getting very pissed at developers not specifying platforms on their download pages.""but I have a strict no-Microsoft policy on my Macbook"So your Operating System is preventing you from accessing content you want to access. Rather than blame this on the operating system, you decide to close your little fanboy eyes as HARD as you can and whiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine about it. Here's a tip, for the download thing, if something doesn't say "Works for Linux" or "Works for apple" then there's a 90 percent chance it's Windows only, given that the majority of the computing world uses Windows.
10-07-2009 @ 4:50PM
*sigh* I can't believe I have to explain this.You quoted what I said, but you clearly didn't read it. I couldn't care less that it's Windows-only. There's lots of good software out there that's only available for one platform and that's fine. It's that they don't say one way or another that it's Windows-only, ignorantly assuming everyone uses Windows, which is especially not the case for World of Warcraft.As for saying "majority", while that may be true, being ignorant to non-Windows users is like being ignorant to those who drive a truck instead of a car, or are black instead of white, or are Jewish instead of Christian, etc.
10-07-2009 @ 4:57PM
RAWR runs on the .NET platform IIRC. There is a parallel project for Linux called mono. Whether you can get mono to run on OS X or not, I have no idea. Google if you're interested.
10-07-2009 @ 4:59PM
Mono is thus far only .NET 1.0-capable, unlikely that they would stick to such old libraries with Rawr, and the Mac version is very much unstable. However, like I said, I'll try it on my Windows computer later on.
10-07-2009 @ 5:02PM
You just compared operating system-specific projects to racism.Wow.
10-07-2009 @ 5:04PM
I was obviously speaking on a different scale...
10-07-2009 @ 5:07PM
Mike just needs a hug. He's working too hard like the rest of us =)
10-07-2009 @ 5:09PM
Actually if you saw the problem I've been working on all day... Anyone ever done a numerical partial derivative algorithm where the number of variables isn't known until run-time?
10-07-2009 @ 5:43PM
Ignorance - "The condition of being uneducated, unaware, or uninformed."You assume the developers of Rawr are either uneducated, unaware, or uninformed that WoW is available on multiple platforms. I assume they didn't want to put forth the work to write it in a portable language for multiple platforms. Hardly something to get huffy about.I tell you what... you build a cross-platform version of Rawr. Then, feel free to bitch about it.
10-08-2009 @ 4:10AM
I understand what u are saying, because I'm a mac user myself. It would simple for developers to simply say what platform it's for. But I've learned to just assume it's for windows and am happy to see a mac version.
10-08-2009 @ 5:43AM
I don't know about you but as long as you don't use mono 2.4 Rawr works fine for me, a little slow but that is when you go make dinner. It's clunky to navigate to rawr through terminal but once you get is down it really isn't a big deal.
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