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Posted - 2008.05.28 11:05:00 - [91]

Just dropping in to say I just started paying for my 3rd account.

I have two miners and a tank, running on my iMac.

Lovely, lovely, lovely.

Void Westref
Posted - 2008.05.30 06:13:00 - [92]

Using 10.5.3 on a new 24" iMac with 8800 GS chipset. Looks great.

Lady Frostmourn
Posted - 2008.05.31 13:33:00 - [93]

I use the mac client. Love OSX, but I do get random game closures from time to time. Still beats using windows though.

Russian Military Technology
Posted - 2008.06.07 12:57:00 - [94]

Edited by: Renal on 07/06/2008 12:57:58
ATM using Original OS X client to change skills and use Market. + Bootcamped Premium for anything else.

Tried to play on..:

- CCP's original OS X client (i.e. PC Classic + Cider (Wine))

  • Not bad performance. (=)

  • Some gfx/sound/etc issues. (=)

  • No way to switch keyboard layout (i am Russian). (-)

- CrossOver Games 7, Classic EVE

  • Slight FPS boost vs. Original Client. (+)

  • Less issues than in Original Client. (+)

  • Can't CMD-Tab from Fullscreen. (-)

  • Still no way to switch keyboard layout. (-)

- CrossOver Games 7, Premium EVE (read CrossOver FAQ to toggle Premium support)

  • Very bad performance, low FPS. (-)

  • Can't CMD-Tab from Fullscreen. (-)

  • Still no way to switch keyboard layout. (-)

- Bootcamp. Windows XP. Premium EVE.

  • Best performance, nice FPS. (+)

  • No issues. Able to switch keyboard layout. (+)

  • Crapy Silly Billy software. Must reboot to do anything other from playing EVE. (---)

@ iMac 24"/2.8Ghz/4gb/Ati2600/1Tb

p.s. And as always...Dear CCP, we need native OS X client! :(

Toriel Loranor
Posted - 2008.06.11 09:19:00 - [95]

Playing Eve with a Mac Pro 4x2,8 Ghz / nvidia 8800 GT

Richard McDuff
Posted - 2008.06.11 10:05:00 - [96]

Edited by: Richard McDuff on 11/06/2008 10:05:48
Originally by: Toriel Loranor
Playing Eve with a Mac Pro 4x2,8 Ghz / nvidia 8800 GT

Same here.

And finally the Mac-Client is running!! Without glitches an with decent performance :)

Ornery Cantankerous Curmudgeons
Posted - 2008.06.14 17:13:00 - [97]

I was doing just dandy until Empyrean age expansion came out. Now I have the disco effect and freezing.

Brutuus Mortuus
Holoband Research and Development
Disturbed Behavior
Posted - 2008.06.14 18:27:00 - [98]

I am using mac os and the eve client. I think there could be a few fixes here and there (sometimes the games crash when i log out from one of the two windowed clients) but it runs very well on my iMac.

Though, I support those who do want the premium graphics. I think the current macs should be capable of running those graphics and if ccp would make more effort and not use a virtualisation solution, it could drag many many more people to eve.

Vanguard Frontiers
Sc0rched Earth
Posted - 2008.06.18 02:10:00 - [99]

Just switched over from my pc to a 24" Imac runs better then it did on my pc haha

Posted - 2008.06.19 14:07:00 - [100]

Came back to EVE after a few years away specifically because of the OSX client and enjoying it a lot! Dunno where are these complaints are coming from, my MBP runs it fast!

Hal 1976
Galactic Wayfarers Union
Accord Corporate Enterprise Syndicate
Posted - 2008.06.23 17:06:00 - [101]

Am using a mbp coreduo 2.16ghz 2GB RAM ATI X1600 256MB,
OSX leopard 10.5.3

runs great 23 fps running 2 clients at once... minimal grafx settings... no sound. Very stable. Crashes very seldom compared to december 2007 when i first started.

more stable playing in paris than singapore... strange...Very Happy

Posted - 2008.06.25 00:55:00 - [102]

i love you eve.
even if your explosions are full of text.. =/ strange graphical issues crack me up

Posted - 2008.06.25 18:40:00 - [103]

Edited by: Tasardur on 25/06/2008 18:41:26
I play eve on macpro. Actually I have no problems. But to play I need open the computer and put a ventilator beside, ventilating the video card all the time or it crashes. huahuahauauh

All peeps who bought a macpro with ATY,RadeonX1900 need know that the frequently crashes are not by the game. Is the video card. This card is very very hot and need better ventilation and have a kind of thermal control that turn on and off his ventilator... I m absolutly right that there is a problem in this system.

I heard about some guys bought a better ventilation system for the card, but I simply open the box and turn on a ventilator directly pointed to the video card, and it works. And yes, I need be cleaning inside each week to remove the dust.

Dane Brasten
Posted - 2008.06.26 16:20:00 - [104]

Edited by: Dane Brasten on 26/06/2008 16:23:14
Edited by: Dane Brasten on 26/06/2008 16:20:26
I also use a MacPro (10.5.3) but with a NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT. Heat buildup has been an issue. I now use smcFanControl to increase the internal fan speeds and am looking at supplemental cooling options.

I am happy that CCP decided to make the leap into cross-platform clients. Mac customers can be very loyal over the long haul, especially if you keep us in the loop. Blizzard knows that, and the only reason I'm not actually playing WoW is that it didn't offer the same kind of openness that EVE does. I want to like you (as a Mac based customer) CCP. Please, continue to give me reasons to hang on for the long run.

Posted - 2008.07.03 02:04:00 - [105]

iMac, 3.06ghz, 2Gb ram, 500Gb HD, patched up to latest and greatest OS X rev aprox. 1 month old.

I'm staying so far but having just switched from PC to Mac at home I have to admit the OSX client is pretty wonky for me personally. I'm hoping it'll get sorted out. Sad

RAZOR Alliance
Posted - 2008.07.19 18:01:00 - [106]

iMac 20" 2,4GHz 4GB Ram

After some crash issue, I've changed the connection port, tried the double client running together and atm I haven't any kind of problem.

Great work, I'm satisfied.

Fraiser Hawkins
Posted - 2008.07.20 00:53:00 - [107]

A native mac client is not a reasonable request for a company like CCP.

The current mac client is fine enough. It would take far too much time and money to make a native client.

Srg Hedge
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2008.08.09 10:29:00 - [108]

I pay for eve and i only ever use mac OSX , I have a imac and a macbook pro and i intend
to keep my apple family growing but the rate in which CCP are failing on us makes me want to
switch to blizzard who are more supportive over mac users but i love eve to much to do it,
please CCP don't let us down!

Tejrnar G
Dark Star Galactic Engineers
Posted - 2008.08.09 17:58:00 - [109]


I'm playing EVE on my iMac with the OSX Client scince ≈ 3 Weeks now :). All in all the Client runs prety stable, although there are crashes from time to time, but not too often.
Crashes could be triggered by some action, like opening the map, or opening/using the ingame-browser. But i am not sure about that due to too little game experience ;).

So concerning stabiity the OSX Client is not perfect but really ok - imo, and on my system.

What i really would love to have in near future is Premium-Grafics-Support!

Posted - 2008.08.10 22:31:00 - [110]

I'm paying for four accounts and I'm using a Hackintosh! A Gigabyte 965P-DS3 motherboard with an Intel E6600 C2D CPU, 4Gb RAM and an 8800GTS with 640Mb on board all running OSX 10.5.4 Very Happy

With Crossover Games I get the odd random lockup and with the native client I get the odd discobox, that's it. Everything else I've done seems to work OK.

I'll soon be replacing it with a nice new 8 core Mac Pro with an 8800 GT.

Posted - 2008.08.13 21:23:00 - [111]

I play on both a 24" iMac and a *cough* PC. Hands down I prefer playing on the iMac even with the bugs and lack of expansion graphics. Of course that's mostly due to the fact that my screen feels cluttered on my PC's 21" monitor.

Casandra Snow
Posted - 2008.08.14 20:19:00 - [112]

i do pay ( 3 accounts) and i only play under OS X

Masyn Keerling
Posted - 2008.08.18 13:29:00 - [113]

I play on a MacBookPro (17") on OS X and I'm a paying customer. Until recently, have had no problems... just posted a support request for a crash that is happening.

Posted - 2008.08.21 09:16:00 - [114]

I just bought 6 months and I also play on a Hackintosh.

In fact, I bought a Samsung 22" monitor for it.. just to play Eve.

Shin Chogan
Posted - 2008.08.21 09:59:00 - [115]

Originally by: Nenteculate
I'll soon be replacing it with a nice new 8 core Mac Pro with an 8800 GT.

It's a beast ... the only limit I've hit so far is the RAM ... boy do I need more !!

Sapphire Mote
The Bastards.
Posted - 2008.08.25 01:28:00 - [116]

I started playing EVE because I very mistakenly thought it was a Mac game, heh heh. The current mac client runs great on both my iMac and my MBP.

Seriously, Mac and EVE seem made for each other, because there is so much the player can do without relying exclusively on FPS turbo-reflexes and the accompanying graphics requirements. And having said that I would also note that EVE graphics are stunning on the 24" intel-based iMac.

So, I've made a hopeful assumption that Mac users will soon discover EVE Online en masse, and take over the Universe, so to speak. And secondarily, that there then will be tools and resources specific to Mac users that need to be aggregated in some way.

I've started up a site for Appleophile EVE players, and I'm looking for content, links, and tools I haven't found yet. I'm just a hobbyist web designer looking for an excuse to design something, but if you think it's got a future I'd love to hear from you.

School of Applied Knowledge
Posted - 2008.08.25 21:59:00 - [117]

I started playing EVE ages ago. Then I stopped. Then I started again about 18 months ago. And stopped again. Then, when I learned that they had linux/osx clients, I joined again. Especially because I heard about the new "premium clients".

Then, of course, I quickly learned that the linux/osx support was limited, at best. I really wanted to create two more accounts (total of three) so I could have simultaneous characters exploring very different aspects of the game. I'm having a hard time convincing myself to do this, however, since OSX/LINUX clients are so ignored.

Why don't I play on Windows? Because I'm a software developer and use OSX. There is absolutely no reason I would run Windows other than for gaming and after a couple decades of hardcore PC gaming, I'm tired of maintaining all of my linux boxes, solaris boxes, OSX boxes... AND a couple windows boxes on top of that *just* for gaming. Not to mention the expense of building a top of the line rig every single year (which I did, because I hate gaming with a low-end rig).

Now, could I run bootcamp? Certainly. I have an 8-core Mac Pro with 32gb of ram and dual 8800s. But why should I have to terminate ALL of my activities just so I can boot into windows and play a game? I'd rather be able to play the premium content in a window or on a monitor while still performing my other activities and running my other applications in my preferred OS.

I understand they've painted themselves into a corner using proprietary Microsoft functionality. I don't really care. I just hope CCP pursues this further rather than just regretting their mild attempt to go linux/osx and giving up.

Posted - 2008.08.29 23:08:00 - [118]

Playing from a 24" iMac

Posted - 2008.09.02 03:21:00 - [119]

I'm playing using my macbook pro... I actually came back after a long hiatus because of the mac support. So far I haven't had many problems... crashed only once in about 10 sessions since I've been back :/

Dirk Garret
State Protectorate
Posted - 2008.09.02 14:24:00 - [120]

I have been playing Eve for a year now. I started playing on my MacBookPro even before there was a "Mac" client. This was accomplished using Parallel Desktop, a very good Windows environment emulator. The PD environment didn't support the full capabilities of my video card (which meets the requirements for Premium content) and I found the entire system ran quite hot and could lock up because of the high temps. Well the promise of a "Mac" client seemed to be the answer I was hoping for, but I had never really expected it to happen.

I have found that the Cider-powered emulation for the Win-client on my MBP has been good, but I am also one that would love to have the Premium Content. I can't complain at all for the stability of the client. I have only had a handful of times that there was a problem and the client restarts very fast, IMO. Only recently was there a glitch that was affecting Eve-voice and some missing attributes in the overview settings boxes. These were fixed by having the client rebuild the settings folder. There is only one minor flaw I have seen to date and it doesn't seem to effect gameplay at all. When in the starmap screen, hovering over stars for system info can cause the system connection lines to flicker and the outlines on the different boxes of the overview flicker as well.

Minor stuff again, but all in all, I am happy with the client and its functionality. I just want the option for the Premium Graphic Content. I am paying the same monthly fee as everyone else and my hardware complies. Why not offer a reduced rate for those of us that have the hardware and are limited only by the client's abilities (or lack thereof)Idea? CCP is quick to take money from players by offering a client that is supposed to work for Linux and Mac users, but it's not 100%. I am not going to leave the game because of this, it would just be nice to see the same loyalty returned to me as I have for CCP.

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