ShepFan wrote:trickfred wrote:xander wrote:alphager wrote:Get a pc
Hrm... a PC to play IV games. Costs about $750 (at minimum to get a decently specced machine to play Darwinia and Defcon), plus a week or two to get the machine. Oh, plus $20 to get new versions of Uplink and Darwinia. This, compared to waiting another couple of months (though less wait is better!), and paying $20. Choices... choices... choices... I'm not sure what to do!
Try around $300 USD or less.
I admit, it's a little excessive just for games if you already own a Mac, but people pay more than that for their Xboxen of Circles.
And think of the other software you could run on it too.
That's $300 for a closeout, refurbished unit. I would call EMachines an off-brand, but let's just agree it's no Dell. In any case, add another couple hundred for a cheap LCD. And upgrade the graphics card for any serious gaming, there's another hundred or two (or way more!). Kind of a lot for yesterday's technology, IMHO.
You're being picky. It'll play Darwinia and Defcon, and that's what xander stated his theoretical machine needed to do. And cheaper than $750.
I was merely making the point that $750 was pretty much way more than he needed to spend to get a Darwinia/Defcon capable machine.