Medal of Honor: Airborne
So I’ve been playing Medal of Honor: Airborne since I partitioned my baby…
It’s a great game, and I loved it on Xbox 360…not to mention this is the game that really got my Dad into gaming. There’s a lot of good memories here. I’m just terrible at it on a PC. Playing an FPS on a PC is a fairly new experience for me (and I’m kind of terrible at it), but I am determined to be play enough to be good. Me being awful at this aside, there’s one tiny, tiny issue with the game:
The AI knows all. Every single Nazi in the entire Third Reich is out to find and kill you, personally. You could be on the complete opposite side of the map and accidentally have your pinky toe out of cover, and every bot on the map will be able to see it and accurately shoot you in the foot.
At least I get to jump out of an airplane…
Stupid hardware drivers are stupid.
I finally finished installing Windows 7 on my baby… Heartbreaking as it was, at least the stupid thing is functioning properly now.
Let me recap this for you, starting with a well-known fact about my dorm room: My dorm eats things.
It does, I swear! I’m missing all kinds of stuff that I know for a fact is somewhere in my room. But where could it be hiding? We’ve cleaned and redecorated and moved things around and torn it apart looking…but whatever is missing is nowhere to be found. It sucks, big time.
So, guess what my dorm room ate this time? My OSX 10.6 install discs. It wouldn’t be that big of a deal if it weren’t for the fact that the drivers on said disc are required for the Windows partition to function correctly with the hardware of my laptop.
It wouldn’t have been a problem if the option that says “Download the Windows Support Software” in Boot Camp actually did something. But unfortunately, that option is a lie. And I called Apple to ask if they had the drivers available for download…which they don’t.
The good news (and my saving grace for this project) was that the Apple guys told me if I could borrow a Snow Leopard 10.6 Install disc from a friend, it would work just fine. (Which ironically is contradictory to what the Boot Camp manual says. Hah!)
Anyway, now I have my baby outfitted with Windows 7 and everything is working properly as it should (except for the UDK installer. Go figure).
I am a Game Design major with a MacBook Pro. I have realized that this is a problem.
Originally the issue was the fact that I no longer had an Xbox (or a TV, for that matter…) to game on. I solved that by deciding to get into PC gaming. Most of the major titles as well as a plethora of indie titles are available for PC, so I’ll have a nice library. Also with a PC, I can work with UDK on my own time which would be really great for class down the road. Now the problem is my system. I have Steam, but since I have OSX my selection of games is pretty limited.
My solution? Partition my baby’s hard drive and install Windows 7. I’ve been groaning and complaining about why I don’t want to do this for a while now, but I realize this is the least expensive option that works perfectly fine. I have a pretty big hard drive and an external big enough to back everything up, plus a massive amount of RAM that isn’t being utilized because OSX is super efficient.
It seems to be the best solution…however, it’s going to take some time. I’ll probably get around to this sometime within the next 2 weeks, so I’m between projects and actually have the time for it, lol.