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    My Mac experience with Super Wing Commander

    UPDATE: After some more experimenting, on the IMac G3 333, I'm now running G3 Throttle at a wait state of 6, and I have PowerLogix Cache Control set to 111 mhz. This has improved the overall gameplay smoothness and stability a bunch. Even in melees with lots of ships, (including cap ships) this...
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    My Mac experience with Super Wing Commander

    Ok, it's been a while since I had a chance to post. Here are some specs on what I've been running SWC on, I'm doing the IMac first: IMac G3 333 MHz, 128 gb ram, 1999 APPLE Blueberry 15" G3 iMac M4984 M7440L 333MHz 20GB HD, OS 9.1 I am running G3 Throttle set to a wait state of 7 for SWC on...
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    My Mac experience with Super Wing Commander

    I am running G3 Throttle and Cache Control on OS 9.1. I don't think G3Throttle works in OSX or above...
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    My Mac experience with Super Wing Commander

    More on Mac SWC - For those of you who have a G3 or G4; I have run across a really killer utility called PowerLogix cache control. http://www.macobserver.com/news/99/may/990525/g3cacheprofiler.html This, combined with G3 throttle, can get your SWC speed about perfect on a G3. I'm still...
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    My Mac experience with Super Wing Commander

    Ok, so back on track. I have discovered that in my opinion the ideal Mac system for SWC (in reference to speed) is a Power Mac with a 604 running at about 120 or 132 MHZ. I'd suggest 64 mb of ram or more, (it's cheap enough) and 4mb of Vram or more. I would suggest OS9.1, as this has pretty...
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    My Mac experience with Super Wing Commander

    I totally agree with your "Wings of St. Nazaire" reference. This would be something to see, a SWC in the St. Nazaire engine...If you like, e-mail me (remove the number 1's) and I can try to help with SWC on your iMac G4: 1mkdud1@aol.com .
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    My Mac experience with Super Wing Commander

    Tell us about your iMac. Is it a G3? What processor? How much ram? Are you aware of an awesome app called G3Throttle? Do you have a Griffin iMate, or similar ADB to USB adapter? You may not have to go nuts trying to build a Power Mac, provided you have a proper iMac. ALSO, do NOT get rid of...
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    My Mac experience with Super Wing Commander

    I guess a comment on SWC for the 3DO is warranted here. I did buy a 3D0 FZ-10 in December of 2015 primarily for SWC. I also managed to get a brand new CH Flightstick Pro for 3D0. I enjoy SWC on the 3DO, and also feel that WC3 is done pretty well on 3DO. I would say that it is fairly worth it to...
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    My Mac experience with Super Wing Commander

    Over the past couple months, I have been working on restoring an older Power Mac (7300/200) as well as a original Blue Bondi Imac (G3 233) mainly for playing Super Wing Commander. Thanks to the advice from "Bandit LOAF" and others, I have finally assembled a machine that is playing Super Wing...
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    Confessions of a WC fanatic.. What's your story??

    Confessions of a WC Fanatic: My WC story begins around July of 1990 when I was the assistant manager of a Babbage’s (long before the chain became GameStop) and we received a demo from Origin on 5.25” disks labeled “Squadron” which was done on a dot matrix printer. The “Squadron” title had...
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    Help with SWC on imac G3 "Bondi" , usb joystick support? Speed for SWC?

    Hello, I recently got a used imac G3. This has a 333 MHz power pc processor installed, 32mb ram, and has original OS 8.1 installed. I have a thrustmaster top gun usb fox 2 pro usb stick. Can anybody please help me in getting Super Wing commander to recognize the TM top gun...
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    Please suggest a Mac powerbook or Mac laptop to run SWC

    Well, ( mainly because I got it for repairing a friends Asteroids Deluxe board, and I was saving it from the junk pile) I now have a Blueberry G3 imac 333, with 32mb ram, and the original install of imac os 8.1 . I realize that this is not the "ideal" system for SWC as was so kindly suggested...
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    Please suggest a Mac powerbook or Mac laptop to run SWC

    Many Thanks for all your great info! I am planning on going the desktop route. http://stn2.headgap.com/resale/FMPro?-token=13973514&-db=ProductsC.fp3&-lay=WEB&-format=items.htm&-sortfield=SortID&-Max=40&category=CPU&-find Can you please give me an opinion as to which of these might be better...
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    Please suggest a Mac powerbook or Mac laptop to run SWC

    Hello, I need some MAC expertise. I have never owned a Mac, and would like to buy a used powerbook to play the Mac version of Super Wing Commander. Can someone suggest a powerbook that would work well for doing this? Please note that I would like to be able to use a joystick. I...
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    Super Wing Commander played with the 3DO Flightstick Pro (video)

    I guess I'm a fanatic. I recently bought a 3DO FZ-10 as well as an NOS 3DO flightstick so I could play Super Wing Commander. I have to agree that the button combos are a bit frustrating, and I'm disappointed that they didn't use the throttle wheel. However, once I got used to the sticks range of...
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