New Thing #277: Play PC Games with a Controller

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Some of you may have been following my harrorowing experience of installing Windows 7 on my Mac Mini over the past five days. I’m not going to lie to you, there were times that I didn’t think I’d make it. Times that I almost called it quits. Times that I wanted to punch a kitten. But here we are, nearly a week later, and all that frustration was good for something after all.

I LOVE PLAYING PC GAMES WITH AN XBOX CONTROLLER!

Yeah, I know what you’re going to say, I could do the same thing on my Mac without installing Windows. True. But the fact is that a lot of Indie game developers still program exclusively for the PC and now I have a computer that’s capable of running them without grinding the entire OS to a halt.

On top of that, I plugged in a USB Xbox Controller and with Steam installed (complete with achievements) it’s like I have a whole new video game console sitting in my kitchen. 

I love my Mac, and would never switch to this aweful operating system, but I will visit when it means that I have access to a whole new subset of games that I’ve been missing out on for years.

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New Thing #272: Install Windows on my Mac

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Techincally this post should be entitled “Attempt to Install Windows on my Mac”.

All I wanted to do was play a few little indie games that never came out for the Mac on my computer. Is that so wrong? Apparently someone doesn’t want me to go down rabbit hole because, despite my best efforts, I still haven’t managed to get Windows running correctly on this machine.

I have a feeling I know why, but usually I can bend a few things here and there and find a work around with fairly little pain and suffering. 

Six hours later, I’m still where I started: nowhere.

My last hope is installing this thing off of a USB key, but my grand search has unearthered four 1GB or less models which are worthless for this endeavour.

My kingdom for a 4GB USB key!

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