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Sam&Max.dll 21 Jul, 2002, 17:03 / 17 comments

Aaron Giles, a former LucasArts employee who made many Mac ports of classic LucasArts games, has updated his website with a special Sam and Max treat. Back when Aaron had just completed his Mac port of Sam & Max Hit the Road, some fan sent in this piece of fan art with their order. Hilarious and yet oh-so-true. Thanks to Aric Wilmunder for the heads up!

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  • Mad Lord Snapcase on 23 Jul, 2002, 07:11…
    My belief in the myth that Macs are easier to use and crash less often and less mysteriously than PCs was quickly disspelled by editing a section in a iMac-based student newspaper for a year. Scary stuff. At least ten times every day one of the computers seized up completely... About once a week either a complete software failure or a complete hardware failure occured. Three hard drives were replaced. AppleTalk and Chooser are the most clumsy and hard-to-comprehend network apps I've ever used, and I've tried a fair few.
  • Jake on 24 Jul, 2002, 19:25…
    The way the file system, naming conventions, file types, etc are the true easy to use and understand parts of the MacOS. The more "complicated" stuff like the Chooser is of questionable simplicity, yes. It's frustratng to use. However, it's easy as hell to set up, unlike (in my experience) Windows networking. Also, as for the crashing, get a Mac that runs Mac OS X, as it stays up for weeks without breaking at all.
  • LGH on 25 Jul, 2002, 02:09…
    That's NOT true. I have 4 iMacs in the classroom where I'm teaching, at there's AT LEAST one of the four computers to crash per day. Of course, the kids don't always use them like they should, but still...
  • Jake on 23 Aug, 2002, 19:37…
    MacOS 9, or MacOS X?
  • LGH on 25 Jul, 2002, 02:12…
    And as unbelievable as it may sound: At home I'm running Win98 SE, and it hardly crashes every two weeks. And I haven't had to reinstall since I've bought the computer 3 years ago! I know I may be pretty lucky, if consider what I'm hearing from other people ;-)
  • Jayel on 23 Jul, 2002, 17:06…
    That reminds me, I was playing around with an imac (at least I think it was an imac - it was colourful and had transparent coverings) at a local electronics store... and I was able to crash MacOS in less than 2 minutes. Of course I'm a pc user and didn't know what the heck I was doing.
  • twifkak on 24 Jul, 2002, 06:24…
    That's pretty sad, 'cause people who don't know what the heck they're doing are exactly who Apple is targeting.
  • LGH on 22 Jul, 2002, 08:31…
    "I was so excited by this that I immediately whipped together a patching utility and put it out on the internet for all to share. Apparently, it didn't take too long for LucasArts to learn of its existence. Perhaps putting it up on the net wasn't such a good idea! I learned later that they were trying to decide whether to sue me or hire me. Fortunately, their lead Mac porter was interested in moving on to bigger and better things, and they were looking for a replacement. Soon I was flying out to San Rafael, California and interviewing for my dream job as a games programmer."

    Doesn't that sound familiar? Yep, ScummVM. LucasArts really doesn't seem to like it when you improve their programms ;-)
  • LGH on 25 Jul, 2002, 02:11…
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  • QueZTone on 22 Jul, 2002, 04:34…
    great fan art :) really well done

    too bad for the artist he forgot to sign it? he'd be eternilised now
  • twifkak on 22 Jul, 2002, 05:41…
    Err? "Check" again. (hee hee, bad joke)
  • Ryback on 22 Jul, 2002, 03:00…
    Max looks disturbingly human-sized in this comic. But some great art nonetheless.
  • Swordmaster on 22 Jul, 2002, 02:21…
    Tee-hee! :D
  • macscumm on 21 Jul, 2002, 18:05…
    That's great. But I really can't get why the heck Aaron has quit with Mac :(
  • Jake on 22 Jul, 2002, 00:12…
    You might want to read all of his history page, especially the middle and end.
  • RaptorII on 23 Jul, 2002, 15:36…
    Awww, that is sweet.
  • macscumm on 23 Jul, 2002, 16:11…
    facc iu :)