recent purchaser took the chance and bought SloMoDirector and after some
initial problems he managed to install it successfully on his Mac.
If you decide to take the chance after reading this then please let me
put your mind at rest that I will refund you in the event that you
cannot get it to work.
Here is what Terry had to say....
To make it work it needs to have a Windows operating system, the
good news is, you can run Windows side by side on a Mac with OSX Leopard,
but you need a copy of Windows XP or Vista Disk to install. I bought my Mac
last year and always had Windows prior to that, so I still had a copy of
the Windows XP Operating System at home.
My Mac OSX Leopard 10.5.8 has a program called
Bootcamp preinstalled in Applications / Utilities / Bootcamp. What
Bootcamp does is create a partition on the hard drive where you can install
Windows XP or Vista seperate from the Mac OS, to operate SMD. It is
free and Mac gives you all of the installation instructions on how to
do it, which may
include backing up and formatting the hard drive.
Parallels Optimized Computing is a gigantic multi
National software company. Parallels Is a program you have to buy for
approx $80 that allows you to install Windows alongside your Mac
Operating system without having to backup or format the hard drive. It
allows Windows to
work within Mac without affecting its operation and without infecting the Mac
via viruses etc. The good thing about this program is you can delete
it and reinstall it easily. I am using my Mac as usual right now and
Windows is shut down. If I need to use Windows it is just a click on the
Icon to power it up, and allow me to use Windows based stuff on it. I had to
play a little to get a comfort level with it , and I was terrified first
of bringing Windows into my beautiful Mac which I bought to escape
from Windows and all that Bill Gates junk. One of our company Techies
has been using Parallels for a while on his Mac at home. His wife
XP to do work from home so they both share the same computer instead of
buying a second one.
VM Ware Fusion: Is a similar program to Parallels and
costs approx the same $80. I have not tried this one as Parallels came
recommended, was easy to install and is working , so I am OK with that.
So there are at least 3 options out there but it costs. If you
have an XP or Vista OS Disk, it would cost just the price of Parallels or VM
Ware, where Bootcamp would be free. If you don't have a Windows OS disk
to install then it is way more expensive. I decided to purchase
Parallels for $80
and use it myself to install SMD.
I am glad I did this exercise and I hope it helps you guys to get more stuff
out there to the Mac users, or at least educate them and give them some
Terry I owe you one. Many thanks