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Mysticalos reviewed on 24 Dec 2013
Has potential, but needs more work.

Does not read compressed roms at all. I had to uncompress snes roms for it to read them.
Cheat system could use more work so you can actually search for cheats instead of just enter them.
The copy your entire library thing to another folder is terrible. Just because apple did it, doesn't mean it's good. It can be disabled but the fact it's even a default (like it was in itunes) is dispicable. I like my roms folders as is.

All of those asking why it doesn't have nintendo 64. It's not open source like the other emulators this thing deploys with. SixtyForce is commercial and likely isn't going to be supported any time soon. This open source multi emulator is basically a mac itunes gui thrown on all the open source projects combined. It's not a new emulator core at all.
[Version 1.0]


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Mysticalos replied on 07 Jan 2014
Philo, it's not a negative or low review. Listing caveats is not negativity. I'm sorry if i don't rate something perfectly that still needs work.

Headrush, roms are in correct format. it does not read compressed SNES roms in standard bin format that all other emulators can open and support. These are clean dumped properly compressed roms too that I've had since the bannister days of Rom organizer (the tool that actually properly compressed them).
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Mysticalos commented on 16 Oct 2013
Just adding a note that 10.9 also uses this package. it's actually for 10.7, 10.8, and 10.9.

This update showed up in software update on 10.9GM
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Mysticalos commented on 07 Aug 2013
Great, if you are content with .mov files you can never make mp4. evocam records audio track with wrong AudioType which means attempt to convert to mp4 with a pass through filter will result in an unusuable mp4 in just about ANY player out there. without an option to record videos UNCOMPRESSED means that there is NO WAY to avoid this bad recording code. you can MAYBE generate an mp4 using a non passthrough but it's compressing file a second time which degrades video further. if this app could record UNCOMPRESSED like old version it wouldn' be so bad.
[Version 4.2.1]


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Mysticalos replied on 07 Aug 2013
looks like 3.7 had a 3.7.6 update not long ago. never knew that. it actually works great. now THAT is program i missed. macupdate should include the 3.7.6 download link since it supports more cameras and has more features
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Mysticalos commented on 16 May 2013
Skype 6.4 now available

http://blogs.skype.com/2013/05/15/skype-6-4-for-mac-with-easier-to-use-instant-messaging/

FYI, it STILL doesn't support lync. Still stuck with MSN messenger 8.0.1 for a bit longer. :(
[Version 6.3.60.602]



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Mysticalos commented on 14 Mar 2013
seriously, still no lync? they disabled msn to lync support on server end few days ago. there is literally NO WAY to communicate with lync right now on mac. This is really unacceptable. if they are going to be shutting down msn they need to make skype actually provide the features needed from MSN as MSNs replacement
[Version 6.3.0.582]


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Mysticalos replied on 23 Mar 2013
the point is, windows skype already supports lync, mac one does not. They are phasing out MSN yet haven't gotten skype up to par yet. I communicate through msn to a lot of people on lync for work. I'm stuck having to use a dead discontinued messenger that MS does not want me using, because they can't be bothered to make it work in mac client. Every PC user i've talked to said that as long as they sign into skype with an MSN handle, they can see lync presence for users on MSN. No windows version does not yet support skype to lync, but it does support MSN to lync THROUGH skype. THAT is my issue. Mac supports ZERO lync. Skype isn't just chat software, it's business software. They need to take the business user seriously on the mac front end.
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Mysticalos replied on 24 Mar 2013
Also, lync client is for signing into lync, not msn. I do not have a lync I need to communicate with a remote lync user through MSN (their network is properly broadcasting to MSN). At home I need to use MSN to communicate with a remote lync user. So, yes, i'm not an idiot, I did google alternative lync clients. As it stands now. there is ONE client in all of Mac OS X that supports talking to lync users. MSN Messenger 8.0.1 (8.0.2 disables the ability to sign in and tells you to use skype, MS is so good at business support).
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Mysticalos commented on 24 Jan 2013
I'm disappointed that even with a jan 2013 beta, they haven't bothered to get lync presence working yet in mac client when the windows Skype client is already working. they are phasing out discontinued msn messenger yet i'm still forced to use it for work because it is the ONLY client on mac that has working lync presences
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Mysticalos replied on 13 Feb 2013
TGBX, you do realize that the windows version can already communicate with lync?

That by end of march microsoft wants MSN completely phased out and replaced with skype? MSN messenger and communicator are dead. Do they look like they are getting any more support updates? The only thing they are updating is lync server. you know what the most important feature in lync server 2013 is? skype support for the transition.

It's pretty clear that mac client getting that support IS important.
I also use the lync for work, so yes it IS REQUIRED and i am FORCED to use another discontinued dead IM client to communicate with them when I shouldn't have to be.
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Mysticalos commented on 04 Oct 2012
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1599

10.7.5 supplimentary update available

fixes time machine issue below as well.
[Version 10.7.5]



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Mysticalos commented on 19 Sep 2012
10.8.2 Direct Downloads
Combo:
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1581
Delta:
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1580
[Version 10.8.2]


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Mysticalos replied on 19 Sep 2012
iturtle
you can blame download speed on apple deciding it was a good idea to similtaniously release iOS 6, 10.7.5, and 10.8.2 on same day at same time. Apple servers are really getting it. :)
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Mysticalos commented on 19 Sep 2012
10.8.2 Direct Downloads
Combo:
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1581
Delta:
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1580
[Version 10.7.5]


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Mysticalos replied on 19 Sep 2012
edit, meant these 2
10.7.5 Direct Downloads
Combo:
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1582
Delta:
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1583
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Mysticalos replied on 19 Sep 2012
why did someone downvote my comments for putting up direct download links BEFORE macupdate had em? People amaze me. In fact, i found the direct download links and had em posted before ANYONE knew them cause i manually located them by hand incrimenting DL15XX url by hand until I located locate them. before they even showed up in master list here
http://support.apple.com/downloads/

Goes to show how under appriciative some people can be.
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Mysticalos commented on 14 Sep 2012
Can you raise some hell with apple about getting this version to app store mr Lemke? app store is still at 8.1 and never even got 8.2 I really don't want to rebuy app just to get free software updates. : I have a lot of disgust for apple as of late. app store is on that list of disgusts.
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Mysticalos had trouble on 10 Mar 2014
download has failed twice already. Does anyone have any none craptunes download links? Itunes doesn't even support resumable downloads or pausing without starting entire thing over again. Considering apple doesn't even know how to release DELTA updates and makes you always download whole OS as is, it being not resumable is far worse. at least with an HTTP download it might be resumable as long as you do NOT use an apple browser (cause safari rarely supports resuming either when chrome does).
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Mysticalos had trouble on 12 Aug 2012
Mr Lemke, did you forget to submit 8.2 to app store version? I know approval is usually slow, sometimes as much as 10 days, but i've never seen it THIS slow. 8.2 came out july 22, it's now august 12th and 8.1 is still latest on app store.
[Version 8.2]



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Mysticalos had trouble on 12 Nov 2011
Maybe i'm just really dumb but for an official app why can't i find tweet feature ANYWHERE? i see reply, retweet, or direct message, but the most important feature of all, starting a new tweet (not a reply) is not there. how? I grow tired of having to right click and then "view on twitter" to send a normal tweet that i don't want to appear as a reply to one of theirs.
[Version 2.1.1]



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Mysticalos had trouble on 27 Jul 2010
this download link on http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1065 is bad, i've downloaded it twice now and it was an incomplete file both times
[Version 10.6.4]



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MysticalOS had trouble on 10 Jul 2006
Also sent to email address of course and i know it's been read. I'm posting here not for developer but perhaps so others can help reproduce some of them to get more in the "reproducable" catagory. :)

System Info:

Powermac G4 733digital audio with upgrades(frankenmac):
1.5GB ram
2ghz powerlogix 7447 processor card
ATTO Express PCI with 36GB 10krpm scsi-160 drive
Geforce 4 Titanium 128MB VRAM
Ultra-Tek133P+ card with 200GB ATA133 drive
10.4.7 PPC, all software up to date.
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MacBook Pro 15"
2.16ghz intel core duo
2GB Ram
100GB SATA 7200-rpm drive.
10.4.7 Intel, all software up to date.

Boot-Camp Beta 1
Windows XP Professional SP2 with ALL updates installed.
Yahoo! Messenger 7.5.0.819 for windows Yahoo! testing.
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ISP: Alltel DSL 15MB down 368 up.
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Severe bugs labeled with a *

Bugs:

Reproducible:

1. Webcam statistics do not continue to update after a viewer is allowed to view cam, stats stop once a cam invite is sent to someone and they begin viewing.

2. Buddy-list doesn't always refresh best when a mobile user logs out. manual refresh (command-r) no longer present in this beta either. Improving refresh or giving user manual refresh back(recommended) would be nice.

*3. Private messages do not work when using HTTP proxy mode(behind firewall) for connection.

*4. There is no easy way to ignore a user who is harassing. IE a toolbar button or even a menu command. the ONLY way to ignore a user is to open prefs and manually type in their yahoo id, meanwhile all while they PM bomb or do other harassing things. A shortcut to ignore someone is ESSENTIAL and therefor the lack of is a bug not a feature request.

5. Text is not all drag and dropable in all areas. Touchy where you click to drag it. Has to be on text, not a bubble screen name header. Avatars also get dragged or copied to clipboard when using select all.

6. The ichat style white/blue background colors on buddy-list show a cosmetic bug when looking closely. In ichat, each buddy group ALWAYS starts with white. Regardless of last color used in previous buddy group. Cosmetically, it doesn't look quite right on Yahoo! Messenger because it's not universal with iChat.

7. If you mouse-over area where time-stamps are supposed to be (but they are disabled) the time-stamp shows but the drawing is kind of funny and makes text jump around. Not sure if it's a bug or intentional but reporting just in case.

Unable to Reproduce:

*1. I noticed one of my ID's is completely blocked from signing into yahoo messenger 3.0b1, but it signs in fine with 2.5.3 as well as PC 7.5.0.819. On SAME computer, signing in on two other accounts works. it's only "mysticalosm" that indefinitely tries connecting and fails unless i choose firewalled. Which doesn't make sense. My other buddy-lists were able to show id online so i IMed it, sure enough i was able to exchange not only IMs but cam with this id. The messenger client just never realized id was signed in and never updated buddy-list or menu commands to reflect it. it was completely online but THOUGHT it was still connecting indefinitely. I thought I had found a solution by enabling/disabling buddy-list animation but this only worked ONCE...To this moment I have found NO way to get mysticalosm online again besides reverting to 2.5.3 or using PC 7.5 in boot camp.
UPDATE: Further investigating showed it was resolved by logging in and editing buddy-list (removing buddies awaiting authorization is what i did) while on HTTP proxy, then login on normal setting again works again for now.

2. Got an erratic behavior when trying to view cams, would make cam noise but NEVER attempt to connect to cam or even show a cam window. if a user invited me I'd also never see invite just hear cam noise and never get anything..Was only solved by deleting prefs file.

3. Buddy-list sometimes has UI issues. IE clicking ANYWHERE on it will open someone's "I'm mobile" url even if i clicked no where near it. This is only fixed by a relaunch of client. Another encountered UI issue, one time when cam was open it looked like the down arrow was stuck. the highlight cursor kept scrolling down buddy-list indefinitely even if i clicked, pressed up etc...had to relaunch this time too.

4. Sorting list by name/availability doesn't seem to be working, seems to only sort by name either way. (This only occurred with initial use, haven't been able to reproduce)

5. Possible ichat or yahoo messenger possible bug. I have ichat using custom sounds but when yahoo is open, ichat starts using regular sounds again.

6. Disconnects frequently on both wireless and wired connections on PPC and Intel Mac when no other programs are effected of which include amsn, ichat (Connected to aim and googletalk), and icq.

*7. A user was viewing my cam first. Sent me an invite to her cam. When i began to view her cam, she stopped seeing my image and instead my cam was actually broadcasting hers back to her. She was invisible when this happened as well as on PC Yahoo Messenger. Unknown steps to reproduce but definitely a serious bug.


Features:
*Major feature request.

1. Ability to disable nickname/full-name display and use yahoo id's only.

2. Ability to use classic sound sets if we don't like the new ichat inspired ones.

3. Tabbed IMs, ever used Chax for ichat? you'll learn to not live without it. Might also get more feature suggestions there ;)

4. Cam window detached as an option. Buddy-list integration should not be forced.

5. An easier way to adjust fonts/colors than by right clicking in text field or using menu-bar.

6. Classic IM format, Not everyone likes the way ichat does it. Ichat lets you make bubbles clear and put names on left etc to resemble classic format. We need that too as users..

7. Yahoo! 7.x or higher smiley set. the more 3d and better colors ones..as well as the new ones.
http://www.wackyb.co.nz/Yahoo_v7.5/

8. Some web-pages/forums use the improper yahoo:// handler instead of ymsgr like they are supposed to, most apps like adium and my 2.5.3 patch added it as a handler type too just so people can't complain and blame the program for not handling the url wrong..

9. Webcam viewer window statistics, the Sub bar that 2.5.3 had, time of last image received etc.

10. Seems to use address-book entries and yahoo address-book entries. But if you got an entry in yahoo address book that isn't in apples address-book. Should be able to save it to apples ;)

11. Brushed metal is ugly! Don't make me edit the nib files to get rid of it. A pref is very easy to code for this.

12. Color fades/effects on OUR typing not just buddies.

*13. Chat rooms. sure you heard these enough but it is a gimmie. Even if OS X doesn't have DSP truevoice built into OS do to licensing issues..can still have voiceless chat.

14. Ability to view a profile of someone that's not on list. Where you type in users name. Same with view a cam. IE "View Webcam..." "View Profile ..."

15. Voice chat. DSP truevoice for conferences/chat rooms last I knew still had licensing issues with Microsoft's right to codec in their OS and plus no Mac implementation of codec since OS 9's classic player. However Call voip protocol uses a different codec doesn't it? I can see that making it to a mac client.

*16. Menu consolidation. Too many menu's, I lose my plaxo and weather menu's on the PPC mac. Intel mac is wide screen so it's fine.

Last updated 07-09-06
[Version 3.0b1]



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MysticalOS had trouble on 13 Dec 2005
I think the number one reason people find problems with 3rd party disk utilities is that they don't follow the guideline of always run disk utility first on that volume. If possible, run from a volume that has most current version of system software and version of disk repair utility. Not everyone has two hard drives, and although you can use two partitions on a disk to repair one, i really don't think that concept is perfect, if there is any kind of hardware problem such as a bad sector your bound to lose data this way. Many programs that let you make bootable cds with up to date system software on them..hard drives are cheap too, just get a low/med capacity one to make as a minimal boot volume that you keep up to date, not just with system software but any hardware drivers. My hard drive is on a SCSI card so naturally those drivers are always current on ANY disk I'm repairing the drive with. ONLY time i ever had problems was booting off a cd that didn't have latest scsi drivers and disk utility had problems repairing drives successfully. But do everything possible to run from current OS X version. Especially when concidering updates like 10.4.3 which specificly note changes to hfs+. Want to make sure a disk used to repair this has these same changes. Just my two cents.
[Version 4.1.1]



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MysticalOS had trouble on 09 Dec 2005
Only lowered features and ease of use since they are not fully implemented yet. Broken feature sets have to count for something. Other then that pretty nice app. All those having trouble with it. It uses your video driver directly to render it. It's speed depends highly on performance of video card and CPU. So it would probably show various different speeds depending on hardware. As for the erratic behavior, Could be video drivers/opengl not current? IE 10.3.9 mac users? 10.4 has substantial improvements to stability and speed of opengl and graphics drivers, and each 10.4 incremental update has only improved it further. If you're not on 10.4.3 it wouldn't be fair to even complain at all..If you are on 10.4.3, It's time to beef up mac. Now adays you can up a pretty old mac pretty cheap. This app runs very fast on my G4733 just cause I put a 2ghz cpu update in that's like 300 dollars and a geforce 4ti card. I'm good until intel macs are perfected. :)
[Version 3.1.0371]



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