Nano Hog 4 on a Mac Mini

Anyone running Hog PC on a Mac?
If so, how's it going?

I am reviewing a spec that calls for a Nano Hog 4 via a Mac Mini running Hog 4 PC.



Comments

  • jxgriffijxgriffi Registered User, DL Beta, Hog Beta
    Answered on LN but here it is again:

    I run Hog4PC on a MBP in bootcamp mode (NOT parallels) with no issues.

    Used on it on shows, used it for pre-preprogramming, with wings and without.

    I have not used it via parallels because parallels doesn't give you all of the resources that you get in Bootcamp.
  • ChrisTallChrisTall Registered User, DL Beta
    Hey griffi,

    Yes, I just saw the posts on the LN.
    And knowing that you endorse it gives it a lot more street cred!

    Thanks man.

  • jxgriffijxgriffi Registered User, DL Beta, Hog Beta
    HAHA Thanks…

    Yeah I only carry a MBP anymore. Like I mentioned above, Bootcamp is the way to go. If it's a quick patch check or something, I'll use Parallels, but there are far too many issues using parallels with ANYTHING PC not just Hog to consider it even remotely show safe.

  • ChrisTallChrisTall Registered User, DL Beta
    This is for a fixed install in our church so it will be set to always boot to PC mode via Bootcamp.
    Just running two dozen desk channels and about 30 LED fixtures, Pars and tape.

    Easy peasy!

  • MLorenzMLorenz Registered User, Hog Beta
    I also have it running on 2 MacMini, one with XP and one with Win7, both via bootcamp.
    Works without any problems.
  • ChrisTallChrisTall Registered User, DL Beta
    Thanks Lorenz!
  • Just understand that while many users do in fact use it in this method, it should be stated out-right, that it is technically not supported as it has never been made to work and tested. CMA reply :-)

    Best Regards,
  • jxgriffijxgriffi Registered User, DL Beta, Hog Beta
    Curious Paul…as, when it's in bootcamp, it is basically a windows machine (and no longer a Mac) why it would be unsupported? I can understand using Parallels or any virtual machine, but why not under Bootcamp?

  • It's a fair question. Unfortunately I'm not the best person to answer anything as it relates to anything Mac. I bet the test guys can elaborate more, but I know that historically this is something that hasn't never been flushed out and officially tested, therefore the reply to use with general caution.
  • jxgriffijxgriffi Registered User, DL Beta, Hog Beta
    Got it…makes sense. But yes, under Bootcamp, you basically partition your hard drive as a bootable Windows computer. No longer Mac in any sense of the word. That's why I made sure I said no to Parallels and any "virtual" machine. But thanks for the clarification.
  • ChrisTallChrisTall Registered User, DL Beta
    edited December 2014
    Oh the good old days of PC/XT/AT vs Mac.
    It's not so clear anymore is it.



  • MLorenzMLorenz Registered User, Hog Beta
    One thing is still that a boot-camped Mac has no BIOS, still uses EFI, graphic and other drivers/hardware are very specific etc.... Might be a reason.
    I never had any problems. The hardware is way more high level than some cheap "real" PCs
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