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29 January 2010 @ 08:40 pm
THE DREAM IS DEAD  
Ughhhh... so, I can't get Star Trek Online, and I spent $80 and wasted a crap ton of time. Witness the steps of the technology demons PWNING ME.

Little Red: "Star Trek Online has BONUSES if you pre-order! Like playing a JOINED TRILL in a CLASSIC TREK MINISKIRT! It's truly, truly the greatest thing ever to happen in a computer game, ever. But I have to do it before February 1st."

Technology Demons: "Star Trek Online does not have a mac-compatible version so you can't play it. NYAH."

LR: "No problem! That's why they created Boot Camp on intel macs, which I have, which can totally let you partition your drive and install Windows!"

TD: "You don't have enough space on your drive, SUCKER! Try owning less crappy music!"

LR: *shells out $80 on external hard drive to hold media*

TD: "FAIL! Your computer will not partition because it is FRAGGED. And I don't have a defrag button!"

LR: "AHA! But I have an external drive now! I can clone my operating system and files to my external drive, reformat my hard disk, and reinstall everything. Result: YOU ARE SO DEFRAGGED."

TD: "... okay fine, I will let you partition your drive now."

LR: "Excellent! Now to install Windows."

TD: "PSYCH! Your internal optical drive has suddenly and terminally busted!"

LR: "... I WILL BUY AN EXTERNAL CD DRIVE IF I HAVE TO AND THEN RETURN IT THE NEXT DAY."

TD: "Too bad! You can't install windows from an external drive! Nyahhhh."

LR: "WHAT!?"

TD: "It's a Windows thing."

LR: "OK, OK, I got this one. I will take my BOYFRIEND's macbook, defrag it using clone/wipe/reinstall system, partition it, install windows on THAT, use winclone to clone THAT windows operating system, AND THEN INSTALL IT ON MY COMPUTER."

TD: "That will work! Except then you'll need to insert your Mac OS install disk to install the drivers needed to recognize the USB ports."

LR: "... so you're saying that before I install the drivers, using an external drive connected by USB, it will not be able to read external drives connected by USB."

TD: "Yes. The internet suggests you fix your freaking internal drive."

LR: "How much will that cost?"

TD: "Eh. $400."

LR: *surrenders very sadly to future with no Star Trek Online*

Except, instead of a conversation, this took all week. I MIGHT CRY.

ETA: Because the sunk cost fallacy is a lie, we're now considering trying cloning the Windows partition from Das Boy's computer and the drivers. Why do I feel like I'm being had?
 
 
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entertaining in a disturbing waylyssie on January 30th, 2010 04:56 am (UTC)
*snuggles* BAH!
Lanna: Trek Girls Kickasslanna_kitty on January 30th, 2010 05:25 am (UTC)
omg I saw this and freaked out a little and then realized it wasn't because of anything we did here *sighs in relief*

I'm pretty sure you can get it to work on a mac. I think oparu finally did. provided of course you get around the whole hardware thing.

Little Red: b5 - ivanova oven - crazybeemylittleredgirl on January 30th, 2010 06:08 am (UTC)
Do you akshully work for Cryptic, or for an associated company? What do you do for them? YOU ARE SO AWESOME OMG I WANT TO SQUEE MORE SPECIFICALLY.

Yes, I'm pretty sure I could get it to work, because Boot Camp means that Windows runs natively, so it's just like having a PC... mostly. Though my mac is a 2-year-old laptop, so it might not work well even then. Also, I HAVE NO OPTICAL DRIIIIIIVE.

STAR TREK ONLINE, YOU TORMENT ME WITH YOUR AWESOME.
Lanna: Trek Girls Kickasslanna_kitty on January 30th, 2010 06:18 am (UTC)
lol. Yes I actually work for them. most of the flist don't give a flying fuck about video games XD

Opal: tng b/jl hugglesoparu on January 30th, 2010 11:25 am (UTC)
my laptop is old, and running STO makes it noisy....but it does run. (it wasn't fragged though)
Opal: tng b/jl i love youoparu on January 30th, 2010 11:25 am (UTC)
and I'm a mac...running windows makes me feel dirty and I ONLY do it for STO
Clydesuzvoy on January 30th, 2010 08:57 am (UTC)
D: *clings*
Ridiculously Fanatic: voy janeway by caffeynel_ani on January 30th, 2010 10:54 am (UTC)
Oh man, that sucks!! Goddamn technology. D: