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Old July 12th, 2006, 09:14 AM
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Originally posted by Uncle Bob:
NBOS Software's Fractal Mapper for me.
http://pages.sbcglobal.net/blyle/Deckplans.htm
I like the vertical designs. One question: how do you sleep in the sit-up berths? Are they long enough to lie down / wide enough to curl up in, or do you have to sleep in a sitting position?
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Yes, CC3 does run on my 98 box... (I finally got motivated). Runs fast, but not stable.
Did you buy it, or is it a demo?

What do you think of it so far? I'm not quite ready to make the plunge.
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Old July 12th, 2006, 11:57 PM
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I got it as a free ugrade to CC2.

A lot of one's appreciation for CC depends upon if one can handle the mode of operation:

1) select tool or action
2) set parameters if needed.
3) select affected items.
4) select do it
5) select destination if needed.

As opposed to "normal" drawing tools:
1) select objects to be affected
2) select action
3) select parameters
4) select target location.

I've not played with CC3 much, but it looks VERY much the same.

CC2 is POW-ER-FUL. It can be awkward for some, but it does have wonderful precision. Since it is built on a CAD engine, it feels a lot like "Autocad for Gamers."

There is no Mac version, so I have a win98 laptop and desktop solely for doing CC2/3.

as I said, 3 is faster on the desktop than 2 was. Which was a surprise.
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Old July 13th, 2006, 03:01 AM
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Why did You get a free update ?
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</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Uncle Bob:
NBOS Software's Fractal Mapper for me.
http://pages.sbcglobal.net/blyle/Deckplans.htm
I like the vertical designs. One question: how do you sleep in the sit-up berths? Are they long enough to lie down / wide enough to curl up in, or do you have to sleep in a sitting position? </font>[/QUOTE]Thanks for those kind words.

The sit-up berth extends behind the circular fan opening, so there is room to lie down. The US Navy version appears too narrow to curl up, but it can be wider.
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I got it as a free ugrade to CC2.

A lot of one's appreciation for CC depends upon if one can handle the mode of operation:

CC2 is POW-ER-FUL. It can be awkward for some, but it does have wonderful precision. Since it is built on a CAD engine, it feels a lot like "Autocad for Gamers."

There is no Mac version, so I have a win98 laptop and desktop solely for doing CC2/3.

as I said, 3 is faster on the desktop than 2 was. Which was a surprise.
Yeah, how did you get the freebie? I have to pay an upgrade price...

But I agree with you on CC2. It has taken me a while to get used to the interface, but once you understand what it is that you are doing, it can be a breeze to get something done. I come from the second "world" you describe, so the transition was a bit rough. Had I spent more time using CAD software in the past, I'm sure it would not have been as bad.
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Has anyone had the opportunity to assess the performance of CC2/CC3 on an Intel iMac using Boot Camp or Parallels?
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</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Aramis:
I got it as a free ugrade to CC2.

Yeah, how did you get the freebie? I have to pay an upgrade price...
</font>[/QUOTE]Bought CC2 close enough to release. IIUC, if you bought an expansion recently, you might get a comp on it, too, but I'm not certain.

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But I agree with you on CC2. It has taken me a while to get used to the interface, but once you understand what it is that you are doing, it can be a breeze to get something done. I come from the second "world" you describe, so the transition was a bit rough. Had I spent more time using CAD software in the past, I'm sure it would not have been as bad.
I'm also from the second paradigm, but I LIKE CC2.

Word of Warning on CC3: You MUST be connected to the net to install. &lt;GRUMBLE&gt; It remote verifies the SN with Profantasy.

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Has anyone had the opportunity to assess the performance of CC2/CC3 on an Intel iMac using Boot Camp or Parallels?
I won't be able to afford an intel iMac until October.

But I can say that CC (dos version) runs just fine (if slow) under DOS Box for Mac.
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Ah, OK. I bought mine a while ago. Still can't complain about the price, tho.

Any features jump out at you as a significant update from a user standpoint?
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Old July 14th, 2006, 05:19 AM
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yup: bitmap textures are available.

Much easier startup for new maps. Fractal doesn't feel as good, though.

Looks almost identical in interface.

Crashes slightly more often in win98... but hey, it RUNS in 98!

Redraw is faster.

trim doesn't work so well.
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