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PC games on MAC?

Discussion in 'Mac - General discussion' started by sturgee, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. sturgee

    sturgee Regular member

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    Is there any way at all that i can play PC games made for Windows XP on my Mac?
    i am currently running mac OS X 10.4.10.
    Thank you
     
  2. tokaido

    tokaido Guest

    yes if you have an intel mac.
    then you have to download virtual pc from the microsoft site or boot camp and buy the full windows software then you can run windows in partitions and play your games.
     
  3. sturgee

    sturgee Regular member

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    thank you for your reply. i have a brand new macbook- with an intel base. could you expain simply how to do it (i am a beginner!)
    what exact software do i need to put on my mac?
    i just want to run pc games that i have

     
  4. trigga71

    trigga71 Regular member

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    i would use bootcamp or find the mac version if there is one. Bootcamp is easy to install just download it and follow the on screen instructions. Its a free download from apple.com
     
  5. tucker001

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    you can also use parallels or virtualbox but you need a lot of ram
     
  6. sturgee

    sturgee Regular member

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    thanks for that, has anybody used 'bootcamp'? i want to know how succesful it is before i put it on my mac as applecare does not support it.
    apparently Leopard has bootcamp already on it, is it worth waiting for that, and do you think i will get a free upgrade from my os x 10.4.10? i have only had my mac for a couple of months. (should have waited til october!)
     
  7. tucker001

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    with bootcamp it should be pretty good because almost all the mac components these days are the exact same as pc components
     
  8. tokaido

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    the only bad thing I've heard about boot camp is that it is just a little buggy.. No idea why but thats what i've been told
     
  9. djrazor

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    I would disagree to bootcamp being buggy, I have xp service pack 2 installed and play Command and Conquer 3 on it all the time, no slow downs or anything.

    using bootcamp basically lets you format your hard drive and then install Windows on it, it also lets you burn a driver CD or DVD so you can use the Mac Hardware to it's full potential.

    check out http://www.apple.com/macosx/bootcamp/ and download the latest version, which at this time is 1.4 beta

    oh and fyi, Leopard (the next version of OS X) will have boot camp built-in.

    p.s: If you plan on using Vista you can't use VM Ware or Paralells Desktop due to the Licensing agreement, only Boot Camp is legally allowed to install Vista on a Mac
     
  10. Londor

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    Not true. You can legally use Vista with VMWare and Parallels because both let you use your existing BootCamp partition as a virtual machine.

    Anyway who gives a edited by ddp about the EULA. If I buy a program I will use it wherever I want and not where Microsoft says I should.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    Londor, post edited due to language.
     
  12. trigga71

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    i have had no problems with boot camp. I would stay with XP home or pro SP2
     

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