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    iMac game installation
    hi i would like to know if I can install any regular game (non-mac version..though there is a written mac system requirements on the box) without using bootcamp? thanks

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    If there is written Mac system requirements on the box...then it's probably a "hybrid" game disk...which will install on both a Windows or Macintosh computer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    If there is written Mac system requirements on the box...then it's probably a "hybrid" game disk...which will install on both a Windows or Macintosh computer.

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    do most games have a mac system requirements written on the box or just some of the games?thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie591 View Post
    do most games have a mac system requirements written on the box or just some of the games?thanks
    Only the ones that are meant to be installable on a Macintosh. There really wouldn't be a point of putting Macintosh system requirements on a box if it couldn't be installed on a Mac.

    For example:

    - only Windows system requirements on a box (can only be installed on a Windows computer)
    - only Macintosh system requirements on a box (can only be installed on a Macintosh)
    - both Windows & Macintosh system requirements on a box (then the disk has installers for both a Windows & Macintosh computer)...this is known as a "hybrid" install disk

    HTH,

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