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I was told that now Macs are using Intel Processors that I would be able to play PC games through virtual PC. Is this true and if so, will the games run properly?

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Actually the counterpart of the virtual pc is BooTCamp. With BootCamp, you will be able to have another partition in your computer (Windows). So to answer your question, yes all Windows games will run..
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Actually probably more accurately, the counterpart to Virtual PC is Parallels desktop.

It lets you run OS X simultaneously with Windows XP. Boot camp enables you to setup a dual boot system.
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nope, now you can use crossover and run wndows games through os x http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxmac/

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I would suggest checking the following link for compatability issues before jumping onto the crossover train.

http://www.codeweavers.com/compatibi.../cat/?cat_id=2
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Crossover is still very experimental, rely on bootcamp for full compatibility with windows, crossover is for early adopters and daredevils, but I wouldn't call it reliable.
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Crossover is still very experimental, rely on bootcamp for full compatibility with windows,
I would take that a step further and say to rely on a Windows-designed/intended PC for full compatibility with Windows.
BootCamp itself is still technically a beta software.

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It is still in beta, but unless you're going to run business-critical software on there, I wouldn't worry so much about the 'beta' part.

The only time boot camp could mess up is during the actual installation, and it's recommended you back up beforehand anyway.

Worst case scenario: You can't run your games immediately... but it'll work on the second try.
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Hi,
I was told that now Macs are using Intel Processors that I would be able to play PC games through virtual PC. Is this true and if so, will the games run properly?

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This great write up will help you:

Running Windows on a Mac: A Switcher's Guide

Crossover is bleeding-edge technology at the moment, while Boot Camp has been around for a while so there are lots of write-ups to learn from.
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