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  1. #1

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    Jun 04, 2008
    game for MacBook Pro
    i have a macbook pro 17", brand new only a week or two old. i installed windows xp on it to mostly play games, and i installed battle for middle earth two. when i try to play though, it says i need to make sure i meet the minimum requirements, have directx 9 or higher, and have hardware acceleration turned off. i have absolutely no idea where to go from here because i thought all this was resolved already and that i would be able to play right away. anyone know how i can get this game to work?

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    How did you install XP? Boot Camp partition, Fusion, Parallels? Assuming you installed XP in its own partition using Boot Camp, have you installed all the proper drivers from your Leopard DVD? (Paying special attention to the graphics driver)

    BTW, hardware acceleration can usually be turned off and on by utilizing the Control Panel applet provided by the Windows graphics driver. Normally, it's turned on by default.


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    christm's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 18, 2005
    Devon, England
    ibook g4, imac 2ghz c2d, mbp 2.4ghz c2d - 10.5.1
    If its on bootcamp it should work fine. Thats what I do on my 15" MBP. Make sure you have Direct X *latest version* installed. Should be fine.

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Aug 04, 2007
    Try Start, Run, DxDiag.exe to see what version of DirectX you have installed and click on Display tab to see if your graphics card or chipset matches the min requirements for games. Intel chipsets are usually rubbish for high end games.

  5. #5

    Member Since
    Jun 04, 2008
    i just went to the microsoft site and downloaded the latest version of directx. i tried to turn off the hardware acceleration but i cant find it.

  6. #6

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    Jun 04, 2008
    here is the graphics stuff
    GeForce 8600M GT:

    Chipset Model: GeForce 8600M GT
    Type: Display
    Bus: PCIe
    PCIe Lane Width: x16
    VRAM (Total): 512 MB
    Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)
    Device ID: 0x0407
    Revision ID: 0x00a1
    ROM Revision: 3212
    Color LCD:
    Display Type: LCD
    Resolution: 1920 x 1200
    Depth: 32-bit Color
    Built-In: Yes
    Core Image: Hardware Accelerated
    Main Display: Yes
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    Quartz Extreme: Supported
    Display Connector:
    Status: No display connected

  7. #7

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    Jun 04, 2008
    i am using parallels too

  8. #8

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    Jun 04, 2008
    i was able to turn off the hardware acceleration but it still didnt work

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