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Buy games for mac or PC and run boot camp?


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Well I finally upgraded my MacBook to a 24inch iMac. I'm looking to get a few games now. Im wondering is it worth it to order the mac version of games from the apple site or just buy the PC version in town run boot camp? (No one in town sells games for mac)

Is there any difference? Will I see better performance in mac over bootcamp with windows xp?
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The vast majority of games don't get ported to Mac. So, if one of your main reasons for buying the iMac is to run games, then installing Windows via Boot Camp is your best bet.

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What im wondering is will I see any performance increase by buying the mac version of a game if I can. Or just forget it and go PC.
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What im wondering is will I see any performance increase by buying the mac version of a game if I can. Or just forget it and go PC.
Probably not: Most games are written for Windows and then ported to the Mac. Some of the newer titles actually run special code that basically makes them believe they're running on Windows.

I prefer the Mac versions if they're available simply because they save me the hassle of a reboot.
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