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how to play pc games on my mac osx 10.5.5


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This is my first mac computer and I am having a hard time working with it.I would really be grateful for some tips on this issue.
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You gotta tell us your computer specs like cpu speed, gfx card, amount of ram and obviously what mac you have.

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Have u installed windows on it btw?

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Have u installed windows on it btw?
you don't have to have windows installed to play PC games. You can buy (or try) Crossover.

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Same problem.Let me tell you what i have been doing first.
Macbook Pro 17",dual core 2.93.
vid card is Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT 512.
i generally have Vusion ware allocate the Windows software at 1 proc with about 2 G of ram.
The game i'm trying to play is Empires of Total War.It meets the minimum specs on the box.
The game boots to teh first screen then locks up!The whole system crashes then.
Can anyone help me here?
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Although Fusion can run some games well, most need to run from native Windows. I believe you're probably going to have to install Windows using Boot Camp if you intend to run Total War. The crash is occurring because of the lack of graphics support when in Fusion.

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I have yet to find any modern 3D-based game that runs well in either VMWare or Parallels.

My only other comment would be to consider Mac versions of the games you want to play, there are more and more ports now that developers can use technologies like Cider to easily bring a game over.

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So how are people playing these games ont eh MBP then?Bootcamp you say?Im shocked!
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Why are you shocked? It only makes sense that applications and games will run much better when in a native environment, where they can take advantage of everything the computer has to offer. Virtualization is great for simple programs, but obviously games will run better natively.
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i have a noob question:

HOW WELL does windows run natively on a mac?

im an oldschool pc user/gamer, but im also a professional designer, and now that its time to get a new machine its either a mac pro or another custom pc.

so my worries are mostly about the old, ooold games (like my favourite game, fallout tactics, from the year 2000), and also custom-made PC software.

so are there ANY further problems when running windows on mac hardware, or does windows not really give a **** as long as i use boot camp?

also, when im using HARDWARE which does not support mac, will it still work when im natively in windows?

please tell your experiences!
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i have a noob question:

HOW WELL does windows run natively on a mac?

im an oldschool pc user/gamer, but im also a professional designer, and now that its time to get a new machine its either a mac pro or another custom pc.

so my worries are mostly about the old, ooold games (like my favourite game, fallout tactics, from the year 2000), and also custom-made PC software.

so are there ANY further problems when running windows on mac hardware, or does windows not really give a **** as long as i use boot camp?

also, when im using HARDWARE which does not support mac, will it still work when im natively in windows?

please tell your experiences!
Windows runs fine on an Intel Mac. When it comes right down to it, these are high-end PCs. Apple provides hardware drivers with Boot Camp to facilitate installing and using Windows, but you don't HAVE to stick with those drivers once Windows is installed. Just get the latest/greatest drivers from nVidia or ATI for much improved graphics rendering performance. It's no different whatsoever from any other PC, except for Macs not being made with cheap cruddy buggy hardware.


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