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so ive read that macs have gaming problems
that you cant play many games on the mac

just want to clear it up whether its tue you can only use a fraction of the games out there or if you can use them all or what

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on an intel mac running bootcamp, that meets the requirements of a given game, you should be able to run pretty much any "windows" game.

the selection designed to run on OS X natively is much smaller.

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so you cant just install the game onto the mac without boot camp??
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It has to be made for OS X to run on OS X or made for Windows to run on Windows. It's just that most game makers opt for Windows because the user base of OS X isn't very big. However, the OS X user base is getting a lot bigger and many big game makers like EA are beginning to make OS X versions of their games.

If there's a Windows-only games you want to play, you can run Windows via Bootcamp and play them. I play Counter Strike on my Macbook Pro and it runs really well. It would be more helpful to know which games you're interested in.

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I have an iMac running boot camp and it has run every game I have tried fantastically well.
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Intel OS X - play games for Intel Macs.
Power PC OS X - play older games for PPC Macs.
PC games - play any PC game on Windows, installed through Bootcamp.

If you're serious about games, install Windows and play PC games on your Mac.
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