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OS 10.5 - Stupid question: Macs can play PC games, right?


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Along with PS3/Xbox/Wii, there's always the PC version. Macs can handle these, right? If so, can anyone recommend a Mac-friendly controller to play them with?
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wha? games are usually platform specific. though you may have games that are ported and end up on multiple systems, each version of the game is designed for a specific OS/console.
so no, a game designed for windows can't work on a mac under OS X. but using bootcamp, or less preferably a VM or parallels you can run windows on your mac and run a windows game via that. otherwise, you would have to find a "Mac" version of the game.

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You could try crossover, see if they support the game. Plus you don't need a windows license.
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I wouldn't touch Crossover products at this stage. The performance and quality are much worse than running the games natively on Windows via Boot Camp. It's cause of the Wine3D implementation and the fact that you can only get so far with reverse engineering.

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'PC' version means Windows.

You need to install Windows on your machine: Apple - Mac OS X Leopard - Features - Boot Camp
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