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    Unhappy [Parallels] Can't Play Games?
    Hey Mac Fourms!

    I just got my parallels cd and I installed my Windows, and Parallels tools and what I wanted. Now, I wanted to play Need For Speed Most Wanted (black edition) and I install it. I press the icon to play and it says that i should put in the cd and restart the application....The cd was in (cd1 which is correct) and it still says it doesnt work. Can anyone help my problem? Thanks guys!

    Aminiman

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    Parallels doesn't support 3D graphics yet
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    darn...thanks anyways

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    Have you heard if they are going to update this?

    The other day I downloaded a free trial version and this is what I was demoing it for was to see how it played games. I was wanting to play WarCraft and SIMCITY 4. I have already dropped my SC4 and had the same errors that Aminiman had.

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    Seriously, it doesn't support 3d graphics? I just ordered an MBP with parallels thinking I'd use it for games. Oh well, I'm getting it for free anyway with rebates. Guess I'll just have to use boot camp.

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    The latest (beta) version of Parallels allows you to boot off a Bootcamp partition. Bootcamp, because it boots straight into Windows, does support hardware-accelerated graphics and hence games. Being able to share a single Windows installation between the two environments prevents you from having to use the extra disk space that two installs would take.

    I'm not sure how this affects the Windows Activation process, since booting back and forth would make Windows believe that you've changed hardware and require a new activation (presumably, each time you swap back and forth).

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    If you check inside windows, parallels only provides a 8mb graphic card. so even if that were to allow 3d extensions and so forth... what kind of 3d would 8mb allow for??? simcity 2000? thats not even 3d, its an isometric grid that looks like 3d

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    Oh Well, glad I only used a trial version and didn't pay for it yet. I'll just get Leopard when it drops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chimpur View Post
    If you check inside windows, parallels only provides a 8mb graphic card. so even if that were to allow 3d extensions and so forth... what kind of 3d would 8mb allow for??? simcity 2000? thats not even 3d, its an isometric grid that looks like 3d
    It's not designed for gaming, but to be fair I have got the following games to work

    - HL 1
    - Unreal
    - Unreal Tourmament GOTYE
    - Quake II

    The games ran better than they ever did on the original PC hardware I played them on. OK, so they're ancient, but you can get older OpenGL games working.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddy View Post
    Have you heard if they are going to update this?
    They are already working on an update for 3D support. I run Parallels RC2, and I am not able to play any newer games, yet. However, one of the most recently made games that I can play on it is the Original Sims and its seven expansion packs (its not as new as The Sims 2, but it does not require as much 3D support).

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