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    3D games on parallels?
    I have parallels with windows vista on it, but it wont run certain games (Counter Strike Source, Age of Mythology to be exact) CSS doesnt even open, but AOM gives me a message that says my video card isnt compatable with the game. Is there anyway to fix it, or should i go the bootcamp way to be able to run either of the games?

    Thanks.

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    What version of Parallels are you running? From what I understand, Parallels 3.0 is the only one that has 3D graphics support - and I'm not sure that it 100% works properly.

    Your best option is BootCamp, if you want to game.
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    I downloaded the new one, which im using for the 15 day free trial, but i dont want to buy it in full if i cant run these games on it.

    BootCamp can run any games on it though correct?

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    Parallels 3 will only emulate DirectX 8, by all accounts. BootCamp will run virtually anything, I'm running Oblivion and Tomb Raider Anniversary quite nicely on an iMac.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knightlie View Post
    Parallels 3 will only emulate DirectX 8, by all accounts. BootCamp will run virtually anything, I'm running Oblivion and Tomb Raider Anniversary quite nicely on an iMac.
    That is not quite correct i think... I am running Direct X 9.c and quite a few games are working with it like all of the Medal Of Honor series, the original Call Of Duty, and Doom 3 all work on my machine.

    The majority of the games i have tried that don't work, do however usually give an error message about direct X so not really sure just what the problem is, but they are working on it... 2.5 wouldn't run anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    That is not quite correct i think... I am running Direct X 9.c and quite a few games are working with it like all of the Medal Of Honor series, the original Call Of Duty, and Doom 3 all work on my machine.

    The majority of the games i have tried that don't work, do however usually give an error message about direct X so not really sure just what the problem is, but they are working on it... 2.5 wouldn't run anything.
    My mistake. Some reports stated that DXDiag was reporting a DirectX 8 graphics card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    That is not quite correct i think... I am running Direct X 9.c and quite a few games are working with it like all of the Medal Of Honor series, the original Call Of Duty, and Doom 3 all work on my machine.

    The majority of the games i have tried that don't work, do however usually give an error message about direct X so not really sure just what the problem is, but they are working on it... 2.5 wouldn't run anything.
    Really???? The ONLY reason I use BootCamp is to play LOTRO, which requires DirectX 9.0c... I had also heard that Parallels 3.0 would only support DirectX 8.1 .

    This is very good news if you are correct!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RIDE View Post
    Really???? The ONLY reason I use BootCamp is to play LOTRO, which requires DirectX 9.0c... I had also heard that Parallels 3.0 would only support DirectX 8.1 .

    This is very good news if you are correct!!!!
    It may not be a full implementation, so some games might work and some might not.
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