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    Anyone play Bioshock via BootCamp ?
    I played the demo on my MacBook Pro the other day, decided to purchase it from Circuit City tonight for $39.99.

    Anyone know if I can update my graphics drivers with the latest from Nvidias site, or do I have to use the Bootcamp drivers?

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    I too want to know if downloading the new drivers via the nvidia website is possible...I have the 2.4ghz 15" macbook pro as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtech View Post
    I too want to know if downloading the new drivers via the nvidia website is possible...I have the 2.4ghz 15" macbook pro as well.
    I tried using the nvidia drivers from their website, doesnt work. When trying to install, it states "Cannot find compatible hardware".

    Guess I will download the latest BootCamp drivers.

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    My brother plays Bioshock on his new iMac, works great at Medium Settings (on High it gets choppy when the action starts).

    I tried the ATi drivers, but like you said, they didn't work. Though the Boot Camp drivers do a pretty good job.

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    Leopard Bootcamp Drivers
    I have a brand new 15" MBP with Leopard and Bootcamp w/ XP. XP is fully updated. A Windows game says that it thinks my graphics drivers (8600M GT) are outdated.

    My question is, do I manage those drivers through Leopard or XP? In other words, should I use XP to download the drivers directly from NVIDIA, or should I do this through the MacOS side? I'm a bit confused since Bootcamp put them on there to begin with.

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    DONT update your drivers from the Nvidia page. When i did that i got BSODs non stop. Boot camp's drivers are great.

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    I called the company and asked if Bioshock would work on an Intel Mac and they said no, the DVD drive is different. I explained all about Boot Camp and everything, but they still said no, forget it. So I'm stunned somebody has it working.

    I stupidly bought Bioshock before checking. I have a Mac Book Pro running Leopard. I have VMWare Fusion running with Windows XP, but don't have Boot Camp running yet. Tried to at least have a look at the game using Fusion, but it failed as soon as it tried to access the DVD. Is there some secret to getting it working?

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    There is nothing different about the optical drive on a Mac compared to a PC. That guy you spoke to on the phone is an idiot.

    A Mac's hardware is essentially the same as any PC, so if you install Windows via Boot Camp, you can get anything to work on it like you would on a similarly specced PC. I would suggest installing Windows via Boot Camp and then installing BioShock. I guarantee that it'll work.

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    Good news, thanks. I'll give it a try.

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    is it possible to get bioshock to work on a macbook, even just a little bit?

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    Highly doubtful. BioShock is a pretty intense game and needs at least some sort of dedicated video card to work at even the lowest settings. On-board video doesn't stand a chance at performing a similar task.

    You could always install Windows and then try out the demo, though if I were to guess, it's not going to work.

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    It worked on my MBP. I'm just using the Boot Camp drivers and everything seems great. Game looks awesome.

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    I've updated all my drivers on the mac windoze partition

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    Looks like if you want to update your Boot Camp video drivers you should go through Apple. Here's the latest .exe I found from them. Anyone know of a more recent one?

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=306891

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