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Anyone play Bioshock via BootCamp ?


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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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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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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 A Windows game says that it thinks my graphics drivers (8600M GT) are outdated.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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