New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Switcher Hangout The place for switchers to discuss their new machines, and how to work with OS X. General support can be had here for newbie stuff, like "How do I restart my new iMac?" :)

Gaming in Windows via bootcamp- STALKER


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Future Mac 88

 
Member Since: Jun 10, 2009
Posts: 6
Future Mac 88 is on a distinguished road

Future Mac 88 is offline
Hey guys I am using a 24inch iMac with a 3.06ghz processor, HD4850 GFX card, 4GB ram, etc etc.
I have windows (yuck) xp installed bootcamp, and Ive tried installing stalker shadow of chernobyl on the partition, and it installs fine but wont load. Ive heard all these horror stories that it refuses to load because of outdated drivers etc, and since im running bootcamp I cant update drivers for my hardware since its done via the OSX app CD you get with the machine, so what do I do?

Ive searched for remedies online and they dont have any indication of what to do if using bootcamp, if that will actually be an issue at all. Any ideas guys?

I paid 30 GBP for the game and the manager wont let me take it back as its a pc game .
QUOTE Thanks
DragonLance

 
Member Since: Aug 18, 2009
Location: UK/Belgium
Posts: 157
DragonLance is an unknown at this point

DragonLance is offline
since you say "installing on the partition" it sounds like you tried to do this outside windows?
Load windows and instal from there if you didn't: make sure you installed the drivers from the apple CD (making sure you have all the updates). If you haven't got the CD, you need it, unless it's available for downloading somewhere :S .
The game also needs to be XP compatible etc.

Waiting for the game that takes full advantage of a 124bit, 3.5GHz, 8-core, 64Gig-RAM system.
QUOTE Thanks
Alexis

 
Alexis's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 20, 2006
Posts: 2,255
Alexis is a jewel in the roughAlexis is a jewel in the roughAlexis is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: Al iMac 20" 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo

Alexis is offline
You need to download the latest drivers and use Mobility Modder to convert them.

Link: NVIDIA Mobility Modder - DriverHeaven.net
QUOTE Thanks
DriftNismo

 
DriftNismo's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 26, 2008
Location: London, UK
Posts: 225
DriftNismo will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs:  13" MacBook Air w/ 1.8GHz i7 & 4GB, iPhone 5S 32GB Gold

DriftNismo is offline
Either way, XP seems to have a lot of problems when it comes to using it with bootcamp. If nothing else works, just install Windows 7 RC1; that has drivers for pretty much everything and I've been gaming on it for a few months now.

 13" MacBook Air | 1.8Ghz i7 | 4GB | 256GB SSD | OS X 10.9.5 
 iPhone 5S | Gold | 32GB 
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 40,138
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, OS X Mavericks

chscag is offline
Seems like a lot of unnecessary work especially since the "Modder" will not run without first installing Microsoft Net Frame.

To the OP:

You can try downloading the Boot Camp 2.1 update from Apple as that contains later drivers than the original BC 2.0. Note, BC 2.1 is a Windows executable file and must be run from within Windows.

Or:

Just boot into Windows XP and go to the nVidia site and download their latest driver set for your graphics chipset. Install them from within Windows. If that doesn't work, you can try the "Modder" thing.

Let us know.

Regards.
QUOTE Thanks
Future Mac 88

 
Member Since: Jun 10, 2009
Posts: 6
Future Mac 88 is on a distinguished road

Future Mac 88 is offline
Hey guys. To the First Poster: Sorry I wasnt very clear, I meant I installed it within windows, not on the partition from the Mac OS. I cant use the FAT file sharing system as Im using over 50gb.

I downloaded Boot Camp 2.1 and it worked! The game runs, I'm getting great FPS with all settings as high as possible except some things dont work as the patch isnt up to date. Considering its an old game, the graphics are pretty good, now I have computer powerful enough to run it.

However, the sound does not work. Grr. Any ideas?

2009 Alu iMac 24inch, 3.06ghz, 4gb Ram, 640gb HDD, ATI HD4850, iPhone 3G 16gb White, Bose Companion 3 Speaker System. Panasonic TH-42PZ81U TV, PS3, Xbox 360, Sky+ HD, SCPT560 5.1 Surround Sound System + Airport Express.Love airport express.Snow Leopard on its way! Preorder baby.
QUOTE Thanks
dmccloud

 
Member Since: Aug 30, 2009
Location: Anchorage, AK
Posts: 145
dmccloud has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: 15" MacBook Pro (Late-2011), 2.4 GHz Core i7, 8GB RAM, 750GB HDD

dmccloud is offline
You can download the current nvidia drivers for your laptop card from nvidia.com - no modifications are needed when installing in Windows under Boot Camp.
QUOTE Thanks
Nethfel

 
Member Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posts: 2,109
Nethfel is a glorious beacon of lightNethfel is a glorious beacon of lightNethfel is a glorious beacon of lightNethfel is a glorious beacon of lightNethfel is a glorious beacon of lightNethfel is a glorious beacon of light
Mac Specs: Late 2013 rMBP, i7, 750m gpu, OSX versions 10.9.3, 10.10

Nethfel is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmccloud View Post
You can download the current nvidia drivers for your laptop card from nvidia.com - no modifications are needed when installing in Windows under Boot Camp.
The OP has an ATI chip, NOT nVidia (he stated he has an HD4850 GPU, which is ATI).

Do NOT get nVidia drivers and attempt to force them onto your system, and DO NOT get the nvidia modder program and attempt to use it to put an nvidia driver on your system that is using an ATI GPU. That same site does have an ATI version here:

Mobility Modder - DriverHeaven.net

I do not guarantee it will work, but you can try it if you need it.

My Macs: Late 2013 rMBP w/ 750m; Mac mini G4, 1.25 GHz, 512m ram (server); Late 2011 11" MBA, 1.8GHz i7, 4Gig Ram, 256Gig SSD, HD3000; Powerbook 12" G4 1.33GHz running Debian as a server; Apple TV (1080p version)
QUOTE Thanks
Alexis

 
Alexis's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 20, 2006
Posts: 2,255
Alexis is a jewel in the roughAlexis is a jewel in the roughAlexis is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: Al iMac 20" 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo

Alexis is offline
Oops, yep misread that it was an nVidia card.

Mobility Modder for ATI works great though. It's the only way I can keep the drivers for my Radeon 2600 up to date.
QUOTE Thanks
Future Mac 88

 
Member Since: Jun 10, 2009
Posts: 6
Future Mac 88 is on a distinguished road

Future Mac 88 is offline
Hey guys. Since updating to snow leopard, and using the driver CD in windows, the game works fine. I have sound, lovely graphics, and a fun iMac. Shame it has to be a fun iMac with a XP operating system, but oh well, thats gaming for you.

2009 Alu iMac 24inch, 3.06ghz, 4gb Ram, 640gb HDD, ATI HD4850, iPhone 3G 16gb White, Bose Companion 3 Speaker System. Panasonic TH-42PZ81U TV, PS3, Xbox 360, Sky+ HD, SCPT560 5.1 Surround Sound System + Airport Express.Love airport express.Snow Leopard on its way! Preorder baby.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Library and archive using itunes and external drive | Sharing Windows Vista files with Mac »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Question about Bootcamp Melorock089 Switcher Hangout 12 06-29-2009 07:53 PM
ATI Radeon 4870 won't work in Windows via Bootcamp umanami Apple Desktops 7 06-13-2009 07:35 PM
Problem installing Windows with Bootcamp alfiemc Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 2 05-22-2009 02:17 PM
Bootcamp does not create a windows drive for installation tcollogne Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 5 05-09-2009 01:04 PM
Mounting Windows on Toast and installing it with bootcamp. Flanders Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 8 12-05-2008 07:59 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:22 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?