Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Can StarWars:TOR work on my fully rigged Macbook with VMFusion?

    Member Since
    Jan 10, 2012
    Posts
    4
    Specs:
    13" Macbook 2009 4GbRAM Intel Core2Duo 2.4GHZ NVidia GF9400M 256MB OS Snow Leopard
    Can StarWars:TOR work on my fully rigged Macbook with VMFusion?
    I have been watching all the gameplay videos of The Old republic MMORPG and I really wanted to try out the game. But I am hesitant to try it as right now, I am playing Skyrim on VMFusion on low setting and it still crash often with memory problems even though I assigned VMFusion WindowsXP the full 4GB of RAM. I mean it works but it is frustrating that Skyrim crash so often on my Macbook, not sure is it because of VMFusion or is it the game itself which is downloaded and run from Steam. So if I have this kind of experience with Slyrim, I don't want the same thing happen to me if I play SW:TOR that is why I put off playing it for now, anyone has ideas or opinions?

    My specs:
    13" Macbook 2009 Aluminium Unibody
    4GB RAM
    Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHZ
    NVidia GeForce 9400M 256MB

  2. #2
    Can StarWars:TOR work on my fully rigged Macbook with VMFusion?
    RustProofCorn's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 21, 2010
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    860
    seems your video card doest meet them minimum requirements of the game. but this does raise a question in my mind. i have chosen to use bootcamp instead of VMFusion. When i tried Fusion it seemed i couldn't use the specks of the Mac to there full potential? i could be wrong but i like bootcamp much better.

    Welcome to the forums.
    60% of the time it works every time.

  3. #3
    Can StarWars:TOR work on my fully rigged Macbook with VMFusion?
    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    45,231
    Specs:
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, Yosemite
    Games that require graphic acceleration do not play well or at all from within a Fusion VM. Supposedly Parallels does better, however, the best way to run either game is from natural Windows installed via Boot Camp.

    The video drivers are by Fusion which means your OS X drivers for the nVidia chipset are not used. Also, unless you're running a 64 bit version of Windows, memory will always be limited to around 3 GB regardless of how much you assign to the VM.

  4. #4
    Can StarWars:TOR work on my fully rigged Macbook with VMFusion?
    RustProofCorn's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 21, 2010
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    860
    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Games that require graphic acceleration do not play well or at all from within a Fusion VM. Supposedly Parallels does better, however, the best way to run either game is from natural Windows installed via Boot Camp.

    The video drivers are by Fusion which means your OS X drivers for the nVidia chipset are not used. Also, unless you're running a 64 bit version of Windows, memory will always be limited to around 3 GB regardless of how much you assign to the VM.
    thanks for the clarification.
    60% of the time it works every time.

  5. #5
    Can StarWars:TOR work on my fully rigged Macbook with VMFusion?

    Member Since
    Jan 10, 2012
    Posts
    4
    Specs:
    13" Macbook 2009 4GbRAM Intel Core2Duo 2.4GHZ NVidia GF9400M 256MB OS Snow Leopard
    Interesting. I did not know that. Thanks Chscag. Maybe that is why I can run Skyrim on the lowest settings in VMFusion but it crashes sometimes.
    Well that means I have to do bootcamp naturally or I may just have to skip playing SW:TOR completely.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Safari's "mouse gestures" extension doesn't fully work?
    By Doug b in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 02-13-2011, 04:42 PM
  2. Macbook Air: Parallels or VMFusion
    By Rip Vega in forum Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-22-2010, 12:13 PM
  3. WireTap Studio doesn't work fully
    By caiazondersloeb in forum Music, Audio, and Podcasting
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-01-2010, 08:34 AM
  4. Still don't fully understand how apps work within Mac OSX
    By Liam in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-03-2006, 12:10 AM
  5. Lego Starwars 'Tearing' Issues
    By jaywarren in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-20-2006, 08:31 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •