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    Sim City 4
    I am a 13.5 in macbook pro owner (purchased in 2011) with a gaming installation question. I am attempting to install Sim City 4 in the cheapest route possible. The game requires windows xp or vista (though newer might work?) along with a directx compatible video card.

    Would partitioning on a new mac meet the system requirements? Could I partition an older windows (like xp, vista, or windows 7) to save buying the newer windows?

    Thanks!

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    Sim City 4
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    heres the requirements for Sim City 4:

    Minimum System Requirements

    Operating System: Windows XP/ME/2000/98 (Windows 95/NT not supported)
    CPU: 500 MHz Intel Pentium III or AMD Athlon processor
    RAM: 128 MB
    CD/DVD-Rom Speed: 8X
    Hard Drive Space: 1 gig plus space for saved games
    Video: 16 MB video card, DirectX 7 compatible
    Sound: DirectX 7.0 compatible
    Input: Keyboard, mouse

    Recommended System Requirements

    CPU: 1 GHz or faster
    RAM: 256 MB or more
    Video: 32 MB or greater supported Direct 3D video card

    Supported 3D Chipsets

    NVIDIA Geforce4, Geforce3, Geforce 2, Geforce 256
    NVIDIA TNT2, TNT
    ATI Radeon 9700, 9000, 8500, 7500, 7200, 7000
    Matrox Parhelia
    Matrox G550, G450, G400

    If you post your system specs we may be able to assist you further.

    I would probably go for XP to take the cheapest option and use Bootcamp to install.
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    Thanks!

    Will xp work with Bootcamp though? I thought I had read that it wouldn't.


    Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 duo
    Memory: 4 GB 1067 Mhz DDR3
    Display:
    Color LCD:
    Resolution: 1280 x 800
    Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
    Main Display: Yes
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    Built-In: Yes

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    Depends on what OSX version you are running. If you are on Snow Leopard (10.6) XP is supported, but higher versions seem to only support Windows 7.
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    10.6.8- which is snow leopard I think? So it sounds like I could just get a cheap xp and go from there? Thanks for the help!

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    It's not the version of OS X that determines whether or not you can run XP, it's the year and model of your Mac which drives that. Any Mac, late 2010 model and newer can only run Windows 7 and when drivers are available, Windows 8.

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