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Apr 5, 2006, 02:44 PM
Has anyone tried installing Steam or willing too install Steam via Boot Camp?
If so, how did it turn out? HL2, CS.S, or DOD.S any one :D

Apr 5, 2006, 02:57 PM
Personally all I care about is running BF2

Apr 5, 2006, 05:21 PM
Has anyone tried installing Steam or willing too install Steam via Boot Camp?
If so, how did it turn out? HL2, CS.S, or DOD.S any one :D

I'll be trying it tomorrow; that's as soon as I can get a copy of XP SP2 and HL2, etc. :)

Apr 5, 2006, 06:06 PM
Yes please. Results! We all wanna see em. BF2 lover here as well...

/Maybe even Oblivion?

Apr 5, 2006, 07:37 PM
Call of duty works great. Direct x 9 support.

Works better than my Qosimo F35!

Apr 5, 2006, 07:43 PM
F.E.A.R worked great. Had 4x anti-aliasing and 8x anisotropic with medium settings on most of the things at 1024x768. got 28fps average. :D

Apr 5, 2006, 07:55 PM
posted this in the Games forum:

"I installed WC3: TFT on it. It installed fine and ran fine. Then I went to connect to bnet, downloaded the patch, and as soon as it was done, it went to reset WC3 and I got a fatal error. After that, each time I went to open WC3: TFT, I got a fatal error.

I didn't feel like figuring that problem out, so then I decided to install LOTR BFME (1). Took a little while, but it ran SMOOOTH!!! Quite lovely in the few minutes I played it. My only issue is that I dont like playin RTS's in widescreen mode as it makes the screen feel... wider and more cramped. Less room for battles and it feels more zoomed in.

Can't wait to buy/install Oblivion!!!"

The Senator
Apr 5, 2006, 08:03 PM
somebody see if bf2 works pleaseeeeeeeeeee!!!!! I'm feening for it, my pc died

Aug 13, 2006, 01:10 AM
Anybody tried running CS 1.6 yet? If so how did it/xp run?

Im kinda hesitant about installing Xp on my new Mac Pro. I think it would run great but dont want to destroy my new $2500 toy.

Aug 13, 2006, 01:44 AM
Remember that Boot Camp is not actually running when you're in Windows. All Windows sees is a BIOS, which is emulated in the EFI. In fact, all that Boot Camp does is repartition your drive and burn a drivers CD.

Aug 14, 2006, 05:01 AM
I've had my MBP 15" 2.16ghz w/ 1gigRAM for about 4 months now, and I've got to say this thing is AMAZING when it comes to games.

BF2 Works great, 100+ FPS (with overlock of course)
CS 1.6 (as well as DOD) w/ steam Works Great 100+fps (no overlock needed)
WoW works wonderful 60 FPS (jumps from 30-60 in laggy areas such as Ironforge, Zul'Gurub, Molten Core)

Once I get my RAM upgrade and run 2gigs, I'm sure this thing would be a flawless mobile gaming machine.

On the other hand, I'm having some heat problems (coincidentally I am planning on sending it in for repairs) since the internal fan crapped out on me. Rest assured it's not from the overclocking (I've done it twice so far, respectively) or from the prolonged usage. I've read somewhere that the fans are pretty bad compared to the rest of the hardware =)