View Full Version : boot camp on g4

Apr 5, 2006, 05:53 PM
is it possible?

Apr 5, 2006, 05:58 PM

Apr 5, 2006, 06:00 PM
darn! i just want mvp baseball and madden and nba live! anone know of good sports games (free or cheap) for mac

Apr 5, 2006, 07:50 PM
It will only work for Intel based Macs.

Apr 5, 2006, 08:15 PM
ok. the whole "bootcamp on g5" thing was a hoax. im just gullible..

Apr 13, 2008, 10:22 AM
that really stinks. dammit. the only way to run windows on a g4 is virtual pc for mac, but thats slow as hell.

Apr 13, 2008, 01:30 PM
Indeed - all other support for Microsoft OSs requires an Intel CPU.

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Apr 13, 2008, 01:36 PM
Epic Thread Revival Maneuver...

I remember the Virutal PC days. Trying to get it to run on my 400Mhz G3 iMac...

Apr 14, 2008, 03:44 PM
i run virtual pc on ibook g4 with 800 mhz 640 ram, and the computer runs okay, but browsing the web is so insanely slow, and running a program is horrible, i even tried zoo tycoon. fortuneatly, i only spent 10 dollars on ebay for it, not the whopping 120 microsoft charges you. they dont even make it anymore.

Apr 15, 2008, 02:41 PM
Virtual PC wasn't bad to run winmx (pre bittorrent file sharing) but games were garbage as it's emulated video card was rubbish. Oh well. New Mac Pro running XP 64-bit at ridiculously fast speeds, no complaints now. :D

Apr 15, 2008, 02:44 PM
Time to upgrade or buy an Intel Mac, check used ones and refurbished, previous models have good prices.
With my Intel MacBook I can run the fastest MacPlus ever, OS9 PowerPC, and all the Windows crap.

Or one of the OpenComputer?macs recently announced...
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Apr 15, 2008, 02:57 PM
How are you running OS9? Sheepshaver?

With my Intel MacBook I can run the fastest MacPlus ever, OS9 PowerPC, and all the Windows crap.

Apr 16, 2008, 08:37 AM
How are you running OS9? Sheepshaver?
Yes, Sheepshaver for OS9,and vMac for the MacPlus.
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Apr 16, 2008, 09:14 AM
An even cheaper route may be to just buy or build a Windows PC. This is most likely the easiest option as well. A used PC with fair specs can be had for a song and a dance, also, there is no need to worry about setting up bootcamp or parallels. At least it would hold you over until your inevitable Intel Mac purchase :D

Apr 17, 2008, 04:03 PM
btw, a lot of us have a pc lying around but it helps to have it in the next window, so you dont have to keep switching computers.

(every single freaking media converter, ex. Super, only runs on a freaking PC, and the only one for mac is QT pro which costs money, and i always use the free option...) :):):):apple: