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Jun 1, 2007, 12:08 AM
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Link: Parallels 3.0 for Mac: 3D GPU emulation confirmed (with screenshots) (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20070601010827)
Description:: Parallels has announced version 3.0 of its popular Mac virtualisation package, offering long-anticipated emulation of 3D accelerated GPUs, allowing high-end Windows games to run in virtualisation.

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mixel
Jun 1, 2007, 12:20 AM
:eek:

If it works as well as I'm hoping.. That's incredible, and will save me so much dual-booting hassle it's not funny..

I can't wait!!

YES! This is even better than the joint geek interview.

kingofkolt
Jun 1, 2007, 12:21 AM
Gaming while running Vista while running OS X?! I'll have to see it to believe it (and if those rumors about a new MBP this Tuesday are true, I'll see it soon!)

winmacguy
Jun 1, 2007, 12:21 AM
Even though I am not a gamer I would have to say that this has interesting possiblities.
Edit: Wow some fast posters here tonight.

mixel
Jun 1, 2007, 12:30 AM
I'm more interested in it from a productivity software angle.. I'm doing a games design degree and have to use a lot of 3D Studio Max and Virtools..

Virtools compiles osX games/apps, it's just impossibly slow to run without 3D support, so now I'll be able to make 3D stuff on the mac for the mac.. While pretending Virtools is a Mac app in Coherance mode. :D

MrGouda
Jun 1, 2007, 12:33 AM
Finnally! I can game on my MBP! The last game i bought was Doom3, and that game was old news by the time they finally ported it to mac.

nagromme
Jun 1, 2007, 12:37 AM
There is sure to be some overhead reducing performance somewhat... but probably not enough to bother me, given the massive convenience and security benefits!

It's probably a matter of time before I add Vista to my Mac, for testing stuff in IE 7 and maybe some games. I'll gladly wait for a true Mac version of a game, but when no such version is coming I could settle for Windows (if this truly performs decently).

Plus this could let you enjoy the Windows demo of a game while awaiting the native Mac product.

(Rebooting is such a pain that I would really rather avoid that. You lose all your Mac apps when you do that, and/or you waste time that makes it that much less inviting to fire up a quick game break.)

Finnally! I can game on my MBP! The last game i bought was Doom3, and that game was old news by the time they finally ported it to mac.

I just finished Doom 3 and am starting Prey, which also is on Mac. I recommend checking Prey out!

Iroganai
Jun 1, 2007, 12:54 AM
Are there any beta testers here ? I'd like to know how well 3d acceleration works before paying for the upgrade ...

aafuss1
Jun 1, 2007, 02:02 AM
Will you pay for the v3.0 upgrade if you're a existing user?

skinnylegs
Jun 1, 2007, 02:06 AM
It just keeps getting better. Outstanding!

MacsRgr8
Jun 1, 2007, 05:42 AM
Will you pay for the v3.0 upgrade if you're a existing user?

I think that's the deal.


Pre-order the Upgrade by June 6th, and get Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac for only $39.99 - 50% OFF the regular retail price of $79.99! This exclusive, limited time offer is available only for select Parallels customers.
Beginning June 6th, Parallels customers can upgrade to 3.0 for $49.99.

martijn.s
Jun 1, 2007, 09:01 AM
If this works well these guys have done the imposible, AGAIN !

SPUY767
Jun 1, 2007, 09:08 AM
I'm quite surprised that Parallels is spanking VMWare like they are. It's good times, now, hopefully, this release will be able to use an entire drive as it's boot device instead of just a partition.