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JGreen2191991
Jul 23, 2004, 06:12 PM
Hey I'm not sure but i was wondering if i should fork over 220 dollars for virtual pc for mac. It runs windows on you mac and i wanted to know if you could play pc games. I hope so. That way i dont gotta buy a PC

JGreen2191991
Jul 23, 2004, 06:15 PM
Oh yeah, Dont slam me if this has already been up. I just joined. GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :mad: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JGreen2191991
Jul 23, 2004, 06:18 PM
Here a Vitual PC link: Virtual PC (http://www.apple.com/macosx/applications/virtualpc/)

Maclarny
Jul 23, 2004, 07:04 PM
No, you can not and will not be able to play PC games on a Mac. I just broke down and built myself a gaming PC. You can build decent ones nowadays for under 800 bucks.

szark
Jul 23, 2004, 07:22 PM
No, you can not and will not be able to play PC games on a Mac.

Not quite true -- you should be able to play any games that do not require 3D hardware acceleration. They will be a bit slow, of course. ;)

Santiago
Jul 23, 2004, 07:31 PM
Virtual PC is mind-numbingly slow, due to the need to emulate a different processor. It also has no graphics acceleration. You could probably comfortably play 6- or 7-year-old games on a new Mac. If the games that come out for Macs are insufficient for your tastes, either buy yourself an XBox or a cheap PC.

Maclarny
Jul 23, 2004, 07:34 PM
Not quite true -- you should be able to play any games that do not require 3D hardware acceleration. They will be a bit slow, of course. ;)

Should have clarified. When I said games, I meant ones worth playing. :rolleyes:

musicpyrite
Jul 23, 2004, 09:03 PM
Should have clarified. When I said games, I meant ones worth playing. :rolleyes:

Like pong?


I'm sorta getting pissed off that the Mac platform has very few games, I think I'm gonna break down and build a cheap PC.....

JGreen2191991
Jul 23, 2004, 09:10 PM
When Is VCP 7 Coming out?

applekid
Jul 23, 2004, 09:23 PM
I'm surprised this hasn't reached the front page of MacRumors.com yet. (http://maccentral.macworld.com/news/2004/07/22/virtualpc7/)

JGreen2191991
Jul 23, 2004, 10:02 PM
Dont mean to nag but you link is wrong. You put in 2 http:// 's in there. But thanks any way.

applemacdude
Jul 23, 2004, 11:48 PM
Oh yeah, Dont slam me if this has already been up. I just joined. GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :mad: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lol

applekid
Jul 24, 2004, 10:51 AM
Dont mean to nag but you link is wrong. You put in 2 http:// 's in there. But thanks any way.

Sorry. Fixed now. Thanks.

JzzTrump22
Jul 24, 2004, 12:27 PM
Virtual PC 7 is due to be release shortly. It will definatly be here by the end of the year at the latest according to news articles that i've read. Most articles state the 2nd half of 2004. So not too much longer.

JOD8FY
Jul 24, 2004, 01:52 PM
What I don't understand is why they don't release the stand-alone version now. Microsoft doesn't need to wait for XP SP2 in order to create the stand-alone version. Yet they are going to release this verion after the other versions are released??? :confused:

JOD8FY