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Old Oct 10, 2007, 03:31 PM   #1
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Playing PC games on a iMac using Boot Camp

Well I am planning to switch from a PC to an iMac soon! So I heard you can run Windows on an iMac using Boot Camp. I'm sort've a PC gamer and I'm wondering if I can just use Boot Camp to install and play my games on it. Also can I use other Windows Only programs on Boot Camp? If I can do all this, then I am switching for sure!
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Old Oct 10, 2007, 03:33 PM   #2
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Yes, anything you do can in Windows on a PC you can do on Windows in Boot Camp.

It's literally a PC machine with Windows if you use Boot Camp; there is no difference between an iMac or a Dell, or anything other PC computer.
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Old Oct 10, 2007, 03:34 PM   #3
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It's a Windows box that just happens to have an Apple Logo.

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Old Oct 10, 2007, 03:37 PM   #4
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In bootcamp the iMac is just another PC. I've played Company of Heroes in bootcamp on my MacBook Pro and it runs much better than my regular PC (though that is 3 years old now). I just don't use bootcamp anymore because I'd rather not have to reboot all the time just to play a game.
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Old Oct 10, 2007, 06:47 PM   #5
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A game on bootcamp will be much better and faster then in OS X. I play WoW on my mac and i find it slower, graphics are worse and the over all feel to be bad. While using bootcamp it feel just like a normal PC.
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Old Oct 10, 2007, 10:50 PM   #6
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It seems everyone has mis-read the op's post. You still need a legal copy of Windows to use Bootcamp. It doesn't allow the user to run programs directly.
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Old Oct 11, 2007, 08:51 AM   #7
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Funny, I'd say the same about you..

The OP asked if he could use BootCamp to install and run games. Yes.
The OP asked if he could install other "Windows Only" programs on BootCamp'd Mac. Again, yes.
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Old Oct 11, 2007, 09:20 AM   #8
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Before you make that big decision to get the new iMac for windows games, do read this first:

http://discussions.apple.com/thread....7066&tstart=30

I used to have a dream like yours and right now though I have the iMac in my hands, playing window games on the mac still remains a dream.
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Old Oct 12, 2007, 07:32 PM   #9
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Before you make that big decision to get the new iMac for windows games, do read this first:

http://discussions.apple.com/thread....7066&tstart=30

I used to have a dream like yours and right now though I have the iMac in my hands, playing window games on the mac still remains a dream.
I have been doing some research before I go pick up my 24" iMac and this link here http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve/...m/233003947831 is great!! Pretty much rev shows you how to install the newer ATI drivers which made a huge PERFORMANCE BOOST check it out ASAP if you can pm or post back your results
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hey guys im a little disappointed, just bought this pc im a heavy gamer but sick and tired with windows bought this pc because i thought i could play xtreme games but i dont know whats going on i had a imac before but like 7 years ago im really not sure what i should do can anyone help me .

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i have a little question. will you get abit better performance using vista since it uses both cores instead of one in xp. does xp only use one core?

in a year and a half id like to get a laptop with a dedicated gpu and would like to stay with mac,but if i can get better performance with a pc then id prob get a pc.
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