Boot Camp and Parallels

Discussion in 'iMac' started by WesRocks360, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    My 27 inch iMac is coming in tomorrow and I'm new to the Mac OS so I have a few questions. One things I wana do is play games. I'm not a hardcore PC gamer the only games I play really arnt graphics heavy so I was wondering if parrallels and boot camp are like linked. For example if I download League of Legends on Parallels can I then play it in Boot Camp? Or do I have to download it in Boot Camp? I wana spend the least amount of time I can in Windows. So could I download stuff on Parrallels then use it in Bootcamp?
     
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    forty2j

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    Parallels and Bootcamp are separate installations of Windows with their own applications. Whatever you install in one has no effect on the other.

    Unless you're playing Solitaire, games are just not going to perform in Parallels at all. LoL will be far too much for it.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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  4. macrumors regular

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    Once you get bootcamp setup and windows installed, Parallels will boot from the bootcamp partition and you can run as a virtual machine from within OS X. If you are unhappy with the game performance running virtual, you can shutdown the virtual machine, then boot into bootcamp and play the game from there. No need to reinstall the game.

    At least you can do all that with VMware, I have never tried Parallels myself.


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  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So I can download it in VMware then play it in Bootcamp? I don't mind playing in Bootcamp I just dont wana have to sit in windows as I download it.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    If by download you mean install in windows, then yes. I have to assume that Parallels does the same thing. Last I checked Parallels had better graphics support, so look into using that.

    I don't play games in windows so I use VMWare.


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  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok thanks mate. ive got a TON of installing to do tomorrow.
     
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    forty2j

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    Yeah I've seen the list. Turns out that's the list of stuff that's been proven to not crash. If you research actual framerates, they're like 5-15.
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    ouch never mind then... I thought it was too good to be true
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    forty2j

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    I wish it was true myself.. I'd love to take advantage of the Fusion drive while playing Windows games. I'm going to experiment with it, but it doesn't look like it will work out. ("Unfusing" the Fusion drive is something I have absolutely no interest in.)
     

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