BootCamp: Pros-Runs Windows, Cons-???

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by scott523, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. scott523 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm thinking about switching to Mac. What problems/irregularities (compared to running a Windows native PC) would I face when I run Windows on a MB? play Windows-based MMORPG (ex: maplestory) in bootcamp? :confused:
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I surprised you can't run Maple Story via a virtual machine...
     
  3. scott523 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh cool, you know MapleStory. :D I'm afraid not many knows. But yea, I'm hoping MapleStory can be played on Windows (it's just the fact that the lazy people at PayPal isn't FireFox compatible) using BootCamp or else I'd be paying $200 just to view IE websites and some other stuff. :eek:
     
  4. ScrewzLuse macrumors member

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    I've had problems with the video display going crazy when playing WoW and such. It's a weird driver crash problem. A restart tends to fix it though. Besides that, haven't noticed much of any issues. Runs all my games superbly.
     
  5. ZoomZoomZoom macrumors 6502a

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    Bootcamp will run Maple Story. From what I know, running Bootcamp is pretty much like running Windows natively on a Windows machine; Bootcamp is just the set of drivers that lets you do that.
     
  6. scott523 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Does that mean the USB drivers are fixed and the times are 'remembered'? Or it would still have several bugs that have to
    be compromised since it is still beta?
     
  7. n-abounds macrumors 6502a

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  8. scott523 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Lol I was afraid someone would say that. I'm still uncertain on the benefits of paying so much for so little potential. :(
     
  9. aznbokch0i macrumors newbie

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    Halp!

    :eek:MS used to run wonderfully on my boot camp partition. However, for some reason when I upgraded to boot camp 1.4, the keyboard functions stopped working (i.e. volume, brightness, and hotkeys such as home, page, end) A lot of these are also the hotkeys in MS, so this kind of screws it all over. Before it used to display a window asking to allow the mac keyboard each time I played ms, but now there isnt a window (so perhaps its just a default error i.e. i disabled it) can someone please help me? :(
     
  10. LouisBlack macrumors 6502

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    Boot camp is a partitioning program. You then install windows onto that free partition. So when running windows in this way, it is running natively. It will be exactly the same as running windows on a non-apple PC of the same spec.
     
  11. cardiac dave macrumors regular

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    Pro - runs windows as good as, if not faster, than a quality PC Laptop
    Con - you can only boot into a single OS. For my needs, I like Parallels, but I'm not doing any gaming.
     
  12. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    I've never had a problem running Windows on my Mac and playing video games like RollerCoaster Tycoon 1, 2, and 3 and SimCity 3000.
     
  13. steinlager macrumors regular

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    I actually find everything faster on Windows via Bootcamp than on a PC. I have about 50GB of games (COD4, Gears of War, CS:S, NFS Carbon, Rainbow Six Vegas, Quake 4, F.E.A.R.) and they run almost instantaneously on my MBP. On my old laptop it took at least 10 seconds for games to load up. I highly recommend getting a mac and playing games via Boot Camp, given the added stability of the OS X system on the mac.
     
  14. psychofreak Retired

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    Remember to look at Crossover to test compatibility if you have a Windows app you really want :)
     
  15. djmuggs macrumors newbie

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    i f***ing HATE windows , but u gotta have it since 85% of all programs require it.. mac is 100% better then windows...


    GOD I HATE WINDOWS.... so many errors
     
  16. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Exactly what I was gonna say. ;)

    Really, there are no cons to running Windows on your Mac, in fact it may very well run better than any PC you've had in the past. There might be driver issues just like with any other computer running Windows, but there's no avoiding that.
     
  17. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    I do both. I run Windows XP via Parallels so I can get it up quickly without rebooting for most Windows stuff, and I boot up Windows XP via Boot Camp 2.0 for online DirectX gaming (Parallels support for DirectX is pretty sucky). The Boot Camp Windows runs all the Windows software including games better than any PC I've ever built.
     
  18. Dj-Grobe macrumors member

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    THE Major toruble is heat !
    Your machine not freeze, but tempreature is absolutly HIGH, i suspect at this tempreatures, the life of the complete machine is reduced.....
     

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