Can all games be played on a mac?

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  1. MattyMac macrumors 68000

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    Can mostly all pc games be played on a mac...such as most importantly
    "Civilization 4"?
     
  2. charlestrippy macrumors 6502

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    heh - well if you have boot camp installed and play the game on the xp partition...thus, technically running a pc game on a mac :cool:
     
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    I believe there's a Mac native version of Civ 4.
     
  4. mac4drew macrumors regular

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    Yeah can't stress it enough- intel Macs are PCs too... you're not running an emulator, so things won't be slower and you won't have any compatbility problems... it will be like you just bought yourself a brand new Dell and you're sitting in front of it.

    Okay, it won't suck as bad, but everything else about the experience is exactly the same.
     
  5. someguy macrumors 68020

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    You meant compatibility problems, right? Just making sure. :)
     
  6. risc macrumors 68030

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    You mean Windows games right? Of course you can't play Windows games on a Mac running OS X, but you'll have no problem playing them on a Mac with Windows installed.

    http://insidemacgames.com/ discusses native OS X games.
     
  7. thegreatluke macrumors 6502a

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    You can also use Parallels to virtualize most PC games within the OS X environment.
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Ha...Yeah if they're either DOS or 2D.
     
  9. mac4drew macrumors regular

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    hahaha fixed it, thanks for keeping me legit in the typo department :)
     
  10. someguy macrumors 68020

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    No problem. I thought I was going crazy for a moment. :D
     
  11. thegreatluke macrumors 6502a

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    Well,
    Diablo II, Starcraft, Age of Empires II, Civ III and all other older games would work. :D

    Yeah, it's not really a good idea. To the OP: go with Boot Camp.
     
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    I believe all of those are available for OS X anyway :)
     
  13. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    Nermal,
    you should move this to the Games section.:)
     
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  15. mpw Guest

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    Pretty much, but Twister will wreck the screen.
     
  16. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    You have to buy the Mac version- putting the PC disk in is like putting an XBox game in a PS2. Incompatible.

    ALTERNATIVELY, you can use Boot Camp and install Windows in addition to Mac OS X. If you don't know about it, basicly, when you turn on your Mac it'll ask you if you want to start it up in Windows or Mac- best of both worlds. And then you can use Windows for all your old Windows games and Mac OS X for all your new stuff.
     
  17. smwatson macrumors 6502a

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    I believe there is a native version of Civ 4 (native to OSX i mean) so i would recommend buying that even if you have Windows on a partition. From personal experience.
     
  18. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    By your sig the answer is No, you need a Intel based Mac for PC games. With a PPC Machine you must own Mac versions of the game.
     
  19. goomba macrumors member

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    Actually, even the older ones wouldn't work, not because of the virtualization, but because the video card driver has no support for opengl/directx YET. When newer versions of Parallels come out, it should be possible to play some 3d games at decent settings.

    But all I need to be happy is WoW. :)
     

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