Counter-Strike:Source in Mac, bootcamp or crossover? will they have the same results?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by clar24, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2009
    I have the early 2009 15" Macbook Pro 2.66ghz/320gb, I want to run counter strike source on it. I have installed the crossover 8.0 and windows 7 on bootcamp. What should i use in playing cs? the crossover 8.0 or the bootcamp windows 7? will they have the same results? I would prefer the crossover so that i dont need to switch to windows. and also, can i use the dedicated graphics card in bootcamp?? Please help!
  2. macrumors 6502


    Jun 28, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I'm not sure if there's a way, bu I have tried several times to get CrossOver Games set up on my MacBook Pro to play Counter Strike, but I've never gotten it to work. It works in Boot Camp for sure.
  3. macrumors regular


    Jan 21, 2007
    With a game like CS you may be able to get away with running it on crossover. However, It is no competition with running it on your windows partition, that will always run smoother, faster, and with less bugs. Depends on your gaming style i suppose and how seriously you want to play.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2009
    CS /= CS:Source (CSS) complete different engine.

    definitely bootcamp!

  5. macrumors 68000


    Dec 19, 2008
    London Ontario
    I run CSS with Crossover Games on my unibody macbook 2.4ghz.
    I would get a steady frame rate, some times drop below 30.

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