I don't know why, but I'm amazed...

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by JoeKarame, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. JoeKarame macrumors regular

    JoeKarame

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    I know it shouldn't be that big a thing - I mean, I use XP all the time at work and on my old PC, but the fact that installing the thing on my MBP was so darn easy and the results so bloody impressive means that I'm slightly bewildered by it all!

    Just sorting out my old copy of HL2 to see how well it runs and that basically I don't need anything else - OSX for everything I do, XP for a bit of gaming fun!

    God bless everyone!
     
  2. harisdmac macrumors member

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    cool that you feel that way! Are you using parallels or bootcamp for the windows? If you are using parallels, how much ram do you have?
     
  3. JoeKarame thread starter macrumors regular

    JoeKarame

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    Had to be Bootcamp. I'm running things with a 2ghz MBP with 2gb of RAM, and I have to say Half-Life 2 possibly runs better than it did on my last PC (which I thought was pretty damn good) - It's smooth on the highest widescreen resolution the game has!

    Seriously impressed.

    Not so impressed with the download time it's taking for HL2:Ep1 to finish! It's gonna be an all nighter for this one!
     
  4. harisdmac macrumors member

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    Why to do you say had to be Bootcamp? Have you noticed less performance using parallels (with 2GB RAM?)??
     
  5. ZoomZoomZoom macrumors 6502a

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    Parallels doesn't support 3D acceleration yet
     
  6. evoluzione macrumors 68020

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    i'm also amazed at the whole XP experience on my MacBook (bootcamp).

    i had to attempt installation a 2nd time and it sorted itself out, and installation has been a breeze (this from someone with possibly 12 hours of PC experience ever). not as easy as installing OS X mind, but a lot easier than i was anticipating. everything else is fairly straight-forward too. i actually don't mind using XP (pro) on the MB, and i thought i'd hate it. good stuff.

    gonna try some games this weekend, first to try out is Football Manager 2006 (i have it on OS X so it'l be interesting to see the differences)
     
  7. JoeKarame thread starter macrumors regular

    JoeKarame

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    I've never minded XP at all - it isn't as nice or user friendly as OSX in any way, shape or form, but coming up from the ranks of Win 3.1, 95 and then the utterly abysmal ME edition (my god, that ranks as the most painful experience of my computing life), XP was a real eye-opener. But it's extremely useful to have both OSs on one machine - especially since the main bulk of my work has to be able to be seen in a Windows environment (I do everything in OSX, but to be able to test it in XP is a godsend).

    That, and I'm still getting a buzz out of HL2!
     

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