Parallels and Gaming

Discussion in 'Games' started by BuzWeaver, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. BuzWeaver macrumors regular

    BuzWeaver

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    I'm curious to know if anyone is running Parallels or even BootCamp and are running games made for PC's? I'm a high-end gamer (FPS's & MMO's), I know you can get WoW and EQ-EQII for Mac, I'm not sure about FPS's like Half-Life, Doom, Quake or Unreal Tournament I've never really checked.

    I know it took a few years before EQ was available for Mac so I'm wondering what I can expect.
     
  2. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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    I use Boot Camp for my gaming pleasures. Parallels is absolutely no use on the gaming side of things so Boot Camp is the only way to go. I play HL2, Doom 3, Quake 4 etc etc all in Boot Camp. OS X is for work and general stuff, Windows is for games. :)
     
  3. LaDirection macrumors 6502

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    Parallel doesn't support 3-D accelaration, so no games work on it.

    Bootcamp, as Spanky said, works perfectly with all games.

    A Mac Intel is just another PC. The only thing that Bootcamp does is emulate BIOS (and give you drivers that you'll need in XP).
     
  4. Chone macrumors 65816

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    Yeah Parallels does not feature 3D Acceleration so you'll have to stick with 2D games and even those will not work well, I tried some of RaggedJimmi's games and they all worked pathetically slow in Parallels (though I just tried that chicken game).

    Use Bootcamp.
     
  5. BuzWeaver thread starter macrumors regular

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    My friend plays counter-strike all the time with his mactel laptop using bootcamp.
     
  7. WillMak macrumors 6502a

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    I play counterstrike and Day of Defeat with CrossOver
     
  8. Reaver macrumors 6502

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    I was wondering this too I have been using my old PC for my games and I have been wanting to use my laptop with bootcamp for my games also. I play City of Heroes and City of Villians and was wondering if there was going to be a problem if my MBP 17 inch would be able to handle it. but I have I am guessing if people are playing WoW for windows then I am guessing I will have no problem.
     
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    Funny! I just tried the Parallels demo, using my games as test subjects. On my iMac 17" C2D with 644mb of ram on the Windows side the games just ran a tiny bit slower than normal (intro sequence syncing was off). Work sooo well in Bootcamp though. I'd dread to think how badly developing would run... ah well :)
     
  10. BuzWeaver thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm kind of surprised that Apple doesn't cater to the High-End gamers who often times are the ones upgrading more often than not, but then we typically buy components from NewEgg, TigerDirect or other. Seems like it would be a nice market to tap nonetheless at least software wise.
     
  11. Chone macrumors 65816

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    Well it didn't run slow once the game got started but it took SOOO long to open and it kinda hanged for a moment, once it loaded though, it was completely playable but oh well... like I said I only tried that chicken game and it was for a split second. By the way, the quality of your games is good (at least I had fun with Shikun and it didn't feel cheap), I'll get around to downloading satan sam sometime... kudos on the good work lol.
     

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