Parallels and/or BootCamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Parnicail, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. Parnicail macrumors newbie

    Parnicail

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    Jan 15, 2007
    #1
    Hello folks,
    I am returning to Mac-land after a 10+ year hiatus in PC-world. Yesterday I purchased a mac pro with the intention of being able to boot in both OSX as well as WinXP. My main focus with the windows platform is online gaming. I am mostly looking for an ability to run the new Vanguard Saga of Heroes game being released later this month by Sigil/Sony Online Entertainment.

    Machine Infos:
    Machine Name: Mac Pro
    Machine Model: MacPro1,1
    Processor Name: Dual-Core Intel Xeon
    Processor Speed: 3 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 2
    Total Number Of Cores: 4
    L2 Cache (per processor): 4 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.33 GHz

    ATI Radeon X1900 XT:
    Chipset Model: ATY,RadeonX1900
    Type: Display
    Bus: PCIe
    Slot: Slot-1
    VRAM (Total): 512 MB
    Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
    Device ID: 0x7249
    Revision ID: 0x0000
    ROM Revision: 113-A52027-140
    EFI Driver Version: 01.00.140


    The kind employee at the Apple store insisted that I install Parallels and that this would work flawlessly. After installing the program and Windows XP... updating windows and direct x, I found I couldnt update the graphic card drivers. I downloaded the Vanguard Beta client anyway to see if it would work... and sure enough it would not without "3D acceleration" turned on in the video card driver. So I came to this haven in search of answers. I did quite a bit of searching and found (correct me if I am wrong) that bootcamp is really the way to go when utilizing winxp for 3D games.

    Sounds great!

    My dilemma is...
    What steps do I take now to essentially backtrack to the time before I installed Parallels?

    I read through the Parallels user manual, specifically the part about uninstalling... and I am still not sure if simply performing this step will remove the virtual disk, thus wiping everything related to the winXP install. Will it? Or do I need to perform something else to remove the windows OS? I am just kinda lost :)

    What steps do you all recommend I take to resolve my issue?
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

    swiftaw

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    Jan 31, 2005
    Location:
    Omaha, NE, USA
    #2
    Yes, anything that requires 3D graphics will need to be run under Boot Camp and not Parallels (for now)

    To remove your Parallels virtual windows OS simply delete everything inside the ~/Library/Parallels/ folder.
     
  3. Parnicail thread starter macrumors newbie

    Parnicail

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    #3
    Worked like a champ. Thank you for the response.

    In case anyone else finds this thread from the search function: Vanguard runs beautifully on a Mac with bootcamp and WinXP.
     

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