PC Games: Boot Camp or Parallels?

Discussion in 'Games' started by HermanTheGerman, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. HermanTheGerman macrumors member

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    I was thinking about playing old school PC games on my MBP, later on maybe contemporary ones.

    What is my better option: Boot Camp or Parallels?
     
  2. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    Boot Camp. Parallels uses virtualization, and you can't virtualize a GPU –*therefore games really aren't an option. Boot Camp, however, does utilize the GPU in Windows, and you can play games at full speed.
     
  3. HermanTheGerman thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the fast reply.
     
  4. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    No problem. I use Boot Camp myself to play games, and it works excellently – games that aren't UB, I simply play the PC versions, and they run great. :)
     
  5. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

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    Bootcamp is great for games. I still don't understand what the hell is Steam and why it has so much control over my games.
     

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