PC Games

Discussion in 'Games' started by topspin98, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. topspin98 macrumors member

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    Hey,

    I was wondering if there was a way to get my PC games on my mac,I know theres virtual PC, but is there something free or cheaper??

    Jake
     
  2. Jigglelicious macrumors 6502

    Jigglelicious

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    Virtual PC can't really do much in terms of games anyway, but if you're looking for free, try DOSBox
     
  3. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    Are you talking hardcore 3d games or simple 2D games?
     
  4. topspin98 thread starter macrumors member

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    3D.. The Sims, Sim City, Age of Mythology...etc...
     
  5. topspin98 thread starter macrumors member

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    DOSBox, how do I download,(which one) ...How does the program work???
     
  6. bnemesis macrumors regular

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    Ive used dosbox a couple times, but cant remember exactly how to use it. It is a dos emulator. Your games will not work with it, but it is fabulous for old pc abandonware.

    Bad News:
    Virtual PC doesnt have 3d acceleration, so your games will not work. :(

    Good News:
    However, I believe that there are native Mac versions of all of them.

    Bad News:
    Unfortunatly this means you would have to buy the games again, since the mac ports are done by various Mac gaming companies who license the games from their creators.

    Good News:
    Supporting native Mac gaming gives you a warm fuzzy feeling, cures receding hairlines, and is better than generic viagra. :)
     

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