OS X Silent Hunter 5 on my iMac (in Parallels)

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by dmw16, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    May 14, 2011
    I was a huge fan of the original Silent Hunter series and I would like to try the new one.

    I have a 2011 27" iMac and I am running Windows 7 via Parallels. Will Silent Hunter 5 work in this setup? Since I can't return it if it doesn't I wanted to see if anyone has any insight.

  2. macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2013

    I am also big fan with the submarine games. I learned this through a google search. It is recommended you to use the bootcamp to run the game. There is some small glitch in it, however, you will need to make sure your video graphic is high enough to handle the game's video demand.

    Happy hunting,

  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    May 14, 2011
    I don't have bootcamp setup and since I only have a 256GB SSD I really don't have a good way of setting it up. Guess I'm out of luck?
  4. macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2013
    Uh, you said you have 2011 iMac and you only have 256 GB SSD? No other HDs in your iMac?

    I think you could set up a bootcamp on your SSD. You'll need to research through google to work around the system. I do believe it is do-able.

    If you run parallels, it will take a toll on your iMac because it has to run two different OS with one hardware system. It is better to run one operating system with one hardware to maximize the hardware's performance.
  5. macrumors 68030


    Nov 5, 2007
    Bootcamp would use about 50GB of space on the SSD. So that might make things too tight. And if you did bootcamp, I'd suggest you go higher than that. Once you have complete access to all Windows games as they come out, well you find that there are plenty of games you want to try. I wish I had set aside far more than 100GB for my bootcamp partition. For now I'm deleting some games that I know I can redownload from Steam. But it is hardly the best solution. Eventually, I need to bite the bullet and put an external drive (which means another cord on my already crowded desk).

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