Sims 2 buy PC version or Mac?

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  1. ironjaw macrumors 6502

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    Hi all!

    Any ideas? The Mac version is more expensive than the PC.

    But does Sims 2 run under Bootcamp

    BTW I will be purchasing a new intel mac after MWSF will it run on this?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Wow, the Mac version is $39 on Amazon over $25 for the PC version.

    Seriously, get the Mac version. Every Mac with dedicated graphics will run it just fine.
     
  3. ironjaw thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'll like to get the Mac version but its just that I would like to see if it runs in bootcamp better. I go SimCity 4 for the PC for pennies really and because PC games fall in price quicker than Mac its more financially better for me to get the PC version at least.
     
  4. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    If you're hard pressed for money, then get the PC version, but if you mostly use OS X and can afford it, get the Mac version. That way you won't have to reboot and you'll support Mac game development and porting.
     
  5. ironjaw thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's a valid point, but does bootcamp support sims entirely? I don't want to end up buying a pc version and bootcamp not running it properly:D
     
  6. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    Bootcamp is just like running Windows on a PC, so yes it'll work just like on a PC.

    I noticed your first question... If you buy the Sims 2 for Mac, yes it will run both on PowerPC and Intel Macs.
     
  7. ironjaw thread starter macrumors 6502

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    WOW that's great - i honestly don't know much about bootcamp - I know I'm late for the party :p but I don't have a Intel Mac yet :mad:
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Boot Camp turns your Mac into a 100% PC. It'll work EXACTLY like any other Windows-only computer of the exact same specifications.

    You'll still have to supply your own copy of Windows.

    I'm one for support the Mac game ports/developers too. :D
     
  9. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    And don't forget that to run Windows in bootcamp you will have to get hold of a Windows XP license. That will cost quite a lot. I'm not sure how much, exactly, $191 for a normal XP home license on amazon.com, but I think you can get an OEM license cheaper elsewhere if you buy some hardware with it.
     
  10. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    $89 for XP Home OEM. At least that's how much it was back in 2004.
     
  11. ironjaw thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have one XP home license from back in 2003 but that came with my compaq laptop - Can I use that one or do I have to purchase a new OEM license?

    What about Parallels?
     
  12. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    That OEM license it tied to your laptop. You'll have to buy another copy.
     
  13. ironjaw thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I thought so too.:p Let me just check Amazon UK...
     

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