Sims 2 via Virtual PC

Discussion in 'Games' started by fertilepress@tm, Sep 13, 2004.

  1. fertilepress@tm macrumors newbie

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    I have never used Virtual PC but was wondering how practical it would be to run Sims 2 under it. Anyone here have any experience running Windoze games using Virtual PC?

    :confused:

    renee
     
  2. NusuniAdmin macrumors 6502a

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    Virtual PC is not made for games, and is an absolute ripoff to pay 100+ for it if all you are going to do is games. Take my advice and just build a cheap little x86 machine, it will be so many times better than vpc (yes that includes vpc 7 as well).
     
  3. fertilepress@tm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the advice. I'm not a computer builder, however. :(

    Renee
     
  4. NusuniAdmin macrumors 6502a

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    you can find some built for pretty cheap anyways.
     
  5. applekid macrumors 68020

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    I'd recommend buying a Dell or other PC as long as it has a real graphics card, not Intel Integrated Graphics. But, before buying a PC, I'd recommend waiting and watching to see what happens when/if (more of a "when" though, since it has been unofficially announced) a Mac version is released to see how it runs.
     
  6. benpatient macrumors 68000

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    i almost choked when i saw this thread title. priceless!
     
  7. sgarringer macrumors regular

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    yes i'll be cleaning soda off my monitor for day... ouch, nose hurts =]
     
  8. kgarner macrumors 68000

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    On a related note. Has anyone seen any reviews of VP7? I want to see if it actually is faster or if that is just a lot of hot air.
     
  9. NusuniAdmin macrumors 6502a

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    I have seen a few reviews floating around, all of them positive. Just give it a few weeks and it will be shipping.
     
  10. ZildjianKX macrumors 68000

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    Can you link to a review? I can't find one anywhere.
     
  11. NusuniAdmin macrumors 6502a

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    sure it might take me a little while to dig it back up though (did not bookmark it)
     
  12. applekid macrumors 68020

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    I think the VPC7 reviews did say the speed improved and the Windows GUI is a bit more responsive. But, no advancements in the graphics department. Shocking...
     
  13. benpatient macrumors 68000

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    I bought this game last night. It runs better on my 2500+ than the original ran on my 733...if you're looking at it strictly on a responsiveness, I/O scale...

    but it will not run on a Mac running VPC...that I can promise you. It's a seriously demanding app., graphically and otherwise.

    I'll be surprised if the Mac version doesn't require a G5 to play it at all...
     
  14. Brettla macrumors regular

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    I ran Virtual PC on my powerbook listed in my Signature and it windows only showed that i had about a 300mhz processor, so i would say it isn't even possible.
     
  15. pgc6000 macrumors 6502a

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    The virtual PC has always been a bit slow I've heard. But I never have had any experiance with one. But who knows, the Virtual PC 7 could be a lot faster and stronger. But I doubt that. Hopefully strong enough to play AOM: The titans and I'll be happy.
     
  16. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I read somewhere that Micosoft had to strip out some planned pieces and improvements to make it to market. Shocking? No. Can I find the link? No.
     

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