testing PD Particles or PD Pro - bootcamp and VirtualPC for Mac?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by staigerman, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2006
    Heya, I'm interested in feedback from users who regularly use bootcamp/windows XP on a Mac with the goal to run some graphics like Photoshop or 3D on the Windows side of things, and are able to test-run the demo/trial edition of PD Pro or earlier versions of Project Dogwaffle such as the freware 1.2 version. Likewise, to know if this works under VirtualPC on a Mac:

    http://www.thebest3d.com/pdp - sorry, no demo available, only do this if you have your full version

    http://www.thebest3d.com/dogwaffle/demozone - the trial version of PD Pro 3.5

    http://www.thebest3d.com/dogwaffle/free - the freeware version 1.2

    If you could do some tests and report how these behave I'd love to hear it. I don't have a Mac but I keep getting inquiries from Mac users who ask when this will ported to Mac. It may never be, so I want to know if the other options are working in the first place: Virtual PC and bootcamp. (and are there any other ways to run Windows apps on a Mac? SoftWindows still alive? Anything available for Mac that's equivalent to Wine, or Win4Lin, like we see it made for Linux?)

    A few years ago I did a test of then PD 2.1 on a G3 ibook, under virtual POC, and it worked but it was dogslow. Not enough memory, bad optimization, poor system FSB, who knows, they all worked towards making it slow. I mknow things have improved on VirtualPC's side, and I do expect it should work better on a 'real' system, desktop with ooodles of FSB speed and memory. .... does it?


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