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Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Smgkw, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

    I just got a new MBP n im very very happy about it, but i realized yesterday that i can not install any games on my mac... I tried comand and conquer and age of empires, n im downloading Crysis( n worried it my not work too). I jus get a "this program can not be run in MS dos mode" is ther somthing i must install or are all these games for Windows only? Thank you all for your help.
  2. TEG
    macrumors 604


    To play those games in OS X you must purchase the Mac Versions of those games. Those that don't have Mac versions must be used in Windows either in BootCamp, Fusion, or Parallels.

  3. macrumors member

    i have boot camp its not that great cus i gotta restart my computer everytime i wana switch but they say the others are too heavy on the laptop n so it becomes slow
  4. macrumors 601


    Just like any other software, games are written to be run on a specific operating system. To run games for Windows you need to run them in Windows, etc. The best option is dual-booting with Boot Camp, but if you don't want to reboot every time to play a game (like me), try CrossOver Games. It allows you to run a game from within OS X without the need for Windows installed. The drawback is that it doesn't support many games and they can be a bit buggy...

    http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxgames/ They have the list of games in their Compatibility Center - check it out to see if your games are supported.
  5. macrumors member

    Thanks a lot, that really helps

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