Will Old PC Games work w/ bootcamp?

Discussion in 'Games' started by johnjeffrey, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. johnjeffrey macrumors member

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    Hey there was wondering is old games that came out under Windows 98 such as Rainbow Six, Half-Life 1, etc will work on my Macbook running Bootcamp?
     
  2. ckeck macrumors 6502a

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    They should run just fine
     
  3. reh macrumors 6502a

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    Replace the word "bootcamp" with "Windows XP". If the answer is yes, then it'll work under bootcamp as well.
     
  4. slackersonly macrumors 6502a

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    great point. bootcamp is xp and alot of older games are for older versions of windows (ie. sim golf)

    related idea: older windows games (ie. 98 or 2000) may run okay under parallels as they are not graphics hogs, right?
     
  5. piltupso macrumors regular

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    Boot-Camp Game compability

    I am new to the mac world and am interested in if anyone has had problems with any of the online games with boot camp. I noted in an earlier post on this thread it was stated that if the game works in XP on a PC it will work in XP in boot camp but was worried that sounds too good to be true. I am specifically interested in if anyone has any experience with Everquest 2 on a intel mac. Thanks.
     
  6. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    Probably not. Under Parallels, just XP was barley useable, never mind any programs (for me anyway, not sure about anyone else). Parallels emulates a 4K GFX card I think.
     
  7. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    Parallels would be better if you had an older windows ie 95 98 and wanted to play really simple type games. Right?
     
  8. reh macrumors 6502a

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    It's just Windows XP. Instead of being installed on a Dell, Gateway, home-built PC, etc... It's on a Mac. Same hardware format, different look.
     

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