Any chance an update will allow pc game play on mac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mattg3, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. mattg3 macrumors 6502

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    Not talking about running windows on a mac to play pc games but something like the mac flip that allowed WMA to be played on a mac.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    Closest you will ever get is something like Crossover
     
  3. biggd macrumors 6502

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    Zero chance
    If it's not supported at release, no one would spend time/money to make it supportable.
     
  4. i Smack, Dec 8, 2010
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    Well if its a old game (which doesnt need a lot of juice) you could always use VMWare/Parallels to emulate Windows.

    Or bootcamp to dual boot into Windows, which provides better gaming performance anyway.
     
  5. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    The free WineBottler works well for lots of old Windows games. Heck, it even plays some that don't work anymore on real Windows. :eek:
     
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  7. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Old games that aren't supported now will never be supported... However modern games like Half-Life 2 and pretty much all Valve's other games are supported on Mac now and they actually run really well on them. HL2 runs great on my 13" MBP. The only thing is it gets a bit hot, but thats expected.
     
  8. Rodus macrumors 6502a

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    Wine and Dosbox are pretty good for playing older games.
     

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