are games running nicely on VMware fusion? (latest version)

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by fcamilleri, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. fcamilleri macrumors member

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    Would I be able to play something graphically intensive yet, like the new call of duty?

    I don't want to bootcamp simply because I love being on mac too much.
     
  2. macfanboy macrumors 6502a

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    no virtualization will ever run mw2 well.

    never, never, never, never
     
  3. chaos86 macrumors 65816

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    wrong.

    MW2 is made to run ok on a pentium 4 with 1gb of ram and a 256mb video card. So in a few years when the intel i15 is out and people routinely have 32gb of ram in a machine, I think it will run fine in virtualization.


    OP, it's usually a better idea to run games in the native OS, unless your machine way outstrips the game's minimum requirements. It needs the extra horsepower because it's running 2 OSs instead of one, and a virtualization layer.
     
  4. BertyBoy macrumors 6502

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    From someone that's never tried it.

    Primary reason is the lack of native video card support in the emulated system within the emulator. Although this is getting better, you're still looking to be playing leading edge games some 4-5 years after their release. Although the continued rise in the complexity of GPU's could mean that it will never happen, just like the first answer stated.
     

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