best way to run windows games in osx 10.5?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gohome190, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. gohome190 macrumors regular

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  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Depends on the game. If they require DirectX 10 or 11 then you are stuck at the mercy of the game being available through CiderPort.
     
  3. gohome190 thread starter macrumors regular

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    so if say a fav game of mine is counter strike source. and say that game is available as a [ciderport] on a certain illegal website. would that be a good way to play?
     
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    Not knowing the quality of the game, I cannot say; even if it was legal. My experience has been mixed in terms of how well the games perform, mainly on the "working, but not well." For something like CounterStrike, I would say that it would be a problem.
     
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    CS works in Wine (or if you want to pay for it, CrossOver)
     
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    The "best" way to run Windows games is on Windows.

    For games that are not available for Mac, CrossOver Games provides the best performance, but compatibility is hit-and-miss.
     
  8. macfanboy macrumors 6502a

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    Dont waste your time....

    i tried this yesterday, and i maxed out on 25 fps on the new macbook pro 13'. on boot camp, i get 150-200 average.
     

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