Bioshock 2 for Mac? bootcamp vs parallels vs vmware...

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by lPHONE, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. lPHONE macrumors 6502a


    Nov 17, 2009
    So... I just played Bioshock for 3 days... It was fun. Now I need to play Bioshock 2 but the morons over at 2k still think we don't play games so... The question is bootcamp vs parallels vs vmware and which OS of Windows do I need?

    I have a Mac Pro, but would rather play on my iMac because of screen real estate. It's a 27" 3.2GHz core i3 with 8GB RAM. That's enough to play Bioshock 2 right?

    PC game developers will be banging their heads on tables when Windows is dead and Mac developers get rich.
  2. aiqw9182 macrumors 65816

    Apr 22, 2010
    Avoid heavy gaming in virtual machines, the game will crawl. I suggest BootCamp first but you can also try to use WINE under OS X although YMMV with that one. Your Mac should be able to play it fine. As for the version of Windows, XP, Vista or 7 should all work fine. Doesn't really matter which one you go with so long as the computer you're running on supports the BootCamp drivers(open up BootCamp Assistant on your Mac and it will tell you what you can use).
  3. Tonepoet, Apr 6, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2011

    Tonepoet macrumors regular

    Nov 11, 2010
    I plan to use Bootcamp and Oracle's free download VirtualBox in tandem, since virtual machines can use the Hard Disk partition for their guests. That way I can shift between performance/convenience as is necessary.

    Also Apple's dropping support for Pre Windows 7 microsoft Operating Systems soon. It doesn't mean anything for your current mac but if you buy a Full Retail Version of Windows as you should, and decide to transfer it to a newer mac later you might find you won't be able to if you get XP or Vista. Besides it's newer, somewhat future proofing you a bit.
  4. roadbloc macrumors G3


    Aug 24, 2009
    Unless there is a native version, Bootcamp is the first port of call for any games.

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