Boot Camp vs Parallels vs Crossover

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  1. ac-mac macrumors member

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    I would like to play some of my old PC games on my macbook (dont have £ for the UB version) and was wondering which would be best crossover, boot camp or parallels?

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  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Playing games would be bootcamp plus it is free.
     
  3. psychofreak Retired

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    If the games you want to play are compatible, Crossover can save you the annoyance of rebooting...Parallels is a definite no...
     
  4. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    In the future, VMWare and CrossOver may have better support for gaming, but as of now, Boot Camp is the best and perhaps the only way to run many games.
     
  5. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    you can play certain games i.e. DirectX8 compatible in Parallels or VMWare, but BootCamp is the only way to go for most, you can read my rant in the "Windows on a mac forum" and I would think this will be bumped since that section of the forum is made specifically for that, but Crossover hopefully should gain some support, but you can check the compatibility list, but as I have stated in my "rant on Crossover" it has been slow to update.
     
  6. ac-mac thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks

    Im downloading bootcamp now. Sorry bout getting the wrong section (its my first day).

    Cheers for the info
     
  7. phil83 macrumors regular

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    CrossOver

    I prefer CrossOver, Don't have the hassle of having to mantain Windows (though bootcamp is free you still have to buy the operating system) and I can run Half Life 2 at 30 frames a seconed at 1280 with my 2.33 MBP Core Duo 2. There is a free 30 day trial. I suggest tring it out and installing one of your games before dedicating a whole partion of your hard drive just for running xp to play games. What games are you wanting to play?
     
  8. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    Problem is, most games don't work with Crossover.
     
  9. LtRammstein macrumors 6502a

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    I tried CrossOver for CS:S a while back, and the Wine of the system is not perfect. CrossOver is not worth the download or try. If you like fiddling with stuff for hours, it's fine, but if you want something nearly instant, go with Boot Camp.

    Wine

    I have talked to many OS X users on my campus, and they all agree that to play video games is better to boot into XP instead of wasting your time. Now if you want not have the hassle of dropping everything you're doing and booting into XP, you can get Wine (link above). It's what CrossOver uses to immulate XP or 98.

    Steve
     

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