Bootcamp? Sims 3

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  1. IphoneUpTop macrumors newbie

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    Hello, i just recently posted about which mac to get. I now have another question. I dont game heavily. Just to play sims 3 with many expansions. Would you recommend bootcamping? I hear it has problems in OSX as it is not a native app. I have also heard that bootcamp reduces battery life. Which i really do not like. I want a 4-5 hr battery. I have a sony vaio notebook that lasts 1.25 hrs and rlly doesnt work well without it being plugged in. At school i have to sit near an outlit. Which obviously doesnt work very well for school. I plan on using my mbp for high school this fall.

    Thanks
    ryan
     
  2. AlPlPlLE macrumors regular

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    I just put Windows 8 on my 13" rMBP with the use of bootcamp to play the new Sim City coming out soon. Drivers downloaded in bootcamp worked perfectly for Windows 8. Battery life is normal. Go for it.
     
  3. IphoneUpTop thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Bootcamp totally turns your Mac into a Windows machine. Sure there may be some minor caveats here and there about it. But I would absolutely recommend that everyone install Bootcamp on their Macs.
     
  5. kensic macrumors 6502

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    most windows 7 drivers do work on windows 8, but officially Apple still does not support windows 8.

    it would have to wait tip the next updates for the official windows 8 drivers.
     
  6. PaulyD macrumors 6502

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    I'm playing the Sims 3 fine on my 2010 MBP with a few expansions as well?

    Why not give it a try first before bootcamping
     
  7. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    I agree. I have no problem playing the Sims3 as well. No need to bootcamp for it.
     
  8. IphoneUpTop thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I will try. I have just heard not much good about it. I have all current expansions, master suite, outdoor, high end
     
  9. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Last one I played was Pets and it worked fine. It can't hurt to try.
     
  10. IphoneUpTop thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! :D
     
  11. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    My wife plays the Sims 3 and all its expansions on her 2012 cMBP. She has played it both on OSX and Windows using Bootcamp. According to her, Sims runs smoother on the Windows side.
     
  12. IphoneUpTop thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanx
     

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