C&C 3 on Macbook

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by nonphixion, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. nonphixion macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2007
    hey everyone,

    I just recently bought a mac book (white) and bought C&C 3 for it to run under the boot camp with vista.

    now, I managed to get the boot camp with vista up and running, and was able to instal C&C. but when I get into say, a skirmish game, or whatever, it quits the program. it seems to be running fine at first but just quits. no errors or anything.

    im not to sure, but could it possibly be because i only have 1 gb of ram? im really not to smart when it would come to computers, but i thought maybe that might have something to do with it, just because i thought i heard somewhere that you need to increase the ram to play stuff on vista. so i was thinking of upgrading to 2 gbs... but i wanted to see if anyone may know if the ram could be the possible issue or not before i do so in buying more ram.

  2. LastLine macrumors 65816

    Aug 24, 2005
    Best advice. Do a search. There's half a dozen threads on the games performance already :) I know the answers in one of them, but yeah, a gig of ram, intergrated graphics and vista? No chance mate. Sorry.
  3. seattle645 macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2007
    C&C doesnt support Vista

    thats y it doesnt work. i have a question to though it does work on XP and i am running parelles will i be able to load it on to my mac book pro? and how do i go about this.
  4. LastLine macrumors 65816

    Aug 24, 2005
    Geez, please know what you're on about before posting - yes, it does support vista - doesn't offer support for Vista 64 - but other versions you're fine on.

    And gaming? In parallels? You should know that's a no on any game, let alone one this powerful.
  5. arbroathsmokie macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2005
    I'm using bootcamp 1.2 running XP, and I can get C&C 3 running, but as soon as the fighting begins, C&C 3 just stops. The built-in graphics memory (as I ain't calling it a card) doesn't have the grunt to run it I'm afraid.

    So I'm back to playing C&C: The First Decade, which I main add works a treat on my Macbook.
  6. JayMike macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2007

    I have the same issue, did you ever find a way to make it work?
  7. mainomega macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2007
    I own a 17" 2.4 MBP... I installed C&C3 running with everything in high and at a resolution of 1680x1050 and it runs amazing. No slowdowns or anything. I know you own a macbook but it has been proven that vista slows down some games. why not just use XP ?
  8. toonz macrumors newbie

    May 7, 2007
    If you hunt around C&C3 definitely DOES work on a Macbook Bootcamp and XP. Just put the Shaders setting to 'Medium' and all will be well. A little slow at times, but I've finished all 3 campaigns so it definitely works.
  9. mcmadhatter macrumors 6502


    Sep 6, 2005
    Bath, UK
    works fine on my macbook under parallels running xp

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