COD2 Wont Play on my MacBook Pro via Parallels! HELP!!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by CurvaciousBB, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. CurvaciousBB macrumors newbie

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    Well I finally got Win XP 32 bit running with parallels. After waiting over an hour I finally got Call Of Duty 2 installed. I went to play it, then got this error message...


    DirectX(R) Encountered and Unrecoverable Error
    Click the Direct X FAQ for Possible Solutions.

    Anyone have any idea what that means?

    Should I download Direct X 9.0c? Thats what it says, but I also read that parallels is an emulater, and it installs its own drivers, so now what?

    It is a MacBook Pro with a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo, 4GB Ram, and a GeForce 256MB Graphics Card.

    Thanks!
     
  2. iSpoody 1243 macrumors 6502

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    you cant play games in parallels you need boot camp.
     
  3. CurvaciousBB thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So thats it? I have to use boot camp? Theres no simple fix in parallels?
     
  4. iSpoody 1243 macrumors 6502

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    not really cause parallels doesn't support direct x yet, its cause your running two systems in one go. there might be a fix but i have not heard of it to date
     
  5. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Well.. it supports DirectX 9 to a certain extent, but even it were "fully supported", the performance can't even be compared to Boot Camp. Parallels doesn't use the 3D grfx card in your Mac directly, so therefore no real gr8 3D performance.
     
  6. ~Wibble~ macrumors member

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    Yea thats it, Cod2 or any games wont really run through parallels, if you want it for games just use bootcamp.
     

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