CoD4 Mac vs. Boot Camp?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by pcwolff, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. pcwolff macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2009
    Hello, just wondering if anyone out there has tried comparing the two? Does Call of Duty 4 run any better in XP/Vista then in OS X? Just wondering since I'm thinking of buying the game for the new MacBook Pro I'm getting :D Thanks for any info/advice!
  2. SHADO macrumors 6502a


    Aug 14, 2008
    You will get better graphics performance with Boot Camp than in OSX, although if you're getting a new MBP, you probably won't notice the difference in graphics. But I think the PC version is cheaper and is generally more reliable in terms of how it works (a lot of people are having issues with COD4 on the Mac side).
  3. pcwolff thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2009
    Great, thanks for the quick reply! Yeah I have a copy of Windows XP anyways so I think I'll go for the PC version of CoD4. And as you said it is cheaper, I just did a quick search and found it for 37.99 for the PC, but 46.99 for the Mac :rolleyes:
  4. comictimes macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2004
    Berkeley, California
    Yea I'd go with the PC version. I have the Mac one (and a new MBP), and although I haven't had any problems with it, somehow on windows it just seems smoother than my version, even when they're at the same framerates. I'm assuming it has to do with OpenGL vs DirectX but honestly I'm pretty clueless on that sort of stuff.

    Also mine won't let me put the graphics all the way up :( Very sad.
  5. txa1265 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 15, 2002
    Corning, NY
    I have both, and while the difference is much less extreme than NWN2, the PC side definitely performs better ... for cheaper.
  6. srl7741 macrumors 68020


    Jan 19, 2008
    In my world
    I also have both Mac/PC versions and I also agree the PC versions seems to run better. I still use my Mac to play it tho. I just don't like using Windows unless I have no choice.

    So i agree PC seems/does run a little better but don't be afraid to use the Mac, it's still a great game to play.
  7. DJ567 macrumors regular

    Mar 10, 2006
    London, UK
    mac runs it well enough imo but agree with previous posters it runs better under my 32bit vista bootcamp install, neither compare to how it works on my xbox or ps3 (yes i do love cod 4 and i did have it on mac, pc, 360 and ps3) only i have sold the mac and ps3 copies since

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