Crossover software to play PC games

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Boca, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. Boca macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Happy New Year all:

    My sitz is this. My 10 year old loves Wizard 101 a PC based mmo game.

    I have a macbook. (specs below)
    I tried putting trial version of the Crossover software on the mac for my son to play the game. But it doesn't work all that well (even though Crossover says it should)

    I am wondering if my macbook is not powerful enough...doesn't have some hardware it needs or what???

    Any help appreciated.


    Hardware Overview:

    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook3,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.2 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 4 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

    flopticalcube

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    You easily meet the minimum requirements. Crossover isn't very reliable for games in my experience. Find a copy of XP and run the game under bootcamp. You might be able to run it under Virtual Box with a copy of Windows 98 as well.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    I'm not familiar with the game you mention, but if its contains some some intensive graphics, then your macbook isn't going to be a great choice to run it. The intel GPU inside your macbook is pretty anemic for game playing. Add in the fact that you're using cross-over which adds overhead as well, only complicates matters.
     
  4. Cabbit macrumors 68020

    Cabbit

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    Not very intensive but i assume the issue with crossover is specific to your machine. Make sure your running crossover games not office. And try it on different bottle types as it is a Windows 98 game try and Windows 98 bottle.

    Operating System: Windows 98SE or later versions
    Processor: 1GHz Intel Processor
    RAM Space: 512 Megabytes
    Video Card: Best results with GeForce 2 or equivalent
    (standard in most PCs)
    Disk Space: 5 Gigabytes
     
  5. Boca thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks everyone for the prompt replies. I will try and check out the suggestions.
     

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