Game problems through BootCamp on Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Vroengard, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. Vroengard macrumors newbie

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    I have always had a lot of problems when playing games through bootcamp. Especially with Call of Duty 4. It freezes up constantly in the menus and just has lots of problems. Some games wont run at all in bootcamp, but the odd thing is that all these problems don't ever occur when I open the games in Parallels. Granted frame rates are a lot lower of course, but the games function fine.

    I also noticed when playing Modern Warfare 2 today with my friend, my macbook pro blows his HP out of the water when comparing the in-game Frame rates and graphics, but his menus and loading screens go sooo much faster.

    Is there anything I can do to solve these problems?
    Thanks very much to anyone who can help.
     
  2. aki macrumors 6502a

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    It's a little hard to offer specific advice as you problems are a little vague. However, generally speaking, when people have problems with bootcamp, it's actually a "normal" Windows problem and not anything to do with the fact it's running on Mac hardware per se.

    I'd suggest the following (probably obvious but still) things.

    First check for OS updates and directx updates. Make sure your video card drivers are up to date (the bootcamp ones are most definitely not). Check for virii and other cycle-sapping background apps.

    If you are still getting poor performance, I would suggest trying a fresh install of Windows, update as above, and see if you still have the same issues. Windows can collect stuff over time, can be good to start fresh every now and again.

    Good luck!
     

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