Games not working in Parallels

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Jasonbot, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. Jasonbot macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2006
    The Rainbow Nation RSA
    I've installed parallels v3.0 build 4560 and I'm running my XP bootcamp partition. On it I have NHL '07 and The Sims 2. Neither of these games will start. NHL just crashes and Sims complains about direct X9.0c.

    I was under the impression that parallels had support for 3D games?
  2. speakerwizard macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2006
    have you enabled the hardware video rendering in the virtual machine settings? it seems opengl games are better at the moment than directx, there is an update being beta tested at the moment so should improve from now on in
  3. user13 macrumors regular


    Dec 22, 2006
    Well, Parallels supports only DX 8.1 as far as I know [+OpenGl - edited]. That's why some of the games may not be working. Parallels desktop is a good app, but it still lacks good graphic support. I use it for work successively, though. Try Boot Camp for gaming, it's free
  4. otispunkmeyer macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2007
    Middlesbrough UK
    same here, i tried that venerable classic Return to Castle Wolfenstein.

    an old game from the Gefore 3/Radeon 8500 era. DX8.0

    no go though. i got some errors which i didnt read and turned parallels off in a huff. lol

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