Gaming on a Macbook pro

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by theryan923, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. theryan923 macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2010
    Hello everyone, I'm sorry if this is in the wrong section, but I would like to know what software is better for gaming on a Mac. I have Parallel Desktop 5 but I noticed while playing the Orangebox I was getting some framerate issues.
    I heard a lot of good things about Crossover games and I was wondering if that would be better? or would bootcamp be just fine? Also my Macbook pro is the 2010 15'' 2.4ghz. Thanks for your time! :)
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    If you are going to game... Bootcamp will clearly offer you the best performance
  3. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    Install Windows natively instead of in a virtual machine.

    You could try to port Windows games using Cider, but this also takes a performance hit, although not as bad as inside a virtual machine.
  4. mongrol macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2007
    Why are you playing the Windows version of Orange Box? All of those games now have been released natively for Mac on Steam.
  5. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    bootcamp it up. That will run windows as if you were on a regular PC, and absolutely smoke any virtualization software out there
  6. theryan923 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2010
    Because I got it a long time ago. Also Thanks everyone for your replies i guess I will use bootcamp!

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