Gaming on a Macbook pro

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

  1. theryan923 macrumors newbie

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    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 P6

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    If you are going to game... Bootcamp will clearly offer you the best performance
     
  3. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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