Gaming via VM

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by cclloyd, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. cclloyd macrumors 68000


    Oct 26, 2011
    Alpha Centauri A
    If I wanted to play games via VM (nothing too new. Some counter strikes, Fallout NV, Universe Sandbox, Dishonored, DeusEx HR [All Steam]), and I put all 1GB of video memory towards the VM, would that work, or do I HAVE to leave some resources for the actual computer?

    Also if I do set all 1GB or even 750MB, and am playing a game, does Windows have to use the resources, then the mac again to actually display it, or just Windows? Like does it just pass through or use everything twice?
  2. SpinalTap macrumors regular


    Sep 25, 2003
    Bournville, UK
    Try before you buy - CrossOver 12 plays ALL Windows games, and most Windows apps, without the need for any WindowsOS.
  3. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

    Mar 4, 2013
    None of those are going to run well in a virtual machine, save for CS. Just use Windows natively if you want to play those or purchase Mac ports where available.
  4. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    Not ALL games.

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