Graphics not working on Mac with XP

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by BlownCPU, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. BlownCPU macrumors newbie


    Jun 16, 2008
    Hi everyone,

    I have searched hi and low to no avail.

    My friend has a Mac laptop with X on it.

    He installed Parallels and then XP so that he could run M$ Flight Sim.
    When he does the graphics don't work properly, it looks as if the interlacing is not right, there is something there but it's distorting the picture.
    He has tried changing graphics properties to high res, then low, 32 bit etc.... and nothing seems to be working.

    Has anyone got any ideas on getting this to work.


    Blown CPU
  2. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    MS Flight Simulator is not going to run well in a VM. Your friend would be better off using the Boot Camp Assistant (If he's running Leopard) to create a separate partition for Windows XP and install XP.

    As for his current problem.... He should have installed the Parallels guest tools which include a generic graphic driver. That driver is not suitable for most graphic intensive games. MS FS needs Direct X and 3D.

  3. Siron macrumors 6502


    Feb 4, 2008
    North Carolina
    I totally agree - any virtual machine (Parallels or VM FusionWare) is not suitable for any graphics intensive game. MS Flight Simulator is extremely graphics intensive. As chscag said - run BC Assistant and install XP to run natively. Make sure that after XP is up and running to insert the OSX disk. It will autorun and install drivers. After that go to nVidias website and install the latest video driver for your card and machine.

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