Has anyone got games to work in Parallels 3???

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by thegoldenmackid, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

    thegoldenmackid

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    So I sold my PC, bought an XBox to relieve my occasional gaming desire and then Parallels 3 came out.

    I thought that it would be pretty easy when they said that they had improved DirectX support, and I've fully upgraded using a trial version, activated DirectX, installed DirectX9, dedicated 1GB of Ram and the max of 64mb of video.

    But i cannot play the following games, which my MBP should meet the requirements of:
    Age of Empires 3
    NBA Live 2005
    Hot Rod Garage to Glory
    Need for Speed Underground...

    has anyone got anything to work or am i just really special?
     
  2. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    no i have the same problem! cod2 ran like my grandmother. (slow lol) but in another thread people are saying that they are getting games to run really good... im stumped...
     
  3. brandon6684 Guest

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    I haven't tried a lot yet, just a couple. One old one, GTA Vice City ran very well once in either full screen or Windowed mode, but it was kinda funny in Coherence. The only other one I tried was Galactic Civilizations 2, which doesn't work, but it is a DX9 game, and I think it only supports 8.1 right now.
     
  4. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020

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    the thing about parallels is that they knda exaggerated on their gaming performance. they showed some game running on it and then everyone bought it to find out that was the ONLY game that runs on it. wait for vmware's DX9 and then we should be good.
     
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  6. crazycat macrumors 65816

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    Even with Parallels 3 it wont be as fast as bootcamp, so you might want to make a bootcamp partition just for games.
     
  7. thegoldenmackid thread starter macrumors 604

    thegoldenmackid

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    I have been misled as a post above stated, I didn't read enough into it, but yes, Parallels doesn't support DirectX9 completely, so that should be a problem, but with Virtualization, users are going to need to be allowed to allocated more then 64gb of Video Ram. So my XBox purchase wasn't that stupid and im continued to be frustrated.

    Obviously any series gamer would use BootCamp, but i don't want to partition a hard drive, reboot and waste battery life.
     

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