How many people here run windows games on Mac

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by nec207, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. nec207 macrumors 6502

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    How many people here run windows game on Mac by WINE or emulator?

    I'm sure some people here hate Microsoft and will never load windows by bootcamp.

    I know some people that will never load windows by bootcamp.
     
  2. doh123 macrumors 65816

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    Well, me.. I'm pretty much a given on that anyways and is the main reason why i made Wineskin :p
     
  3. rampancy macrumors regular

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    I'd say that just about the majority of the games I play on my Mac are either Windows games which I use with native OS X F/OSS source ports, or Windows games I use with either doh123's Wineskin or CrossOver. (And I'm on a Core Duo GMA 950 MacBook, no less.) If you want some cheap, good games, GOG is the best place to get them, and I have a list of Windows games which work really well, through open source ports, Wineskin, or CrossOver.
     
  4. marzer macrumors 65816

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    "Hate" is such a strong word. I prefer the convenience of NOT segregating my hard drive, or rebooting the machine between OS's. So my first preference is to purchase a game in Mac version if available. If not, I use Crossover.
     
  5. Sassinater macrumors newbie

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    Bootcamp for me. Although I'm not sure if I made my partition big enough, I might have to cross some Mac compatible games over to OSX :p
     
  6. UrgArg macrumors newbie

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    I bootcamp for games that aren't on the mac, like call of duty and dawn of war. Would prefer to run them on my mac but they aren't available as far as I know?
     
  7. Corrosive vinyl macrumors 6502

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    I play Guild Wars through Wineskin. The only reason I have to is because certain games are only for PC. Hopefully developers will take the growing mac community into consideration more.

    ps: Thanks Doh123 for making wineskin.
     
  8. musty345 macrumors regular

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    I don't like partitioning my 500GB hard drive, there just isn't enough space. I've just come to not bother with games not playable on Mac (or on PS3/Xbox), if the game is PC exclusive I normally just give up on it, unless I really want it.
     
  9. Tombs macrumors regular

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    So what do you do if you really want it?:confused:

    I do bootcamp and will be to play games. I returned my MBP 15" and now think I made a mistake as it does seem with bait of tweaking in Win 7 the GT650m is a very capable card.
     
  10. musty345 macrumors regular

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    I haven't run into that problem yet because I don't really do heavy gaming on my iMac, just light games which are on the Mac App Store anyway.
    If I really wanted it, I'd probably use Bootcamp, but I hope that day doesn't come.
     
  11. nec207 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What Mac app store ?? They have app store for iOS but I don't think they have Mac app store ?



    If they do I have not seen it.
     
  12. doh123 macrumors 65816

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    uhhh.. yeah they do. and there is an App to get to the Mac App Store for OSX 10.6 and 10.7
     
  13. nec207 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  15. nec207 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That link talks about Mountain Lion and promotions for app for Mountain Lion.


    If you click you see 6 games . It seems to be about Mountain Lion and promotions for app for Mountain Lion.
     
  16. Ap0ks macrumors 6502

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    Go here -> http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/civilization-v-campaign-edition/id439924718?mt=12 and click the View in Mac App Store button under the App icon. If there isn't a button the store may not be available in your region.
     
  17. doh123 macrumors 65816

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    i was trying to find a link that talked about it.. thats all Apple has up about it right now. Its not a webpage you can go to, because you have to actually run the app to get to it, not a web browser. It was an additional download you could get for Mac OS X 10.6, and it was built into 10.7, so its not exactly new in 10.8 Mountain Lion... but they are moving all software updates into it with mountain Lion.

    How could you have missed the Mac App Store, its been all over the news the last couple of years.

    here is the Wikipedia page about it
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_App_Store
     
  18. Dirtyharry50 macrumors 68000

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    I use a combination of Parallels and Bootcamp to play Windows games and am pretty happy this allows me to play my existing library of games until I catch up with all the stuff I owned before getting my new iMac.

    Once caught up though, I am planning to stick to Mac native games and console games and that will be more than enough to keep me entertained going forward. Windows gaming is going to become largely irrelevant for me in time. I am looking forward to it too. I'll stick with Parallels and XP though I think, so I can revisit old classics I like such as the Infinity Engine games, etc. every now and then. :)
     
  19. Wardenski macrumors 6502

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    I got bootcamp a while back now and I bought immediately:
    Crysis
    Crysis Warhead
    Orange Box
    Bioshock

    Bought Bioshock 2, Crysis 2 later. I may get Elder Scrolls and maybe Oblivion.

    I have no intention of playing games in OSX anymore. I am slowly replacing my Mac versions of games with Windows versions, even Civ IV. I will eventually reinstall SCII on windows as well.
     
  20. gamerish macrumors regular

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    I've always wanted to learn how to use Cider and Wineskin for games, I guess getting the rMBP presents a good opportunity to find out. Any recommendations for tutorials?
     
  21. lostless macrumors 6502

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    Easiest way is to buy crossover. I did and it takes all the guess work out of configuring games. It's easy to use and has a lot of profiles for many games.
     
  22. doh123 macrumors 65816

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    You can get help from people at portingteam.com

    Crossover does make some things easy, but there are several games you can get to run better, or at least run period that you cannot do in Crossover. Crossover is made to be user friendly, but its kind of limited in many ways.
     
  23. Sue De Nimes macrumors 6502a

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    I am new to OSX and Macs. How easy is Wineskin to get things running?

    I want to install DDO and LOTRO if possible and had been looking at Crossover.
     
  24. doh123 macrumors 65816

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    Crossover is made to be very simple. Wineskin will take some learning and reading through the manual.
     
  25. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Bootcamp on W7. They only way to go, in most cases. ;)
     

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