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Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by brenton, Mar 30, 2005.
hello, Could I use an Ibook with a Virtual pc to play games or would I need a powerbook.
You can certainly run virtual PC on an iBook. However, when you say "play games", the games you'll be able to play in virtual PC - on ANY platform, even a G5 - is very limited. There have been threads on this in the Gaming forum.
No. VPC isn't near fast enough to run games; however there are quite a few good game titles ported to the OS X platform.
Games . . . ah, yah . . . my iBook runs MineSweeper just fine in VPC.
Your iBook will run, natively, a number of games. That means no Virtual PC. But Doom 3... well... a G5 is a recommended processor, so I doubt you bought that iBook to game, right?
I havent gotten the Ibook yet. Im deciding between that and a mac mini. If I get more money I will get an ibook.
DOS games run pretty good on a G5. Probably an iBook will done fine also. Once the rumored Virtual PC 8 gives you native graphics support with DirectX then a high-end Mac should be able to play mostly any game over 4 years ago as well as a PC of that time period. Emulation is very difficult process with only software. It is a miracle that it can run Windows XP.
Hehe. Windows 2000 runs pretty nicely under VPC... but Win98 works much better. To get native speed, try Win3.1 or something.
WinXP is slower than anything you want to try. So don't.