Installing WinXP with boot camp for games..How much space??

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  1. sandro1 macrumors newbie

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    I just purchased my new Mac 2 days ago, Its a Macbook pro 2.53ghz model. I'm a big gamer so I want to instal Winxp to play games like fallout 3, crysis, cod 5 etc.... How much space should I create for my windows partition?.. if its more than 32Gigs, what is the procedure after?

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    Sandro
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Once you create your partition using the 32 GB standard, after Windows formats, you will have more or less 30 GB to pay with. XP takes more or less 2 GB HDD space. A good partition size for a game only OS would be 32 GB. You will have left more or less 28 GB for games. 28 GB is alot of space for games. Let's say each game is 2 GB big, that is around 14 games give or take in that partition.

    tl;dr - 32 GB should be more than enough in XP.
     
  3. sandro1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have 320 GB HDD in my MBP

    I gave 100GB for Windows. Firstly, I installed 32 GB then I found out its not enough. Nowadays each game is more than 5GB. Esp game likes Crysis!!! Crysis is like 20GB I believe!
     
  5. Hydroxs macrumors regular

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    Cod 5 is about 7 GB, UT3 is about 8 GB, and my steam games are about 8 GB so your hard drive space will fill up quickly.
     
  6. sandro1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so maybe then i'll go with 100 gig...when I will format my 100 gig partition in the blue windows setup screen, which partition name will I have to click? Will it be called "boot camp partition"
     
  7. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Yes,but id suggest you read this or better still print it out before doing anything
     
  8. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Some games use an astonishing amount of disk space. The Witcher EE can use upto 11GB for example.

    32GB for modern PC gaming is too little space unless you only want to play a couple of games at a time, then uninstall etc....
     
  9. Samuriajackon macrumors 6502

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    COD5? Crysis? Could you post your settings and FPS when you get this running? I wanna run those games but I know I have to buy a new MacBook to do that. I'm very interested in your findings, I love hearing this stuff from users rather then webpages, I feel i can trust you guys
    :D
     
  10. pyrodex macrumors 6502

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    Your online games like EQ2 or Warhammer are huge too, so 32GB is cutting it very close unless you only want one game.
     
  11. sandro1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for all the help, i'll keep you guys posted on the performance of the MPB
     
  12. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    Psh, 20. Age of Conan is like 30 GB. Insane, yes. I remember downloading a 1 GB patch for that game (that was only one patch mind you). I gave mine 80GB (out of 250) for Vista 64. Works perfectly for me.
     

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