Is bootcamp the best way?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by HazzFq, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. HazzFq macrumors member

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    I have windows installed on my mac through bootcamp however i was considering to get rid of it, as i don't actualy use it for anything but the occasional game once every couple days, so i was wondering if theres any other ways? i looked into a program called Darwine which opens .exe files but on the site it says it doesn't work well with a lot of the games i would download...

    Is there any other way that is good for playing games apart from Darwine and bootcamp?

    Cheers
     
  2. chscag macrumors 68000

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    For games running Windows in its native mode on a Boot Camp partition is the best way. If you don't play games at all, Fusion or Parallels would be a better choice. Emulators like WINE do not work well and are in my opinion a waste of money.

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  5. Infrared macrumors 68000

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    They could pay you to use it :)
     
  6. HazzFq thread starter macrumors member

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    I have bootcamp all set up and everything its just a real pain sometimes to reboot up in windows! sometimes to only play a game for 10 minutes !

    But im guessing parallels or something like that isn't fast enough for games?

    Cheers
     
  7. plinden macrumors 68040

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    It depends on the game. What do you play? If it's only 10 minutes at a time, I'm guessing you're a casual gamer.

    As long as it's not graphics heavy, you would be fine in a VM. I've successfully played Civ II and Medal of Honor: Allied Assault in Parallels. I haven't tried any other of my old Windows games since I no longer have time.

    You can run Parallels for a trial period and use the Bootcamp partition so you have both.
     
  8. MacNikon macrumors newbie

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    Windows at Native Speeds = BootCamp (Games like Far Cry play very well)
    Windows for basic use = Parallels 3.0 (Nothing graphics intensive)
     

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