Is bootcamp the best way?

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

  1. HazzFq macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2007
    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?

  2. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    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.

  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
  4. jlamb0 macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2008
  5. Infrared macrumors 68000


    Mar 28, 2007
    They could pay you to use it :)
  6. HazzFq thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2007
    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?

  7. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    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

    Aug 12, 2008
    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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