Is bootcamp worth it?

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  1. phas3 macrumors 65816

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    i have a blackbook and i really want to play lineage 2 and the only way to do that is to use bootcamp. I can't bring myself to doing this, is it worth it? will i mess my macbook up etc...?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    If you want to actually play the game, it's worth it...

    Just don't write over your OS X partition. Otherwise it's as safe as something very safe.
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You can always delete the BC partition from OS X if it gets messed up.

    But like TS said, don't choose the wrong partition during XP/Vista install.
     
  4. phas3 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    well lets say...i have an xp cd..that doesnt look like an xp cd(get my drift)? lol will this work still
     
  5. mcavjame macrumors 65816

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    If you follow the downloadable step-by-step manual (part of the dmg package), it really does the install quite well. I have done it to 4 machines now (we have some legacy apps that are XP only) without incident.

    I don't have anything as demanding as games, so I pair my bootcamp with Parallels to access those apps when required. You won't need this though.
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    We won't help you with pirated software. Sorry.
     
  7. phas3 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    will you point me to the downloadable step-by-step manual, thank you
     
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    When running the Bootcamp Assistant, it will give you the instructions and tell you to print them, do it.
     
  9. phas3 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i got the pdf from the bootcamp site on apple.com, i don't have a printer but thank god for iphone air sharing god i love this thing
     

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