Is SimCity playable in Parallels?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Soundflunky, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Soundflunky macrumors regular

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    If I don't have to partition, I won't. I want to check out the game, but if it means all the hassle of installing Windows, I'll just wait until the Mac release.

    Has anyone tried it in Parallels?
     
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Wait. The graphics and RAM requirements are too much to emulate under two operating systems.
     
  3. ihuman:D macrumors 6502a

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    You'll have to wait for the native Mac version or go the Bootcamp route.
     
  4. jrs22 macrumors 6502

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    You have to install windows with parallels anyway.
     
  5. DamnDJ macrumors regular

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    Haven't heard any success stories trying it. From not being able to run it in the first place, to severe lag that makes it unplayable.

    I suppose we wait for the Mac version.
     
  6. Soundflunky thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the responses.

    I already have it installed in Parallels.
     
  7. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Depending on which computer you have, I don't really recommend it. If you can boot camp, do it.
     
  8. jaimejaime macrumors newbie

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    Not sure about Parallels. I went the Boot Camp route with it on release day and it worked just fine... for an hour or so. Haven't been able to get back on since, not too pleased.
     
  9. SilentLoner macrumors 65816

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    I bought the PC version, on my MBPr it runs great under bootcamp but does anyone know when the mac native version is out and if we have the pc version it will include the mac version?
     
  10. MrKevan macrumors newbie

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    don't hold your breath. with the server fiasco, they probably have little to no manpower for developing the mac version right now.
     
  11. SilentLoner macrumors 65816

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    I played for like 5 hours yesterday on na west 4.

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    What settings did you have it on?
     
  12. ayeying macrumors 601

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    NA West 4 has been good to me. I ran it low on the 15" with the nVidia 330M and it still only hovered around 20FPS. On the 13" Retina, I had low also but got 35FPS.
     
  13. blasto2236, Mar 20, 2013
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    blasto2236 macrumors 6502a

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    Nevermind, nothing to see here. Thanks for recommending Boot Camp. The overwhelming urge to play this game has made me get off my @$$ and finally make a bootdisk/partition rather than run Parallels.
     

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