Is there a way I can install windows games without using Bootcamp?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by IanGroh, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. IanGroh macrumors newbie

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  2. tersono macrumors 68000

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    No. Running under virtualisation is going to be impossibly slow for most games (and the majority of modern games won't run that way anyhow).
     
  3. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    Crossover does not use bootcamp nor a full install of windows inside a virtual machine.

    It IS however a psuedo vm and will install the games (if supported) in what are called 'bottles' and they run. They boast Team Fortress 2 running at VERY fast speeds.

    Not all games are supported though and it's still technically 'virtualization' but not really :]
     
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    They boast it but it's far from true. I had to lower the resolution somewhat, drop any hopes of a (smooth) fullscreen mode and turn all the graphics down to low (in DX7/8 mode).

    I can imagine Crossover being quite good for 2D games and older 3D titles. It's just not that great for anything circa 2004.
     
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