Is there any way to convert?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thecharlesmoore, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. thecharlesmoore macrumors member

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    This may seem like a stupid question...but I now own a Mac and I LOVE IT! but I have a game that is PC and I wanted to know if there was any software to convert it to Mac?
     
  2. iStudentUK macrumors 65816

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    Not really I'm afraid.

    What game is it?

    You can install windows on a Mac. Some games are available on the Mac (boxed or via something like steam). Macs are getting better for gamers, but they are still pretty weak.
     
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  4. iStudentUK macrumors 65816

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    The good news is that is available on Mac. I'm in the UK and that is £18 on Amazon. However, I can't think of anything you could do with the PC version. There is a programme called Crossover which can sometimes help, but not with The Sims 2.

    Some new games are both Mac and PC compatible out of the box. Take the Sims 3 for example (£22 on Amazon.co.uk). Hopefully that trend of one box versions will continue.

    Someone talked about thishere.
     
  5. mac8867 macrumors 6502

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    If you do not want to dual partition your Mac, you can run virtualization software with a Windows operating System. Use the product key from your old machine (if you have one).

    http://www.virtualbox.org/
     
  6. c1phr macrumors 6502

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    Issue with this, is 3d support in Virtual Box is pretty spotty, and isn't a gaming solution.

    OP: You're probably gonna have to buy the mac version of the game, or install Windows through BootCamp.
     

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