Low FPS / Lag on games through windows?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by X-Calibur, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. X-Calibur macrumors newbie

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    Hey there. I'm new to Mac and am still in the proccess of debating whether or not a Mac is for me. I'm wanting to know if anyone plays pretty graphic heavy games on Windows through Bootcamp seeing as that seems to be the best way to run Windows on Mac. This whole transition is crazy for me due to the fact that Mac doesn't run .exe files and that's what I'm used to being a PC user and all. The solution for me was to have a Mac and have windows for when I need it so I don't have to change everything I know about computers and different programs. Please let me know if there are any issues running games like UnrealTournament3 or Crysis etc. even Final Fantasy XI on Mac through Windows partition. Thank you.
     
  2. kolax macrumors G3

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    If you Boot Camp, then your Mac isn't a Mac anymore, it is a PC. You'll have Windows running full power as you would on any other PC running Windows, and games will run perfectly.
     
  3. X-Calibur thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I guess I'm more worried about low FPS or laggy-ness in games due to the fact that it's a laptop. I might just be paranoid b/c I am having those issues with my current laptop and it had a defective video card in it. Even after I got the new card it didn't seem much better. Thanks.
     
  4. kolax macrumors G3

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    So your question really is can the MacBook Pro handle games well via Boot Camp? Yep.

    You'll be pleasantly surprised how well it performs.
     
  5. X-Calibur thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That sounds pretty promising so I think I will try it out. If worse comes to worst I can always pay the restocking fee. Thank you to everyone that has been helping me out on these forums. I will be on here asking more questions most likely.
     
  6. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Assuming your getting the macbook pro vs the macbook. It should run decent just look at the hardware its the same as PC hardware. :)
     

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