Mac newbie bootcamp question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ct04, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. ct04 macrumors member

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    Hi guys,

    So Tuesday I finally returned to the promised land of macs, for the first time since I was 13. I picked up a new macbook pro which is annoyingly "not yet shipped" STILL- but I'm super excited. I'm also excited because I'm replacing my ancient pc laptop, and so for the first time in years I'll be able to play computer games at a resolution higher than 640x480.

    To summarize, I'm excited, but also a little scared; are there any guides on how a convert should go about figuring things out?

    And most importantly, this bootcamp thing. How do I do it? I understand the basics, but once windows is installed, what do I do to optimize it for gaming? Any special tricks? Do I download video card drivers etc? Finally, once I load my games up, do I just go ahead and play, or is there tweaking I should do? In the interest of getting the best possible answers, the games I'm interested in playing are Galactic Civs II (which I would guess needs 0 optimization), and Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion. I picked up a 2.4 ghz, 7200 rpm, 2 gb ram mbp. Thanks so much guys; I tried searching but I didn't know what exactly to search for, so sorry if this is a repost. and I'm sure it is.
     
  2. McGiord, Feb 28, 2008
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    To install bootcamp just follow the bootcamp assistant instructions, you will need a SP2 windows XP or Vista license.
    I think that you can download specific video drivers for your mac video card from ATI or NVIDIA websites directly, there are some tweaks out there also, just search the forum.
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  3. SVT Amateur macrumors 6502

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    Go to laptop2go's website and they offer the latest nvidia drivers (these are only for Windows as the only drivers available for Mac is what comes with the computer) with a modified driver file that allows it to work the laptops. I just updated mine in Windows Vista with no problems, although I don't play any games on my computer (I have an Xbox 360 for that).
     
  4. honeycrisp macrumors regular

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    Bootcamp? Who needs it? I love not having to use XP...
     

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