Need help running windows games on mac

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by genocide148, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. genocide148 macrumors newbie

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    There are probably threads about this already but im looking for a detailed tutorial on how to run windows games on my new macbook pro.

    I've researched and learned about Boot Camp and all that but how do i get Leopard, Windows Xp, and Boot Camp?

    Also, i have the new $1100 macbook pro so how do i check my specs to know which games i can play or not?

    Thanks soo much for anyone who can help me
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    If you have a new MBP, you can find Boot Camp in Applications / Utilities / Boot Camp Assistant.

    To get Windows XP look somewhere to buy software, like an electronics retail shop or online, like eBay.

    To know if a game works on your Mac, got to www.apple.com/macbookpro and look at the Technical Specifications for your Mac.
    If your Mac is not listed there, go to www.everymac.com.
    Then go to the game's official website and look at the system requirements, also a www search for your game and the words "system requirements" could bring up some results.

    Also MRoogle is quite a good tool to search these forums.
     
  3. genocide148 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey thanks man i appreciate it.

    I will probably end up downloading windows xp for free somewhere though lol
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    Don't expect to get help with that though:


    Warez/Serials/Keys.
    Do not post software serial numbers or keys or refer people to specific websites, software, or techniques whose purpose is to break or bypass software licensing methods, distribute cracks, or obtain or use commercial software or media in violation of its license and/or for copyright violation. Do not ask for or give such help.

    from http://guides.macrumors.com/Help:Forum_Rules#Things_Not_to_Do
     
  5. genocide148 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah i know there are other websites where i can ask about that

    but thanks for the help im excited to learn all the new things i can do with this mac
     
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    Then have a look at the following links, as the information presented there might be helpful in your future endeavours into Mac OS X and could clear up initial confusion and may even prevent harm to your system or your files.

    http://www.apple.com/support/switch101/ - text
    http://www.apple.com/findouthow/mac/ - videos
    http://www.apple.com/support/mac101/ - text
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1343 - keyboard shortcuts
     
  7. genocide148 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks man i appreciate you taking time out of your day to help me out.

    but before you go are there any useful websites that i can use to download free mac apps, purchase some, and other things? (sorry for being vague just some cool stuff)
     
  8. spinnerlys Guest

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    Look at the appropriate sub-fora to find many stickies and guides with links in it.

    Cool stuff is a broad term, and I detest "cool" somehow.

    Get to know your system first before you install anything out of the ordinary, unless you are very savvy with computers.
    Installing many new software before you really know what you are doing might result in a bad experience.
     
  9. genocide148 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Alright i'll take your advice you seem like you know much about macs

    I appreciate your help
     
  10. spinnerlys Guest

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    Thanks, I know enough, which may not be much.

    But I had my share of experience with fubar situations on my first Mac, so that's where that advice is coming from. But as long as you keep some backup you can experiment all you want. It might give you the experience and knowledge, even though it can be rougher.
     
  11. doh123 macrumors 65816

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    not gonna learn much about it by just running Windows and turning it into a Windows PC.

    If you really want to get into Mac gaming, look into people making unofficial Wine and Cider based ports, where you can run things with no Windows needed...

    check the forums at http://www.portingteam.com/ its a little community all based around gaming in Mac OS X... mainly about Windows only games running without Windows, where people make their own wrappers and share them with others.
     
  12. JNB macrumors 604

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    A good place to begin:
     

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