Newbie: Trying to run a PC game

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by amatar, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. amatar macrumors newbie

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    hi i just bought an imac, desktop computer,,,

    basically i have also bought age of empires collectors edition for pc, i placed it in the computer and it wont automatically run, and when you do click on auto run it says to choose an application to run it. i dont know what to do ? please help
     
  2. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    You said you bought the PC version, you need to either install windows in bootcamp or go back and buy a Mac version if there is one.
     
  3. amatar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks,

    install windows in bootcamp? pretty new to all this. is there a guide i can follow to do this ?

    thanks for the quick responce
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    An iMac and all other current Macs run an Operating System (OS) called Mac OS X. Other PCs normally run Windows and if you bought a game for a PC, it most probably requires Windows to run it.
    As Windows and Mac OS X are different OSs, a Windows application/program/software will not run natively on Mac OS X, and vice versa.

    You need to run Windows on your iMac, which is easily possible:
    http://guides.macrumors.com/Booting_Windows_on_the_Mac

    And Apple has this to say: Mac 101: Using Windows on your Mac via Boot Camp
    found via "install windows via bootcamp"
    Btw, if you are new to Mac OS X, take a look at Helpful Information for Any Mac User by GGJstudios
     

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