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

    Jan 28, 2011
    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. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    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

    Jan 28, 2011

    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

    Nov 28, 2010
    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:

    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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