One game on the MBP??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Race Johnson, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. Race Johnson macrumors member

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    Hi, I have one game that I will want to use on my MBP. I will have to use windows for this and I really hate to install windows for just one game that will be used once or twice a week. What do you guys recemend in terms of programs? I know bootcamp is good.. but is their any better ones that will suit my situation better?
     
  2. mikehokie macrumors regular

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    You could buy the Mac version.

    What game is it?
     
  3. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    If it is an older, less graphics intensive game, then you might be able to run it using parallels, vmware, or crossover. If it is a new game with lots of graphical requirements then bookcamp is your only choice.
     
  4. ebel3003 macrumors 6502a

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    @mikehokie
    Not all games have a Mac version.

    Race, I recommend using Boot Camp with Windows XP. I run my games the same way. If you only have one or two games, I'd just do a 30GB partition for Windows and leave the rest for the Mac side. This will leave enough for more than just a game in the future, and plenty of space for Mac OS X.

    Programs like VMWare Fusion and Parallels are great and all, but they lack support for DirectX 9, which most games are using. Also, with a virtual machine, you're sharing resources between the host and guest OS. With Boot Camp you're running Windows natively with full resources.
     
  5. mikehokie macrumors regular

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    Yeah. Or...:eek:

    You could instead get a Windows laptop. HP ones are nice. If only they ran OS X...

    @Ebel

    Yeah I know. But let's hope he does have a game that does have a Mac version.
     
  6. ebel3003 macrumors 6502a

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    IMHO, HP laptops are nice hardware, but the amount of trial software and bloatware that come preloaded on the machines is enough to make you look elsewhere. If you have a MacBook Pro, just load an OEM XP or Vista on and avoid all of the extra software as well as run superior hardware.
     
  7. vandlism macrumors 6502

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    I could be mistaken, but I believe the new version of Parallels, 3.0, does have support for 3D gaming and DirectX 9.
     
  8. CarpetMonster macrumors newbie

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    DirectX 8.1 at the moment in version 3 (in VMWare Fusion too).
     
  9. thegrandmaster macrumors regular

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    I thought you could play stuff like Quake 4 (that's what's in all the screenshots) and that was DX9. The video of Fusion that showed up only showed support for DX 8.1.

    I think anyway :confused:
     
  10. mikehokie macrumors regular

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    Hopefully it will get up there to DirectX 10 with Crysis coming out...
     

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