Optimal way to Play PC games?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Rugon, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. Rugon macrumors newbie

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    Hello all. I recently boot a macbook for college - taking advantage of the printer and ipod deals, basically, otherwise I'm personally not a fan. I don't know what the official designation of my computer is, but It was the 1299 macbook.

    I"m trying to figure out the best way to play a PC game that i just picked up on ebay. The game is Medieval Total War, and its expansion, Viking Invasion. They were both produced between '02-'03, so I'm not worried about installing something and then having to play a just-released game, these don't require anything particularly high tech in the way of graphics cards and all that jazz.

    What is the best, easiest, and/or cheapest way to go about playing this game? Should I use boot camp, which has been recommended to me, or pick up a PC emulator? If the former, apparently I need to pick up a windows xp something or other. Where do I do that, and how much money will that cost me? Can I upgrade to this OS X thing which has leopard and apparently already comes with boot camp, and if so do i then need to go and still get that windows xp thing. It's frustrating.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Pick up a copy of Windows from your campus and install it using Boot Camp.
     
  3. txa1265 macrumors 6502a

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    Especially since you're not a big Mac fan, you can divide up your hard disk for Mac and Windows and get the best of both.
     
  4. kyrow123 macrumors member

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    +1
     
  5. Rugon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    awesome, thanks everyone. How much should windows xp cost (I saw that there's a home edition)?

    Also, one of the nice things about macs if you can't get viruses. Am I still immune, so long as I"m on the mac section of the hard drive?
     
  6. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

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    If you're in Windows, you can still get viruses. It's just like you're using a normal PC laptop.

    If you're in Mac OS X, it's just as susceptible to viruses as if Windows wasn't on there.
     
  7. cuestakid macrumors 68000

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    NewEgg has copies of XP Home for 90

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116511

    before doing that do check with your bookstore/IT department as they may have copies of XP or even vista for cheap-just be sure that it is the full-version and NOT an upgrade-upgrades will not work with Boot Camp
     

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