Parallels Desktop Multiple Inputs Question...

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by AndTheNightmare, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. AndTheNightmare macrumors newbie

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    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    #1
    Hey Everyone,

    I've been trying to play Settlers of Catan online with my gf but her IBM Thinkpad keeps crashing. I have the new baseline iMac 3.06 ghz (with Dual Displays) and I thought maybe with Parallels Desktop we can both play the game on separate operating systems.

    SO, here is my question:

    Using Parallels desktop to run either Linux (Ubuntu) or Windows XP ontop of Snow Leopard, can I have multiple input devices controlling either OS? IE:

    Snow Leopard = iMac display, Apple usb keyboard + mouse
    Parallels = Samsung display, logitech keyboard + mouse
    w/ either respective input device controlling that OS

    I don't know if this even exists, but modern computers are powerful enough that I don't see why not multiple users could use the same host CPU.

    thanks
     
  2. ayeying macrumors 601

    ayeying

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    Yay Area, CA
    #2
    Modern systems are powerful enough, true.

    Virtual Machines are NOT powerful enough for real games.

    First off, does the game run under a Virtual Machine?

    If so, it might work. I remember one of the products allowed this feature. Not sure if it was Parallels or VMware but I do remember reading about this.
     

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