Parallels Desktop Multiple Inputs Question...

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

  1. AndTheNightmare macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2010
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    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.

  2. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    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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