PC games on iMac Core 2 Duo??

Discussion in 'Games' started by appletime, Sep 24, 2006.

  1. appletime macrumors member

    Aug 15, 2005

    I was just wondering if PC games are able to run on the new Intel iMac Core 2 Duo? And if so, how well do they run?

    M xx
  2. Philgr macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2005
    Lakes - UK
    Just got my Imac 20'' 2.33Ghz, 256 Gfx and just installed boot camp and put BF2 on and it runs on max everything no slowdowns
  3. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

    Lord Blackadder

    May 7, 2004
    Sod off
    It will play most PC games pretty darn well - once you install Windows XP, of course.;)
  4. appletime thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 15, 2005
    How does it work? Sorry, I'm new to Macs so I'm still finding my way around! What is boot camp and can I only play PC games when I'm on Windows mode? Does it mean that I will need to purchase Windows for Mac?

  5. Mackilroy macrumors 68040


    Jun 29, 2006
    Boot Camp is a boot loader that gives you the BIOS to install Windows. You have to have a retail copy of Windows XP Service Pack 2 (single disc). There are installation instructions at Apple's website, but if need be we can describe it here.

    As for games, yes, you can only run Windows games while you're in Windows.

    And sure, they'll run. They run on my Core Duo MacBook, so they're guaranteed to run on a Core 2 Duo iMac. :)
  6. admanimal macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2005
    To put it more simply, boot camp lets you install a regular copy of Windows XP Service Pack 2 (which you must purchase) on your Mac, and then lets you choose whether your computer starts up in Mac OS or Windows (you can restart the computer to switch from one to the other). You can only run Windows programs in Windows, and only Mac apps in Mac OS.
  7. appletime thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 15, 2005
    Thanks for all the info guys! That sounds good enough and makes sense. How much does the Windows Service Pack 2 usually cost?

  8. SpankyPenzaanz macrumors 6502a


    Sep 4, 2006
    xp sp2 pro oem can be had at newegg for $140
    xp sp2 home oem for around $90 at newegg

    I installed aoe3 on my 24"imac w/256mbvideo/2gbram with highest setting and looks very nice
    I spent this weekend playing the demo of dark messiah of might and magic at highest setting without the computer skipping a beat

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