PC Gaming - VMware or Parallels?

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  1. MacDann macrumors 6502a

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    I have looked through the forum, but haven't seen a clear-cut explanation of which would be better for gaming, VM or Parallels.

    This is for a youngster in the family, and it's not bleeding edge games, so I'm not worried about having spectacular performance.

    I will be doing this on a 17" C2D iMac with 1G of RAM.

    Thanks in advance for the info...

    MD
     
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    I went ahead and installed Boot Camp, and I have been very pleased with the performance on the Windows games we have installed so far.

    Thanks!

    MD
     
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    I created a thread on VMWare's beta forum ( Games That Work ), which is a sort of list of the titles that work/don't work, and some workarounds. It's not perfect ( it is beta, remember ), though some of the issues from beta3 are promised to be fixed for beta 4.

    To give you an idea of what it is currently capable of, I'm playing X2 on my CD-based MacBook ( I was supposed to be trying more, but got sucked in :) ). One guy is playing Morrowind on his C2D MBP.

    The list of supported games isn't exhaustive, but it is getting to the point where playing under a VM is a viable option.
     
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  7. CyberPrey macrumors regular

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    I know you were not asking me, but I run boot camp on my Pro.. WinXP..

    windows runs very well on my mac pro, and I have not run into any issues on pretty much anything at all...
     
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