question about gaming on macs

qwerty546

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since macs can install bootcamp so that you can run windows and os x, does that mean that you can install games and play them for windows whilst running bootcamp?
 

panzer06

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since macs can install bootcamp so that you can run windows and os x, does that mean that you can install games and play them for windows whilst running bootcamp?
Of course games run just fine on Macs under bootcamp. The only thing to stay away from are Macs which contain the Intel integrated GMA950 video card. This video card (GPU) is very poor for games at higher resolutions and settings.

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qwerty546

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so do you think i could run a game smoothly on my 2.16 ghz, 2 gb macbook?
 

clevin

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depends on what game you want to run
MB has GMA950, so latest, 3D intense games are probably out of luck.
 

qwerty546

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even if they were run at very low settings. i dont really care about graphics i would just want the game to run smoothly. ex. medieval 2
 

panzer06

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even if they were run at very low settings. i dont really care about graphics i would just want the game to run smoothly. ex. medieval 2
I was able to play 8 hours of company of heroes at the MB CD 2.0 native resolution under XP on the lowest graphics settings. The only limitation was we could only have one computer enemy or the system just bogged down.

LOTR BFME2 also worked with low settings.

However, I just found this to be too limiting and sold the MB and replaced it with a 2.2 MBP. Able to run same games at high on most settings now.

Cheers,