question: How to install games on Mac OS X

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by trotilac, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. trotilac macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Since I am completely new in the Mac World, i need some basic, basic help (don't laugh ;p).
    What kind of games can I play on Mac OS X?
    I have games that work regularly on Win - Can i play them on Mac, and if I can, how to install them?

    btw. what is UB? ;p

    I ride MacBook Pro 2.13 1GB x1600 128MB - Mac OS X 10.4.10
     
  2. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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    install bootcamp maybe, or try crossover

    plenty of mac games out and EA are soon relasing more titles for mac
     
  3. iKwick7 macrumors 65816

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    The basics:

    You cannot run windows games on a mac, unless you install bootcamp (allows you to use windows or mac os x). Either buy Mac-specific games, or use bootcamp.

    UB means Universal Binary. Older macs used IBM chips, not Intel chips. UB games can run on bother the older macs and the new ones.
     
  4. trotilac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have only Mac OS X installed .. tell me more about boot camp or crossover
     
  5. Asnyers macrumors newbie

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    Well there are quite a few games you can play:
    Check this out:
    http://www.apple.com/games/articles/
    You will find a list of the most common mac games.
    And for your windows games, I can see you have an intel mac so you could instal bootcamp and xp or vista to play your windows games on your mac.
    Link: http://www.apple.com/macosx/bootcamp/

    Hope that helps you out ;)
     
  6. trotilac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I got it. Thank you.
     
  7. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    You might want to look at this.
     
  8. aidanpendragon macrumors 6502a

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    Inside Mac Games' review list has most Mac games, starting with the newest. The further back you go, the more games will not work on Intel unless they're UB. The reviews should list whether the game works on Intel/UB or not.

    http://insidemacgames.com/reviews/
     
  9. trotilac thread starter macrumors newbie

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  10. phanboyjohn macrumors member

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    One last note, really quick--some games (notably, all the Blizzard games like Warcraft III, Diablo II, etc.) have the Mac version on the Windows CD/DVD as well. This is rather rare, but Blizzard is known for doing this. I've been getting by playing mostly Blizzard games.

    EDIT: Oh, and UB stands for Universal binary, which means that it should run well both on older Macs with PowerPC processors, and the newer Macs with Intel processors.
     

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