Quick Question About Bootcamp

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  1. MrWaffles macrumors member

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    I'm looking to run a version of Windows on my early 2015 macbook air with the 128gb ssd. The only thing I want to do is use it to play Civ V just so I can run a certain mod for multiplayer. I was just wanting advice on the minimum amount of space I could partition off and get away with it, which version of Windows would be the best, and how much drivers and stuff are going to take up as well.

    I know I don't have a lot of space, but I really would use it for nothing other than Civ at the moment. I currently have just under 70gb free after cleaning off some stuff. Thanks for reading.
     
  2. casperes1996 macrumors 65816

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    Why not just use the Mac version of Civ? You can get all the same mods running there too, you just need to edit a lua file to show the mods menu.

    If you really want Windows though, if it's only going to be Civ V, I would probably recommend 64gigs. It's a lot relative to your total hard drive space, but I have a 150GB Windows partition, and with HITMAN, Final Fantasy X/X-2 and a few other things like MacsFanControl, Opera Neon, Messenger, Netflix and of course all of the BootCamp software, I'm down to 1GB left. (Win10 Insider Preview)
     
  3. MrWaffles thread starter macrumors member

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    There's a mod people use for multiplayer that they can't get running on Macs. I do currently run it on Mac, but I would rather run on Windows just for this reason.
     
  4. casperes1996 macrumors 65816

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    Honestly thought all the same mods worked on Mac. Oh well. But yeah, 64GB is what I say
     
  5. MrWaffles thread starter macrumors member

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    Most of them do, but this particular one just does not.
     
  6. Dingado macrumors member

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    Why don't you just run Windows 10 off an external SSD and install all your stuff on there? That is what I'll do in the next week
     
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    Huntn macrumors G5

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    Get a portable drive to keep your PC games on. :)
    --- Post Merged, Apr 18, 2017 ---
    My MBP has a measly 500 Gb hard drive and I'm considering removing the Bootcamp partition to free up some space. Is this (Win10 on an external USB drive using Bootcamp ) easy to do? Link and advice appreciated. :D
     

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