RPGs For Parallels

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Washac, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Washac macrumors 68020


    Jul 2, 2006

    Sorry if you thought this was going to be a list of games.

    I like playing RPGs Older ones can in my book be the better ones
    on occasions so what I would like to know are peoples thoughts on
    what RPGs I could try in Parallels.
    Yes I know Games people run Bootcamp but I really do not want to take
    that road unless I really have to.

    So I am running Parallels 7/Windows 7 64bit on my MacPro (specs below)
    and would like some recommendations for RPGS I could try.

    I like the dungeon crawler type ones, but any pointers would be good.

    Thanks for reading.
  2. Washac, Feb 5, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2012

    Washac thread starter macrumors 68020


    Jul 2, 2006
    Thanks but out of all the wine skin games I have tried most run really really
    badly with glitches and lock ups and are laggy.

    What happens with skins and wraps I believe is that the person who makes it, makes
    it to run on their system, when somebody else tries to run it if their system is not the same
    or quite the same then the skin/wrap does not function correctly.
  3. Brunchies, Feb 5, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2012

    Brunchies macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2011
    Have you tried Torchlight, its very diablo like and its native to mac, try it out on steam of course steam still has stability issues but there not bad. Also binding of Issac is another one but its more of a rougelike, its fun but kind of messed up. Both don't require any windows and if you don't mind me asking, why do you not want bootcamp on your mac, you can always install it on an external hard drive, just use Carbon copy clone to clone the basics of Snow leopard to the external hard drive and install windows on that.
  4. cluthz macrumors 68040


    Jun 15, 2004
    What graphics do you have in your Mac Pro?

    Gothic II is available for $9 on Gog:

    I've not tested it in parallels, but it's from 2004 so it should run well.
    In my opinion it's perhaps the best RPG ever made, but it's hard and controls are a bit strange so it takes an hour or so to get used to.

    Torchlight is also good and mac native.

    Dungeon Siege I is also a great game, but have issues on 64-bit Win7, so unless you have access to a XP installation I'd stay away.
  5. Washac thread starter macrumors 68020


    Jul 2, 2006
    Graphics card is - ATI Radeon HD4870
  6. doh123 macrumors 65816

    Dec 28, 2009
    Wineskin can be made to run good. Some much older versions had more problems than more recent ones.

    There are tons of good old DOS RPGs I love that run with DOSBox great too.
  7. MurderousMoppet macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2012
    some of the best older RPG games in my book are the Baldurs gate series. You can play them natively on mac os x now thanks to GemRB.

    you can play any of the infinity engine games this way. unfortunately its a bit of a pain to setup and you of course need the original game data (you can get them cheap on gog.com though)

    direct link to gemrb downloads

    they actually have a version for iPad/iPhone (or android) as well!
  8. Washac thread starter macrumors 68020


    Jul 2, 2006
    Thanks for the replies.

    Since posting this I found on my shelves amongst loads of other stuff a copy of Dungeon Siege 1 for the Mac, forgot I had it, I know I had never played it, think I loaded it once years ago but my mac of the time was not upto playing it.

    Quite enjoying it so far :)

    Going to download the GemRB thing as well.

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