Run Games on OSX or Win7?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Randizzledante, May 24, 2011.

  1. Randizzledante macrumors regular

    Randizzledante

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    Hey there. Just ordered my first MBP (15"/high end), looking forward to getting it within the next few days. I plan on doing many things with it, including some moderate gaming.

    I noticed many of the Steam games I currently own are also available on the Mac App Store. Also, I do own a copy of Win7 I can bootcamp on to the MBP when it gets here.

    Performance wise, should I just install Win7 and continue to use Steam? Or will OS X versions of the games run any better (or, for what matter, worse)?

    Any help is appreciated!
     
  2. JasonR macrumors 6502a

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    From what I've read games run better on Windows 7. I have Windows 7 installed via boot camp on both of my machines...and they both run great. I prefer OS X for everything else...except for those pesky business apps who don't have a good mac version/alternative.
     
  3. Randizzledante thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmm ok good to know. I'll probably just bootcamp if then :)
     
  4. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    I've run several (mostly LucasArts) games under OSX, and they run just fine. Personally, if the game's ported to OSX, great. If it's not, then I don't need it.
     
  5. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Windows 7 for sure. Some games have been really well converted to OSX (Worms Reloaded), but every other Steamplay game I own runs much better on Windows.

    +the ability to update drivers as soon as they're available and soft overclocking options.

    You've no idea the fun you're missing out on.
     
  6. Randizzledante thread starter macrumors regular

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    Alright, this pretty much confirms what I already thought anyway, so Win7 it is!

    Now, how much disk space to partition...
     
  7. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    Go for 100 gigs! It's plenty!
     
  8. Randizzledante thread starter macrumors regular

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    Mmm sounds about right to me! TYVM ;)
     
  9. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    Note to Dagless - Photoshop is my favorite game :D
     
  10. maflynn Moderator

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    There are more games for windows, they come to windows long before a small percentage actually make it to OSX and they're generally cheaper on windows as well. All point to the fact that windows is a better platform for games.
     

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