So..... Vista or XP Working plus Gaming

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by maxus, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. maxus macrumors newbie

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    My new macbook pro is about to be delivered... The main purpose of it will be working.. but. I like to play aswel. I've been on Windows Vista for the last year.. and I dig the workflow and the GUI..

    So I was thinking on installing vista... brand new laptop ugly xp interface? hehehe

    But............. cod4, ut3, etc.. I also want to play them.

    Can I get satisfatory gameplay on vista via bootcamp? Special drivers, sp1... How much frames per second will I lost average if I go vista ?

    Another question, if I regret installing vista.. is it easy to format and install xp instead? via bootcamp can I format the drive and install another os again?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Oraichu macrumors newbie

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    Hello

    I would recommend XP for gaming... or just in general of the windows OSs. ;)

    Unsure about specific performance decrease, maybe 10-15% slower?

    And when you have to reinstall/format the windows partion, you just delete it or do it through Mac's system. I've formated my XP partion once since I wanted to have NTFS system instead of FAT32.

    Thats another thing you'll need to consider: NTFS or FAT2

    If you are not familiar with the different file systems, basicly the only advantage/disadvantage of them is:

    FAT32 = Your windows HDD will be readable and writeable from your Mac OS X, but files CAN'T be bigger than 4gb in your windows HDD.

    NTFS = Your windows HDD will NOT be writeable, but only readable from your mac OS X. Files can be as big as they want.
     

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