Star Trek Online: Bootcamp or Wineskin?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by lbur145, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. lbur145 macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2012
    United Kingdom
    Hey guys,

    I'm making the switch to Mac soon, after being a PC user from a very early age!

    Can anyone give advice on playing STO using a Mac? I've heard there is a wrapper you can use to play without using Bootcamp, but are there any drawbacks?

    Also, can anyone tell me what it's like to play games using the magic mouse instead of a conventional mouse?

  2. DannyPhantom3 macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2012
    I play STO with bootcamp on my Retina Macbook Pro and it works great! I've never tried wineskin or anything like that so I can't say bootcamp is better but it does works better than on my widows computer. Unfortunately, I don't have a magic mouse so I won't be able to help you out there. :(
  3. doh123 macrumors 65816

    Dec 28, 2009
    I run it through the wrapper I made...
    It runs just fine performance wise for me... high res, high settings... there is some memory leak somewhere and there will be crashes every once in awhile... but I don't mind worrying about a crash every hour or three so that i don't have to run Windows.

    You can also try Crossover Mac, which supports STO... I haven't tried it so I'm not sure if its any better or less likely to crash.

    Since the game was designed for Windows... then installing Windows on your machine and turning it into any other PC (aka Bootcamp) is of course going to be the best way to run for most people.

    "Bootcamp" is a normal Windows computer... the only reason it would work better than you other one is if the hardware specs are better, or your other one is having problems.

    You can play with any mouse you want... I have even played with a touchpad. Its often easier to use a three button mouse though since like other games there are things you can do easier if you say... use multiple buttons at the same time that you cannot do right on touchpads and magic mouse and stuff... but its not required.

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