VM vs. Bootcamp Gaming

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MacCrackAddict, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. MacCrackAddict macrumors member

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    Hi All,

    As the title suggests, i'm looking for some advice on whether to run my W7 Ultimate through Bootcamp or Parrallels to do some gaming.

    The games i will be playing are Lord Of The Rings: Battle For Middle Earth 2, Star Wars Empire At War and Star Wars: KOTOR. I'm not too fussed about having to reboot and boot to W7 but obviously if parallels or vm-fusion can do it fine that would be awesome and a hell of a lot easier, has anyone tried this?

    Running on a MBP 13" 2011 i7, i know a 15" has a better GPU but picked the 13" for other reasons, i'm happy to upgrade to 8gb of RAM if tha's gonna make any sort of a difference? Thanks :)
     
  2. mulo macrumors 68020

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    there is no comparison, bootcamp will outperform in every single aspect.
     
  3. johnnj macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't even think to attempt it. Bootcamp all the way for gaming.
     
  4. Apple 26.2 Contributor

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    Agreed with previous posters... dedicate max resources for your gaming using BC.
     
  5. MacCrackAddict thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for the speedy replies, couldn't find this info clear-cut as this anywhere. Looks like i'll be using bootcamp thanks
     
  6. vincenz macrumors 601

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    As long as you're not trying to play KOTOR on the Mac. That port is optimized so horribly I can't believe it even made it to market.
     
  7. MacCrackAddict thread starter macrumors member

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    Read the reviews on the app store of this and it didn't seem so popular! :D

    Windows also has KOTOR 2!
     

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