VM vs. Bootcamp Gaming

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

  1. MacCrackAddict macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2011
    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


    Aug 22, 2010
    Behind you
    there is no comparison, bootcamp will outperform in every single aspect.
  3. johnnj macrumors 6502a

    Dec 11, 2008
    Not here
    I wouldn't even think to attempt it. Bootcamp all the way for gaming.
  4. Apple 26.2 macrumors 6502a

    Apple 26.2

    Jan 1, 2011
    What up, 212?!
    Agreed with previous posters... dedicate max resources for your gaming using BC.
  5. MacCrackAddict thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2011
    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


    Oct 20, 2008
    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

    Mar 31, 2011
    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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