Vmware Fusion

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by nlr, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. nlr macrumors 6502

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    I just got my macbook pro i7 today and I was wondering can I play windows games smoothly via vmware fusion.

    Example: Counter strike source, tf2, l4d, mw2, wow?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    For gaming, you should run Windows through Boot Camp as virtualization is too heavy and not recommended for 3D stuff i.e. games
     
  3. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    What he said. Unless your game is something like Plants vs Zombies or Osu!
     
  4. nlr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I see, I wanted to bot 1 wow window while i'm on my mac OS, The bot is windows only.
     
  5. spinnerlys Guest

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    What is "bot 1 wow" ?

    VMs are not meant to play GPU intensive games, because VM software can't speak directly to the GPU so it can't take full advantage of that.

    If you use MRoogle, you will find hundreds of threads about this.
     
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    I think he wants to have VM so he can have bot for his World of Warcraft as the bot is Windows only.

    Of course you can try as you don't need other than low settings to run bot
     
  7. nlr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Correct, Sorry I didn't explain myself.



    What is vmware good for then? give me an example.
     
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    Running other, not so intensive apps such as Office, Internet Explorer etc. There are some apps that are unavailable for Mac or the version for Mac isn't as good as Windows version
     
  10. Glumpfner macrumors regular

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    VMWare Fusion, Parallels and all the other virtual Dekstops are not made for gaming, don't even bother playing any real 3D games. They might support a 3D accelerator for DirectX, but it's not even close of what a current 3D game actually needs on 3D power.

    If you want to play Windows games on your Mac, use BootCamp.
     

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