What Should I Do?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by CR0W, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. CR0W macrumors newbie

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    I want to play some Valve games like Team Fortress 2 and Counter Strike. Since Mac can't run those games then my only option is to use Bootcamp. But I don't have the OS X disc only the Windows Xp disc.

    I've heard some people say on the "windows on mac" forums that windows all of a sudden stopped working and they had to reinstall OS X onto their Mac because they couldn't choose between the windows and mac partition, there was some type of error. But since I don't have the OS X cd that would be a problem for me if my Macbook was ever to mess up!

    Is there any other program where I can run Team Fortress 2 and Counter Strike on my Mac without having to use Boot Camp?
     
  2. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    First, you should get an OS X disk, as you will need it at some point in the future (including when using a Snow Leopard upgrade disk in September.)

    I have had no problems with bootcamp so I can't comment on the issues you have heard. It works fine for me. If you don't want to use bootcamp, try Crossover Games. Both games are fully supported under it, but to be honest TFT2 can still be a bit pokey and I kind of prefer just using Boot Camp.
     
  3. CR0W thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yea I heard Team Fortress 2 doesn't start up for some people that use CrossOver. Does it work or it doesn't?

    What about Counter Strike, Half Life 2 Deathmatch, and Day of Defeat does that work fine?
     
  4. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    TFT2 works for me. I haven't personally tried Counter Strike. Both games are fully supported by Crossover, though, so if you run into problems you can get support on their site. They have a demo so you can try it for yourself.
     
  5. CR0W thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh NVM I thought the CrossOver application was free. I guess I'll just try to run bootcamp.

    What are the bootcamp drivers for? Do I need them? Where can I download them?

    Sorry for all the questions but my Macbook is the only computer in my house that can run PC games. And I really want to play Team Fortress 2.
     
  6. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    The bootcamp drivers have the drivers that windows needs to use your mac––trackpad, keyboard, graphics, webcam, etc. They are located on the OS X disk. When you install Windows and restart, it asks you for the Leopard disk so it can install the drivers, so you are going to need it. If you really can't find it, you can do some googling and find the drivers on the torrent sites.
     
  7. CR0W thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks alot i'm downloading the drivers right now! But if for some reason I can't get it to work and I've already installed windows xp is there any way to go back to Mac OS X and delete Windows xp?

    Which File System should I use, FAT32 or NTFS?

    How many GBs should I make the partition for windows?

    I just want to use windows for Counter Strike Source and Team Fortress 2 that is IT.
     
  8. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Find an/your OSX disc and install Bootcamp. If you want TF2 running properly you're going to need a real Windows installation. Get it and jump in - the waters lovely! Even though I've not played TF2 in a while... Since that last update actually.
     
  9. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

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    Google:

    rapidshare bootcamp drivers

    But please find those Mac OS X disc, your going to need them sooner or later.
     

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