Which windows for games (Crysis, AoC)

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Gloor, May 21, 2008.

  1. Gloor macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2007
    Hi, which version of windows should I go for? Vista or XP? I have Mac Pro (early 2008) with 8GB ram. Also, what program should I use to simulate windows? Parallers, wm... or something else? Should I get 64bit version of windows or 32?
    Thanks for any help
  2. p.luik macrumors regular

    Jan 18, 2008
    Faribault, MN
    I use Boot Camp and run 32 bit vista. I should be using 64 bit but 32 works just fine for me. Use vista so that you can get DX10 out of Crysis. Thats why I do it, even at the expense of FPS. I would recommend the nVidia card or something better on the Windows side for Crysis though.
  3. ninjapenguinart macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2008
    Well sure you get DX10, but you do get the drop in framerate and the graphics aren't rendered as quickly as they would in XP. My vote is for XP. Also, I still don't like how Crysis requires larger specs on Vista than XP, just because of how Vista uses its resources.
  4. Gloor thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2007
    Hi, thanks for info. I tried bootcamp but it didn't proceed the installation after reboot so i am now trying parallels as someone told me they are really good too. Is there a safe way to remove boot camp partition and put it back to max osx one without messing up my system? I don't wanna lose any data as that would kill me :)
  5. ninjapenguinart macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2008
    You can just use the bootcamp utility . . . but just to warn you . . . you won't be able to run crysis or aoc on parallels or any other virtual machine program, because they are just virtual machines with poor or no support for directx or opengl. So, my opinion is keep your bootcamp partition if you just want windows to game.
  6. MikkiMix macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2008
    Did anyone of you experienced any probs with GF8800 on Vista 32 (MacPro new gen, Boot Camp) and AoC? I got blue screen problem - crash during playing. Do you use Boot Camp drivers or other stuff (NVidia)?

    I am going mad about that issue. Can anyone share any advice or experience in this matter?


  7. Stridder44 macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2003
    Drop in framerate? Oh yeah, that 1-2 fps is such a huge loss when you're getting 90 fps. Actually though, that's not entirely true, as in some cases you get better framerates in Vista than in XP. Vista is built for new computers. Yes it takes up a little more resources, but it's not like computers these days don't have the power to make up for it. Truth is, Vista is a very solid OS with lots of good under the hood changes, and is very speedy. Don't let the FUD and BS that circle this forum confuse you.
  8. sadconan macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2008
    Question on AOC Unfair Advantages

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