windows games on mac?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Zer00, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. Zer00 macrumors member

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    if you install windows on your mac is it possible to play windows games without any extra programs?
     
  2. steveza macrumors 68000

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    Generally speaking - Yes. It depends on the specific game. If you have one in mind you might want to check the forums for that game for advice.
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    How? Windows games are written using Windows APIs that are not available on OSX (ignoring the ABI issues). At the very least you'd need something like Crossover which implements Windows APIs on OSX. If that doesn't work you'd need a real copy of Windows. Either way you need additional programs.
     
  4. steveza macrumors 68000

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    Self explanatory I would think
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Sorry, you are correct. I was reading far too quickly and missed the bit about installing Windows...
     
  6. Zer00 thread starter macrumors member

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  7. steveza macrumors 68000

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    No worries :)
     

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