WoW: OSX or BP

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by elcid, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. elcid macrumors 6502

    May 5, 2007
    I have a MB and while I have a supped up desktop at home, I get bored at work sometimes and wouldnt mind doing mundane tasks in WoW.

    I have searched for the answer to this question, but many of the responses were right after Boot Camp came out and almost all of them stated that the differences would prolly be obsolete once proper versions and stuff were made and drivers yada yada.

    Should I install on OSX or Windows through Boot Camp? Is it really that noticable?
  2. JellyFish macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2007
    I run WOW on OS X. Never bothered to run the Windows version even though I have it installed and I never will. I prefer to use everything OS X native if possible.
  3. Ringo macrumors regular


    Mar 30, 2004
    Right now it's seem that the XP verison got a edge in perfomance. It feel more stable in FPS, and seem to handle the max graphic option with more ease.

    I also have a MP, and I was pleased with the performance boost that I had. If XP is already on your machine, just give it a shot. It's worth it.
  4. mauldus macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2007
    I'd definitely leave it in OS X for three reasons. I prefer being able to window mode the game with a simple key command, especially at work and I'd rather be using OpenGL as it has always seemed easier on the eyes with textures and text. I could just be biased. Also, I hate windows. :cool:
  5. zimtheinvader macrumors regular


    Jan 10, 2005
    the capitol
    Blizzard apprently keeps optimizing it for OSX (in addition to windows) so I would stick with OSX, the performance should keep getting better. If it sucks, then you could always THEN install Boot Camp!!
  6. dan-o-mac macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2004
    Brooklyn, NY
    I tried both and as much as I hate booting into XP to play one game I think it's worth it. I'm running it on 1.83 MacBook 2GB RAM.
  7. OutThere macrumors 603


    Dec 19, 2002
    I've heard that WoW runs significantly better in Windows on the mac, however they have released a lot of updates since the first side-by-side comparisons, and things may have changed.
  8. Krevnik macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2003
    And things will get better... *wink, wink, nudge, nudge*

    There are more performance gains on the way which will increase performance a fair amount, from Apple.
  9. grossimassi macrumors newbie


    Jun 26, 2007
    Im waiting some fix for new MBP with geforce 8600 GT.
    It seems WoW is running fine only with MB and MBP without new chipset.
    Unfortunatly these new machines are too young, so its still too hard to find someone with it to compare the performances.
  10. zinj macrumors member

    May 23, 2007
    IMO, the only reason to play in Bootcamp is if you have to have ventrilo with a GSM server. You can do it in OSx, but it's certainly not pretty.
  11. merc669 macrumors 6502


    Jun 7, 2006
    Southern MD, USA
    OSX all they way!! My MBP runs a little hot but its very stable and like the option of running full-screen or windowed with a key-command. I just loaded WOW on my Dell XPM Machine and the Fans run full bore the whole time with my XP, 1G Ram and 256MB Video. Almost too loud! Even though my MBP runs around 170 the fans are a spinnin but still quiet!

  12. scho52386 macrumors regular


    Jun 25, 2006
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  13. fansub macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2006
    put it on os x, it runs just as well as windows. Also you get things like built in itunes support and can run it in a window.

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