XP or Vista for gaming on MBP???

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by thumper, Dec 25, 2007.

  1. thumper macrumors 6502

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    I just got my MBP and want to install windows :(
    for gaming...

    what one should i install, XP or Vista???
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. psychofreak Retired

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    XP will give you better framerates with the same games, but some games are Vista-only...its up to you what is more important :)
     
  4. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    I would have to vote XP as it will take up less system resources than Vista.
     
  5. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    XP. Vista is just a bloated version of XP (much as Leopard is simply a fatter version of Tiger).
     
  6. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    Ignorant comment; both parts are entirely untrue.

    HOWEVER, my personal opinion is to run XP unless you need DX10.
     
  7. dmw007 macrumors G4

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  8. toiletooth macrumors newbie

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    what games only on vista?

    I was just wondering what games are vista-only.
    Donk-A.
    :apple: tt.
     
  9. Tunero macrumors newbie

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    There aren't many games that are vista only anyways. Even if you wanted DX10, your MBP won't be giving you smooth frame rate.
     
  10. fiercetiger224 macrumors 6502a

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    I know Halo 2 is one of them. I don't know what else is Vista only? Not many games are Vista-only yet, due to the vast marketshare of XP. But I'd imagine that MS wants to push PC developers to make games Vista-only to make people move to their new OS... :rolleyes:
     
  11. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    sorry for hijacking but just a simple question

    how come my EA sports games such as NHL07 and Tiger Woods 07 play slow and choppy when played in XP on my MBP w ATI x1600 128 MB and play fine in vista. im using the same boot camp 2.0 drivers.
     
  12. clevin macrumors G3

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    why invest twice.. lol

    if you don't play ancient games (>2 years old), go with Vista, DX 10 is the future, and everybody knows, every mac ppl care about "future proof".
     
  13. ~NeonFire372~ macrumors member

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    I'd go with XP right now but I'm using Vista and it's okay.
     
  14. Galapp macrumors regular

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    XP... it requires less than Vista in terms of memory, Ram, etc...
     
  15. clevin macrumors G3

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    modern computers mostly have >1.5G memory, there is no problem with Vista.

    Vista just need as much memory as leopard. while XP needs less than Tiger. But 1G~2G should run Vista beautifully already.
     
  16. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    i have vista and i would recommend xp

    vista video drivers were a mess until just recently and still are not as fully featured as xp

    not to mention..better fps on games

    vista has dx10, but honestly the 8600GT isn't powerful enough to really use it yet
     
  17. clevin macrumors G3

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    we will have to wait to see some DX10 games first. 8600GT should be plenty powerful.
     
  18. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Halo 2 got pretty bad reviews.

    If you really want to play it, there is a hack that allows it to be played in XP.

    I would recommend XP.
     
  19. digitalpencil macrumors 6502

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    8600GT really isn't that great a DX10 card anyway, but it is a superb mobile DX9 card. Moreover, Vista is bug-ridden bloatware. Many hoped that SP1 would resolve most of the issues with this OS but as usual were let down. There's no point whatsoever in running Vista over XP for gaming, it simply chews up your resources and consequently, your frame rates.
    Go with XP!
     
  20. clevin macrumors G3

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  21. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    crysis

    nuff said
     
  22. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    DirectX 10 games or games that make video cards cry?

    I'll ignore this.
     

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