8 Replies Latest reply: Jun 24, 2013 10:22 PM by BL4ckf0x
AARYAN92 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

i want to install the NFS Most Wanted 2012 version onto my newly purchased MacBook Pro.

how do i do that?


MACBOOK PRO (RETINA, 13-INCH,EARLY 2013), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)
  • 1.
    judysings Community Specialists Community Specialists (2,640 points)

    Hi Aaryan92,

     

    I don't believe the game is available for the Mac.

    I did find it when I searched the app store for iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.

    It was rated one of the best apps of 2012.

     

    - Judy

  • 2. Re: NFS MOST WANTED
    AARYAN92 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Judy,

     

    yeah i figured that out, but can we possibly run NFS MW via Crossover?

    If yes, please let me know how we can!

    Thanks!

     

    -Aaryan

  • 3. Re: NFS MOST WANTED
    Michael Black Level 6 Level 6 (17,850 points)

    Crossover will run Windows code in OS X.  But it does not run iOS code in OS X.  Anything coded for iOS is not going to run under OS X or windows.

  • 4. Re: NFS MOST WANTED
    AARYAN92 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Black,

     

    What i meant was, we can run the MW 'windows' code on the OS X platform through Crossover.

    Will that help?

     

    -Aaryan

  • 5. Re: NFS MOST WANTED
    Michael Black Level 6 Level 6 (17,850 points)

    Possibly, yes.  Perhaps a better way (or at least one that may require far less tweaking) would be to use a virtual machine for windows.  Install parallels or VMWare Fusion, then install an actual copy of Windows in a virtual machine and install the game in windows.

     

    The potential issue with driver based software like crossover (or WINE in Linux) is it often does not offer 100% windows compatibility, especially for graphics instensive apps, or requires a great deal of tweaking and troble shooting to finally get running well.  Much easier in my mind, if you want Windows apps is run them natively in windows, either in a virtual machine or use Bootcamp and dual boot your Mac.

     

    If you like tinkering then Crossover may be your thing.

  • 6. Re: NFS MOST WANTED
    AARYAN92 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am a new entrant to world of Mac OS X, so appologies if I don't get it all in one go.

     

    Well i have also installed windows 7 in my Mac, so you basically mean that i must install MW on the Windows platform and run it there itself?

  • 7. Re: NFS MOST WANTED
    Michael Black Level 6 Level 6 (17,850 points)

    If you go the virtual or dual boot route, yes.  You will then have, effectively, a full native install of windows on your Mac and you would install and use windows apps just as you would on any windows PC.

     

    The process is to first install the virtual machine software - VMWare Fusion I think is currently about $50, not sure but I think Parallels is $80.  Once installed, you would launch the virtual machine software, create a virtual machine - you would need to give it windows disc space which will be a virtual disk, so just a file on your Mac hard drive, also assign it RAM to use and so on.  Once the virtual machine has been created by the software, you would need a Windows install disc, and you would install Windows.  After that, you would use Windows in that virtual machine just as if you were sitting at a dedicated Windows PC.  When you do not need Windows, you would just "shut down", then close the virtual machine software.

     

    Check out the web sites for VMWare Fusion and Parallels as they have some good documentation.

     

    You can also use Apple's own Bootcamp to partition your hard drive, install windows on the new partition and then you select which OS, OS X or Windows, to boot your Mac into when you start it up.  The downside of that is you cannot run both simultaneously.  With the virtual machine, you can just toggle back and forth, as the Windows virtual machine is really just another piece of software running on your Mac as far as OS X is concerned.

  • 8. Re: NFS MOST WANTED
    BL4ckf0x Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    FYI, need for speed most wanted 2012 needs DX10 to run, so a VMware virtualization can't do the job, cause it support only up to DX9, so you can try on parallels, or, for best results, go on bootcamp