3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 28, 2007 4:30 PM by DUAList
bduncan28 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I love to play adventure games. I switched to a mac from a PC because of recommendations from friends. I was very precise in my questions in choosing the computer and software that would allow me to play pc games on a Mac computer. I have the Macbook Pro and am running VMWare Fusion. Bottom line...it doesn't work.
I was wondering if I had bootcamp installed instead would it make a difference in running pc apps and games since you have to completely boot out of the mac and open the pc? I do not want to go to the expense (buying Leapord now to get bootcamp) if this is not a solution.

Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Templeton Peck Level 9 Level 9 (59,875 points)
    *"was wondering if I had bootcamp installed instead would it make a difference in running pc apps and games since you have to completely boot out of the mac and open the pc?"*

    Yes
  • bduncan28 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    TY
  • DUAList Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Hi bduncan 28:

    Yes and No; I have XP Pro on my bootcamp partition, but use the same partition to use for virtualization with VMware :P (no lost extra space :D) So to ur question. Games with high 3d demand (newer games) will not play with the virtualization only throught bootcamp (and depends on ur specs). When I want to play Fifa 08 I have to boot up in XP from bootcamp (older 3d games do work in the virtual tough), but if I need to open SPSS (statistical soft, or anything that is basically not a game) then I run it using Vmware and unite the programs with the ones of Leo and they became as just any program in Leo (well almost) or just run the Xp in one of my spaces and there u go.

    Conclusion:
    1) High 3d games only through bootcamp (soon maybe for virtual :P)
    2) Almost any other software runs great through Vmware :P

    Happy New Year!!!!