So... I have recently delved into recreational gameing, and have very quickly found out that there arent very many games compatible on the Mac software. Ive asked around a bit, and everyone suggests Apple Bootcamp. Ive taken a look around on the apple bootcamp site, and its not very informative on what I need to download for my software version (10.5.8 snow leopard, on a old iMac), and what I need to do once I actually have the download.
Any tips for me?
Also, if needed I can post more of my computers stats.
When selecting Windows games be sure to look at the requirements regarding memory (RAM) processor speed, and graphics card specs. There is usually a minimal requirement list and a recommended list. Sorry to say but you will not be happy playing with the minimal requirements.
From MacTracker I get the following specs for a late 2006 iMac 17".
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo (T5600) ("Merom")|
|Processor Speed||1.83 GHz|
|Storage||160 GB 7200-rpm|
|Maximum Memory||2.0 GB|
|Graphics Card||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950|
You can probably play some older games that don't have intensive graphic needs but new games might not even install. This is with Boot Camp which runs natively.
In general I have found that 2 or at best 3 years of age is all one can expect of a computer to be able to play the newer stuff. If you can't afford a new Mac then perhaps look at the PC gaming computers as they are cheap by comparison and can be upgraded.