Currently Being ModeratedJun 14, 2012 8:52 PM (in response to Dudeman7557)
If you're using an Intel Mac, you need the Boot Camp Assistant in the /Applications/Utilities/ folder, a compatible Windows installation disk, and the drivers on a Mac OS X 10.5 install DVD.
If you're using a PowerPC Mac, you can't.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 15, 2012 3:29 PM (in response to Niel)
So... I have the Boot Camp Assistant utility, easy enough. The drivers thing I dont really get, could you or someone explain a bit more? And the Windows installation disk... that would mean I need to go buy a copy of Windows with the disk? Anyways, thanks for the help!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 15, 2012 3:31 PM (in response to Dudeman7557)
1. Insert the Mac OS X 10.5 DVD when the computer is booted into Windows.
2. Yes, you need to purchase Windows. Some educational or corporate networks may host a version that can be made into a DVD.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 15, 2012 11:54 PM (in response to Niel)
Okay thank you =D. Much appreciated. Hopefully I will have it set up and running within the week!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 16, 2012 11:08 AM (in response to Dudeman7557)
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.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 16, 2012 1:04 PM (in response to Dudeman7557)
If you are going to use Windows 7, invest $30 into OS X SL 10.6.3