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Old 10-31-08, 07:44 PM
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The Mac gaming thread

I'm sure this thread is going to get LOTS of traffic, but I had a question, so I started it. So there!

I have a MacBook Pro and for whatever reason I really don't want to install Windows on it. 99% of my gaming is on my PS3, but I'd like to find some good games I could put on my MBP for when I'm away from home and want play something. I saw that KOTOR is available for the Mac. I have the PC version, is there a way to transfer that over to a Mac with a new binary or something? I have WoW, and know that has a Mac install, but I haven't played it in ages and don't plan on getting back into it.

I have been considering episodes 1 and 2 of Penny Arcade Adventures.

What else? Into action, rpgs, adventure, strategy...
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Starcraft should still work on the mac, Spore is decent, uhh... that's about it. Oh yeah, the Penny Arcade games are great. Going through Episode 2 now! I just bootcamp on my Macbook Pro and run a 20gb WinXP partition. I've been playing Fallout 3 on it, and Vampire: The Masquarade. It runs great.

I strongly recommend bootcamping if you can!
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I should... wonder where I can get a cheap copy of XP. Probably won't work with the OEM version I bought for the PC I built a few years ago.

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I play WoW on an iMac, but I don't think that's what you're looking for.

Call of Duty 4?

I'm wondering how Fallout 3 would perform on my 3 ghz iMac with the 512mb 8800GS video card (in Bootcamp).
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I thought that quite a lot of PC releases have been getting mac releases. There's a new software layer that companies are using to port stuff over to Macs very easily, can't remember the name. But with the new Intel macs there's a lot less to deal with than before.

Anyway, to be honest, I can't remember any specific games but I thought a lot of EAs games were getting this treatment. Maybe try checking the mac section at an online store.
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Originally Posted by Gromit View Post
I play WoW on an iMac, but I don't think that's what you're looking for.

Call of Duty 4?

I'm wondering how Fallout 3 would perform on my 3 ghz iMac with the 512mb 8800GS video card (in Bootcamp).
Should run great, I think my MacBook Pro only has 256mb of Video RAM. Also depends on how much RAM you have total.

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I should... wonder where I can get a cheap copy of XP. Probably won't work with the OEM version I bought for the PC I built a few years ago.
I don't see why you couldn't use your OEM copy.
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Should run great, I think my MacBook Pro only has 256mb of Video RAM. Also depends on how much RAM you have total.
4 gigs of RAM. I'm thinking I should be able to run it with the settings pretty high. $10 cheaper than the 360 version and it's supposed to look better too.
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Have you seen this? You can play some PC games without Windows. They have a list of what games works with this.
CrossOver Games
http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxgames/

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