How well do games run in bootcamp?

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  1. thezak

    thezak New Member

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    I'm thinking about getting an intel imac and i haven't heard much about how well games (like hl2) run on windows via bootcamp...anybody have any experience with this?

    thanks!
     
  2. thezak

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    cool

    yeah, i've heard about the driver issues, but i've also heard that it can still run half life and stuff pretty well....just wondering if what i hear is true.
     
  3. Icedog

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    I've run HL2 on a Windows partitiion and it runs just fine.
     
  4. Skoles

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    People are using the ATI bios editor in the Windows install to unlock the cards limit. Since it's stored in the BIOS the card then runs unrestricted when in OSX. The only downsides is 1/2hr less battery time & a warmer laptop.

    That said, people are running games like HL2 & Oblivion decently enough to play. And games like World of Warcraft run better than on the OSX side.
     
  5. thezak

    thezak New Member

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    i think i'm sold :)
     
  6. Gary78

    Gary78 Active Member

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    The manager at the Apple store where I bought my iMac last week said that warcraft 2 runs better in Windows (~40fps) than in OSX (~36fps).

    I don't play games, so i dont' really give a fuck.
     
  7. thezak

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    I play less and less games as my college career goes on, but it would be nice to have the option every now and again.

    Do you bootcamp your imac Gary?
     
  8. tenplanescrashing

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    me either!!! :wavey:
     
  9. Bolicious

    Bolicious Handleobraese

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    I want to get BF 2 and HL2 and try them on my MBP. But I also plan on waiting until the next OS release to do so.
     
  10. Icedog

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    I've noticed this more and more, the older I get, the less time/interest I have in games. :hsd:
     
  11. Skoles

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    I have 4 consoles. N64, Dreamcast, PS2, Gamecube and they all satisfy my fix for various gaming needs.

    I'll be replacing the N64 and Cube w/a Revolution (I refuse to use that gay Wii name) since it will play a ton of the classics from past systems.
     
  12. Gary78

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    nope. I've been using a Mac and all it's software for the past 12 months before I updated to the newer machine. I have a windows laptop awell though that i use if i need a windows based machine.
     
  13. Ubisquo

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    Is there a risk of frying components in the iMac? I've only really heard heat concerns for the MPB, everything seems to be quite quiet on the iMac front, which is a shame, as mine is winging its way here now. :cool:
     
  14. Skoles

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    I would assume there isn't. You're only running the card at the same specs as the PC counterpart.
     
  15. moses

    moses OMGWTFBBQ

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    I've read the exact opposite. Read on Penny Arcade that gabe (i think) says that WoW runs better on windows than OSX using his 2.0 Ghz MBP.

    http://www.penny-arcade.com/2006/04/19

    2nd article down.
     
  16. Skoles

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    That's what I said. WoW runs better in Windows under BootCamp than it did on the OSX side.

    When I said games like WoW I ment games available for both PC & Mac.
     
  17. moses

    moses OMGWTFBBQ

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    oh, i misread it :mamoru:

    my bad :hs:
     

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