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#1 Dattebayo

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Posted 15 October 2006 - 11:40 AM

I wonder if it works to play PC-Windows Games on a iMac? I mean, the game only needs the OS Windows right?
So if I install bootcamp and install Windows in my iMac, can I play PC games then?

#2 Mister Mumbles

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Posted 15 October 2006 - 12:04 PM

It works very well, actually. I haven't had any real problems running any of the games I've bought. I'd be cautious about Valve's Steam. For some reason it just doesn't like me. Or maybe it's due to my dial-up connection. *shrugs*

Anyways, you might want to check out the Windows Gaming FAQ thread. It should give you a more detailed picture about almost everything you might want to know.
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Posted 15 October 2006 - 12:18 PM

View PostPegasus, on October 15th 2006, 11:04 AM, said:

It works very well, actually. I haven't had any real problems running any of the games I've bought. I'd be cautious about Valve's Steam. For some reason it just doesn't like me. Or maybe it's due to my dial-up connection. *shrugs*

Anyways, you might want to check out the Windows Gaming FAQ thread. It should give you a more detailed picture about almost everything you might want to know.

why are you still on a dial up connection? in california you can get like a 2mb connection for $10-15 a month depending on where you live.

BTW: steam works fine for me.

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Posted 15 October 2006 - 02:03 PM

View PostDattebayo, on October 15th 2006, 10:40 AM, said:

I wonder if it works to play PC-Windows Games on a iMac? I mean, the game only needs the OS Windows right? So if I install bootcamp and install Windows in my iMac, can I play PC games then?

There's a faq about playing games with Windows in bootcamp. If you didn't answer your own questions I'd link to that, but if you have any more you can go find it yourself.

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 03:11 PM

View PostDattebayo, on October 15th 2006, 12:40 PM, said:

I wonder if it works to play PC-Windows Games on a iMac? I mean, the game only needs the OS Windows right?
So if I install bootcamp and install Windows in my iMac, can I play PC games then?

You are correct sir if your referring to an intel iMac. iMacs are a good choice with 128 and 256MB VRAM cards available.  :)

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 01:59 PM

Steam works fine for me.

As for performance, everything seems to work fine on bootcamp (except blue tooth).  As for performance on an iMac, it depends what PC games you're running.  X1600 is a fairly botton line card on the current market.
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