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#1 drabyss78

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 03:42 PM

Hello all,

I am getting ready to use Boot Camp, and had a list of games I wanted to play.  I have a Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz iMac running 10.6.6.  Running Windows 7, will I have any problems with games like:

Overlord 2
Darkspore (assuming the announced Mac version does not materialise)
Alice: Madness Returns
Astro Tripper
Red Faction Armageddon
Hazen the Dark Whispers
Mutant Storm Empire & Mutant Storm Reloaded
Zeit 2
Ion Assault

I would also like to play old Mac games that won't run on 10.6.6 like:
Incredibles When Danger Calls/and Rise of the Underminer
Heavy Metal F.A.K.K. 2
Summoner
others I can't think of offhand....

Thanks for any help!

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 03:48 PM

Don't see why any of these shouldn't work.

Don't FAKK2 and Summoner still work in 10.6.8?

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 03:53 PM

You won't have any trouble playing those games performance wise, assuming you have at least a 512mb graphics card. A 256mb one might not handle Red Faction Armageddon or Alice: Madness Returns that well.
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Posted 19 September 2011 - 04:56 PM

Cool.  Thanks for both replies.  

I think Summoner and Heavy Metal are as high as PPC 10.4.  I found a OS X patch for FAKK 2, but 10.6 wouldn't let me install from the disk, so now if I want to play, I picked up a G3 cheap for classic.  As far as the Incredibles games go (I like both of these), was surprised that they apparently only play as high as 10.5).  I guess I could create 3 partitions, but it seems kind've silly if I could play them with WIn 7.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 02:10 AM

Summoner and FAKK2 runs fine in Cider, if that is of any help to you.
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Posted 20 September 2011 - 06:56 AM

Summoner and FAKK2 runs fine in Cider, if that is of any help to you.

Yes and no.   While I have games that run using Cider, how do you run a game "in Cider"?  Not sure I understand here.  Sorry!

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 07:12 AM

Also,  meant to ask earlier:

What is Wine?  I downloaded CrossOver last night, but didn't really have anything to test it out with (no Windows games).  

What are the pros and cons to these?

Thanks again!

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 07:38 AM

View Postdrabyss78, on 20 September 2011 - 06:56 AM, said:

Summoner and FAKK2 runs fine in Cider, if that is of any help to you.

Yes and no.   While I have games that run using Cider, how do you run a game "in Cider"?  Not sure I understand here.  Sorry!
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Posted 20 September 2011 - 12:01 PM

View Postdrabyss78, on 20 September 2011 - 07:12 AM, said:

Also,  meant to ask earlier:

What is Wine?  I downloaded CrossOver last night, but didn't really have anything to test it out with (no Windows games).  

What are the pros and cons to these?

Thanks again!

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 07:44 AM

View PostWumpus, on 19 September 2011 - 03:53 PM, said:

You won't have any trouble playing those games performance wise, assuming you have at least a 512mb graphics card. A 256mb one might not handle Red Faction Armageddon or Alice: Madness Returns that well.

Just adding that Alice: MR  runs great on the intel HD3000, just turn off AA and your fine. But a controller is DEFINITELY advised!
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