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08 Jul 2009   #1
nightfire

os x snow leopard and windows 7 home premium 64-bit through bootcamp
 
 
I want to run games on a mac with bootcamp...

Before the flaming begins, yes I'm a mac owner. For reasons which I won't get into mac was just a better choice for me, and I recently purchased a new mac book pro (I was always a pc guy before that). Well I don't know much about mac's and i'm still on the learning curve but that doesn't concern you guys much so here's my question:

I'm looking to get either windows xp or windows 7 to run through bootcamp so I can play games (yes we all know pc's are better for running games, but for now let that fact be irrelevant.) I'm looking to play games such as Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2, Starcraft 2, and Diablo 3, as well as a few of my favorite oldies. So should I get XP to run these or when these games come out will they only be compatible with Windows 7? Also I'm already running bootcamp so if I have to run emulation software to run these games through windows 7 I don't know if it will work? And if you guys do suggest windows 7 should I go with basic or premium? (do i need the xp emulation software or can I just save that $100). As I said i'm looking to play older games that were made for XP when it first came out, as well as games that have yet to come out and probably won't till sometime in 2010 (hopefully). Thanks for your help!


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09 Jul 2009   #2
l337

windows 7 7137 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nightfire View Post
Before the flaming begins, yes I'm a mac owner. For reasons which I won't get into mac was just a better choice for me, and I recently purchased a new mac book pro (I was always a pc guy before that). Well I don't know much about mac's and i'm still on the learning curve but that doesn't concern you guys much so here's my question:

I'm looking to get either windows xp or windows 7 to run through bootcamp so I can play games (yes we all know pc's are better for running games, but for now let that fact be irrelevant.) I'm looking to play games such as Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2, Starcraft 2, and Diablo 3, as well as a few of my favorite oldies. So should I get XP to run these or when these games come out will they only be compatible with Windows 7? Also I'm already running bootcamp so if I have to run emulation software to run these games through windows 7 I don't know if it will work? And if you guys do suggest windows 7 should I go with basic or premium? (do i need the xp emulation software or can I just save that $100). As I said i'm looking to play older games that were made for XP when it first came out, as well as games that have yet to come out and probably won't till sometime in 2010 (hopefully). Thanks for your help!
i think i can help, i recommend windows 7. it does work with daemon tools if that is what you are asking. Also windows 7 is cheaper than xp as windows 7 is $50, that is the version i recommend for you. Also which macbook pro did you get, as for some left 4 dead and others will not run as smooth as teh higher end models.
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09 Jul 2009   #3
nightfire

os x snow leopard and windows 7 home premium 64-bit through bootcamp
 
 

but will the old games run on windows 7? Where did you get it for $50, I haven't seen the real version coming out untill Dec 22 at $200. I got a macbook pro 2 weeks ago with 4gb ram, 500gb hard drive, etc..
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09 Jul 2009   #4
l337

windows 7 7137 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nightfire View Post
but will the old games run on windows 7? Where did you get it for $50, I haven't seen the real version coming out untill Dec 22 at $200. I got a macbook pro 2 weeks ago with 4gb ram, 500gb hard drive, etc..
what old are these old games, just list a few, im pretty sure many of them work. Also the $50 upgrade is on sale in most retailers, best buy, amazon etc. You can get that version and install it on your mac, then you have to reinstall it, so you can activate. if you have questions on this ask people in the general dissucion. also windows 7 comes out october 22.
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09 Jul 2009   #5
l337

windows 7 7137 x64
 
 

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