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ordiso
01.15.2013 , 02:33 AM | #1
i'm buying a mac book and i know you can run this game using Boot camp, but im just unsure as to how it works? does it change my entire operating system to windows? and how does the games play on a mac ive had a look at the specs on the one i am getting and they should be able to run this game quite smoothly

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CaptRavenous
01.15.2013 , 03:46 AM | #2
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i'm buying a mac book.....
Again, my condolances.

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kmtully
01.15.2013 , 04:19 AM | #3
I have a Mac Book Pro and play the game running windows 7 through bootcamp, you will need to buy a windows install disk to set up your bootcamp partition once you do that you will have an OSX side and a Windows side on your HD. To select what partition you want to start up you hold down the option key. You may need to re map some of the key bindings since a Mac keyboard is a bit different from a Windows keyboard. The game runs fine I have the settings set to the lowest because my computer is old.

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ATAMIANM
01.15.2013 , 10:00 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by ordiso View Post
i'm buying a mac book and i know you can run this game using Boot camp, but im just unsure as to how it works? does it change my entire operating system to windows? and how does the games play on a mac ive had a look at the specs on the one i am getting and they should be able to run this game quite smoothly
Your hard drive will be partitioned into two, your choice on size of each. When you boot into Windows, it will look and act exactly as a PC. I play SWTOR on my Mac desktop (5 years old) and it runs great). I occasionally play on my MacBook Pro. It's a laptop, so performance is not quite as good, but it is definitely playable.
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bahdasz
01.15.2013 , 05:11 PM | #5
I love all the threads by people buying macs because they are supposedly so much better than a pc with windows, and then asking people how to install windows on it so they can do all the stuff their awsome new mac won't support.

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CNS_Sarajevo
01.15.2013 , 07:22 PM | #6
You'll need a MacBook Pro to get a video card that plays the game decently well -- that's what I have. My graphics settings are only medium, which is what you get with a laptop.

As for the Mac vs PC thing, it's blissful not to install drivers, ever, but it sucks to have to go to the PC partition to play good games. In the future I want to get a Maingear for gaming and a lighter-powered Mac laptop for everything else.

There's a PC emulator called Parallels that allows you to Windows like it's another application. I don't know anyone who's used it, but I chose the Bootcamp route so that the computer wouldn't be running two operating systems at once, basically.

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Duduneco
01.15.2013 , 07:25 PM | #7
First rule in life:
Don't buy a Mac.
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lichoniespi
01.16.2013 , 04:28 AM | #8
Suits up men, we have a hipster here. ;-)

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dacentabaal
01.16.2013 , 06:55 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Duduneco View Post
First rule in life:
Don't buy a Mac.
Haha so true xD
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lichoniespi
01.17.2013 , 12:34 PM | #10
Buying Mac is kind of waste of money, they look really nice but inside there are nothing special, for half the price you can buy better lap of other company and install there both windows and linux.