Gaming on a mac

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I would like to start out by saying that I am a avid gamer. I realized that buying a mac book pro is not ideal for a gamer. I am aware however that you can emulate a windows computer on a mac. I have tried virtual box but it did not do a very good job. none of the games I had such as mine craft would actually run on the virtual machine. It was also very laggy and did not always work properly. I will right now say that I do have a file with the windows 7 os. If anyone knows of a good windows 7 emulator that can play games well please notify me.

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Re: Gaming on a mac

For gaming no emulator will do, you need full access to the video hardware. Your best (only) bet is Boot camp, and install Windows 7 to boot directly.
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Re: Gaming on a mac

YMMV but I have had success with some older games and Wine on OS X. Keep in mind that Wine is not always straight forward. You can find test results for a given game and instructions to make it work here: http://appdb.winehq.org/

I think I used this tutorial to install Wine with Macports: http://www.davidbaumgold.com/tutorials/wine-mac/macports.html

I've had great success with Sacred Gold and the Divinity games.

EDIT: Javster's suggestion is obviously the one to have highest level of success.

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Re: Gaming on a mac

Also, and I don't know exactly what you're tastes are, I stumbled across this today:

Indie dev who releases games in Universal Binary format. Pretty cool.

http://www.soldak.com/

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Re: Gaming on a mac

That's worth noting, too. A lot of indie and Steam content is now available for OS X and Linux. In fact, the OP specifically mentions Minecraft which is available natively for OS X so I have no idea why there'd be a desire to run it emulated.

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