pc games on mac

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is there anyway you can play pc games on a mac

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PC games on Mac.

Hey,

Funny you should ask that now. If the Intel thing goes the way that I think it will then sometime next year, yes. Right now you could use an emulator such as Virtual PC but -- I have never used it -- reports about its performance vary widely. Other than that, the answer is no.

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Peecee cames on a Mac

Yes you can play Windoze games on a Mac using an emulator like Virtual PC but it's gonna be slow and for most games it's not worth even trying.

If you have a PCI Mac running OS 8 there are Apple PCI PC-Compatibility cards and some made by OrangePC that can be found on EBay. They are basically an x86 board on a PCI card complete with RAM. The cards max out around 233MHz if I remember correctly. The OrangePC 500 or 600 series may be faster.

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has anyone tried this putting

has anyone tried this putting the orange pc card in a mac

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I have had both... a "dual pl

I have had both... a "dual platform" mac with a "x86" card installed in it....
It worked but not worth it
I also have Virtual PC.... it works... but not worth it.
For the price of a Dell you are way ahead. If you must play with pee cee stuff then buy a pee cee

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What he said

The Orange Micro cards will run some older titles - stuff that falls under the 'abandonware' moniker mostly, but they don't have the cojones, hutzpah or even the moxy* for anything requiring graphics acceleration.

Even a dirt-cheap PII system with built-in AGP video will out-perform it.

Spend your money on a second system and KVM switch. Your frame-rates will thank you.

* Pushing 40 and I'm still not sure what that is

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Moxie?

Hey,

One of my fave US slang terms. Get the history here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moxie

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Yep, I'm pretty sure the P-II

Yep, I'm pretty sure the P-II 450MHz box I bought for $10 would vastly outperform VPC running on almost any PM. It's hard to beat the real thing, esp. when they get so durn cheap.

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Pc

Does windows xp install disk work? If you intall it

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Zombie thread!

Yes, you can use an XP install disk, but you should read over the other requirements at a site like http://www.onmac.net/.
You'll need Boot Camp or a similar product.

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