is there anyway you can play pc games on a mac
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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.
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.
has anyone tried this putting the orange pc card in a mac
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
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
One of my fave US slang terms. Get the history here:
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.
Does windows xp install disk work? If you intall it
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.