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How to unlock your Mac’s potential and play all the games you want

In this guide, we will cover all the methods available to play games on your Mac, from the easiest, better known methods, to the more “obscure”, yet highly efficient ways.

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Mathew9R1170d ago SpamShowReplies(3)
kB01170d ago

Throw it out a buy a Windows PC:) Thats how you truly unlock mac's power for gaming!

grailly1170d ago

I having tried 3 out of the 4 methods, I don't fully agree with this articles performance commentaries. I would say native mac games run the best(I get great performance on SC2 for example) then bootcamp, then wrappers. I would imagine virtual machine has the worst performance.

the problem when talking about performance is that it heavily depends on the coding. SC2 for example runs really well in native, but ports like civilization4 run horribly, so bad you might as well run it in bootcamp.

then there are the "lazy ports" like the witcheries games that are in fact just the pc game with a wrapper.

wrappers also depend a lot on your hardware, it's kinda luck based, some games will run fine and other will be missing effect and will only be able to run at certain configurations.

what I do is I play my real native games on mac(blizzard, valve and indie games) and play the rest on bootcamp.

ricmcgamer1169d ago

You have a very good point here but you also need to consider that even good native ports will suffer from the fact that DirectX is better supported and has better performance than OpenGL which is why in some cases, even great OSX ports will not be as fast as Bootcamp....

Moncole1170d ago

Sell it. Use the money you got from selling it to buy a nice house, care, an amazing PC and retire because Macs are expensive and you can sell it for a lot.

AmkOwns1170d ago

Mac's are mainly for Work
Consoles are for Games
PC's are for Viruses lol

Amazingmrbrock1169d ago

if your getting viruses on a pc your doing something seriously wrong. It's not even a matter of being a pc geek. New windows comes with a half decent virus manager, and a little bit of searching will come up with some better free alternatives (avast, or avg).

Dan501169d ago

Sandboxing and HIPS should stop malware. :)

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