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PC to Mac-Games

By JoeM076
Jan 22, 2007
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  1. Since I dont know much about Apple computers, I'm going to ask you guys this question. Simply, my friend has a Mac and he wants to know if you can install and run a PC version of the Sims 2 on a Mac. Is this possible without doing the whole, Boot Camp, XP on the Apple computer process? If you have any suggestions or answers, please feel free to comment:)
  2. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 638

    Maybe he could do it with Parallels or he would have to get a copy of the Mac version of the game. I'm not sure if The Sims 2 can run on Wine or whether Wine even works on Mac OS X.
  3. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    No. While Parallels can run Windows applications, it doesn't have 3D hardware acceleration required for most games. Run the OS X native Sims 2 version instead.
  4. peepnklown

    peepnklown TS Rookie Posts: 136

    Even if you could run the game on an emulation the performance would suffer.
  5. JoeM076

    JoeM076 Topic Starter

    Ok..thanks for the comments:)
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