Forum Question: How to play PC Games on Mac

Ok, I’m wanting to enter the online gaming market (Star Trek Online to be specific) and I’m curious if it’s possible to play games like that on a Mac? I’ve read suggestions about bootcamp and such, but I’m not that familiar with how to do something like that. I have VMWare, but I’m not sure if that’s the way to go. Has anyone tried it? Suggestions? Thanks to all and Gary, keep up the great work!
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Josh

Comments: One Response to “How to play PC Games on Mac”

    10/24/10 @ 6:21 pm

    Well, the first thing you have to do is research. You have a specific game in mind, so that is good. Do some searching around. First, see if there is a Mac version. Often there is. But if it is Windows-only, then see if people have used VMWare, Parallels or Boot Camp to play it. If so, how did it work on each one of those?
    Then pick a method. Or two — you can install Windows on Boot Camp and then use Parallels to access/run the same Windows install.
    Boot Camp may be the best option as it is the most compatible with the high-end graphics of games. A Mac running Windows in Boot Camp is essentially a PC running Windows, but with a slightly different keyboard.
    Since you have VMWare (with Windows installed, I assume) then you can try installing it there and see if it works. If not, then Boot Camp is probably the answer.

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