Running PC Games through Boot Camp on Intel Mac Machines – 2008-10-01

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It’s been nearly a month since we released the last PC game compatibility list. Since then, we have tested several games including

  • Civilization IV: Colonization
  • Crysis: Warhead, Pure
  • Pure
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dark Crusade
  • The Witcher Enhanced
  • Well, this time, I won’t go into details for each game. In fact, I only want to talk about Civilization IV: Colonization, Crysis: Warhead and Pure briefly.

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    Screenshot 01: Source – MacHouse
    running PC games Intel Mac Boot Camp
    Screenshot 02: Source – MacHouse
    running PC games Intel Mac Boot Camp
    Screenshot 03: Source – MacHouse

    There are several PC game titles that start with Civilization IV. Those games include

    Civilization IV: Warlords (released on July 27, 2007)
    Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword (released on July 23, 2007)
    Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Gold Edition (released on July 17, 2007)
    Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Complete (released on October 12, 2007)

    Honestly, I don’t keep track of these Civilization IV spin-offs. I was once excited to play Civilization IV. But the Mac version (released in June, 2006) barely ran on my iMac G5 2 GHz. Now, the thrill is completely gone for me.

    Well, if you have an Intel Mac machine, I can tell you that you can run Civilization IV: Colonization without Boot Camp. So far, I have no trouble playing this game with VMware Fusion 2.0. (There is no guarantee that you can play the game to the end.) It’s a stand-alone game title, whose installation takes up only 844 MB of hard disk space.  Continue reading

    Crysis Warhead Game Play Video 02

    Mac game Boot Camp EA Crysis Warhead

    The following QuickTime movie is a game play video of Electronic Arts‘ latest game Crysis Warhead. The game was released in September 16. Crysis Warhead is a stand-alone sequel to 2007 Crysis, which was developed by Crytek Studios. So you need not have the original game to play this sequel.

    Okay. I admit that I screwed up in the first game play video. There was no way I could destroy the machine gun vehicle parked at the top of the hill. In the second game video, I first go back to the last battleground to get additional weapons. I need a bazooka or something to destroy that vehicle, right? Or land mines?  Continue reading

    Crysis Warhead Game Play Video 01

    Mac game Boot Camp EA Crysis Warhead

    The following QuickTime movie is a game play video of Electronic Arts‘ latest game Crysis Warhead. The game was released in September 16. Crysis Warhead is a stand-alone sequel to 2007 Crysis, which was developed by Crytek Studios. So you need not have the original game to play this sequel.

    This game play video shows about 24 minutes of an entire game play including all non-cut cinematic scenes. There is no guarantee that Crysis Warhead is fully playable on the Windows partition. But so far we have encountered no problem playing this game on iMac 2.8 GHz with Windows XP SP3 through Boot Camp. Is it a fun game to play? We have no idea.  Continue reading