How do you play PC games on mac?

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  1. Jack Bauer

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    I just got a MacBook pro today and I realised that most online games are for the PC. is thier anyway I can play a PC game on my mac?

    Specs: MacBook Pro 15inch 500gigs i7 processor.
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    Install Windows via BootCamp, or you can try running them in a virtual machine, though I don't recommend it.
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    How do I get bootcamp? And is it safe
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    BootCamp comes with your mac. Look in your Applications folder > Utilities > BootCamp Assistant. BootCamp creates a partition on your HD to run another operating system. You'll need the operating system install disk to install it.
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    Yea I didn't purchase windowswith mine so that's out of the picture. Could you tell me about cross over?
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    You can use CrossOver Games. Just install this application. Pop in your cd game or choose a game and it will install it like any windows program, just on ur mac.
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    Ok and I see that apple Has that on their site. Do you use it?
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    I have used it. Works good. Just that it lags sometimes. But i think thats based on my processor since i have the old white Macbook. You should be alright.
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    Ive had experience with crossover, and personally i do not like it at all. The games are slow and the frames are low. Also there are not many games supported with it. What i would do, is buy a copy of windows xp, which can be bought quite cheaply now, and then use bootcamp and put all your games on it that way. The games will be good quality and will run nativly through windows so that the games dont run bad.

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