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Does i matter if I have both PC and Mac?

by Autumnmycat / June 15, 2007 9:27 PM PDT

I have a Macbook with Tiger and Windows XP and I use bootcamp. My Macbook has a 2 GHz Intel Core Duo processor and it has the Intel GMA 950 graphics card.

On the PC half of my Mac I have tried to install Sims 2, but it stops installing after a certain time. It's different everytime though. I know I have enough space on my computer, and I ran a system requirements test that said it would run on my system just not a well as it would if it had all the required stuff.

My question really is that even though my computer may have both Mac Os X and Windows is it just still a Mac? Will I have to get Sims 2 for Mac or is it just my discs? It would be nice to know.


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It's likely the GMA 950.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 15, 2007 10:54 PM PDT

Even on a "real" PC that video chipset is bad news for games.

Try it on a macbook pro which has the real 3D chipset.

-> I could write more about this but it's all to confirm the issue without helping you find a cure.


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Bob is correct
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / June 16, 2007 12:18 AM PDT

Is your computer still a Mac?

Yes, and No.

Using BootCamp, when you are booted in XP, it may well say Apple on the case but the machine is now a Windows machine and, apart from a few Mac specific hardware drivers and the actual hardware, there is nothing Apple about it.

Booted into OS X, it is all Mac.

Sorry about the Sims. Strange that it should stop installing after a period.


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