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08-02-2007 09:08 PM  13 years ago
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MetricWarrior

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Bootcamp for Mac to run a sim.
Hi everyone,
I'm new to the flight scene and am wanting to run a sim on my Mac.

Can someone please clear up if the Windows XP I need is the basic $100 version or if it's the $250 XP Service Pack 2 I need that is listed on Apple's site?

Thanks for taking the time,
MW
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08-02-2007 09:16 PM  13 years ago
RCHeliJim

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You need service pack two. It must be included in the install disc to work right. There are ways to make a regular XP disc a SP2 disc - you can look at macnn.com for a few answers on that. Boot Camp runs really well and the sims are great running under it

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08-04-2007 01:26 AM  13 years ago
dschultze

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Hi MW,

I running Phoenix on an iMac with Bootcamp. It runs great.

I'm using XP Home SP2. I didn't have any trouble getting Bootcamp to work nor to get Phoenix running. I'm really happy with it.

Cheers

Dave
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08-04-2007 02:40 PM  13 years ago
MetricWarrior

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RC, Ds,
thanks for your input.
SP2 is the way I'll go then.

Cheers,
MW
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08-06-2007 02:13 AM  13 years ago
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Same here- Bootcamp on macbook pro, Mac OS X 10.4.10 windows vista with 13 GB partitioned to windows to run Phoenix- still leaves 80GB on the other side (OS) and every now and then, I get a little jumping but I'm runnin the thing close to max res. and the like- Verrrrry happy with it!What crash? no, no... I meant to do that...
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08-08-2007 08:35 PM  13 years ago
MetricWarrior

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I loaded up Bootcamp on the weekend, gave 15Gig to my 'PC' partition.
Everything was simple and easy to do. Other Mac users, don't be afraid of doing this. It was effortless.........albeit a bit time consuming.

My 'PC' has froze twice though going into it with the XP introduction sound going on and on and on.

My Mac side never freezes.

The sim runs excellent btw.
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08-08-2007 08:37 PM  13 years ago
frankg11

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how about a macbook running an intel processor, dual boot? is the some software I need to achive that goal. or is there another way?
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08-08-2007 08:42 PM  13 years ago
bilbo

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Bootcamp works just as well on MacBooks as on desktop macs, as long as it's an Intel Mac. I'm running BootCamp on my MacBook Pro and Phoenix RC runs great on it. I really haven't found anything which doesn't work; for all practical purposes it's a PC laptop when it's booted into Windows. I know the MacBooks have lower end video hardware than the MacBook Pros, so I don't know how well a sim will run on them. I do know that BootCamp works fine though on the MacBooks.
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08-09-2007 06:48 AM  13 years ago
takeoffdad

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I use a real fight simulator (great planes) G3.5 on my intel mac, running windows xp through bootcamp. runs great, only giving 10gb for windows. I will say this. do not use paralles on your mac. better to sign off and on, keeping windows away from mac.
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08-09-2007 12:10 PM  13 years ago
Heliburg

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A new version of Bootcamp has been released, beta 1.4, I've downloaded it but am yet to install and test. According to Apples website you don't need to uninstall or reinstall anything, just burn another drivers disk and load it once in windows which is a huge relief. I Will install the new beta tomorrow and post back with results, hopefully it doesn't mess with any of my Phoenix settings.
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09-24-2007 09:41 AM  13 years ago
Xircom

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just installed it yesterday, even on vista with bootcamp, reflex runs great !*** fly more ***
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09-24-2007 06:49 PM  13 years ago
w8qz

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Windows XP I need is the basic $100 version or if it's the $250 XP Service Pack 2
If you've got a fast internet connection, and a lot of time, you should be able to install the 'basic' version, and the service packs are free to download from 'microshlock' on-line.
The thing to watch out for with the bargains is whether they are a generic / full / 'clean install', or are a setup-disc for a specific machine, or an 'upgrade'. The bargain version(s) sold on line may not work well. Don't ask me how I know this ; Also, microshlock will nag you *repeatedly* (while on line) if they don't think your license is legit.
$250 seems pretty high for an XP license - it should be coming down rapidly, now that the 'next' version is out. See the following for 'whats out on the street'

http://www.pricewatch.com/software_...dows_xp_pro.htm
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09-24-2007 11:00 PM  13 years ago
DogWood

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something to remember when thinking about which winblows XP version to get is that XP home doesn't support (use) more than one processor, where XP Pro does, so all those multi core mac's will see better performance with XP Pro

not sure if vista has the same "feature"
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09-25-2007 11:07 AM  13 years ago
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09-25-2007 01:06 PM  13 years ago
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I have a brand new unopened/unlicensed copy of xp pro will let go. If anyone is interested
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10-12-2007 05:21 AM  12 years ago
r@pt0r

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Bootcamp for Mac to run a sim
Hey all,
I used bootcamp on my Macbook and installed XP home (90.00 at newegg.com) installed Realflight G3 to try it out (boss at work let me borrow it to try it) and worked fine.... got me hooked on heli's now... I'd liek to try Phoenix sometime, I am looking to buy my own sim soon, as I gave his back to him.
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10-12-2007 04:20 PM  12 years ago
DogWood

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I can whole heartily recommend VMware's Fusion, it allows you to run OS X and windows at the same time, works beautifully on our macbook pro.

Also don't forget, XP home only uses 1 processor, so you'd only be using half of your mac capabilities.

If you have a dual core mac you really need to run XP pro to see its full potential speed wise
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10-12-2007 05:54 PM  12 years ago
bilbo

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I agree that VMware Fusion works great, as does the competing product, Parallels. However neither of them will allow you to run RealFlight, Phoenix, Reflex XTR, or any other game which requires DirectX 9 or higher support. I have successfully run FMS and ClearView under Parallels and VMware on my MacBook Pro, but they run too slowly to be enjoyable. So while these virtualization software packages are great for a lot of things, like being able to run MS Outlook while in OS X, you still need BootCamp for any serious Windows gaming or simming.
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