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04-25-2009 04:38 AM  9 years agoPost 1
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I have a Mac OSX with duo core and cant get Phoenix run any help?

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04-25-2009 04:57 AM  9 years agoPost 2
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Yup... you are going to need VMWare Fusion, Parallels or run Phoenix in BootCamp.

I have tried all three options. I actually find it runs very, very well in Bootcamp. I have an XP SP3 BootCamp partition. I can run it full blown graphics, at the highest settings, absolutely runs perfect.

I tried it under Parallels, it was pretty messed up. I could not get the video working properly, wierd shadows and image duplication.

VMWare Fusion runs it just fine, no problems. I just can't run the video settings in quite as high a resolution as when I am in BootCamp. Sometimes it will get a bet laggy, but just for a second.

I have a brand new MacBook Pro with the 2.9ghz CPU and 4 Gig memory.

The upside of Fusion is you can run it right along with your Mac applications. BootCamp of course will need a reboot and you won't have access to your Mac apps while in BootCamp.

Hope that helps. I got a lot of good help here after getting my Mac. I had been a PC user for over 18 years and just made the switch. I am loving it and will never go back!

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04-25-2009 05:14 AM  9 years agoPost 3
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Thanks for the advice but I don't know what bootcamp, and paralells are could you explain

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04-25-2009 06:45 PM  9 years agoPost 4
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Bootcamp actually turn your mac into a PC. It will create another partition in the hard drive where you will install Windows XP or Vista and you install Phoenix into that Windows Partition. Press option while you power up your Mac and you can choose to boot into Windows where it will take control and run just like a PC.

Parallels on the other hand creates a Virtual Machine under Mac OS where you can install Windows and run Win Applications in a window within the Mac OS X Desktop. Performance will be slower especially video intensive applications as it will share resources with Mac OS.

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04-26-2009 02:43 AM  9 years agoPost 5
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I was not planning on buying windows for my mac what are my choices?

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04-26-2009 03:25 AM  9 years agoPost 6
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In my opinion:

For best possible performance run Windows XP under BootCamp. If you don't have a legal copy of XP, yes this will be a barrier. I had one I could use.

VMWare fusion is your next choice. It is a virtualization software available from VMware. It is about $79.00. Go to http://www.vmware.com/products/fusion/ to check it out.

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04-26-2009 04:25 AM  9 years agoPost 7
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Man you guys have been great Im just aliitle disappointed I'm not sure was to do but thanks for the support!

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04-26-2009 04:29 AM  9 years agoPost 8
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Not that it helps... but, even though running a Mac is more expensive to start, I am thinking in the long run the extra startup expenses will be minor to the improvements in Quality of Life not having to deal with Vista!!!!

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04-26-2009 11:14 AM  9 years agoPost 9
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Er didn't you read system requirements for the Sim before you bought it ? I mean it does Say Windows not OSX....

It runs fine under bootcamp with XP like the rest have said.

Just cannot belive you didn't read the system requirements for it 1st.... And try to understand dual core Mac doesn't mean you can run ANY windows software with using bootcamp or simlar as well.

Mac more expensive to run than a windows PC... Wait no virus hassles one trojan in the wild... No need to subscribe to anti-virus software... ilife built in which is better than the stuff that comes with most PC's anyway...

But best of all No Windows on the Mac must admit switched 5 years ago on my 2nd mac pro (had the G5 mac pro 1st) and love it.

Kesteven Model Flyers, UK

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04-26-2009 03:01 PM  9 years agoPost 10
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I still have my old Sony pc works great just a little on the hassle side, my wife is a school teacher they only use MAC so we had to get one so far I like it but not very good with computers.

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04-26-2009 05:41 PM  9 years agoPost 11
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A good graphics card is what you need to run the top sims if your Sony has it.

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04-26-2009 10:42 PM  9 years agoPost 12
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I too switched to Apple when the imacs that look like desk lamps with a round base came out. Never looked back. Now running a powerbook intel duo w/2.16 ghz on 3gig ram. Sweet laptop. I run Windows XP on boostcamp and it runs better than most native windows laptop systems I have played on.

I have not installed Phoenix on it yet so I dont know if it will run flawlessly with full graphics turned up or not. Have the ATI Radeon x1600 128mb video in this machine, This laptop is a few years old.

I notice with Apple you have to upgrade your hardware less then 1/2 the time you do with pc based stuff. When you buy mac you can strech the service life quite a bit.

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