Posted 03 December 2009 - 09:20 PM
When the Intel Macs first started entering our lives, I was one of the early ones into slipstreaming WindowsXP DVDs. There was no Boot Camp then and drivers had to be found on the 'net. Googling geeks made it easier. It was only possible to install Windows on Mac Pros at the time because these can have spare internal hard disks. Though, for the adventurous, you could have tossed out your MacOS and replaced it with Windows on any other IntelMac. A Mac that only booted Windows! I was never that adventurous because I like to have my OS X for my productivity apps.
I played many PC games on my 2006 Mac Pro. My favourite genre has always been RPGs as I get bored quickly with FPSs. Tried lots of FPSs but I never play beyond about the first couple of hours.
So, on the Mac OS X side, I enjoy Second Life (an online 3D social networking world) which is hell on earth graphics-wise for most Macs***, except for my new 27" iMac Core i7. The iMac is far superior at Second Life than even my recent 2008 high specced Mac Pro3,1. I don't think Xeons are really suited to 3D gaming. C2Ds are better and the i5 and i7 are better again. I tried The Sims 3 on the Mac Pro but soon got tired of the repetitive nature of nursing my characters through their early lives.
As I intimated, I play almost exclusively PC games on my Macs. I don't own a working PC any more.
It's always been RPGs for me, especially those from Bethesda Softworks. Games like Morrowind, Oblivion, and now on the new iMac under Windows7, Fallout 3: Game Of The Year. Actually this is my third time through this last one; I can't get enough of it. Full detailed attention to all the expansions and all the little side quests as well as the main quest takes me five to seven months to complete depending on whether I give up on my real life or not. I have an admission to make. Fallout 3 is described as an RPG but there is a heck of a lot of FPS about it. However, I think the devs got the balance pretty right.
*** esp. if you run a big 30" display.
27" iMac/i7/8GB:::MacPro3,1/3.2GHz dual quad Xeons/16GB/GTX-285/30" disp
MacPro1,1/3GHz 2x2 core Xeons/8GB/ATI 4870/30" disp:::17" unibody MacBook Pro/2.94GHz/8GB