Gameplay in Parallels Desktop 8 with DirectX 10 and DirectX 9 games.
Hey Gamers, we have some great news for you!
As you might know, Parallels Desktop for Mac 8 includes experimental support for DirectX 10, Windows functionality that is related to game programming.
We wanted to share with you some of the PC games we have tested and which we believe have acceptable playability and frames-per-second (FPS), a common measure of game performance.
Here is the list of tested DirectX 10 and DirectX 9 games:
Assassin Creed III
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
F1 Race Stars
Formula 1 2012
Need For Speed: The Run
Snipper Elite V2
NOTE: As with a hardware PC, the Mac hardware you are using will have a significant effect on game performance. Video games require both a powerful processor and a very capable, modern video card. We did our testing and performance tuning on the high end Mac models, so you will get the best performance on the latest iMac and the MacPro with an ATI video card. Don't expect recent games to perform very well on a MacBook from several years ago.
We also recommend that the Windows virtual machine you use to play these games be configured for 2 CPUs, and at least 2GB of RAM. Note, however, that assigning too much RAM to a virtual machine can actually slow down performance, since the Mac itself may not have access to sufficient RAM. And, of course, be sure that you are using the latest version of Parallels Desktop for Mac 8.
If you havenít found your game in the list above, it does not mean it wonít work in your virtual machine. Please share your experiences here in the Forum for our team and other players.
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