Games in Parallels 3

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by jazzdude9792, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. jazzdude9792

    jazzdude9792

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    I thought parallels 3 was supposed to be able to play games but when I went to play Halo 1 on XP which is not nearly as graphics intesive as Halo 2 for Vista it didn't work. What am I doing wrong?
     
  2. Morgenl

    Morgenl

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    You are doing nothing wrong. Halo 1 requires Directx 9.0. Parallels only supports Directx 8.1. I think your best bet here is Bootcamp.
     
  3. jazzdude9792

    jazzdude9792

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    ok, thanks for the help
     
  4. jd300

    jd300

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    what about the sims i wish i can get it to play?
     
  5. jazzdude9792

    jazzdude9792

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    It might have the same issue halo did. Check the box and see if it need Direct X 9. If it does, Sims won't work.
     
  6. Stacey M

    Stacey M Parallels Team

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    Hello,

    if you are talking about The Sims 2, unfortunately it requires DirectX 9.0 too.
    But it looks like you can start it on Mac OS.

    Best regards,
    Stacey
     
  7. bobbyt

    bobbyt Product Expert

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    With any luck they will get more current Direct X support in the future, but we'll have to wait and see what happens...
     

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