Installing Programs on the Parallel PC

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Elbot, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. Elbot

    Elbot Bit poster

    I have installed Parallels Desktop, and while I have been able to use everything that comes with it (ie Internet Explorer, Solitaire) I cannot seem to install programs. I have attempted to install the games "Painkiller" and "Warcraft III." In both cases, the installation is complete, but I am unable to open the program. In the case of "Painkiller", I am prompted to insert the correct CD (there are 3 CDs in the game) but I get the same message no matter what CD I insert. "Warcraft III" gets stuck on the loading screen and will not open.
  2. SanJoseBen

    SanJoseBen Member

    Only Parallels 3 has 3d acceleration support. It must be enabled in the config screen for the VM in order to work. Warcraft 3 is supposed to work according to Parallels, but Painkiller isn't on their list, but may work. Also, Warcraft 3 is a mac game as well and should be on the CD. I don't know if it works in Rosetta but if it does, it'd probably run better than in parallels.

    Good Luck.
  3. Elbot

    Elbot Bit poster

    Thanks. This is a silly question, but how can I tell which version of Parallels I have? I used the "Get Info" function, but nowhere did it give a number. The closest I could find was when I opened it, and it said winxp2, which I suppose would mean I have Parallels 2. Would this be the case?

    Also I know Warcraft 3 is dual-compatible. I was just using it as a test to see if a less advanced game would work. Thanks for the tip though.
  4. hudlee

    hudlee Bit poster

    To find out what version of parallels your running goto about paralells desktop in the paralells desktop menu.

    Warcraft III (aka Warcraft 3 for the search engines out there) hung at the loading screen for me under parallels (Build 4128). Than I patched warcraft to version 1.21 and it worked

    Whether Warcraft 3 runs better natively or not is irrelevant. The point is a game on the list of tested games should work. I didn't even want to play warcraft I just installed it as my first test of parallels 3d support. Parallels is quite amazing really but the 3d support kind of reminds of when I tried winex when it was brand new.
    It would be nice if the list of tested games (is there a better list?) included the version of the game that was tested. I assume when they tested warcraft 3 they installed the expansion before they tried opening it or something.

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