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Playable on a Mac without Bootcamp? - 4/9/2011 2:12:26 PM   
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Is there any way to play this game on a Mac without having to run Windows?

I want to play against a friend who has a Mac.

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RE: Playable on a Mac without Bootcamp? - 4/9/2011 2:56:47 PM   
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People have run AE successfully on Mac using BootCamp, Parallels or VMWare Fusion. Latter 2 are not free programs. But I don't think you can run it directly on Mac without help these.

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RE: Playable on a Mac without Bootcamp? - 4/9/2011 3:12:30 PM   
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Thanks for the reply.

I looked up Parallels and Fusion and it seems both of them require a Windows installation (and a Windows licence), as Bootcamp does. From your reply then I take it that it is not possible to run the program without installing Windows in some way first. Not a surprise really, but I thought it was worth asking.

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RE: Playable on a Mac without Bootcamp? - 4/9/2011 3:16:33 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: hondo1375

Is there any way to play this game on a Mac without having to run Windows?

I want to play against a friend who has a Mac.

Thanks!


You have to run Windows in some form. You can virtualise it.

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RE: Playable on a Mac without Bootcamp? - 4/9/2011 3:35:05 PM   
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You have to run Windows in some form. You can virtualise it.
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You mean can't virtualise it?


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RE: Playable on a Mac without Bootcamp? - 4/9/2011 3:54:41 PM   
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You have to run Windows in some form. You can virtualise it.


You mean can't virtualise it?



No. There are a number of ways to run Windows on a Mac in a virtual environment.

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RE: Playable on a Mac without Bootcamp? - 4/9/2011 3:58:26 PM   
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Maybe with something like this:

http://www.codeweavers.com/products/

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RE: Playable on a Mac without Bootcamp? - 4/9/2011 4:00:52 PM   
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Maybe with something like this:

http://www.codeweavers.com/products/


You can also try Wine.

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RE: Playable on a Mac without Bootcamp? - 4/9/2011 4:44:47 PM   
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Thanks herwin and Sardaukar. Impersonator is built on Wine, and it might be the better solution as it looks like it might be simpler for my non-technical friend. Problem is, I don't know if WitP:AE will run on Impersonator as not all games do I believe: although there is a Impersonator demo there isn't one for the game. Hopefully someone will have some first hand experience.

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