Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Jun 2007 14:59 UTC, submitted by Dan Warne
OSNews, Generic OSes Parallels is just weeks away from releasing version 3.0 of its Mac virtualisation suite, beating VMWare to an offering with 3D GPU emulation built-in. Parallels says high-end Windows games will now be playable within a virtual machine There are some other features included too, like the ability to associate any file type in Mac OS X to open in a Windows app, and vice versa.
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RE[2]: Wooo!
by ThanhLy on Fri 1st Jun 2007 16:49 UTC in reply to "RE: Wooo!"
ThanhLy
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2006-03-14

But now game companies can legitimately punt on the whole problem.


Actually I think the 3D support in Parallels would hurt the Mac gaming scene rather than help it. Think about it, you'd still be playing PC/Windows games and if we're content with that, where's the incentive for game developers to make native Mac games?

A consumer level Mac computer such as the iMac probably wouldn't be enough to run demanding games, never mind doing so in a virtual machine. However, developers could produce eye-candy in a game that's optimized to run natively in OSX.

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