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    Hi,

    So I really like the Anno series and when I was on Windows systems I would always play them. Now I am on a Macbook Pro and cannot play Anno as it is released only for Windows.

    I have had a look around online and there are ways of getting around it, e.g. using a 'wrapper'. The problem is I have no idea what any of these are and whether they would actually work, or are just dodgy. Additionally I have heard of 'bootcamping' but am reluctant to do that as apparently it is a nightmare and slows down your Mac quite a bit.

    So essentially what I am asking is: is there a way to play Anno 2070 on OS X without bootcamping, and doing it legally and legitimately?

    Thanks, (and btw I am by no means tech-savvy)

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    Hi,

    So I really like the Anno series and when I was on Windows systems I would always play them. Now I am on a Macbook Pro and cannot play Anno as it is released only for Windows.

    I have had a look around online and there are ways of getting around it, e.g. using a 'wrapper'. The problem is I have no idea what any of these are and whether they would actually work, or are just dodgy. Additionally I have heard of 'bootcamping' but am reluctant to do that as apparently it is a nightmare and slows down your Mac quite a bit.

    So essentially what I am asking is: is there a way to play Anno 2070 on OS X without bootcamping, and doing it legally and legitimately?

    Thanks, (and btw I am by no means tech-savvy)

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    Three key options, two of which you've identified:
    -Use emulation software that runs Windows programs within itself as a Mac app. Wine is the most prominent and there's plenty of resources and resources out there. Their own site is a good starting point.
    -Dual boot with Windows. This involves using Apple's software Boot Camp to split your hard drive into two partitions and assign one to Windows and the other to OS X. Contrary to what you've heard, it is a relatively painless process and by only having one OS active at a time it doesn't eat up resources and slow the computer down.
    -Install Windows on a virtual machine, which is sort of like a hybrid of the above two options. Using a VM suite like Parallels, you create a version of Windows within the currently running OS X, which then runs in its own window like an application, which you can then put into full screen mode and have the two OS's running side by side. This one will result in shared resources so may not be ideal if you have a low spec'd mac.
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    Three key options, two of which you've identified:
    -Use emulation software that runs Windows programs within itself as a Mac app. Wine is the most prominent and there's plenty of resources and resources out there. Their own site is a good starting point.
    -Dual boot with Windows. This involves using Apple's software Boot Camp to split your hard drive into two partitions and assign one to Windows and the other to OS X. Contrary to what you've heard, it is a relatively painless process and by only having one OS active at a time it doesn't eat up resources and slow the computer down.
    -Install Windows on a virtual machine, which is sort of like a hybrid of the above two options. Using a VM suite like Parallels, you create a version of Windows within the currently running OS X, which then runs in its own window like an application, which you can then put into full screen mode and have the two OS's running side by side. This one will result in shared resources so may not be ideal if you have a low spec'd mac.
    Thanks, if I could be cheeky and ask which option of the above three you would recommend that would be great. As for my Mac:

    Processor: 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7

    Memory: 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3

    Startup Disk: Macintosh HD

    I have no idea what that means but that may help swing decisions

    Thanks again :awesome:
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    Thanks, if I could be cheeky and ask which option of the above three you would recommend that would be great. As for my Mac:

    Processor: 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7

    Memory: 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3

    Startup Disk: Macintosh HD

    I have no idea what that means but that may help swing decisions

    Thanks again :awesome:
    Dual booting is always the best course of action when possible, it doesn't have the risk of poor optimisation (for want of a better word) that you get with emulators and allows you to devote your entire system's resources to running games in high settings, although I have no idea how demanding the Anno series is. Odds are if you're going to be use the Windows partition primarily for gaming you don't really need to run both OS's simultaneously anyway.
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    Dual booting is always the best course of action when possible, it doesn't have the risk of poor optimisation (for want of a better word) that you get with emulators and allows you to devote your entire system's resources to running games in high settings, although I have no idea how demanding the Anno series is. Odds are if you're going to be use the Windows partition primarily for gaming you don't really need to run both OS's simultaneously anyway.
    So you recommend using bootcamp? Sorry but I am pretty clueless at this kind of thing. Thank you again, and will rep for your troubles
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    So you recommend using bootcamp? Sorry but I am pretty clueless at this kind of thing. Thank you again, and will rep for your troubles
    Yep :yy:
 
 
 
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