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Hello,

 

I have a Mac Book Pro and im looking to run DCS on it.

 

I understand that DCS is not native for OSX, i have installed Parralles where i have been able to install a clean copy of Windows 10, DCS is installed but when i try to start DCS it will load check for updates then crash?

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

 

I might look into Bootcamp but would of rathered use Parralles.

 

Thanks

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It works until you ruin the left side MBPr fan :) ever since its a SQUEEKER haha

 

I always feel bad when I force my MBPr to run full fan load....hot surface all over...

 

 

Honestly, yes it works, but you ruin your cooling parts with it imho

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DCS on a mac.... NEVER going to work properly!

You need a real computer for that.

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You were correct in the past. However with recent drivers and updates, Win 10 runs like a charm on a MBP. Its super silent now (compared to before when the fans were always running at high speeed).

In fact, I have mac OS not even installed on my work-MBP anymore, only win 10

 

I run it with zero issues and have DCS installed, but only for testing and mission planning. A real PC is required to effectively run the game, unless you want to run with really minimal settings.

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You were correct in the past. However with recent drivers and updates, Win 10 runs like a charm on a MBP. Its super silent now (compared to before when the fans were always running at high speeed).

In fact, I have mac OS not even installed on my work-MBP anymore, only win 10

 

I run it with zero issues and have DCS installed, but only for testing and mission planning. A real PC is required to effectively run the game, unless you want to run with really minimal settings.

 

EXACTLY so.

A serious simmer uses PC. Period.

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I can run the Game on "High" setting no issues at all.

 

Agree the fans do ramp up but ony after an hour of playing

 

Come on be serious... Simming or gaming on a MAC is a no-go.

and even less on a Mac book...

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11.jpg

 

You know very well that for serious

gaming and simming the PC is far superior

to the MAC, even more so today with Win 10 Anniversary update.

So quit struggling.

This discussion is over, if you don't want to accept it,that's your problem.

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ou know very well that for serious

gaming and simming the PC is far superior

to the MAC, even more so today with Win 10 Anniversary update.

So quit struggling.

This discussion is over, if you don't want to accept it,that's your problem.

 

Not sure why you replied to me on this. I don't even own a Mac and thought the image I posted was self-explanatory.

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1113eh.jpg

 

:rotflmao: Love the laughs on here already! I agree PC is better but i own a mac to run my business on.

 

You know very well that for serious

gaming and simming the PC is far superior

to the MAC, even more so today with Win 10 Anniversary update.

So quit struggling.

This discussion is over, if you don't want to accept it,that's your problem.

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Well, I am not on par with the above, "You cant game on a Mac at all" statement.

 

I game on PC's since the days of 386's and got my first Mac, a MBPr 15" mid2012, when it got out, so a few years by now.

 

My first year on DCS was solely on this MBPr via Bootcamp..and it worked good enough to get addicted and buy all modules of that time, even with a TwistSticks ( MSFF2 and Logitech Freedom Stick) and no TiR and no anything else that I use today, it still was FUN.

 

Agreed, DCS is a single-core monster and the 650M-GT was not powerful enough to get more than 45 fps at low-med. settings in 1.2.x back then, but most of the other games I used to play on the mac were great, McRae Rally series, F1, Wargames Europ.Esc., etc... those ran even better and leess troublesome than on the windows counterpart ( steam versions mostly ).

 

I also own a Asus ROG Laptop, it gets just AS HOT as the Mac when you torture it, no difference.

I owned Alienware/XPS laptop, same...

 

No, you cant say Mac ain't for gaming, that is far off any based experience I have.

Yes, WinTel boxes offer more choices in hardware and software, but also more troublesome.

Yes, a Mac runs out of the box flawless, no so sure with the few dozens MS's I manage.

 

If they'd all run Mac's I wouldnt have a job to do, as they need so little maintenance :)

 

Keep on using Windows and Outlook all over, make me happy, DON'T switch to Mac or Linux !!

 

 

The difference in my point of view is that I use, own and manage all three OS's and have no tendency to favourt one over the other after decades of fighting their flaws, each one has a few, some more but I dont bitch, I use whatever suites best and that is often not the one a novice would pick and use, based on his experience.

 

Would I buy a Mac for gaming ? Hell NO, I am an overclocker of the worst kind :)

 

Would I buy a 2nd MacBookPro for anything else ? def. YES !!!

 

Would I run a Windows Server willingly over a Linux Server ? Hell NO !!! prefer Linux

 

Do I need to run Windows Servers ? Yes, you almost cant avoid it and have to accept their world to some degree.

 

OS's and hardware....an everchanging topology

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AMEN :notworthy:

 

Im just starting out on DCS still need to buy a Joystick!

 

I have a MBP for work so yeah im sure i will get a PC sooner rather than later!

 

Well, I am not on par with the above, "You cant game on a Mac at all" statement.

 

I game on PC's since the days of 386's and got my first Mac, a MBPr 15" mid2012, when it got out, so a few years by now.

 

My first year on DCS was solely on this MBPr via Bootcamp..and it worked good enough to get addicted and buy all modules of that time, even with a TwistSticks ( MSFF2 and Logitech Freedom Stick) and no TiR and no anything else that I use today, it still was FUN.

 

Agreed, DCS is a single-core monster and the 650M-GT was not powerful enough to get more than 45 fps at low-med. settings in 1.2.x back then, but most of the other games I used to play on the mac were great, McRae Rally series, F1, Wargames Europ.Esc., etc... those ran even better and leess troublesome than on the windows counterpart ( steam versions mostly ).

 

I also own a Asus ROG Laptop, it gets just AS HOT as the Mac when you torture it, no difference.

I owned Alienware/XPS laptop, same...

 

No, you cant say Mac ain't for gaming, that is far off any based experience I have.

Yes, WinTel boxes offer more choices in hardware and software, but also more troublesome.

Yes, a Mac runs out of the box flawless, no so sure with the few dozens MS's I manage.

 

If they'd all run Mac's I wouldnt have a job to do, as they need so little maintenance :)

 

Keep on using Windows and Outlook all over, make me happy, DON'T switch to Mac or Linux !!

 

 

The difference in my point of view is that I use, own and manage all three OS's and have no tendency to favourt one over the other after decades of fighting their flaws, each one has a few, some more but I dont bitch, I use whatever suites best and that is often not the one a novice would pick and use, based on his experience.

 

Would I buy a Mac for gaming ? Hell NO, I am an overclocker of the worst kind :)

 

Would I buy a 2nd MacBookPro for anything else ? def. YES !!!

 

Would I run a Windows Server willingly over a Linux Server ? Hell NO !!! prefer Linux

 

Do I need to run Windows Servers ? Yes, you almost cant avoid it and have to accept their world to some degree.

 

OS's and hardware....an everchanging topology

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Not sure why you replied to me on this. I don't even own a Mac and thought the image I posted was self-explanatory.

 

Sorry, I meant replying to Le_Boon......

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  • 1 year later...

I've been gaming since the 386. One of my first games was "Test Drive" on big diskettes (it took 5 of them).

 

I've had Pentium I, skipped to III, then my own power rig. Then about 10-15 laptops (which I didn't like since I've built all my computers beforehand myself, of which I could remember about 5 or so).

 

I've had NES, Amiga... err... What else? PS2, XBOX 360.

 

I have started sims with "Test Drive" then moved on to things like F-15C, F-117A, Retaliator. Then continued on to Team Apache, Longbow 1/2, IL-2, Apache-Havoc and KA-52 vs RAH-66, A-10 Cuba!, Hind, Strike Fighters 2 and pretty much every sim you can imagine.

 

Now I game on Mac and I've been gaming on a PC before. Pretty solid in Multiplayer (was an instructor for MiG-21bis when it came out).

 

Yes, yes you can game on Mac and I'm gaming on it now. And I could probably kick your asses while at it, since I own all the modules and know every platform (except maybe the Viggen) in DCS off by heart.

 

Problem? :spam_laser: :matrix:


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Yes, yes you can game on Mac and I'm gaming on it now. And I could probably kick your asses while at it, since I own all the modules and know every platform (except maybe the Viggen) in DCS off by heart.

 

Thanks. Needed a chuckle. :lol:

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Congratulations To u know who on being the best simmer ever!

 

I hope I never meet you in MP cuz I be shaking in my flight boots...:helpsmilie:


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Sunday morning and your stove is broken ?? BAhhh no breakfast eggs.... :(

 

Oh wait, lets play DCS on me MBPr for 30min and we can fry da eggs above the QWERTY-pan.

 

Haha, it works, but it does get DAMN hot top left corner, very very hot.

 

I ruined my fan this way, 49,90 replacement..few screws and 15min. ;)

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