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Blackchaplin #1 Posted Aug 25 2013 - 18:35

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I'm going to have iMac 27in next next week. Even I buy this computer, I still want to play WOT. I saw some people are playing WOT in Mac computer. How can I play WOT? (Except bootcamping the OS)

PTwr #2 Posted Aug 25 2013 - 18:38

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Do not buy iMac then, get PC's of same power and PS4 at same price?
WG EU have article about committing usage of Macs for gaming purpose on official portal.

CrunchyCruncher #3 Posted Aug 25 2013 - 18:41

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I run it on my 2011 27" iMac with the 1GB Radeon 6970M graphics card (was the very high-end version two  years ago), running Win7 in Parallels 8. It will NOT run in earlier versions of Parallels.

It runs pretty well, with frame rates in the mid-40's on mid-high graphics. I'd get higher framerates if I ran Windows in BootCamp, so it had direct access to the hardware, instead of running through an emulation layer, but it's SUPER convenient to just have WoT running in a desktop window, instead of having to re-boot into Windows.

The only hassle is that the keyboard remains mapped for Mac apps - I know there's a way to re-configure Parallels to use Win keyboard mapping when I'm in Windows, but I haven't bothered to chase it down. You also need to buy Parallels and acquire a full installable version of Windows, but neither of those is outrageous.

I know some have tried running WoT in Wine or WineSkin, but that's always pretty hit-or-miss. The Parallels approach is rock-solid and reliable.

reese342 #4 Posted Aug 25 2013 - 18:42

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Macs are awful and you should feel awful. PC MASTER COMPUTER RACE!
Linux is acceptable.

MilesCadre #5 Posted Aug 25 2013 - 18:44

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View Postreese342, on Aug 25 2013 - 18:42, said:

Macs are awful and you should feel awful. PC MASTER COMPUTER RACE!
Linux is much more efficient and gaining alot more software support. Infact I run my gaming box on a copy of Ubuntu with WINE. Course, my gaming box uses a fx 4100, so it naturally runs better on linux.

unlucky_number_7 #6 Posted Aug 25 2013 - 18:47

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You play WOT on a mac by not buying a mac and buying a PC or Linux.

Echo_Sniper #7 Posted Aug 25 2013 - 18:51

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You can play WoT on an iMac, there's a website full of DIY guides to get a lot of games to work on OSX.
I just can't remember exactly where it is.
Just keep in mind, there's no native version of WoT on OSX so you will have to adapt either with bootcamp, wine or simething along those lines.

Edited by Echo_Sniper, Aug 25 2013 - 18:52.


nilsonn #8 Posted Aug 25 2013 - 19:10

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View PostEcho_Sniper, on Aug 25 2013 - 18:51, said:

You can play WoT on an iMac, there's a website full of DIY guides to get a lot of games to work on OSX.
I just can't remember exactly where it is.
Just keep in mind, there's no native version of WoT on OSX so you will have to adapt either with bootcamp, wine or simething along those lines.

There is a ''sort a'' native one released couple of months ago. It's via the program ''playonmac''. I play wot sometimes when im away from home on my macbook. Not ideal, but its decent.
And yes machaters.. we know mac aint the best for gaming, but the guy is asking advice on how to play it anyway, he doesnt want to know how bad mac sucks with games.

Cris738 #9 Posted Aug 25 2013 - 19:13

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At least you with mac you won't get performance problems from anti-viruses running unlike in windows  :trollface:

Gyarados #10 Posted Aug 25 2013 - 19:40

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I'm failing to see what the problem with BootCamp is. If all you want to do is use a Windows partition for gaming, then make it the proper size and go. It's not like it's difficult to set up and you run the OS natively instead of a shell within another OS (which is significantly slower). Just use BootCamp. If you do it any other way, you're making your own experience worse.

View Postunlucky_number_7, on Aug 25 2013 - 18:47, said:

You play WOT on a mac by not buying a mac and buying a PC or Linux.

Stop telling people to buy a Linux machine, 90% of people wouldn't know what to do with Linux.

Fitz506 #11 Posted Aug 25 2013 - 19:53

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View PostCris738, on Aug 25 2013 - 19:13, said:

At least you with mac you won't get performance problems from anti-viruses running unlike in windows  :trollface:

Keep believing that macs are somehow immune.

Avalon304 #12 Posted Aug 25 2013 - 20:13

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View PostGyarados, on Aug 25 2013 - 19:40, said:

I'm failing to see what the problem with BootCamp is. If all you want to do is use a Windows partition for gaming, then make it the proper size and go. It's not like it's difficult to set up and you run the OS natively instead of a shell within another OS (which is significantly slower). Just use BootCamp. If you do it any other way, you're making your own experience worse.

I dont think theres a problem with Bootcamp. (Infact my Mac mini runs this game in Bootcamp). But it isnt the cheapest solution to playing games on your Mac, in that in order to use it it requires a copy of Windows. But its great other wise.


View PostFitz506, on Aug 25 2013 - 19:53, said:

Keep believing that macs are somehow immune.

Im not gonna say they are immune. I'm not that naive, but Ive been using Mac's since 2007. With no antivirus in OS X. So what ever.

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Either way OP, if you are truly against Bootcamp (seriously, consider picking up a copy of WIndows 7 and using Bootcamp), Parallels or VMWare Fusion are worth a try, although they also require a copy of WIndows. You can use a wrapper, to try and play it 'natively' but you'll likely see worse performance than an official client would see.

Gyarados #13 Posted Aug 25 2013 - 20:14

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View PostAvalon304, on Aug 25 2013 - 20:13, said:

I dont think theres a problem with Bootcamp. (Infact my Mac mini runs this game in Bootcamp). But it isnt the cheapest solution to playing games on your Mac, in that in order to use it it requires a copy of Windows. But its great other wise.

Because it's so hard to find a copy of Windows. Please. Even if you don't pirate, chances are you know someone with a Windows disc.

Vashts #14 Posted Aug 25 2013 - 20:17

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i play WOT on a i7 with a 37" tv @ 60+ FPS

edit: not a counter argument, just thought we were announcing our epeen gear

Echo_Sniper #15 Posted Aug 25 2013 - 20:35

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Please, this isn't a mac vs windows thread so don't turn it into one.

The guy's looking for advice, unless you have some to give, don't post.




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