I need information regarding how i could possibly use my iMac for playing falcon bms. I also own a hp which that runs vista in 32 bit mode. I do have bms on it but am having lots of problems with the game,numerous to list but i think is because the computer and the graphics card are old. i would appreciate any help you can give me. I think the IMac is a good choice and i am thinking of buying windows 7 64 bit and partitioning thalamic for the windows program,it is a new computer just bought two years back and i think everything that the sim requires this computer has it from resolution to memory.
Arty last edited by
Detailed specs? Also monitor resolution?
U need to bootcamp the Mac. They call it like that. It’s the official way to install Windows on a mac.
If the specs are OK then u will be OK.
Martin_Lee last edited by
I am using a macbook pro around the same age as your iMac, and there shouldn’t be any problem running BMS (I tried Win 7 and Win 10, both with success). I’d recommend installing your windows and BMS on Bootcamp, since virtual machine don’t really work that well for games. As long as you run it with reasonable resolution you should have very decent performance.
Stevie last edited by
I have the Mac version of FAF running under OS X on a 2007 iMac, and 2011 and 2012 Mac Minis; all running in 64 bit mode. The Minis are also quad core i7 equipped. I also have BMS running under Win 7 64 bit on each Mini, but it runs best on the 2011 Mini possibly because it has discrete Radeon graphics - no stuttering there, as opposed to the 2012 one with Intel graphics; simply not enough graphic memory onboard. I also boot directly into Windows - I don’t use Parallels or such…I have a feeling that also prevents a few issues.
I think the Mini is a very nice platform for hosting BMS in the Mac universe - you can move it around, and configure it as dual boot with twin drives. I have Win 7 on an SSD in the 2012 Mini, which I bought mainly to get USB 3, but as I’ve mentioned the graphic configuration didn’t quite work out. I run Win 7 from a 7200 rpm HD in a Bootcamp partition on the 2011 Mini and frankly, I don’t note any performance hit between the two when it comes to running BMS - could again be the graphics issue showing. I’ve recently discovered I can get Thunderbolt to USB 3 adapters, and the only reason I wanted USB 3 is because I’m building a pit and am using USB 3 to VGA adapters to drive my MFDs. I’ve also read of issues trying to use USB 2 controllers over USB 3, so it would seem that a 2011 i7 Mini is actually the best choice. Plus I like that I can fit it inside my pit if I choose…as portable as a laptop, but with a few additional options - like being able to hook it to your flat screen TV, which is also what I do.
If you have a newer iMac it’s certainly a nice candidate for a Bootcamp partition and Win 7 install - just be careful as to which version of OS X you are running; as I understand things, the very latest machines and version of Bootcamp will no longer support Win 7, and you may have to install Win 8 or 10.