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Boot Camp on a Mac

RyanReddRyanRedd Registered User regular
edited June 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
I plan on using Windows on my Mac just for gaming. Is 20gb free space enough for most games?

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  • wunderbarwunderbar What Have I Done? Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Not even close. XP by itself now fully patched is over 6GB, and most games are multple GB on their own now. You're talking XP and maybe 4 modern games.

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  • WulfWulf Disciple of Tzeentch The Void... (New Jersey)Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    wunderbar wrote: »
    Not even close. XP by itself now fully patched is over 6GB, and most games are multple GB on their own now. You're talking XP and maybe 4 modern games.

    I would say go for about 50GB if you want to load a few games. However, external USB2.0 drives are also an option.

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  • RyanReddRyanRedd Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Yeah sorry I should have been more specific. I already loaded Vista (I got it for cheap) and 20gb is what I have left. I don't plan on playing many games, really just Star Wars: Old Republic when it launches haha.

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  • ErandusErandus Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Wulf wrote: »
    wunderbar wrote: »
    Not even close. XP by itself now fully patched is over 6GB, and most games are multple GB on their own now. You're talking XP and maybe 4 modern games.

    I would say go for about 50GB if you want to load a few games. However, external USB2.0 drives are also an option.

    You wouldn't want to be launching games off an external drive.

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  • WulfWulf Disciple of Tzeentch The Void... (New Jersey)Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Erandus wrote: »
    Wulf wrote: »
    wunderbar wrote: »
    Not even close. XP by itself now fully patched is over 6GB, and most games are multple GB on their own now. You're talking XP and maybe 4 modern games.

    I would say go for about 50GB if you want to load a few games. However, external USB2.0 drives are also an option.

    You wouldn't want to be launching games off an external drive.

    Meh, they take a small bit longer to load than your average crapola 5600RPM drive. Though I do mostly just use it for the older games I have so I don't have to keep them taking up my precious Raptor's space >_>

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  • ErandusErandus Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I'm not saying it wouldn't work, just that you wouldn't want to. :D

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  • WulfWulf Disciple of Tzeentch The Void... (New Jersey)Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Erandus wrote: »
    I'm not saying it wouldn't work, just that you wouldn't want to. :D

    Well, again, its just the easiest option when you have a closed system that you really don't want to muck around with unless you've done it before, and really need more staples.

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  • DoronronDoronron Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I have my Bootcamp partition set for 90GB, and its sole purpose is XP gaming. It's nice to have the room to install several games even if I'm only playing one at the moment.

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  • GrimReaperGrimReaper Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    If you want to only play games then forego Vista and go XP. You'll get a little speedboost and less space used. (which can be used for games)

    I do what you're planning, I have a minimal bootcamp install of windows xp with plenty of stuff disabled and all my games as shortcuts on the desktop. With the unneeded services etc disabled it boots pretty darn quickly.

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  • RyanReddRyanRedd Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I was able to get a Microsoft employee friend to get me Vista for 30 bucks, and I can't seem to find a great copy of XP since they don't make it anymore.

    What things did you disable? How'd you take care of that?

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  • GrimReaperGrimReaper Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    RyanRedd wrote: »
    I was able to get a Microsoft employee friend to get me Vista for 30 bucks, and I can't seem to find a great copy of XP since they don't make it anymore.

    What things did you disable? How'd you take care of that?

    Essentially theming, print spooler, server service (had no need for file sharing), error reporting service, terminal services, task scheduler, windows time etc. I also cleaned out the registry startup.

    You can access services through the control panel, in administrative tools. If I were using vista then i'd have a field day of disabling crap I didn't need or use. (indexing, aero 3d, sidebar, windows defender etc)

    Essentially all I need windows for is to start the games, not do any productivity stuff. I've got OSX for that.

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