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#1 Jan 24 2011 at 7:18 AM Rating: Decent
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I can't imagine it would be a problem, but I was wondering if anyone was playing Rift on a Mac with boot camp/Windows and run into any snags. Also is there a preferred Windows OS that has advantages?
#2 Jan 25 2011 at 1:53 AM Rating: Decent
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I have played in beta on a Mac Pro 1,1 (Dual-Core Intel Xeon 2.66 GHz) running Bootcamp and Windows XP. Video card is an ATI Radeon 4870 with 512 MB of video RAM.

I played with minimal to medium settings for graphics.

The game was not as fluid as WoW but quite acceptable. I played 8-10 hours last beta and crashed once, reason uncertain (I was just standing around at the time).

I don't know if there is any advantage of one Windows OS over another.

Regards
#3 Feb 04 2011 at 2:09 AM Rating: Decent
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Yes - I am playing Rift on a Mac Pro with Windows 7 via Boot Camp. Haven't had any problems - game seems to run fine. Actually installing it on wife's macbook pro also as I type this...

I would recommend Windows 7 as the OS - much more solid and sleek than XP or Vista in my opinion.

Edited, Feb 4th 2011 3:11am by Wahbash
#4 Feb 05 2011 at 6:51 AM Rating: Decent
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Runs perfectly. High Settings. Macbook Pro 2.8 i7 w/ windows xp. As does Final Fantasy 14...
#5 Feb 23 2011 at 2:23 AM Rating: Decent
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Macbook Pro 6.2, i5 2.4Ghz CPU, 4GB RAM, GT 330M 256MB graphics, Bootcamp with Win7 64-bit.. runs perfectly. Had to generally leave settings at Medium, but have full shadows enabled, and it's pretty fluid. No crashes in Beta after about 20hrs playing.
The mac will run HOT though (especially around the power plug/video out port/back-left), make sure you sit it on a laptop raiser with good fans.
Incidentally, loving Rift!!
#6 Feb 23 2011 at 2:26 AM Rating: Decent
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Also, just in general, I think WinXP OS will likely run it better.. it's still less processor intensive than Win7. That said, I'm just guessing, I've only ever run bootcamp with Win7.
Obviously, if you can do WinXP 64-bit with 8GB RAM, that'd be ideal... 32-bit will only access around 3.5GB RAM.
#7 Feb 23 2011 at 9:38 AM Rating: Decent
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Howdy, i'm running Rift on an iMac 27", i5, 4GB RAM, 4850/512MB ATi, via Boot Camp and Win. 7 Ultimate. I grinded through beta 7 with no problems to speak of and looking forward to Headstart :)

I did adjust many of the graphics settings to my liking, mostly getting rid of shadows and boosting distance and particle views. On average I was getting about 40 fps and around 100ms latency coming from So. Cal.

Off the top of my head I think Win. XP would be a "lighter" OS but Win. 7 would probably offer better support with video drivers and such in the long run.

http://riscx.wordpress.com/2011/02/22/can-i-run-rift-mmo-game-on-my-mac-why-yes-timmy-you-can/
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