Actually, Fusion is not a Windows emulator. They are installing
Windows into a virtual machine and run Windows XP, Windows Vista, or
Windows 7 side by side with Mac OS as a guest operating system via
Fusion. This isn't the same thing as actually running the game
directly from Mac OS itself.
I can make the same argument that your games run on Linux because of
VM Player or Virtualbox. However, what I'd really be saying is a
person still needs to purchase Windows, install it on a virtual drive,
and run it as a guest OS of Linux. That's not exactly the same as
running it on Linux itself.
As you can probably see this is the issue people are getting at when
they talk about running game x on Mac OS or Linux. In addition to the
OS they already have you expect them to install Fusion, Virtualbox,
whatever and spend $125 or more for a copy of Windows to install it
side by side with the op on the machine. Not exactly an ideal setup as
it cost as much money to maintain a Windows setup using Fusion or
whatever as it is to go out and buy a computer with Windows on it for
that same purpose.
I don't know how much experience you have with VM software but it is
not an emulator. VM software is simply software that creates a
virtual drive, a swap file in most cases, where the guest operating
system gets installed. To run the guest operating system you start the
VM software, tell it which virtual OS to load, and it boots into that
OS, and runs it on top of the host operating system. Doing this
requires quiet a bit of processor power, memory, and drive space as
you end up running both operating systems in memory at the same time.
On 7/17/11, Jeremy Kaldobsky <jer...@kaldobsky.com> wrote:
> Actually I have mac players. They just use VMware Fusion as a windows
> emulator. From what I'm told, the games all run without any problems.
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