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Running BDO on mac


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So I've been eyeballing the game for a while and have already pre-ordered but I've recently switched to a mac and I'm wondering what would be the best way to run the game.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

p.s I'm sorry if this is posted in the wrong section and I've tried to google answers previously.

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Bootcamp?
Did you try that?

I can't guarantee it will work. Try to run a overseas version first before you pre-order.

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I would bootcamp it too. emulation is not good for many (newer) games, so I wouldn't go that route.

Ru is the easiest one to test with. You can use WTFast to get past the ip block.

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I believe that's the route I will be attempting shortly, as soon as I figure out how to sign up and download BDO RU.
I was hoping for more options but if not - it looks like the route I have to take is clear. Thanks for your input! (: 

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I'm sorry I'm so sorry.

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(I just had to do it.) 

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@Aerith - we could've been great friends but you just had to ruin our chances.
//This is actually really accurate though as I struggle enough using software for my university courses

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I'm sorry I'm so sorry.

istruggle500.jpg?format=500w

(I just had to do it.) 

mac-mousepad.jpg

Well, they are great mouse pads tho

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Bootcamp for sure my friend. I use to game on my Mac a lot before I finally built my gaming PC. Older games you can usually get away with when it comes to Wine or VirtualBox but the best experience will always be Bootcamp. Just remember if you're mobile to keep your laptop cool!! The MacBooks can get really hot with long play periods :D 

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You're probably gonna have an easier time than I will. I just fried my PC the other day so I'm resorting to attempting to play it on a HP Envy Laptop. I think you have a better chance than I do of having things go well. :/

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This game is pretty graphic intense. Unless your Mac have a dedicated graphic card, you wont be able to get much fps even if you can get it working with bootcam. 

Just check the price for Mac with a dGPU...so expensive...and good luck with the heat management on those models.

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Like everyone else have said the only option is bootcamp. I use my macbook to game a lot and i've played some pretty graphic games. My mac was able to run Tera/GuildWars/Wow/Diablo3/VIndictus all types of other games in the highest graphics at high fps. In the game options i usually have it set to a certain cap (60) and i was always at that cap, of course you can't compare any of these games to BDO but im playing the Korean version perfectly fine just get a cooling pad and you'll be good lol

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I tried to play BDO on my mac, and this happened.maxresdefault.jpg

BDO on mac.... not even once

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So In the end, is the general consensus that it will run on a imac while useing bootcamp? Well enough to play happily?

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The best way to run games on mac:

Sell it and buy a PC.

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The best way to run games on mac:

Sell it and buy a PC.

IF your not going to answer the question at hand in a helpful manner then please just refrain from including yourself.  Myself and others are looking for helpful answer not trolling ones.

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IF your not going to answer the question at hand in a helpful manner then please just refrain from including yourself.  Myself and others are looking for helpful answer not trolling ones.

Bootcamp?
Did you try that?

I can't guarantee it will work. Try to run a overseas version first before you pre-order.

Maybe try reading the first result? Maybe general chat is going to happen in general chat. You single me out and there are how many other troll posts on this thread? If you are going to try and censor people I suggest going to china, they are big on censorship there.

Also maybe try being an informed consumer when you purchase your electronics; it's not exactly a secret that mac is not compatible with the majority of games on the market.

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Maybe try reading the first result? Maybe general chat is going to happen in general chat. You single me out and there are how many other troll posts on this thread? If you are going to try and censor people I suggest going to china, they are big on censorship there.
Also maybe try being an informed consumer when you purchase your electronics; it's not exactly a secret that mac is not compatible with the majority of games on the market.

Thank you, I did read the forum thread and posed my question in the manner to see the end result of the person who started it along with a few others who went and tried the boot camp option and how well it ran in the end.

As far as consumer info, I am well aware of the road blocks with using mac's, I have used them for quite some time and some games run well and others do not. I continue to use the product because of my work that I do for the PR company i work for which btw did extensive research and decided that with the design programs we use the macs because it works best while we design the booths and such for the gaming companies we have as clients that they use for things such as E3. So I think I am good on why I use macs over a windows machine. Thank you for your suggestion though I am sure you are super helpful in the real world also. Have a great day!

 

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Gaming is the least important thing computers do, and anyone that buys a computer JUST to play games is an idiot.

The Mac is the smart choice, and runs BDO under Windows via Boot Camp like a champ.

 

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I play on an iMac (2012 model) and the game runs smooth as a baby's bottom with Bootcamp/Windows 10.

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Use bootcamp

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Gaming is the least important thing computers do, and anyone that buys a computer JUST to play games is an idiot.

The Mac is the smart choice, and runs BDO under Windows via Boot Camp like a champ.

 

Idiot is a strong word, depends on people's preferences and what they want out of their purchases.

That being said, mac is not necessarily a smart choice because like everything else what you're trying to accomplish matters. I agree that for specific things Mac is a superior platform, especially for music engineering (but that's got more to do with software than anything else) but gaming is not the only reason someone would choose windows and people are quick to understate PC's ability to actually handle the same work and often the differences have a lot to do with what someone is used to.

My fiance does a ton of graphic design including 3d modeling and engineering on PC and while she can knock out pretty intensive projects on PC in no time she would struggle on mac because she doesn't have the ~15 odd years of experience using the programs available on Mac. And, some programs aside, Linux can do a much better job at many of the things Mac is lauded for (which is why Mac started "borrowing" from Linux in their OS builds).

Thank you, I did read the forum thread and posed my question in the manner to see the end result of the person who started it along with a few others who went and tried the boot camp option and how well it ran in the end.

As far as consumer info, I am well aware of the road blocks with using mac's, I have used them for quite some time and some games run well and others do not. I continue to use the product because of my work that I do for the PR company i work for which btw did extensive research and decided that with the design programs we use the macs because it works best while we design the booths and such for the gaming companies we have as clients that they use for things such as E3. So I think I am good on why I use macs over a windows machine. Thank you for your suggestion though I am sure you are super helpful in the real world also. Have a great day!

 

I didn't direct my comment at you, if I had I would have quoted you; maybe that's why you felt the need to single me out? I'm varying degrees of helpful depending on the scenario; just there are some topics that get brought up over and over and over again like mac's playing video games. And generally, Macs do once you install windows on them. If you are gaming or Media focused, Mac is a sub-par to terrible choice, it's just a reality. So apologies if my offhanded comment about how Macs aren't good for gaming ruffled your feathers but I was never talking to you or even read what you said until you quoted me.

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To the peeps that answered the question...Thank you!!! See you in BDO!!!

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So I've been eyeballing the game for a while and have already pre-ordered but I've recently switched to a mac and I'm wondering what would be the best way to run the game.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

p.s I'm sorry if this is posted in the wrong section and I've tried to google answers previously.

literally why

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Well I'm sure you know Macs are not ideal for gaming, but if you install Windows using bootcamp and have the appropriate drivers, you can get decent performance.

 

I used to game on a MacBook pro before I could afford to build my own desktop.  You will need to make sure you have good airflow, as Macs running Windows tend to get extremely hot.  You may want to manually increase your fan speeds with SMC or something similar.  Keep in mind this is not good for the longevity of your Mac.

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