Will Mac gamers have to go to BootCamp?
With the advent of BootCamp and the intel Mac, Mac users can play games designed for Windows XP. Blizzard, who released Windows and Mac versions of World of Warcraft in the same box, welcomes the technology, but says the company will continue to develop for native Mac users.
Blizzard says in its General FAQ and its Technology FAQ specifically for World of Warcraft that an Intel Mac equipped with Boot Camp and Windows XP is indeed capable of working with World of Warcrafts Windows version, but cautions that Boot Camp is beta software, and said that it wont offer technical support for the software.
As to Blizzards future on the Mac platform, the company added, We have a recognized track record of native Mac OS support, and we have no plans to break with that tradition. We understand that our Mac player base prefers native software whenever possible, and our cross-platform development practice addresses that.
- Get the full scoop on Blizzard, BootCamp, and Mac gaming at Macworld.
- Also, our WoW community site lead Messiah recently reported on his experience with the Mac version of World of Warcraft. If you're interested in Mac gaming or thinking about moving to the "big apple" - check it out!
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