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jublis
Posted - 2011.06.22 20:40:00 - [1]
 

Hello,
My entire house is now Mac based. I love playing EVE, but I keep hearing that the experience for EVE is just much better under Windows.

Before I go to the massive amount of trouble of setting up Bootcamp on my Macs, is this worth doing? Will this reduce my headaches with EVE on the Mac? Is the performance better?

Right now I run EVE on a Mac Pro that I just bought about 6 months ago that is 8-core with 6GB of RAM and the ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB GDDR5. I also run EVE on a Macbook Pro that is a Dual Core with 4GB of Ram. (The 2008 model)

With Bootcamp, can I partition a drive with data already on the drive? I'm in the music industry and have a studio in my house, so reformatting the drive and setting up the Mac Pro all over again would be an impossible headache, and I don't think I could go through all that just for EVE. (as much as I love the game.)

The only reason I would be setting up Bootcamp would be to play EVE in a better environment if that fixes the headaches.

At the moment I just get too many crashes, and odd behavior after every patch it seems. I'm not trying to emo rage on CCP. I just want to be able to spend what little amount of time I have to play EVE, actually playing EVE and not dealing with incompatibility issues.

Any help and suggestions are very much appreciated.

Thanks!

Jubil

Charles Cavendish
Posted - 2011.06.22 21:54:00 - [2]
 

Option 1:
Yes, you can repartition the drive without loosing your data, provided there's still enough (20GB+) space left. Should you ever get problems with one of the two partitions though, things might get hairy. It also might not be the worst idea to keep your work data seperated from the rest.
This brings us to
Option 2:
Internal harddrives are dirt cheap. Just install another one in your MacPro and use this one for BootCamp.

And yes, EVE works a lot better with BootCamp and Windows 7/Vista/XP than it does with MacOS X

Jubil
Posted - 2011.06.22 22:28:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Charles Cavendish

Internal harddrives are dirt cheap. Just install another one in your MacPro and use this one for BootCamp.


Great call! I think I will definitely go this route.

Thanks for your feedback.

Josefine Etrange
Gallente
Posted - 2011.06.22 22:34:00 - [4]
 

For you mac pro, just install another hdd, and maybe even a small ssd as well and install windows on them, cost are not high. Works like a charm, and yes eve will improve especial if you start using more than one display.
For your macbook pro just use bootcamp to create a little windows partition for eve.
As always keep your time machine updates up to date.


And yes, it is worth it and should not take to much time.

Jumer Athonille
Posted - 2011.06.23 07:32:00 - [5]
 

To add my two cents as well....

Setting up boot camp and Windows is super easy, the computer takes care of everything for you. A little advice: when Boot Camp Assistant asks if you want to download the latest drivers for Windows, definitely let it. Those drivers take care of many problems that may have been fixed since you purchased your Mac, so the Boot Camp drivers on the disk that came with your Mac are almost definitely out of date. The assistant gives you the option of saving the drivers to an external hard drive or burning them to CD. Both options work great.

S7E
The Priesthood
The 0rphanage
Posted - 2011.06.23 13:44:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Jumer Athonille
To add my two cents as well....

Setting up boot camp and Windows is super easy, the computer takes care of everything for you. A little advice: when Boot Camp Assistant asks if you want to download the latest drivers for Windows, definitely let it. Those drivers take care of many problems that may have been fixed since you purchased your Mac, so the Boot Camp drivers on the disk that came with your Mac are almost definitely out of date. The assistant gives you the option of saving the drivers to an external hard drive or burning them to CD. Both options work great.


Will it update a x1600 card to sm3 though?

That's the question

Lenore Leelu
Posted - 2011.06.24 01:38:00 - [7]
 

bootcamp is fine. I'm using last years 27" iMac, I gave about 2/3 of the disk to windows 7. Its running fine.

Jubil
Posted - 2011.06.25 08:23:00 - [8]
 

I'd like to thank everyone who helped me out in this thread. I picked up a 1TB drive and added it to my Mac Pro, installed Windows 7 and bootcamp. Everything works much more smoothly now!

Thanks again for taking the time!


techwood
Gallente
Interstellar Brotherhood of Gravediggers
The 0rphanage
Posted - 2011.06.27 12:17:00 - [9]
 

My question is the same as S7E and that is if i bootcamp to windows duz it fix the problem with the older MacBook pro with the ATI Radeon X1600 Graphics Cards

Gunther Gabel
Caldari
Posted - 2011.06.27 13:10:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: techwood
My question is the same as S7E and that is if i bootcamp to windows duz it fix the problem with the older MacBook pro with the ATI Radeon X1600 Graphics Cards


There are several threads saying that going to win 7 fixed the x1600 problem with SM3. Now, it will only fix it for windows, if you go back to Mac OSX, you won't be able to play EvE.


 

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