I own a Macbook Pro. I want to play a PC game called WarCraft 3 - Defense of the Ancients. I have googled and done some research on how to play DotA on a Mac.
Most of resources I found recommended I buy Warcraft 3 for Mac version (yes, there is warcraft 3 for mac). However, I already own the PC version, and I don't want to waste another $60++ bucks to buy a Mac version (it's an old game as you guys already know).
I also came across some forums suggesting using a virtual machine or using Bootcamp to install Windows and play.
Using bootcamp and installing Windows sounded good for me, but after I did more research, I found that since I don't have experience with using Bootcamp, I might crash or need to reformat my Mac(when partitioning). Apple also recommends doing backups for your Mac when using Bootcamp. I do not want to go through all this troublesome things, thus I will not choose this method.
My last option is to install virtual machine. I used VirtualBox and already installed Windows XP. It runs and works perfectly fine. Now, I am wondering, if I install Warcraft into this virtual machine, and play the game, approximately 5 hours a day, will it crash my Mac?
Okay, to give a summary, following are my questions about running Wacraft 3 on VM Windows XP on MacBook Pro:
1) Will the game lag, the video render okay, etc? 2) Most importantly, will it damage my Mac?
If you have others methods of playing DotA on a Mac other than what I mentioned above, those are welcome too.