Aion is a massively multiplayer online role playing game designed for Windows. It features a large fantasy world to explore and you can create your own character and quest with friends or strangers inside the game world. Installing and running the game on a Mac requires booting into Windows with Apple's Boot Camp software. While there are virtualisation options that allow you to run Windows within OS X, these options don't support many 3-D games such as Aion. By booting into Windows with Boot Camp, you're turning your Mac into a true Windows machine.
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Things you need
- Microsoft Windows install disc
- Mac OS X install disc
Click "Applications" in the dock, then "Utilities" then "Boot Camp Assistant" to open the Boot Camp Assistant application.
Click and drag the dot to resize the Windows partition if you wish, or click the "Divide Equally" option to split the Mac and Windows partitions evenly. Then click "Partition" to create the Windows partition.
Insert the Windows disc and click "Start Installation" to begin installing Windows and follow the onscreen prompts. The computer will reboot and start from the Windows disc.
Follow the onscreen instructions to finish installing Windows. Click the "Bootcamp" partition when asked where to install the operating system.
Hold the "Option" key once you hear the start-up sound to boot into Windows when restarting or turning on the computer. You can then select which operating system to boot into and press "Enter" to make your selection.
Insert your Mac OS X install disc into the drive while you're booted into Windows. Follow the on-screen prompts to install the Boot Camp drivers.
Insert the "Aion" install disc or download the installer from the Aion website and follow the on-screen instructions to install the program.
Tips and warnings
- You Mac must meet the minimum requirements before attempting to install Aion. You can view the requirements on the NCsoft (us.ncsoft.com) website.
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