I have read many threads/posts, FAQs, Forum Rules, and searched the internet tirelessly, but I cannot find a solution for my problem, so here it goes:
I currently have a Macbook Pro running Leopard 10.5.7, 2.6ghz intel core 2 duo, 4gb Ram and a Nvidia 8600M GT Graphics Card (Which might be my problem, I realize that this isn't the latest and greatest of the cards out there).
So I setup PCSX2 and configured it to the best of my abilities and decided to run a graphically intensive game, MGS 3: Snake Eater. I loaded the ISO, started a new game, and tried to skip the opening cinema but it would freeze. I restarted, tried to let it run it's course, it would get a little bit further but would freeze before the game could even start.
I checked every compatibility list I could find and most of them said that MGS 3 was able to run. However, I don't know whether it was tested on a PC or Mac. I checked for a Mac compatibility list, but couldn't find one.
I know PCSX2 is unstable on Mac/Linux compared to PC, but my question(s) is/are:
1) Are there any graphic/sound/controller/etc. plugins for mac that I have somehow managed to miss that could help me out?
2) If not, and if PCSX2 is too unstable on Mac, could my system (based on my specs above) at least run it through virtualization software like VMware? (I have Windows XP on VMware)
3) If you were able to get MGS 3 (or other graphically intensive games) to run, what did you do (Plugins, settings, etc.), and what is your system configuration? (OS, comp specs, and so forth).
Thanks for taking the time to read this, I appreciate any assistance.