Here's the situation:
I've tried running Skyrim on my Mac using a demo of Crossover 13.2.
My Mac looks like this:
V 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard)
2.93 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
4GB 1067 MHz DDR3
NVIDIA GeForce 120
VRAM: 256 MB
Not the most impressive thing, but these were the results:
I managed to get through the whole "Unbounded" quest (the first "level" of the game) on Low settings without trouble, and it didn't look too bad considering the low settings. Now out in the open world however, it only takes a few minutes of running, particularly to a river, for it to irreparably freeze. (I've tried it many times) The music and sound go on as normal, but video is completely frozen. The only way out is to force quit, no error report follows.
Is there any reason to believe that the game would run much better if I partitioned my Mac with Bootcamp and ran it on that? Might that solve the freezing problem? The Windows XP OS is too expensive to buy without knowing if it will help matters, this is why I seek advice.
If the answer is that it has little or no hope of running well even with Bootcamp, is there anything else I can do (aside from buying a PC or game console) to fix that? (increase RAM? get a different video card... etc)
Thank you, I appreciate any help you can provide.