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APtalent
Sep 2, 2010, 06:36 PM
Hi,

I'm looking for an FPS shooter.

The following are my specs:

Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz
Memory: 8 GB
Chipset Model: ATI Radeon HD 4850
Type: GPU
Bus: PCIe
PCIe Lane Width: x16
VRAM (Total): 512 MB
Resolution: 2560 x 1440


Preferably something not outdated or 'opensource'.

Edit: I already got TF2 and CS:S installed.



Libertine Lush
Sep 2, 2010, 07:13 PM
Call of Duty 4 will run well on your system. It's my favorite FPS on the Mac.

There's BioShock. And also Doom 3--the graphics hold up really well even after all these years.

APtalent
Sep 2, 2010, 07:36 PM
Thanks man.

Didn't know there was an official COD4 for the Mac.

Downloading it.



Another other titles you recommend?

elmateo487
Sep 2, 2010, 10:13 PM
There is an official port of Halo.

http://halo-combat-evolved.en.softonic.com/mac

Mackilroy
Sep 2, 2010, 10:29 PM
The difficulty with that is finding a copy for less than $100. ;)

Huntn
Sep 2, 2010, 10:40 PM
Unreal Tournament 2003 or 2004, fast paced arena combat. You'll find 2k4 servers online. The game fills out teams with bots, and it has a solo ladder. Good luck finding a Mac version of 2003. For the Mac version the only caveat is I don't know how well they run on 10.6. Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Unreal-Tournament-2004-Mac/dp/B0001AVSJQ) has used Mac copies of 2k4 going for about $25. In bootcamp, both games pc versions, run fine in both XP and Vista.

reberto
Sep 2, 2010, 11:17 PM
The difficulty with that is finding a copy for less than $100. ;)

I can find it for free...

redraidermacman
Sep 2, 2010, 11:49 PM
Call of Duty 4 will run well on your system. It's my favorite FPS on the Mac.

There's BioShock. And also Doom 3--the graphics hold up really well even after all these years.

i second bioshock, amazing game!

Bakerman
Sep 3, 2010, 02:26 AM
Half-life 2 is still an excellent FPS, and your setup should run it just fine with most settings at max.

elmateo487
Sep 3, 2010, 02:51 AM
I can find it for free...

we ALL can find it for free turbo... but we don't ALL steal

txa1265
Sep 3, 2010, 07:41 AM
Thanks man.

Didn't know there was an official COD4 for the Mac.

Downloading it.

Is it still full price? Last time I checked it was ... and in general has crappy DRM.

Unless you're pirating, but I will go ahead and assume that you aren't.

trsnrtr
Sep 3, 2010, 08:21 AM
I'm currently replaying HL2 on my iMac and it is even better than I remember it was on the PC several years ago.

APtalent
Sep 3, 2010, 09:10 AM
Great list.

I think I just might buy Bioshock and give it a try.

APtalent
Sep 3, 2010, 11:45 AM
OK.

Well I finished downloading COD4 and it looks pretty decent. Here's a screenie:

http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/5158/screenshot20100903at121.png

Looks fine.

txa1265
Sep 3, 2010, 12:08 PM
OK.

Well I finished downloading COD4 and it looks pretty decent. Here's a screenie:

http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/5158/screenshot20100903at121.png

Looks fine.

So where did you buy it from and how much is it selling for at this point?

willieva
Sep 3, 2010, 12:44 PM
Last week it was $30 from macupdate.com

Mike in Kansas
Sep 3, 2010, 02:16 PM
Sauerbraten is a cross-platform (primarily) online FPS. The graphics aren't as good as say COD or some other FPS, but the action is very good. Plus it's open source and FREE. It's worth at least downloading and trying it.

I'm playing it on a 2008 2.8GHz iMac with 4GB RAM and getting 100 - 125 FPS easily.

http://sauerbraten.org/

txa1265
Sep 3, 2010, 02:22 PM
Last week it was $30 from macupdate.com

Cool, thanks! I can't access most sites from work to check, and some folks were asking. Will have to point them that way.

johnnyfiive
Sep 3, 2010, 02:37 PM
Quake Live, its free, and awesome.
www.quakelive.com

brianfast
Sep 3, 2010, 07:15 PM
Team Fortress 2. End of story.

txa1265
Sep 3, 2010, 08:23 PM
Team Fortress 2. End of story.

End of what story? Are you insinuating that one non-single player, non-story based shooter is remotely enough for everyone?

Then you are wrong ... and THAT is the end of the story :D

Xavier
Sep 3, 2010, 10:50 PM
Holy TIMG batman

Mackilroy
Sep 3, 2010, 11:05 PM
Holy TIMG batman
I use the handy report key. :)

I enjoyed Call of Duty 4, though I mostly play MW2 now instead of the first Modern Warfare game.

trsnrtr
Sep 4, 2010, 06:38 AM
End of what story? Are you insinuating that one non-single player, non-story based shooter is remotely enough for everyone?

Then you are wrong ... and THAT is the end of the story :D

Agree. I generally play single player games. My aging reflexes are no match for youngsters that spend hours online.

Enter game... Bang! I'm dead. :D

Huntn
Sep 4, 2010, 08:02 AM
Quake Live, its free, and awesome.
www.quakelive.com

That is if you are running windows XP/Vista. (7 not mentioned but I assume it's ok.) See this compatibility link (http://www.quakelive.com/#register;overlay=home/compat). Mac support being developed.

So Quake Live plays in your browser window? How does it play and how important is your computer hardware? There was a story about playing games via browser that it would take away the need to constantly upgrade hardware. I wonder how true that is?

APtalent
Sep 4, 2010, 09:47 AM
It was about $48 from

http://www.gameagent.com/store/aspyr/DisplayHomePage

It was worth the money in my opinion. The game runs smoothly on native res.


I tried Sauerbraten a month back and didn't like it. It was too complicated, if I recall corrrectly it had tonnes of vehicles and odd gametypes.

Mavimao
Sep 4, 2010, 01:07 PM
That is if you are running windows XP/Vista. (7 not mentioned but I assume it's ok.) See this compatibility link (http://www.quakelive.com/#register;overlay=home/compat). Mac support being developed.

So Quake Live plays in your browser window? How does it play and how important is your computer hardware? There was a story about playing games via browser that it would take away the need to constantly upgrade hardware. I wonder how true that is?

Um your compatibility link is a bit wack. I just played Quake Live on my Macbook Pro in Snow Leopard 2 minutes ago.

Salacion
Sep 4, 2010, 02:30 PM
(1) Bioshock
(2) Call of Duty 4
(3) Call of Duty 2
(4) Quake 4
(5) Unreal Tournament

EthanNixon
Sep 4, 2010, 03:53 PM
Um your compatibility link is a bit wack. I just played Quake Live on my Macbook Pro in Snow Leopard 2 minutes ago.

http://www.quakelive.com/#home

It's in beta, so it's quite capable of being played.

Time Clock
Sep 4, 2010, 06:38 PM
I like Killing Floor. It's co-op and it takes place during the Zombiepocalypse. I've had loads of fun on that one. I haven't played in a while because my current mouse sucks. It runs great on my 2.26 core2duo mac mini.

Huntn
Sep 4, 2010, 08:48 PM
Um your compatibility link is a bit wack. I just played Quake Live on my Macbook Pro in Snow Leopard 2 minutes ago.

Good to know, thanks! My link must be out of date. :o

APtalent
Sep 5, 2010, 12:05 PM
I like Killing Floor. It's co-op and it takes place during the Zombiepocalypse. I've had loads of fun on that one. I haven't played in a while because my current mouse sucks. It runs great on my 2.26 core2duo mac mini.

!!!

Didn't know valve ported it to OS X. Gonna have to check it out.