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YoYoMac
Dec 22, 2004, 10:26 PM
Ok, I don't have a Mac as of yet, but I'm wondering if anyone can give me some info on Mac gaming. The sites that I have found are severly out of date and don't have reviews of the REVC Powerbook, which is what I'm looking at getting. I'm interested in some real world numbers of the following games on a 15" 1.5 512 MEG RAM/ 128 Video/ 5200 RPM HD.

SimCity 4
Unreal Tourny 2004
Ghost Recon
Splinter Cell
Star Wars: KOTOR


Also if you could tell me what you think about the resolution of the 15"powerbook with games. Give me your opinions people! :) Thanks.

MacsRgr8
Dec 23, 2004, 05:17 PM
Hmm.....

A PowerBook is not really a gaming computer... but your hardware isn't bad for gaming :)

The sites best consulted for (gaming) performance are:
BareFeats (http://www.barefeats.com/)
xlr8yourmac (http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/)
InsideMacGames (http://www.insidemacgames.com/)

Check 'em out. I hope some info for your config is listed there.

JLaFrance
Dec 23, 2004, 06:47 PM
What? No World of Warcraft??

pgc6000
Dec 23, 2004, 08:10 PM
What? No World of Warcraft??
Not all of us are obsesed with that game.

what? No Halo?

vraxtus
Dec 23, 2004, 10:47 PM
Not all of us are obsesed with that game.

what? No Halo?

WoW > you

As to the original topic... the G4 is continually becoming out of date... if you're going to buy a Mac for gaming I'd suggest you not waste the money. Otherwise if you're absolutely strapped for a laptop, wait til Macworld and see if they come out with new PBs, and if not, grab a 15".

ExoticFish
Dec 24, 2004, 08:47 AM
i'm shocked the KOTOR runs as bad as it does on my PB (see sig). no matter whether or not i have it at 800x600 with everything turned down or 1024x768 with everything higher, still runs like crap. if i start turning on AA or AF then it REALLY starts being unplayable. i haven't played it since i installed the latest patch for the game and installed 10.3.7 so i'm hoping that those helped in some way.

mattmack
Dec 24, 2004, 10:54 AM
Get more RAM for better performance

Ok, I don't have a Mac as of yet, but I'm wondering if anyone can give me some info on Mac gaming. The sites that I have found are severly out of date and don't have reviews of the REVC Powerbook, which is what I'm looking at getting. I'm interested in some real world numbers of the following games on a 15" 1.5 512 MEG RAM/ 128 Video/ 5200 RPM HD.

SimCity 4
Unreal Tourny 2004
Ghost Recon
Splinter Cell
Star Wars: KOTOR


Also if you could tell me what you think about the resolution of the 15"powerbook with games. Give me your opinions people! :) Thanks.

Rezet
Dec 25, 2004, 01:19 AM
WoW > you



WOW < PORN



P.S Don't get a Mac for gaming. And for pete's sake don't get a Powerbook for gaming. After dropping $3k on it, it will perform like $500 eMachine in games.