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iBunny
Aug 26, 2008, 09:24 PM
I am not too familiar with the current gen x3100 integrated intel Video card... I know it is not stellar for games to say the least, but how would It handle the Sims too at the MacBook's native res?

My wife has a current gen, 2.4GHz Penryn MacBook, 2GB Ram and wants to play but I dont want to buy the game + its like 40 expansion packs if its going to run like crap.

Thanks alll



Eidorian
Aug 26, 2008, 09:25 PM
1. Loud
2. Sluggish at 1024 x 768 unless you use low settings

Keep in mind this is under OS X.

Bern
Aug 27, 2008, 05:01 AM
Gawd it has nothing to do with OS X :rolleyes: more like the integrated graphics card. I run Sims 2 with various expansion packs on my MBP and it runs exceptionally well, just as it should.

Xavier
Aug 27, 2008, 08:15 AM
To bad the Macbook, unlike the Macbook Pro, doesn't have a dedicated video card.

olliebraves20
Aug 27, 2008, 08:33 AM
I know saying this is like beating a dead horse but I sure wish the macbook came with the option of a dedicated card. Maybe in the next revision...who knows...

Note: When asking how a game works on a machine you are going to get some people that think it works great and others that think that is sucks...it's such an opinion based question...just keep that in mind when you get responses.....

nintendude
Aug 27, 2008, 03:46 PM
i am running it on a Macbook Air w/ a 1.6ghz merom processor, a smaller HD, and the same graphics card under windows xp sp3 through boot camp at medium settings perfectly fine. if you run it under Mac OS X, it probably will be a bit worse as Aspyr doesnt usually do a good job porting games over. as the others said, the fans will kick up but the performance is acceptable and not sluggish

Schtumple
Aug 27, 2008, 03:54 PM
Gawd it has nothing to do with OS X :rolleyes: more like the integrated graphics card. I run Sims 2 with various expansion packs on my MBP and it runs exceptionally well, just as it should.

Considering my girlfriends family PC (A dell vista machine with GMA950) happily runs Sims 2, kinda shows, it is OSX

To the OP: I'd say install Windows XP and install Sims 2 on there, should happily run :)

Bern
Aug 28, 2008, 01:04 AM
Considering my girlfriends family PC (A dell vista machine with GMA950) happily runs Sims 2, kinda shows, it is OSX

To the OP: I'd say install Windows XP and install Sims 2 on there, should happily run :)


Actually it kinda shows it's how badly Aspyr ported it over, it's not Apple's responsibility :rolleyes:

Techguy172
Aug 28, 2008, 03:27 PM
I really wish EA would just make it for the Mac.

ninewhereman
Aug 28, 2008, 04:14 PM
I really wish EA would just make it for the Mac.

I don't think Cider (EA's idea of making it for Mac) will be any better than Aspyr's attempt.

muldul
Aug 28, 2008, 06:26 PM
I run it under boot camp, and it runs like a dream, all options set to high, top screen resolution. I have all expansions installed