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Old Jun 23, 2012, 10:31 AM   #1
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Games u play on MacBook Air

So far I think I'm going to play the below, but I do want to find others do buy on steam or the app store.

World of Warcraft
Starcraft 2
Diablo 3
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Old Jun 23, 2012, 11:19 AM   #2
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Old Jun 23, 2012, 11:23 AM   #3
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Old Jun 23, 2012, 12:00 PM   #4
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Half-Life 2: Episode 2
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Would also play Super Monday Night Combat but I can't seem to download the Boot Camp drivers...
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Old Jun 23, 2012, 12:39 PM   #5
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Old Jun 23, 2012, 05:32 PM   #8
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Old Jun 23, 2012, 11:32 PM   #9
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How many FPS do you get in minecraft on everything maxed out?
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Old Jun 23, 2012, 11:39 PM   #10
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For those of you who play minecraft, how do you play without the fans kicking to max gear -___-
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Old Jun 23, 2012, 11:50 PM   #11
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Very few games on my MBA....Just solitaire, pool and a couple of other non-demanding things.

I'm surprised to see folks using the Air for graphically intense gaming...I wonder how my 2011 13" would fare in these games....It's below spec for Bioshock. Quake etc so I have never attempted to run them...Just use my MBP or iMac for intense games.
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Half-Life 2: Episode 2
Counter-Strike: Source
Team Fortress 2
Portal 2
Killing Floor
Amnesia
Darwinia

Would also play Super Monday Night Combat but I can't seem to download the Boot Camp drivers...
Interesting list! Likewise I'm surprised. I know they run better on bootcamp windows but is anyone running these kind of games on mac steam with any success on decent settings?
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Old Jun 24, 2012, 02:17 AM   #13
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I'm surprised to see folks using the Air for graphically intense gaming...I wonder how my 2011 13" would fare in these games....It's below spec for Bioshock. Quake etc so I have never attempted to run them...Just use my MBP or iMac for intense games.
Why not? GPU-wise 2012 Air is on par with 2010 MBP. Bioshock (the first one) and all the Quakes are already so old, it would run them without any problems whatsoever.
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Old Jun 24, 2012, 02:22 AM   #14
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Does anyone use a Macbook Air to run Portal 2 on a 27"/30" screen? Can the HD4000 do it? It's really the only game I care about.

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How many FPS do you get in minecraft on everything maxed out?
Probably 700?

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Old Jun 24, 2012, 05:03 AM   #15
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Interesting list! Likewise I'm surprised. I know they run better on bootcamp windows but is anyone running these kind of games on mac steam with any success on decent settings?
I'm running them all with High settings, vsync on, and getting all 60 fps.

EDIT: I should mention, I'm running them with the full 1440x900 resolution too!
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Old Jun 24, 2012, 05:13 AM   #16
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I don't really game on my air though, I have a desktop PC for that
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Old Jun 24, 2012, 05:28 AM   #17
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Old Jun 24, 2012, 05:45 AM   #18
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I'm running them all with High settings, vsync on, and getting all 60 fps.

EDIT: I should mention, I'm running them with the full 1440x900 resolution too!
Interesting, all bootcamp I take it?
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Interesting, all bootcamp I take it?
Nope! All through Mac OS X Lion
The only game on my Boot Camp partition at the moment is Super MNC.
Now I have the drivers, I can see how well it actually works.
Also going to test out Skyrim...
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Nope! All through Mac OS X Lion
The only game on my Boot Camp partition at the moment is Super MNC.
Now I have the drivers, I can see how well it actually works.
Also going to test out Skyrim...
Well, you've just seriously made me consider retuning to non-console hard gaming
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Old Jun 24, 2012, 10:33 AM   #21
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Battlefield 3, medium settings, air 2012, 11, 8gb, i7, native resolution 40 fps, doing great!
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Old Jun 24, 2012, 10:39 AM   #22
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How would the 13' i5 handle old-school games like GTA San Andreas and Vice City, Splinter Cell and the Unreal series, etc. ? Would it still go up to 100+ degrees Celsius and make the fan scream, or would it stay rather cool and silent?
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Old Jun 24, 2012, 10:41 AM   #23
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The fan runs a little higher than usual but it doesn't run at like 6500 rpm or anywhere near that.

You're definitely fine running old school GTA, that's what I've been doing
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Old Jun 24, 2012, 12:03 PM   #25
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If u can play the game on windows(bootcamp) or mac which do u choose?

Maybe I load it on both?
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