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Old Aug 21, 2012, 08:16 PM   #26
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Why are the specs required for a game much lower on a mac?
Just a guess, but maybe because the specs on Apples (particularly the graphics) are way below the other x64 systems one can buy.
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 08:25 PM   #27
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and the first Counter-Strike release since Steam
Does Counter-Strike: Source not count? Because I'm pretty sure that has been out for the Mac for a while now.
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 08:26 PM   #28
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I'm impressed at how smoothly CS:GO runs in OSX. Compared to TF2 it's pretty incredible.
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 08:27 PM   #29
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Why this is homepage material?

The mind boggles.
Why is it that big of a deal? Just because it isn't your idea of front page doesn't mean it isn't important to others. I wouldn't have known it was on Mac if it wasn't for this post since I dont have a steam account.
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 08:29 PM   #30
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Does Counter-Strike: Source not count? Because I'm pretty sure that has been out for the Mac for a while now.
If you read the title you will see that they mentioned a simultaneous release, meaning on launch day. CS:Source was released on the PC long before Steam came to the Mac platform, thus CS:Source does not count in this instance.
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 08:29 PM   #31
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This would run perfect on a Mac Midi.
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 08:30 PM   #32
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Congrats on the development but really how dull is another bazillion war games? Get more creative folks.
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 08:32 PM   #33
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Why are the specs required for a game much lower on a mac?
They're not lower than the windows version.
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 08:34 PM   #34
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Congrats on the development but really how dull is another bazillion war games? Get more creative folks.
Dude, for some people, Counter Strike defines the internet: that's how big this game is.
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 08:38 PM   #35
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Gaming on a mac... LOL...
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 08:40 PM   #36
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Gaming on a mac... LOL...
Woot I've been playing the old Office map followed by DE_Nuke...So many Memories.
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 08:41 PM   #37
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For those wondering about running the game on a Macbook air. I have the summer 2012 model of the macbook air.


Specs are in my sig, it runs perfectly.
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 08:41 PM   #38
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Woot I've been playing the old Office map followed by DE_Nuke...So many Memories.
Look, I'm just saying dropping $2000 on a facebook machine to play CS when you can get a better-looking PC at 10x the performance at $1000 is a gigantic waste of time and money.
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Dude, for some people, Counter Strike defines the internet: that's how big this game is.
No, porn defines the Internet. Quote from Scrubs: "if they took all the porn off the Internet, there would be only one web site left, and it would be; bringbacktheporn.com...". :P
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 08:48 PM   #40
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Look, I'm just saying dropping $2000 on a facebook machine to play CS when you can get a better-looking PC at 10x the performance at $1000 is a gigantic waste of time and money.
Most things people do are a gigantic waste of time and money.

Including posting on MR.

And especially including playing Battlefield.
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Look, I'm just saying dropping $2000 on a facebook machine to play CS when you can get a better-looking PC at 10x the performance at $1000 is a gigantic waste of time and money.
Who on earth would buy a mac just to play CS? I don't think anyone here would. It's great we can play it with everyone else though
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 08:48 PM   #42
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If you read the title you will see that they mentioned a simultaneous release, meaning on launch day. CS:Source was released on the PC long before Steam came to the Mac platform, thus CS:Source does not count in this instance.
I wasn't quoting the title, I was quoting the sentence, which was incorrect.
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 08:50 PM   #43
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Most things people do are a gigantic waste of time and money.

Including posting on MR.

And especially including playing Battlefield.
Does posting on this site require you to fork over $2000?
Apple products are cheaply made and easily breakable. Most of the money to shell over to Apple is for the brand; it's not for the (Lack of) quality.

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Who on earth would buy a mac just to play CS? I don't think anyone here would. It's great we can play it with everyone else though
Oh, I dunno... Macs are overpriced and weak, like all other Apple products. I don't think you can play any other good game that's been released recently. And no, Runescape isn't awesome, so don't even try to pull that one on me.
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 08:54 PM   #44
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Does posting on this site require you to fork over $2000?
Apple products are cheaply made and easily breakable. Most of the money to shell over to Apple is for the brand; it's not for the (Lack of) quality.



Oh, I dunno... Macs are overpriced and weak, like all other Apple products. I don't think you can play any other good game that's been released recently. And no, Runescape isn't awesome, so don't even try to pull that one on me.
Umm... Toll...
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 08:56 PM   #45
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Does posting on this site require you to fork over $2000?
Apple products are cheaply made and easily breakable. Most of the money to shell over to Apple is for the brand; it's not for the (Lack of) quality.



Oh, I dunno... Macs are overpriced and weak, like all other Apple products. I don't think you can play any other good game that's been released recently. And no, Runescape isn't awesome, so don't even try to pull that one on me.
I personally don't agree with the first part of your post.

But the second part. I have no idea? Define a 'good recent game'? I'm not much of a gamer. Completely casual.
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Umm... Toll...
Not a troll. My 2011 17-inch macbook pro can barely run lowest settings TF2, a game which was released 5-years-ago.
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 08:59 PM   #47
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It will run with gusto. The Intel graphics are over 2-3x as fast as the system requirements mentioned in the article. Additionally, since Source performance is mostly dependent on CPU over GPU, the i7 will absolutely shred this game.
thanks bro!!!!

I think I'll pick it up!
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 09:00 PM   #48
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thanks bro!!!!

I think I'll pick it up!
Bwahahaha... I think he meant, "Shred the game using lowest settings possible".
CS:GO will shred macbook pros at highest settings, max AA, AF, textures, models, lighting, etc.
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 09:01 PM   #49
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Just a guess, but maybe because the specs on Apples (particularly the graphics) are way below the other x64 systems one can buy.
Seems strange that PCs of equal spec to those lower spec Macs are excluded.

Arbitrarily forcing users of older Windows PC hardware still capable of running the software to upgrade despite still being capable of running the software.

That seems like something only Apple would be accused of doing.
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Not a troll. My 2011 17-inch macbook pro can barely run lowest settings TF2, a game which was released 5-years-ago.
That's wierd... I just ran it on my 2009 Mac mini last weekend. And on my 2011 15in mbp as well. Ran smooth as silk on the MBP... Though I think mountain lion has improved on the video drivers, as on lion and snow leopard games weren't as smooth.
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