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Old Jan 17, 2013, 11:01 PM   #1
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Running witcher 2 on bootcamp

I recently bought a 15" macbook pro with retina display. I mostly want to use it for school but i also want to play games on the side. I really want to play the witcher 2 but all i see online is ranting about horrible performance. I was wondering if i ran the game with windows 7 on bootcamp how well the game would run?
These are my specs
intel core i7 2.6 ghz
8gb of ram
nvidia gtx 650m graphics card (1gb)
i heard there was a driver issue for the 650m but is that only for running on mac?


Also i have an xbox 360 so is it possible that it will run better on that?
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 01:44 AM   #2
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Your 650M and decent CPU / memory in the rMBP should allow you to run the game at decent settings at 1920-1080p at around 30fps.

Don't run in Native retina resolution ( it's too high )

Yes it will look better than the Xbox 360 version. (Which is equivalent to a Sub 1280x720 resolution, low-medium settings, 20-30fps gameplay)

Run at high settings, do not try running with Ubersampling - this is for massive GPU's in SLI style mode. It kills performance on nearly all but the most elite systems.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 01:36 PM   #3
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Resolved: Witcher 2 on 2012 13" MBP?
The Witcher 2 on Intel HD Graphics 3000
The Witcher 2 gameplay MacBook Pro 2011 15" i7 (Sandy Bridge)
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 05:03 PM   #4
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Ok ill just buy the game since its only $20 so it's worth risking that it might not work.
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 09:12 AM   #5
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Ok ill just buy the game since its only $20 so it's worth risking that it might not work.
There's no "risk" involved. It ran well even on last year's model. You not only bought an extremely powerful computer but an upgraded model of it, so I'm surprised you don't know that already. Enjoy!

I'd suggest waiting a bit though because its frequently been going on sale for about 7 dollars recently and should again soon.
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but all i see online is ranting about horrible performance.
You can't believe everything you read online. I've got a 2011 MBP and it runs all the big name games wonderfully- Planetside2, Skyrim, GuildWars 2. Disclaimer, no it does not run them at top resolutions.
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