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Old Jan 18, 2014, 10:44 AM   #1
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Titanfall...on a Mac

Hello. I currently have a PS4, which will not be getting Titanfall (the first one at least), and the recent videos of the alpha have me drooling. I see that the PC will be getting it...but I don't have a PC.

However, I do have a MacBook Pro and started to wonder if it would run well on a Bootcamp partition. I don't want to spend $500 just for one game so this seems like a pretty good alternative. I could use my Dualshock 4 and then just simply use an thunderbolt to hdmi cord to connect my computer to my TV, and wallah I could be playing Titanfall.

My MacBook is a mid-2012 model, with 8 GB of ram, and a 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7 processor. How well do you guys think Titanfall would run on a windows partition and do you guys think it would be worth it?
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Old Jan 18, 2014, 12:00 PM   #2
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There's really no way to answer this until the game is closer to release and/or out already.
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Old Jan 18, 2014, 12:00 PM   #3
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They haven't announced the minimum specs for the PC version so at this point all we can do is guess. I believe the game uses a modified version of the Source engine so the demanded specs shouldn't be too steep.

Still, if you are found of these games and you have no wish to buy a Xbox you can always buy one of those shiny new Mac Pros...
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Old Jan 18, 2014, 12:06 PM   #4
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It will probably run fine on low/medium, but if you try to play the PC version with a controller you'll get destroyed online.
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Old Jan 18, 2014, 12:17 PM   #5
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They haven't announced the minimum specs for the PC version so at this point all we can do is guess. I believe the game uses a modified version of the Source engine so the demanded specs shouldn't be too steep.

Still, if you are found of these games and you have no wish to buy a Xbox you can always buy one of those shiny new Mac Pros...
So technically, it should work?

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It will probably run fine on low/medium, but if you try to play the PC version with a controller you'll get destroyed online.
Why do you say that?
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Old Jan 18, 2014, 12:25 PM   #6
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So technically, it should work?
Probably but we won't know for sure til the requirements are released. The game will probably scale well, though, due to source and the 360 version.

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Because a KB+M is much more precise. But don't just listen to me; try your dualshock out for yourself in TF2 or something.
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Old Jan 18, 2014, 12:28 PM   #7
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So technically, it should work?
You should be able to play it in minimum to medium settings, yes, but it's not a certainty.

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Why do you say that?
The game will likely be optimized for keyboard and mouse controls. The controller is a fine option in a PvP game if everybody is using one (like on Xbox Live) but it will place you in a very disadvantageous position since the controller isn't as precise.

edit: Cougarcat answered while I was typing
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Old Jan 18, 2014, 12:32 PM   #8
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Yeah that does make sense. Maybe I should just buy it for my 360 then....


Does everyone really use a keyboard and mouse to play FPS? I've never tried that before but I'd imagine it'd be fairly difficult.
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Old Jan 18, 2014, 12:34 PM   #9
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Does everyone really use a keyboard and mouse to play FPS? I've never tried that before but I'd imagine it'd be fairly difficult.
On a PC and online, yes. It's actually much, much easier.
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Old Jan 18, 2014, 09:24 PM   #10
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Hello. I currently have a PS4, which will not be getting Titanfall (the first one at least), and the recent videos of the alpha have me drooling. I see that the PC will be getting it...but I don't have a PC.

However, I do have a MacBook Pro and started to wonder if it would run well on a Bootcamp partition. I don't want to spend $500 just for one game so this seems like a pretty good alternative. I could use my Dualshock 4 and then just simply use an thunderbolt to hdmi cord to connect my computer to my TV, and wallah I could be playing Titanfall.

My MacBook is a mid-2012 model, with 8 GB of ram, and a 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7 processor. How well do you guys think Titanfall would run on a windows partition and do you guys think it would be worth it?
Titanfall is based on a decade old game engine (Source). You'll have no problems running it under Windows.

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Old Jan 19, 2014, 05:44 AM   #11
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Titanfall is based on a decade old game engine (Source). You'll have no problems running it under Windows.

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By that logic Call of Duty Ghost should run on a Macbook Pro as it's based on an even older engine (Quake).
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Old Jan 20, 2014, 04:37 PM   #12
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Hello. I currently have a PS4, which will not be getting Titanfall (the first one at least), and the recent videos of the alpha have me drooling. I see that the PC will be getting it...but I don't have a PC.

However, I do have a MacBook Pro and started to wonder if it would run well on a Bootcamp partition. I don't want to spend $500 just for one game so this seems like a pretty good alternative. I could use my Dualshock 4 and then just simply use an thunderbolt to hdmi cord to connect my computer to my TV, and wallah I could be playing Titanfall.

My MacBook is a mid-2012 model, with 8 GB of ram, and a 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7 processor. How well do you guys think Titanfall would run on a windows partition and do you guys think it would be worth it?
Keep dreaming, no offense... bootcamping is Virtualization which won't hold up for a game such as Titanfall. You would be better off getting a PC to play the game to save yourself the grief, ijs.
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Old Jan 20, 2014, 06:19 PM   #13
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Keep dreaming, no offense... bootcamping is Virtualization which won't hold up for a game such as Titanfall. You would be better off getting a PC to play the game to save yourself the grief, ijs.
Actually, BootCamp is native Windows running on Mac hardware. It runs at full speed. Apple even provides native Windows drivers for any Mac-specific hardware.

Parallels and Fusion are virtualization.
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Old Jan 20, 2014, 07:39 PM   #14
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bootcamping is Virtualization
No it isn't. Boot Camp provides native support as if you were running a dedicated Windows machine.
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Old Jan 21, 2014, 08:02 PM   #15
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Hello. I currently have a PS4, which will not be getting Titanfall (the first one at least), and the recent videos of the alpha have me drooling. I see that the PC will be getting it...but I don't have a PC.

However, I do have a MacBook Pro and started to wonder if it would run well on a Bootcamp partition. I don't want to spend $500 just for one game so this seems like a pretty good alternative. I could use my Dualshock 4 and then just simply use an thunderbolt to hdmi cord to connect my computer to my TV, and wallah I could be playing Titanfall.

My MacBook is a mid-2012 model, with 8 GB of ram, and a 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7 processor. How well do you guys think Titanfall would run on a windows partition and do you guys think it would be worth it?
Why don not you get an Xbox one ?
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Old Jan 21, 2014, 10:38 PM   #16
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Why don not you get an Xbox one ?
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I don't want to spend $500 just for one game
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Old Jan 21, 2014, 10:44 PM   #17
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Possible, either way he needs to spend something to play this game. My recommendation would be to him, to switch from PS4 to Xbox One. As long as he'll be cool with that. He can still get an Xbox 360 though, probably less than 200 bucks ?
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Old Jan 22, 2014, 03:08 AM   #18
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Yeah that does make sense. Maybe I should just buy it for my 360 then....


Does everyone really use a keyboard and mouse to play FPS? I've never tried that before but I'd imagine it'd be fairly difficult.

No not everyone, I find there is a lot of elitist snobbery over keyboard and mouse users.

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On a PC and online, yes. It's actually much, much easier.
For you.....

For others like myself find a game controller far more intuitive than keyboard and mouse, despite having been gaming hardcore for the last 30 years.....

If you simply are not comfortable using a keyboard and mouse then you will likely will be "destroyed" far worse online than you would using a controller you are at least comfortable with. However the game is supposed to tailor your online sessions with players of near equal levels of experience so you should in theory not face the vicious wipeouts that some online games suffer from...

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Possible, either way he needs to spend something to play this game. My recommendation would be to him, to switch from PS4 to Xbox One. As long as he'll be cool with that. He can still get an Xbox 360 though, probably less than 200 bucks ?
So he can enjoy all those beautiful 1080p games on PS4 in 720p on the One j/k

Chances are if he switched he likely would have same dilemma when an exclusive game comes out on PS4 that he wants to plays such as Infamous Second Son for example...

If he already has a 360, I'd just buy Titanfall on that first.

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Keep dreaming, no offense... bootcamping is Virtualization which won't hold up for a game such as Titanfall. You would be better off getting a PC to play the game to save yourself the grief, ijs.
You have no idea what boot camping is if you think it's the same as virtualisation.
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Old Jan 22, 2014, 08:26 AM   #19
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Possible, either way he needs to spend something to play this game. My recommendation would be to him, to switch from PS4 to Xbox One. As long as he'll be cool with that. He can still get an Xbox 360 though, probably less than 200 bucks ?
I'm pretty happy with my PS4. Thanks though
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For others like myself find a game controller far more intuitive than keyboard and mouse, despite having been gaming hardcore for the last 30 years
Using a controller in a PC game is different to using one on a console. The console game has auto-aim whereas the PC version never does - the reticle is subtly 'magnetized' to the target in console shooters, to compensate for the short travel and large deadzones of the thumbsticks.

I prefer controllers in general, but without auto-aim I'm constantly overshooting the target, then having to swing back and overshoot again.
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Using a controller in a PC game is different to using one on a console. The console game has auto-aim whereas the PC version never does - the reticle is subtly 'magnetized' to the target in console shooters, to compensate for the short travel and large deadzones of the thumbsticks.

I prefer controllers in general, but without auto-aim I'm constantly overshooting the target, then having to swing back and overshoot again.
True however many PC FPS games do support some auto - aim when it detects a controller in the menu options.

Bioshock Infinite etc... all do have auto aim options.
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True however many PC FPS games do support some auto - aim when it detects a controller in the menu options.

Bioshock Infinite etc... all do have auto aim options.
Really? I should try that. I haven't seen a multiplayer one that lets you use auto-aim though. Might be a bit unfair, I suppose.
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Titanfall is based on a decade old game engine (Source). You'll have no problems running it under Windows.

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source is based off of quake 1. so using your logic, all computers made relatively after '96 should be able to run it.
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Old Feb 19, 2014, 03:03 PM   #24
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Minimum specs are out so I thought this may be worth revisiting.

Min: 64-bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1
AMD Athlon X2 2.8GHz or Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz
4GB RAM
512MB VRAM, Radeon HD 4770 or GeForce 8800GT

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/02/...specs-revealed

Would this run at all on a 2012 Macbook Air thru bootcamp? Low/mid settings? 30 or 60 fps? I have 8GB RAM. 13in model with the Intel i5.

I'm kinda in the same boat as the OP. Don't really want to buy an xbox one just for this game alone.
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Buy it from Origin, return it within 24 hours if it doesn't work.
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