Can I Run Diablo 3?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Kikooo, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2012
    Specs !!!

    Mac OS X
    Processor: 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Memory: 2 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
    Version: 10.6.8

    NVIDIA GeForce 9400M:

    Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M

    I am NOT a computer guy at all !!!!
  2. jgc
    macrumors regular

    Feb 21, 2012
    I don't think you'll have a chance. Sorry, dude.
  3. macrumors 68040

    Apr 3, 2011
    London, UK.
    It will run but the performance will be pretty poor and pretty much non playable. Even with everything on the lowest settings you'll probably get less then 10 frames per second. You might get a little more under Bootcamp running Windows but it won't be worth it.


    You might want to have a look at the following threads.
  4. macrumors 68000

    May 29, 2011
    In OS X? Yeah, like 800 x 600 all low and hardly passable (20s) FPS at that.

    In Bootcamp it sounds like you have a shot for 20-40 FPS with beta drivers and still docked resolution, but 1024 x 768 or something.

    In short - no, probably not worth the hassle for borderline bearable play settings.
  5. macrumors 6502


    Aug 15, 2006
    I have good news for you. Just two days ago, Blizzard released a new patch for diablo3 running on mac's. As of now it should work with the 9400m. I would get a Guestpass and give it a try. Make sure you install that patch!
  6. macrumors 6502

    Apr 30, 2012
    It's now playable with the 9400M on the two lowest resolutions with all possible graphic options turned down to the lowest.
  7. macrumors 68000


    Jun 7, 2008
    So is Diablo 3 just not worth playing on minimum settings?

    A copy arrived this morning from Amazon (I forgot I put an order down...) and looking at the minimum specs it should run on my Macbook Pro.

    However if it's really going to struggle I would just rather return the game and pick it up later on when I've upgraded my Mac...
  8. macrumors 68000


    Aug 4, 2008
    the game runs on core 2 duo with 9400m, but not at high settings. to get best performance possible out of the card (meaning 15-30fps), it's recommended to run everything on low, and possibly in windowed mode at ~1024x650.
  9. macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2009
    You can run Diablo 3, but whether or not it's playable, and more importantly, what difficulty you plan to play up to you.

    Under boot camp with the newest Nvidia drivers (which are newer than their beta ones), the game is playable at the lowest resolution with all settings on low and all effects off. The experience is terrible, and there are still certain parts of the game (Act 2 sewers, certain parts of Acts 3/4) which are barely playable, if that, but you can get through Normal - Hell difficulty without too much of an issue.

    That being said, if you plan on playing hardcore or Inferno difficulty (or worse, both), I personally wouldn't recommend it. You can get through Act 1 Inferno fine, but the inconsistencies of frame rate, and the trouble dealing with certain parts of Acts 2-4 will just make the experience more frustrating than it is enjoyable (this is ignoring the awful game design decisions Blizzard made regarding Inferno).
  10. macrumors member


    Oct 20, 2011
    I have the early 2008 macbook pro which had an 8600M and it runs acceptably for me. I have the settings all turned down, and the resolution is a little low, but it's definitely playable and enjoyable. More so on my i7 iMac, but for portable Diablo, my macbook runs it fine.


    But that also is a dedicated card, so if yours is a shared...I don't know then :)
  11. macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2010

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