OS X Games support 2880x1800 natively

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by xxskorpion88xx, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

    Mar 10, 2013
    I wasn't able to find a list of all games that support retina resolutions without scaling.
    Is no important if there was a patch after launch that introduce retina support

    Word of Warcraft mists of pandaren 20fps ultra settings
    Diablo iii
    StarCraft ii

    Help me to corroborate the list xP if you can indicate fps at Max details playable is better
  2. Moderator emeritus


    Oct 8, 2002
    The Bamboo Forest
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 10, 2013
    It's old..as you can see Warcraft is not listed but however is a good starter point..let you write don t be shy
  4. macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2013

    League of Legends :)
  5. thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Fps Max out?
  6. macrumors 68020


    Mar 26, 2004
    Here is a list of Feral games that support for Retina resolution right now.

    Mini Ninja
    Brothers In Arms - Double Time
    Lego Batman 1
    Lego Harry Potter 1
    Lego Star Wars Saga
    Lego Indiana Jones 2
    Battlestations Midway
    Battlestations Pacific
    Bioshock 1
    Borderlands (Standard and GOTY)
    Tomb Raider Anniversary
    SM Pirates!

    Games not on this list will get retina support the next time they are patched. Future games like GRID or XCOM will have retina resolution from launch.

  7. thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 10, 2013
  8. macrumors 65816


    Jun 30, 2002
    Rancho Cordova, CA
    I bet Total Annihilation would. It supports any resolution it seems like.
  9. macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2011
    Any game that doesn't utilize preset resolutions will support it.

    Many games have been demonstrated to run on 4k screens. (Not pleasantly mind you due to the GPU demand)
  10. macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2013
    Silent Hunter 5
    Civ 5
    SC 2
  11. macrumors 603

    Sep 19, 2003
    None of those games will run at retina res on an hd 4000.
  12. macrumors 68020


    Mar 26, 2004
    Trying to play retina resolution games on the HD4000 card is not usually a good idea. The HD4000 is not a dedicated graphics card so struggles to play most games at lower resolutions never mind super high resolution like native Retina!


  13. macrumors 65816

    Feb 24, 2004
    I think there's a difference between supporting a resolution and running at an acceptable framerate at that resolution! :p
  14. macrumors 68020


    Mar 26, 2004
    Actually I would say neither :p

    Supported = Game runs (Acceptable performance without side effects)
    Runs = The game will run the game (Unknown performance, possibly unplayable)

    If something is supported it means in my eyes that the performance is acceptable and the company who made the claim have checked the software is usable. Supported does not mean it won't crash it means the software will behave as expected.

    We could say F1 2012 is supported on a 9400M card because we know it draws correctly, however the fact it too slow to be fun to play on even minimum settings means we don't say it is supported.

    Cougarcat has a point that none of those games will be playable at a decent frame rate if you select Retina resolution on an HD4000 machine and Harveypooka has a point that rendering a frame does not equal playable.

    However I would claim if someone says something is supported at X resolution it means it is completely usable and gives an acceptable experience. That's what supported means in my eyes.

    Anyway enough of semantics ;)

  15. macrumors 65816

    Feb 24, 2004
    Life is only a discussion over meaning!

    I guess you'd be OK running something like WoW at maybe ~20fps but something like DX:HR would be painful.
  16. macrumors 68020


    Mar 26, 2004
    Totally, a high speed racing game like GRID needs a high fps more than a turn based game like XCOM.
  17. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2008
    Jersey, Channel Islands
    Guild Wars 2 will, but is only playable if you turn on sub-sampling and lower some settings. Still looks surprisingly good even with the sub-sampling!
  18. macrumors 603

    Sep 19, 2003
    Yes, that's always what I mean by "runs." If a game is "running" at 10 FPS, well, that's more like "crawling," isn't it?

    This reminds me, when Apple announced the 13" Retina, Phil Schiller made some comment about how great games are now supporting retina resolutions, and gave Civilization V as an example. Somehow I don't think he actually tried it on the 13" rMBP.

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