Games That Run on MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ayeying, Dec 8, 2009.

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    ayeying

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    Note: These are games tested on a MacBook Air with the following specs: 2.13GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB DDR3 Integrated Ram, 256MB Shared nVidia GeForce 9400M Video Card, Windows Vista SP2 Business x86. This DOES NOT include the Rev. A (1.6GHz/1.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB DDR2 Integrated Ram, 144MB Shared Intel X3100 Video Card) models.

    Rating scale: 1-5 (FPS Based off lowest possible graphics settings)

    1 - Poor/Won't Run. (>10 FPS)
    2 - Runs but poorly (10-15 FPS)
    3 - Playable (16-25 FPS)
    4 - Very Playable (25-40 FPS)
    5 - Go crazy (40+ FPS)

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - 5
    Call of Duty 5: World at War - 3
    Call of Duty 6: Modern Warfare 2 - 5
    Counter Strike: Source - 5
    Day of Defeat: Source - 5
    Colin McRae: DiRT2 - 4
    Grand Theft Auto 4 - 2
    Left 4 Dead - 4
    Left 4 Dead 2 - 4
    MotoGP 2008 - 4
    Need for Speed Undercover - 5
    Sid Meier's Civilization 4 (All expansions) - 5
    Sins of a Solar Empire (Includes Entrenchment Expansion) - 5
    Star Trek DAC - 3
    Star Wars Empires at War - 4
    Test Drive Unlimited - 4
    X3 Terran Conflict - 4
     
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    lucifiel

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    Batman AA is a 4
    Dragon Age: Origins is a 4
    Borderlands is a 3 or 4

    those are my current additions.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    Using an MBA for playing 3d accelerated games is just silly.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    Think a little.

    Beats packing up your rig when going on a trip.
     
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    MacModMachine

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    because it probably plays them better then your desktop
     
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    lucifiel

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    totally useful comment, we have all be thoroughly enriched by this.

    I am so glad that this was posted, now I know I've been doing it wrong.
     
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    Jayomat

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    ayeying

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    Not sure why but MW2 plays so much better than WoW with the same settings
     
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    what settings do you play it on?
     
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    chrono1081

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    I saw Plants vs. Zombies playing on one just fine :D
     

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