Games u play on MacBook Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Scuba629, Jun 23, 2012.

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    So far I think I'm going to play the below, but I do want to find others do buy on steam or the app store.

    World of Warcraft
    Starcraft 2
    Diablo 3
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    Asphalt 6.
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    Left 4 Dead 2
  4. macrumors regular

    Half-Life 2: Episode 2
    Counter-Strike: Source
    Team Fortress 2
    Portal 2
    Killing Floor

    Would also play Super Monday Night Combat but I can't seem to download the Boot Camp drivers...
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    Portal 2
    Football Manager 2012
    When it arrives on Monday: Fifa 12.
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    Starcraft 2
    Diablo 3
    League of Legends
  7. macrumors member

    Minecraft :)
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    Space Quest
  9. macrumors newbie

    How many FPS do you get in minecraft on everything maxed out?
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    For those of you who play minecraft, how do you play without the fans kicking to max gear -___-
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    Very few games on my MBA....Just solitaire, pool and a couple of other non-demanding things.

    I'm surprised to see folks using the Air for graphically intense gaming...I wonder how my 2011 13" would fare in these games....It's below spec for Bioshock. Quake etc so I have never attempted to run them...Just use my MBP or iMac for intense games.
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    Interesting list! Likewise I'm surprised. I know they run better on bootcamp windows but is anyone running these kind of games on mac steam with any success on decent settings?
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    Why not? GPU-wise 2012 Air is on par with 2010 MBP. Bioshock (the first one) and all the Quakes are already so old, it would run them without any problems whatsoever.
  14. lannisters4life, Jun 24, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2012

    macrumors 6502

    Does anyone use a Macbook Air to run Portal 2 on a 27"/30" screen? Can the HD4000 do it? It's really the only game I care about.


    Probably 700?
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    I'm running them all with High settings, vsync on, and getting all 60 fps.

    EDIT: I should mention, I'm running them with the full 1440x900 resolution too!
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    Diablo 2
    Grim Fandango (with ScummVM, works great!)

    I don't really game on my air though, I have a desktop PC for that
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    Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
    Swords and Sorcery
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    Interesting, all bootcamp I take it?
  19. macrumors regular

    Nope! All through Mac OS X Lion :)
    The only game on my Boot Camp partition at the moment is Super MNC.
    Now I have the drivers, I can see how well it actually works.
    Also going to test out Skyrim...
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    Well, you've just seriously made me consider retuning to non-console hard gaming :D
  21. macrumors regular

    Battlefield 3, medium settings, air 2012, 11, 8gb, i7, native resolution 40 fps, doing great!
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    How would the 13' i5 handle old-school games like GTA San Andreas and Vice City, Splinter Cell and the Unreal series, etc. ? Would it still go up to 100+ degrees Celsius and make the fan scream, or would it stay rather cool and silent?
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    The fan runs a little higher than usual but it doesn't run at like 6500 rpm or anywhere near that.

    You're definitely fine running old school GTA, that's what I've been doing
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    Super Meat Boy
    Civilization V
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    If u can play the game on windows(bootcamp) or mac which do u choose?

    Maybe I load it on both?

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