Gta 4 on a Macbook Air

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    gcans

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    Will Gta 4 run on a Macbook Air on lowest settings?
     
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    Which MacBook Air ? What are the minimum requirements for the game ?
     
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    2011 11.6 inch core i7 128gb im not shire about the requirements
     
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    The Intel 3000 will run GTA4 very poorly, if at all.
     
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    If you like to play slideshows then go ahead. Even on my 6790 2gb iMac I have to play on medium settings to get a smooth 60fps. GTAIV is really a game that works best at a high FPS.
     
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    gcans

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    Well I'm fine with anything over 11 frames per second found this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnYb0qKWsyI&feature=related I've heard the the intel 3000 graphics and the nvidia 320m graphics are pretty similar.
     
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    I quit playing it, because of stuttering problems on the 6750m running it at 25-30 fps and you want to play it at 11 fps? YOU'RE INSANE DUDE!
     
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    I can barley play it on my MacBook Pro (2010) with the 330m. It runs at 1024x768 (limited by the game) and very badly if I set anything over low or medium settings. I can't imagine that intel card, as it's between the 320m and the old 9400m.
     
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    Depending on what you're doing of course, but agreed. The PC port of GTA is absolutely terrible and won't run nicely on any low spec computer. It's not worth your time OP.
     
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    Don't even try, just buy an Xbox or PS3 instead if you want to play GTA IV.
     
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    Just for people saying "they are pretty similar", I played Braid on my new 2011 MBP and it stuttered. On the other hand, my friend played the same game on his 2010 with the 320m and got smooth framerate that I can only achieve when playing through Bootcamp.
     
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    Ha thanks

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    Never played the game since I returned it in disgust. I had a near-top end PC when it came out and it ran like *****. As was the same for most people. Insulting support team said I and the entire gaming community was "doin it rong".

    Sad to say all respect for Rockstar North, my country's most prominent software company, was flushed down the toilet that day. Insulting that they should rush out crap like that and expect people to spend their hard earned cash on it. :mad:

    In short, if my gaming desktop could not run it at 10fps while not even bothering to render half the game world I'd guess the chances of it running on a single MacBook is a snowballs chance in hell. That said they may have bothered to fix it, I didn't stick around to find out.
     
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    iSayuSay

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    A $500 PC today should suffice the need to play GTA IV on a reasonable frame rate.

    Or for effective cost solution, a PS3 or Xbox can run GTA IV much better than your Air.

    I wouldn't bother trying play that on Air. Maybe you shouldn't too .. You can say as long as it plays, you're happy ..

    Well try slideshow using Power Point and press enter button 1000 times to go meet Roman then :p I'm sure you'd change your opinion
     
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    I find this funny, as consoles run it at a max of 30, and I had points where it got to about 3. GTA games never run that great on consoles :p
     
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    People rave about consoles and don't actually realize how basic they are. They watch the new Battlefield 3 and MW3 videos and think (omg it looks amazing) when, in reality, those gameplay videos are on a top tier PC. Not a console.

    CoD runs at 60 frames and that's why it looks so smooth. Doesn't look as nice as Gears though due to the lighting and motion blur.
     
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    Just paste some GTA IV screenshots into powerpoint and watch them that way as a presentation, you'll get the same effect as trying to play the real game on the Air at a fraction of the cost and suffering.
    GTA IV is horribly optimized for the PC, it really needs a tri/quad core CPU and a decent descreet GPU, neither of which the Air has, don't bother.
     
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    I know :D! It's not even 30fps, I think it's 20-something on the PS3.
    I can't fathom playing such fast, reactive games (especially when driving and during combat) at such a low FPS. It'd drive me mad. Even on my old 2006 iMac (that I only ditched earlier this year) I was running games on their lowest settings just so they were as fluid as possible.
     
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    Its all about what you are used to, I have never been a PC gamer so its all been on consoles. Ive never found any game running at such low fps i find it unplayable. I understand PC gamers call 30fps and below "terrible performance" but for me its acceptable, I have never really had the luxuary of playing at huge number FPS.
     

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