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Macbook Games (What I've tried)

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Virtualball, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Hey, I know people have been wanting to know about games on a macbook, and I have seen threads with games already being talked about bu heres my list:



    Counterstrike Source runs well
    Half Life runs well (I actually got 95 fps!)
    Sim City 4 Deluxe runs well
    The Sims and Sims 2 run well
    Half Life 2 runs choppy
    Battlefield 2 runs well
    Age of Mythology and Age of Empires 2 runs well


    Halo runs well (full screen, highest settings, a little choppy here and there)

    Thats all the games I played so far, if anyone wants requests.

    I Plan On Testing:

    The Simpsons Hit and Run
    Civilization 3 (Mac)

    BTW I have the $1099 model. And all I can say is that games on the MacBook actually run very wel, much better then I expected. Oh and first post! :)
  2. macrumors newbie

    Star Wars Galaxies?

    How about testing Star Wars Galaxies :)
  3. macrumors regular


    Probalbly because of standard ram, try lower your settings...
  4. macrumors 6502a


    unreal tournament 2004 runs like CRAP in OS X (yes i have the UB) even on the lowest settings it is still very choppy

    just thought i'd add that one to the list
  5. macrumors 68000


    If I have the 2Ghz MB, with 2GB of RAM, is DOOM3 playable at all?
  6. macrumors 6502

    Odd. The UT2k4 UB runs just fine on my Macbook 1.83/2GB Ram setup. Very acceptable performance (25-48 FPS) with most settings near medium at a decent resolution.
  7. macrumors regular


    jup definatly, seen videos of it running on just 512 mb and it was already good... just to give you an idea more ram = more performance :D
  8. macrumors 6502

    Ok, so I should try Star Wars Galaxies?

    Oh and I tried Civ 3 for Mac OS X and it runs great! I tried Quake 3 and it didnt run in Windows (something with the drivers) and Wolfenstein in Mac was great too. And lastly, Need for Speed Underground ran smoothe too.

    Illpost back when I get the info :)
  9. macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

    Halflife at 95 frames:D Thats very funny. I aint going to touch it.:D
  10. macrumors member

    I read that the standard MacBook is very RAM-dependant. Upgrading from the stock 512 to 2GB can double your FPS readouts in many games.
  11. macrumors 6502a


    how does WoW run? What resolution are most of your games being tested on? Oh and please say what setting s you run WoW with textures please :D
  12. macrumors G4


    Nice review of your gaming experience on your MacBook so far. And welcome to MR Virtualball. :)
  13. macrumors 6502a


    Seconded! Interested in WoW ... on the Windows side of things :)
  14. macrumors 68000


  15. macrumors regular


    No problem... but i insist u get hl2 ep1 as well.. as it runs GREAT!!!

    video is on topic with the oblivion post... check those out...
  16. macrumors newbie

    it runs like crap on my 2ghz macbook with 512 ram,
    the only maps i can run without about 2fps are fy-maps and very very simple maps,
    all stock maps are practically unrunable,
    and I could not start the game unless i am running directx 7.0 in the startup options even though i have supposedly 9.0c
    i have no idea why but cs 1.6 runs great, ,HL 2 runs very very good, minus the freezeing every autosave

    basically i need help
    anyone who can help me get this **** running right,
    aim= doridorigabe
    hit it up
  17. MRU


    There's your answer. 512 for gaming on Macbook is a joke.
    Remember XP can use upto 224mb for the gpu, leaving you very little ram.

    You really need 2gb paired with the macbook, to give the gpu a decent boost (paired ran gives an extra 15% boost) and plenty left over for system . That's it. That's your answer......
  18. macrumors regular

    People need to get in the habit of being a bit more specific than "runs well."
  19. macrumors 65816


    WoW runs better than I expected. However, none of the shader options are enabled. Is this because the Intel graphics don't support those options?
  20. macrumors 6502

    WoW runs ok
    Simpsons hit and Run runs Great
    Every Sim game Ive played runs great (SimCity 4, Sims 2, Sims, SimTheme Park, etc.)

    Also, the reason Im testing on a 512 MB RAM is because there ARE perople out there who cant exactly afford the $500 upgrade, me being one of them :p. I mean, before I baught the computer, there was very little threads on gaming on 512 mb. And suprisingly, it isn't half bad!:rolleyes:

    I tried to get Star Wars Galaxies but my friend lost his copy, so wait for a few days and I might be able to get it.
  21. macrumors 68040



    I use it. It's totally great.
  22. macrumors 603

    Upgrading doesn't cost $500, I went to 2 gig for about $250. 1 gig would probably be plenty for most games, and would be even less.

    If any of these run poorly, try them with more ram. I wouldn't try running anything with 512, on any of the intel macs, it cripples the machine.
  23. macrumors regular

    Okay, can someone advise, a macbook 2GHz with 2GB RAM...what will this run.

    I mean, i wanted to play Battlefields 2 on Windows (Bootcamp) or quake 3/doom3 would these games run smoothly? I am specially interested in CoD2, has anyone tried this with a 2GHz, 2GB RAM macbook??

    I am worried because of the 64mb vram...

    Any help would be appreciated.

  24. macrumors newbie

    WoW runs just fine. I have all of the default settings and it works fantasticly. :D
  25. macrumors newbie

    I really appreciate the effort!:)

    I'd only play SW:Galaxies and Guild Wars via bootcamp anyway...:)


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