OS X Macbook Pro and Borderlands 2 [SOLVED]

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  1. timcs, Jun 25, 2013
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    macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I have a Macbook Pro A1286 9,1 with a switching video card going to a 650M Nvidia Geforce GT 512MB . The Mac is currently running with a 500GB drive and 4GB.

    As I have been enjoying Borderlands 1 & 2 on the Xbox , it is one game I would like to try out on this Machine and as the price has dropped recently my concerns on buying the game are due to some of the posts against Borderlands 2 where users state that the game crashes on the New Models due to the new Apple Graphics Card drivers.

    However when I looked at the supporting graphics cards listed on a support page at 2k (the game developer) they state that it does support the graphics card in my machine.

    Has anyone played Borderlands 2 successfully on this model or one of the models from when these MacBooks were released?

    Also I read that a wired Xbox 360 controller can work with this game, does this also mean that a wireless controller with the plug in charge cable can also work?

    Thanks

    TimCS
     
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    Plug in charge cable does not transmit data, so that won't work.

    I have a GTX660 which is same family as the GT650M, BL2 runs just fine.
     
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    The 512 MB of vRAM in you MBP will constrain you a bit, but the game should run OK as long as you turn some of the settings down.
     
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    Thanks for your reply, yes in the UK its £20.99 on the App Store , I have got a gift card to cover that , probably sort this out soon.

    Good to know about the controller - didn't want to buy another if it would have worked :)

    Yes, I suspected 512mb would not give me a lot but I know it would be ok to run a game.

    Thanks

    TimCS
     
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    I run it on a mac mini 2011, with the 3000HD intel thing.
    settings on medium/low on 1920x1200 and runs well
     
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    I wonder if my old MacBook would run it as well hmmm,.
     
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    Borderlands 2 is extremely well optimized and will actually run quite well on your 650M. My workstation at the office is almost the exact same setup, and it runs like a top :D
     
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    Got it now thanks , just been trying out the resolution changes but stayed on the intro screen - that seems to handle them all but that is not the same obviously as playing the game

    On the question of the controller. Here in the UK a company known as Game have a wired XBox controller and a wired Xbox Windows Controller.

    Which is the right one for Borderlands on the Mac?

    Thanks

    TimCS
     
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    They're identical. Buy whatever is cheaper.
     
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    Thanks for that Saturnotaku

    Thanks

    TimCS
     
  12. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Got game and controller now - Controller works fine at the menu - not started the game yet as I will play on this once I have more time :)

    Thanks to everyone who has helped here on this

    TimCS
     

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