New to games....

Discussion in 'Games' started by allisonv7, Jan 21, 2005.

  1. allisonv7 macrumors 6502

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    I used to play The Sims back in the day but haven't in years. I was thinking it might be kindof fun to get into, and plus I'd kindof like to to see how my new iMac will run a game, the main reason I never played before was because my computer was too slow. I've been doing a bit of reading on this site and came up with a few possibilities, let me know if you think an iMac G5 1.8 ghz, 512mb will run them :)

    1. Civilization III
    2. Railroad Tycoon 3
    3. Sim City 4
    4. Lemonade Tycoon
    5. Zoo Tycoon
    6. The Sims w/expansion packs (from what I've read it doesn't look like Sims 2 will work well :( )

    If you can't tell I'm into that whole Sim thing :) Anyways, let me know your experiences/opinions. I don't know much as far as video cards and games and stuff goes :)



    allison.
     
  2. leftbanke7 macrumors 6502a

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    A G5 iMac will have little to no problem running those titles. They aren't very Processor/Memory/Video Card heavy, AFAIK. You could probably get away with a Mac Mini for those games.
     
  3. SuperChuck macrumors 6502

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    I have numbers 1, 3 & 6, and they all run splendidly on my 12" 1.33 Ghz PB with only 256 MB of RAM.

    As far as I know, I should have no problems running Sims 2 when it comes out. At least, I better not - this is a brand new freakin' computer.
     
  4. pgc6000 macrumors 6502a

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    All the titles you mentioned should run great.
     
  5. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    Yep, everything will run just fine. Sim City 4 may have some slow downs, but its a heavily graphics and CPU dependent game.
     
  6. JzzTrump22 macrumors 65816

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    Sim City 4 is the only that moght give you a little trouble just because it is the most graphic intensive game out of all those. I have trouble running it once in a while with the setup in my sig.
     
  7. AnewMac macrumors regular

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    Those should run fine on your setup. My powerbook breezes on the sims (as should be expected)..
     
  8. Blackheart macrumors 6502a

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    Sim City 4 is just a poorly optimized game anyway. I don't think I would be wrong to say that the PC version is better optimized than the Mac version and my roommate's AMD 64 computer with a basic (not super-duper-mondo-fantastic) 6800 struggles when zooming or scrolling around.
     

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