ut2007 question

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  1. Anarchy99 macrumors 6502

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    will or should ut2007 run on my dual 2.0ghz g5
     
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    As far as I know, UT2004 should run fine on your machine. Having enough RAM is important and I wouldn't have less than a total of 1 GB for that machine.
     
  3. Freg3000 macrumors 68000

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    If you indeed mean UT2007 (the next version of UT using a new engine (at least I think :) )), I would say most likely, but who knows. That is quite a long ways away. Two years ago the low end of the Power Mac was a single 1 GHz G4; can that play today's games? Probably, but not that well.

    If you meant UT2004, then for sure yes. :D
     
  4. Anarchy99 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i meant 2007
    hopefully it will but you idea of the g4 playing todays games remember the jump just to doom3 the specs and performance are sub par compared to all other mac games and isnt it a direct(or will be) a direct competitor to doom3 only it gets a extra year for improvements i have doubts it will run
    thats why speculation forums are good i get more info from people who might know more on the subject and its better than nothing
     
  5. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    Well, it's supposed to be truly multi-threaded, so having a dual machine is helpful. Buy whatever the best graphics card is out when the game is released, and it will probably run OK. It might even run well, if it gets enough optimization. There was some talk about maybe making the Unreal3 engine G5-only on the Mac, which would help performance too, at the cost of sales. (Unless G5 Powerbooks are out by then? ;) )

    --Eric
     
  6. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Wasn't this engine supposed to be supported on Geforces 6600 and higher?

    If so, I assume a Dual G5 with the GeForce 6600 or 6800 should be ok.
    Probably not more than "ok".... pressumably... ;) :eek: :(
     
  7. Poff macrumors 65816

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    I tried the alpha a little while ago. It ran perfectly well on my iMac G4 700. (tho I have 640MB RAM). Great new engine.
     
  8. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    ??? :confused:

    Eh... an Alpha version running on a Mac... not equipped with a grfx card that is supposed to support it?

    Cool, but I can't imagine it being representative for the "real thing".
     
  9. Poff macrumors 65816

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    [​IMG] :D
     
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    I've actually never tried it. Just had to say some crap cause ut2007 seems so distant.. :)
     
  12. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    I think I got that ;)

    Still funny though :)

    It seems to become ever more important to many... see the Xbox 360 and PS 3 hype. We hardly believe the specs / price / intro-date of those machines, but we are already concerened with the fact if the UT 2007 engine will run on our present Macs :rolleyes:
     
  13. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    I don't think you can accurately predict if present day machines will be able to run an intensive game like UT 2 years from now. Who knows what graphics cards and systems will be like then and what the true requirements (optimal, not just minimal) will be to adequately run it.
     
  14. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Get with the times man, I've already got copies of UT2011 and Doom5 running on my Mac SE/30 just fine... the color effects are amazing! :p :cool:
     
  15. Poff macrumors 65816

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    Funny how crappy people have been on code optimization till now.. :eek:
     
  16. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    I know, tell me about it...
     
  17. Anarchy99 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    you know it was announced in april 2005 that it is set for summer 2006 and were mac gamers most games released now on pc we wait that long or atleast have at times
    ut2004 was simultaneous so this probably will also so speaking about a game a year in advance isn't uncommon for us
    its not 2 years away
     
  18. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    I think I've deciphered what you meant, but in the future, keep one thing in mind - punctuation is our friend! :p ;)
     
  19. MrCommunistGen macrumors regular

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    GPU?

    I think that the graphics card you have is pretty important as to whether or not you will be able to run a next gen game... I'd guess at least a 9800, x800, or 6800 to run it the way the developers want it to run... eg lighting/shadow effects, realtime environment mapping etc

    just my 2¢
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    If your computer can't even run today's games (Doom 3) at a spectacular rate, I wouldn't get your hopes up for the games in 2007.
     
  21. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    But conversely, in 2007 your new machine WILL be able to finally play Doom3! ;)
     
  22. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    1. UT2007 is set for a 2006 release.

    2. The Unreal3 engine is multithreaded; Doom3 only uses one processor.

    3. The Mac version of Doom3 ended up being a little bit of an afterthought, whereas the Mac version of the Unreal3 engine is being ported now. Might even be G5-optimized. See Close Combat: First to Fight for an example of a game that has *lower* system specs than the PC version, because it wasn't an afterthought like Doom3 was.

    So unless something goes horribly wrong, I expect UT2007, when it's released next year, to run at least as well as Doom3 runs now on the same hardware.

    --Eric
     

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