What happens if your computer doesn't meet the requirements for a game?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by gretschdrummer, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. gretschdrummer macrumors member

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    I have an old Macbook (2005). I am looking to buy a game from the App Store, specifically Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic. All my specs are good except for the graphics card, which is 64mb VRAM (GMA950) instead of 128mb. Will the game be horribly choppy or will it still be playable?
     
  2. Lucas Godfrey macrumors regular

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    if it runs at all, (which i doubt) it would run incredibly slowly.
    your graphics spec is below the minimum that is required. even the minimum required wouldn't run it particularly well. just enough to be considered playable. which is a loose definition on its own.

    i wouldn't waste your money.
     
  3. gretschdrummer thread starter macrumors member

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    Alright, thanks. Appreciate it.
     
  4. Lucas Godfrey macrumors regular

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    however, you may find that the lego star wars games run better. i know they run well on laptops as old as '07
    i know its not the same tone as KOTOR but they have more humour anyways.
     

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