OS X Will Portal 1 work on my Macbook Pro 2011 baseline version?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by EpicallyBoss, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2013
    I'm new to the forum, and I'm not the biggest computer guy. I've been wanting to play Portal, starting with the first one. So, the title is pretty self explanatory. Can I play Portal 1? I'm pretty confident that my Macbook is baseline and is a late 2011 model. Thanks! :)

    Specs (if needed):

    Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5
    Memory: 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
    Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB
    Software: Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 (11G63)
  2. macrumors 603

    Sep 19, 2003
    Yes, easily. Portal 2 should be fine on medium settings as well.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2013
    Thank you!
  4. macrumors member

    Dec 7, 2012
    It runs poor on my imac with the nvidia 9300 I think.
  5. macrumors 6502


    Dec 16, 2011
    New York
    It works fine on my 2011 MacBook air
  6. macrumors 603

    Sep 19, 2003
    Not a surprise, the 9400 is a very old card.
  7. macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2010
    Runs fine on my mid 2010 Base 15' Macbook Pro
  8. macrumors regular

    Mar 13, 2009
    I used to run Portal 1 on my 2008 MBA. It wasn't swift or as smooth as current models but it did work and was quite enjoyable.

    On my 2011 MBA I run Portal 1 and Portal 2 at full high settings and I have not seen any lag or issues with the game (other than the battery almost runs flat while you watch!!!! :eek:)

    If you are not after full HD res graphics and a I'm-actually-in-the-game experience then you can run a lot more than most people give these laptops credit for.

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