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

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    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! :)

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    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

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    Yes, easily. Portal 2 should be fine on medium settings as well.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    Thank you!
     
  4. macrumors member

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    It runs poor on my imac with the nvidia 9300 I think.
     
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    It works fine on my 2011 MacBook air
     
  6. macrumors 603

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

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

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    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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