11" Owners - Modern Combat Domination Results - New game in App store

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Maven1975, May 20, 2011.

  1. Maven1975 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 24, 2008
    Anyone with a 11" MBA have this game and care to share the results?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Rolfmaomachizli macrumors member

    Oh wow, this is on the app store, it looks like a cool game, i see it was originally on the ps2 right?

    I'm getting one in like 3 weeks, so could you tell me how well it runs on your air? What config do you have there? Thanks Any screenshots would be appreciated!
  3. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020


    May 9, 2008
    I'd be surprised if this doesn't run smoothly, since MW2 runs well even at Ultra settings.

    11" Air, specs in sig.

    BTW- this game was originally on iOS ;)

    Screenshots are available in the App Store listing...
  4. Rolfmaomachizli macrumors member


    OHHH i'm gonna download it for Ipad then.
  5. Rolfmaomachizli macrumors member


    Hey, i'm going to get the MBA 11" soon, and I thought, would the 0.2ghz jump from 1.4 - 1.6 really make a difference? I'm thinking staying at 1.4 and upgrading to 4gb of ram instead of 2 because that WOULD make a huge difference. thanks!
  6. TheMacBookPro, May 21, 2011
    Last edited: May 21, 2011

    TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020


    May 9, 2008
    The diff. between the 1.4GHz proc and 1.6GHz proc is 14%. Benchmarks show that the performance difference is also around 13%. Battery life difference is negligible (around 6% lower on the 1.6 model).

    If you plan on playing CPU-dependent games and tasks then by all means go for it. Maybe it'll add 1 or 2 FPS? It certainly won't make the machine worse.

    Do you have $100 burning a hole in your wallet? If so then go for the upgrade. If not then forgo it- it's not going to make any difference in day-to-day usage.

    4GB RAM upgrade is a must though if you plan on gaming.

    (read this test by Anandtech for a slightly more technical comparison between 1.4GHz/2GB to 1.6GHz/4GB)

    By the way, I might buy this game tonight and will post results (if someone else doesn't first lol).
  7. Rolfmaomachizli macrumors member


    Thanks man, i'll be downloading it for Ipad and posting the screenshots as well, this way we can compare just for the lulz.

    OK, i read the article you suggested, and i'm not going for the upgrade, but definitely going for the 4gb upgrade, so worth it.
  8. Mobius 1 macrumors 6502

    Feb 11, 2011
    this is going to take a while to download :/

    i'll be testing this on a 9400M w/ 256MB vram
  9. Maven1975 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 24, 2008
  10. Rolfmaomachizli macrumors member

    Come on get us some results!
  11. herriiee macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2009
    Just about playable on a mbair 11inch ultimate on native res. and quality on low.

    Pretty ok counterstrike look a like game, so i just would suggest buying cs:source on steam.
  12. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020


    May 9, 2008
    Didn't buy it yet. Didn't realize it was nearly 500MB (my internet is dog-slow)!

    That was unexpected, coming from a machine that runs mw2 smoothly at native/ultra settings. I probably won't be buying it then :(
  13. Rolfmaomachizli macrumors member


    That;s rather strange, do you have 2gb or 4gb of ram?
  14. Maven1975 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 24, 2008
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    That's just what I was afraid of. Just like Samuari Vengance.

    That's too bad.

    I had an 11" air and was not successful at getting MW2 anyware close to playable at native/ultra.

    Is there a trick?
  15. Rolfmaomachizli macrumors member

    do you have 2 or 4 gb ? That might make it the decisive factor.
  16. Chazn macrumors regular

    Mar 25, 2011
    Very funny...A MBA running MW2 on ultra settings?
    Even a 15inch MBP JUST manages to run MW2 on ultra settings.
  17. Rolfmaomachizli macrumors member

    it was probably a figure of speech ;)
  18. SR71 macrumors 68000

    Jan 12, 2011
    Boston, MA
    It actually is possible on the MBA. I've tried it and it worked flawlessly.
  19. Rolfmaomachizli macrumors member

    do you mean MW2? If yes, what settings?

    Native resolution? Highest graphics? And what framerate, about 20? 30? thanks
  20. SR71 macrumors 68000

    Jan 12, 2011
    Boston, MA
    I myself do not have it, but my friend who has a 13" MBA played it and was easily getting 40-50F PS Native Res, Ultra settings.

    By the way, I just bought this game (Modern Combat Domination) and I'm easily getting 55+ FPS. This doesn't lag at all. And I have it set to high quality at native res (1440x900).

    The MBA is VERY good at playing games from what I've seen so far. I've played Portal 2 (at native res, 2xMSAA, trilinear filtering, high settings) on my MBA and was getting 40-50 FPS, I've played MW2 (native res, ultra settings) on my friend's MBA and gotten 40-50 FPS, and now I've played Modern Combat Domination (at native res, high settings) on my MBA and am getting 55+ FPS.

    This thing really amazes me with its ability to play games. :)

    Also, this is on a 13", 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD MBA.
  21. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020


    May 9, 2008
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    4GB ram. Strange? What do you mean?

    I'm not using the default boot camp drive drivers, rather the latest nvidia drivers from LV2G. Not sure if its thats making the difference. Try it for yourself I guess?

    Not joking, not a figure of speech. Native Res, ultra settings, 11" ultimate Air. 30+ FPS.
  22. Rolfmaomachizli macrumors member

    Well thats good, although I don't want to install bootcamp etc, I just want to play the games available from steam or the app store.

    I'm happy to know the slow processor is overtaken by the 320's power!
  23. SR71 macrumors 68000

    Jan 12, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Also, in my previous post where I gave a bit of info on all of the games that I've played on the MBA, I forgot to mention that all of the games were ran on Mac OS X 10.6.7, not on Windows through boot camp or anything, but downloaded through either Steam for Mac or the Mac App store, and played on Mac OS X 10.6.7. :)
  24. Rolfmaomachizli macrumors member

    Wait, what, Modern Warfare 2 is available through steam on mac :eek: that's awesome!

    So if I already bought it for PC can I redownload it for mac you think?
  25. SR71 macrumors 68000

    Jan 12, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Excuse MW2 from that post, that was tried and tested on my friend's 13" MBA running Windows through bootcamp, but all of the other ones were ran on my 13" MBA running Mac OS X 10.6.7.

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