Aliens vs Predator 2010 - Bootcamp?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Ja Di ksw, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. Ja Di ksw macrumors 65816

    Ja Di ksw

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    I have always loved the idea of an AvP game. The original (or was it #2?) was one of the only FPS games I've ever enjoyed. Now they're making another - but it's only for Windows, XBox 360, and PS3! I have a Mac and a Wii :(.

    Does anyone know if a game like this will run on a MBP 3.06 GHz with 4GB RAM in bootcamp?
     
  2. MRU Suspended

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    Im sure it will. It meets the system requirements so why not ?
     
  3. Ja Di ksw thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I've never used Bootcamp or anything to run Windows on my machine, I wasn't sure how well it worked with games.
     
  4. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    I have a PS3, 360 and a crappy iMac. I don't know what to get it on. I would have to play on low on my iMac, but at least I could play with my (best) friend, and have better controls, maybe mods one day etc. So probably that, I can sacrifice graphics for that.
     
  5. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Do you mean the new new NEW AvP game, the one that looks all spiffy? Or AvP 2010 on Steam, the updated original? Because it will definitely run the latter.
     
  6. txa1265 macrumors 6502a

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    Things to remember:
    - Bootcamp is just a utility for dual-booting Mac and Windows - when you are running Windows you are running a full PC, not anything emulated at all.
    - In my experience, Macs running Windows outperform similarly equipped PC laptops, something corroborated by many articles when Bootcamp first arrived.

    Just a note - the game uses Steamworks, meaning that regardless of how you buy it you will need to install and register with team, and it will then forever be tied to your account.
     
  7. ratm247 macrumors newbie

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    ya, this was one of the things i looked up before i ditched my gaming pc, and went to an all mac network. i didnt want to miss playing the star wars mmo on the way. i wont be able to play it with sli, but i wont have to wrestle with windows, and thats an easy choice.
     
  8. iMatthew macrumors member

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    I tried to find the requirements for the PC on the new AVP game, however I don't believe its going to be to steep from what I heard so you should be able to run it in bootcamp with your specs.

    I have the original AVP (downloaded from Steam - only $5.00) and AVP 2 running on bootcamp and enjoy playing both of them.
     
  9. Ja Di ksw thread starter macrumors 65816

    Ja Di ksw

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    Great to hear! For some reason I had thought that Mac's were suppose to be slower than similarly spec'ed Windows machines (when running Windows, I mean!), glad to hear that's not the case.

    Looking forward to this game :), if anyone else decides to get it let me know and we can do some online games!
     
  10. iMatthew macrumors member

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    The AVP demo is now out on Steam - good chance to see how it will run. Downloading it now - although I will most likely get it on the 360.
     
  11. Rodus macrumors 6502a

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    Requirements for the new AvP

    Pretty scalable engine by the look of it.
     

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