Aluminium MB 2.4 video & games problem

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by danando, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. danando macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2009
    Hi There,

    I've had my MB for about a week now, and I have just got around to start loading some games on there for when i'm in dead boring lectures;).

    I loaded Diablo II + Lord of Destruction on (by no means a recent game and the MB should easily be able to cope if it can easily cope with NFS like on the promo video.)

    However, when I am in game play like fighting creatures etc, the game is slowed dramatically and there have been times when the entire MB freezes and all I can do is sit and wait for it to "Auto Force Quit":eek:

    I'm not to sure if it is a game problem as it is so old, or if it is a hardware problem, or something else.

    If someone would be able to shed some light on what is going on that would be awesome! Thanks in advance!

  2. neiltc13 macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2006
    Gaming on Mac is not good. Drivers for the GPU in particular are shoddy, with an emphasis on video rendering and regular 2D rendering more than 3D stuff.

    If you can, install Windows. That way you get regularly updated software and access to a much larger library of games.
  3. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    Diablo II is a PPC game if I remember correctly, so for your MacBook, it requires it running in Rosetta and tahts why it is extremely slow.
  4. Jake381 macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2008
    It will also help to be using a power source other than your battery when performing large tasks such as a game.

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