Any good RPG gams for Mac?

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  1. KennyKW macrumors newbie

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    Just bought a MBA, are there any good RPG games around for Mac?
     
  2. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    Borderlands is a great game and the mac version is said to run pretty well.
    I've only played the PC version and it was great fun.

    Dragon Age 2 is also in mac version, it ran pretty good on my MBP
     
  3. ScholarsInk macrumors regular

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    OS X ports

    I'm guessing you mean OS X ports and not PC games on Boot Camp.

    In that case, there's Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, which runs beautifully in Parallels so I'm guessing the port should be okay. Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age 2 are brilliant, but I'm not sure how good the ports are. The second game, though, has both the Mac and PC versions on the retail disc, so if you get it, you can always reinstall the native version if/when you get Windows.
     
  4. jcasix macrumors newbie

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    Two Worlds 2 can be picked up through Steam and is pretty enjoyable. I recommend Avadon : The Black Fortress from Spierwebsoftware as well. Classic game play. Torchlight, WoW, and going real old school Diablo 2.
     
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    I second the recommendations above, especially the Dragon Age series for modern-style RPGs, plus the old-school classics (extremely enjoyable and intricate) Avernum (latest one was version 6) and the new Avadon.

    Other games I've really enjoyed playing are Neverwinter Nights 1 and 2, as well as the free Battle for Wesnoth (not really RPG but more like turn-based strategy)...
     
  6. Mozek macrumors newbie

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    I second the vote for Borderlands. I bought the GOTY edition in the app store and play online w others through Feral Interactive/Game Ranger. Works great. Also a fun single player game.

    I play on a MacBook Pro connected to a Apple 27" Cinema Display and it looks amazing. Oh, and I use my PS3 controller w it through bluetooth seamlessly.
     
  7. Vinda-lou macrumors member

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    These all run well on the MBA?

    I have an 11 inch MBA Ultimate. Will Dragon Age run well? (I'm assuming Mac version. I was all thumbs on a PC and now on a Mac, so porting, wineskins, etc. are beyond me.)

    Star Wars KOTOR is listed in the Mac App store as unplayable on the MBA due to integrated graphics (?). I'm new to Macs (since February-ish) and I know the Mac App store is not always the best place to buy games, but how accurate is this?
     
  8. doh123 macrumors 65816

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    when you see "integrated graphics not supported" its usually only talking about Intel Integrated... geforce 9400s and 320ms are "integrated" but should run fine... they don't suffer from the limitations of Intel graphics.
     
  9. Hastings101 macrumors 68000

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    Torchlight is a lot of fun, though it's also very simple.
     
  10. AFPoster macrumors 65816

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    Best RPG I have ever played was Helbreath (www.helbreathusa.com). It's PC only but the PvP is untouched even in today's games.
     
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    I second Borderlands (but I played it on Xbox360). Dragon Age (not DAO2) is good, but not open world (but I played it on PC).
     
  12. doh123 macrumors 65816

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    I'd suspect it would run with a Wineskin port very easily since it has a Platinum rating in Wine... if you wanted to try it.
     
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    This is NOT Mac software, so it should be disregarded as a suggestion in this thread.
     
  15. stonyc macrumors 65816

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    Torchlight. Torchlight. Torchlight. Did I say that enough? No? Torchlight. Think of it as a teaser/appetizer for Diablo 3...

    Dragon Age, Dragon Age 2... although, I really dis-like that the devs ditched the more PC-friendly zoomed out isometric view in DA2.
     
  16. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    I'm a huge RPG fan and I love DA:Origins, i found DA:Awakening to be decent too.
    When I tried the DA2 Demo I was really disappointed, and in the start of DA2 I had the same feeling, but as I played thru it I liked it more and more.

    DA2 is a lot smaller game than DAO (I have ultimate edition) where it's only 7.5GB and DA Ultimate Edition is 24GB.
    Where all dungeons are unique in DAO most dungeons in DA2 is very similar, I guess they have like 4-5 different dungeon models they use to to make all dungeons in the entire game.

    Companions in DA2 does have less history than the ones in DA1 and the story in general is a bit less "epic" than in DAO, but it is still one of the better games I have played, altho not as great as DA:O

    I tried to complete all quests in both DAO and DA2 and my first playthru on DAO was 81hrs (with Awakening) and DA2 was "only" 36HRS

    When it comes to performance I did play DAO in win7 and DA2 in MacOS, reports I've heard is that DAO ran very poorly in MacOS. DA2 runs pretty good on my MBP (1680x1050 res) the MBA is slower, but with lower res you should get decent results.

    Torchlight is RPG-ish, but not really an RPG, fun playing, massive mouse clicking and keyboard bashing, but almost no dialogue, choices that affects gameplay or history.

    Torchlight will run great as it runs great on my aging macbook

    As far as i know two worlds is really slow on anything except a beefy MacPro, so until they fix the game I guess we won't play it!
     
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    ouch, didn't you see the above post stating WineSkin can handle it on Mac OS X?
     
  18. doh123 macrumors 65816

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    Some people don't consider Wineskin or Cider ports as "valid" or acceptable... a Mac app that runs and is playable is fine to me though, even if it has lower performance than Windows (which it doesn't always).
     
  19. BaBayOOsa macrumors member

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    Diablo 2 unless you plan on upgrading to lion this summer which means you can have a amazing few months with (IMO) the staple series for rpg games.
     
  20. archurban macrumors 6502a

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    you bought 11 inch MBA, and expect gaming? wow. you are ambitious. you did invest wrong way to your laptop if you want to play games. you could buy a lot better PC latop with that money.
     
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    If Wineskin is the same as CrossOver, it is NOT a Mac game. Cider should be fine, as it's a port that requires no further software to be used.
     
  22. doh123 macrumors 65816

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    "better" is subjective... and most people don't buy a laptop just for playing games only, so I'd suspect the machine was bought for many reasons, but gaming not being a primary one.

    Wineskin is similar to Crossover in many ways, yes... but so is Cider if you didn't know. Cider is made off Cedega which used to be called WineX, a fork off the Wine project. Cider works very much like Wineskin, the only advantage they currently have is they have a fully working quartz driver for windowing and Wineskin like Crossover still runs through an X11 layer.

    Wineskin ports are full self contained Mac apps that can be run without anything extra installed, and moved from computer to computer like any other app.... just like Cider. Cider ports have a full Windows version inside them too with the main game executable still being a windows .exe file.

    Using Wineskin tools is for making a Wineskin port... not just for running one.
     
  23. KennyKW thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yep. What I bought is a 13.3" MBA, and the primary use is for on the site photo editting during bird photo shooting. I need an extremely light but capable laptop to do the job as my camera and lens gears are heavy enough. And I found that the MBA suits my need.


    And I purchased DA2, Sim Medieval and Civilization IV, I don't have time play them at the moment though.

    Thanks guys.
     
  24. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    Wineskin is selfcontained and requires nothing, once you have ported it, and you can copy it to another machine with no installation of extra software.
    Once it's ported it's basically no difference between a wineskin port and a cider port.

    It took some time to learn to make my own wineskin ports and I recently started to use wrappers made by others, but it opened up a whole new world for me.
    Older games run very well and so far I have ported Heroes of Might and Magic 3 and it runs like it should have been a mac game, same with Dungeon Siege 2. I have the Steam versions of The Witcher and Neverwinter Night 2 running as well

    I also tried doh123's Fallout New Vegas wrapper and it runs extremely well. Outside i have around 30 FPS on my Macbook Pro at medium settings!!

    If you have many games lying around for PC, head over to portingteam's site, spend some time reading some guides and you'll have your games up and running in OSX in no time! Just not expect the newest games running at high settings when you make your own port.
     
  25. admiral50gold macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys! I'm new to macforums so bear with me!

    I bought a 15 in. macbook pro in november of 2010 from best buy and i wanted to know if star wars knights of the old republic would work on it. This is my first mac so im not very familiar with the os.

    From what my system profiler thingy says i have an NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M graphics card that came in it I guess. I have an i5 processor as well. It says that this video card is supported but i just wanna know if i need anything else. I'm sorry if i didnt give enough information about my computer but hopefully this will be a good starting point....If you need more info about my computer ill be glad to give it to yall!
     

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