OS X Anybody running Minecraft on older iMac?

AlexxRyzhkov

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So a friend of mine wants to buy an iMac, but he has a kinda low budget. He said between $500 and $700ish. So he wants to upgrade from his 2007 MacBook to an iMac.
I have been looking around on eBay and found some 2009-2011 iMacs that fit his budget. Does anyone have an older iMac that plays minecraft? And if so, it would be helpful to say the FPS you get.
 

AlexxRyzhkov

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Which iMac do you have? The 21.5" or the 27"?
Also do you have the AMD Radeon HD 6750m, 6770m, or 6970m?
 

AlexxRyzhkov

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It's the 21.5" with the 6770m as far as I know. I'm not at home at the moment, so can't check it. Upgraded the RAM to 12GB as well.
Well if it can get 130 fps, then I wonder how the base model with the 6750m would run it. I have seen the base model sell for around $600-$650 on eBay/Craigslist
 

DaveNinja

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my kids play it on my old C2Duo iMac from 2007. I'm guessing the fps are pretty low
 

960design

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Why the need to run it on an old mac?

I hate when people answer a question with a question, so please forgive me. I run a MineCraft server at home on a beefed up Headless Ubuntu ( 8core Xeon, 16GB RAM, 2TB ). You could do the same on a less beefy Ubuntu box and still get fantastic FPS.

I can guess the need is for the iMac more than MineCraft.
 

AlexxRyzhkov

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Well my friend wants an iMac, because he likes the idea of an All In One computer, and he wants to run Mac OS X. But he can't afford a new iMac, so I found some iMacs that he can afford, which are all 2009/2010 iMacs, with the exception of a 2011 iMac 21.5" base model.
The only games he wants to play are Cod 4 and Minecraft
 

TechGod

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Well my friend wants an iMac, because he likes the idea of an All In One computer, and he wants to run Mac OS X. But he can't afford a new iMac, so I found some iMacs that he can afford, which are all 2009/2010 iMacs, with the exception of a 2011 iMac 21.5" base model.
The only games he wants to play are Cod 4 and Minecraft
2011 model should handle it fine.
 

wobegong

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My friends daughter plays it on a very old Core2Duo 2.0Ghz iMac 20" with an ATI HD 2400XT 128Mb video card - not exacty fluid but most certainly playable - I wouldn't recommend it though if you want some element of future proofing.
 

Icepie

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Using late 2009 i mac core2duo 3.06 ghz which cant get over 30 fps with optifine
 
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