aspyr to release Guitar Hero 3 for Mac

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  1. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    http://www.aspyr.com/product

    Just saw this. Looks like aspyr will release Guitar Hero 3 for Mac on Dec.10.

    It will be really cool to see if we get any Leopard only features.:)
     
  2. synth3tik thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Wow, no one cares about GH3, but we have tons of threads on WoW, sad sad sad.
     
  3. EvryDayImShufln macrumors 65816

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    Aren't the requirements ridiculously high for GH3? I have a feeling Macbooks wont be able to play it (either well, or at all).

    I personally love guitar hero after playing it in the break room at my work, and if it worked on my MBP I would most likely pick up a copy.
     
  4. speakerwizard macrumors 68000

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    i think it is usb guitar only?!?! stupid when all intel macs have bt as standard :S
     
  5. AppleWoW macrumors regular

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    This is quite cool....but why not play it on your xbox 360 or PS3 with a full tv screen. I think i'd rather buy it for a console rather than my computer.
     
  6. psychofreak Retired

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    Many people don't have a console...
     
  7. firelord901 macrumors member

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    GH3 is on the apple website. If you want a link you can find it here
     
  8. TechnoPagan macrumors regular

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    I have a friend with a pretty new (as in bought in the early part of the summer) 15" C2D MBP. Should I assume her MBP will run this game? I know nothing about games and video cards (my expertise sorta topped out with Commodore 64 and Frogger), so I haven't a clue as to how to interpret "It does not support Intel integrated video chipsets." I'm thinking this might make an awesome Christmas gift.
     
  9. Genghis Khan macrumors 65816

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    MAC MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

    Operating System: 10.4.10 (Tiger), 10.5 (Leopard)
    CPU Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
    CPU Speed: 2 GHz
    Memory: 1 GB RAM
    Hard Disk Space: 5.1 GB + 1 GB Swap File
    Video Card (ATI): Radeon X1600
    Video Card (NVidia): Geforce 7300
    Video Memory (VRam): 128 MB
    Media Required: DVD-ROM
    Macintosh mouse and keyboard
    Official Guitar Hero X-Plorer Guitar Controller
    MULTIPLAYER REQUIREMENTS:

    Internet(TCP/IP) play supported
    Internet play requires broadband connection
    RECOMMENDED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

    CPU Speed: 2.33 GHz
    Memory:2 GB RAM
    Video Memory (VRam): 256 MB
    Supported Video cards:

    NVIDIA GeForce 7300, 7600, 8600
    NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500
    ATI Radeon X1600, X1900, HD 2400, HD 2600

    NOTICE: This game contains technology intended to prevent copying that may conflict with some disk and virtual disk drives.

    NOTICE: Intel integrated video chipsets are not supported.



    so no macbooks

    still..those are pretty high system requirements for a game that (basically) is showing you some colours and you enter keys accordingly
     
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  11. TechnoPagan macrumors regular

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    But, since it's all about me and my questions :), will it run on a MacBook Pro?
     
  12. hankolerd macrumors 6502

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    should be fine, depending on how old your lappie is...:apple:

    Well, Aspyr is only about 6 weeks behind schedule, but that is ok, glad to see it finally made it.
    Myself, not having a tv in my tiny dormroom, will probably get this for my computer. I like the idea of a usb guitar. Yeah, it will be annoying, but at least I don't have to buy new batteries.(you have to think of these things when you are a poor college student. I justify buying the game because of all the money i will save in not buying batteries for the controller.:D):apple:
     
  13. TechnoPagan macrumors regular

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    Thanks, hankolerd. Her 15" MBP is less than 6 months old. I'll take the gamble and get it for her.
     
  14. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    recommened 2.33ghz?! seriously...

    I miss when game requirements were just 700mhz :(
     
  15. dan07 macrumors newbie

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    i dont know enough about macs to know what this quote is all about but i do know that every usb device works fine with my mac. but maybe the guitar would be different? i dont know
     
  16. Genghis Khan macrumors 65816

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    bt=bluetooth

    = wireless connectivity

    = USB connection without the power supply
     
  17. pilotError macrumors 68020

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    I already have it for PS3, I wonder if the Mac software will work with it?

    The specs are for the early 2006 iMac (2GHz core duo and x1600 video card).

    Thats a new style guitar also.
     
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    "Note: Due to the size of this package, we will only be shipping this product within the United States." - MacGameStore.com

    I assumed it would be expensive, but it looks like some of us are completely out of luck. Aspyr originally said it would be a hybrid release with Windows and Mac in the same box (so you could just buy the hybrid locally) but then went and split it into two versions. Glenda stated that future US releases would be hybrid.

    I asked about the rest of the world, and Glenda said that in Europe the Mac version would be in a separate box. She didn't mention any other regions.
     

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