Batman Arkham Asylum on 13" macbook pro?

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  1. Xirurg macrumors newbie

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  2. soldierblue macrumors 6502

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    I'm going to say no. Will it, in a literal sense, run? Yes. Will you want to play it like that? Probably not.
     
  3. Xirurg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't mind low settings, just want playable experience!
     
  4. soldierblue macrumors 6502

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    There is a demo available. I'd suggest trying that.
     
  5. zbasarab macrumors member

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    its 'runs' but is by no means playable. even on its owest settings it stalls and has horrible graphic glitches
     
  6. tominated macrumors 68000

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    what are you going on about? I just finished it on my mbp on lowest settings, but with native res. runs fantastic, until i realise i forgot to disable my anti-virus.
     
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  8. tominated macrumors 68000

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    quite decently. might be able to run it with some settings on medium. just make sure you have the latest nvidia drivers, they usually contain speedups for games that nvidia is promoting, like this.
     
  9. mitx macrumors newbie

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    What OS did you have installed? XP, vista or 7 (and the x86 or x64 version)?
     
  10. Arkangil macrumors regular

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    I have A 2.53 UMBP with the 512meg 9600. I just installed it in Bootcamp and it runs really well. Full resolution, with many detail settings on high.

    I'm no pro gamer, so I don't know what settings you would want on high, and what don't matter too much, but the game looks amazing and runs smooth.

    So the 512meg 9600 handles it great. Not sure about the 265 version.
     
  11. Pili macrumors regular

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    How is Nvidia's Physx affected if your running a game that supports it on non nvidia hardware? Is the gaming experience much different?

    I know not many games really make use of it now but I'm curious for when I upgrade cards in the future.

    Edit: Sorry to derail the thread, seems relevant as Arkham Asylum is one of the big games pushing phsyx.
     
  12. davwin macrumors regular

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    Batman: AA plays fine for me on my 13" uMB (9400M). I run it under Win 7, Steam version, native screen res (1280x800), most settings on medium, disabled AA and PhysX. There is some hitching when first loading outdoors or larger inside areas but, this smooths out after 10 seconds or so as the map data is loaded into memory (you can see the memory usage in TM). I'd say at these settings the game looks very similiar to the Xbox or PS3 versions as far as graphic detail; although as stated above it does not load as smoothly and the console builds are definitely running at higher fps.

    The PC version can be found dramatically cheaper, it still gives Xbox achievements, works just fine with a gamepad and of course has some custom mods already so its actually my favorite of the 3 versions I've played. As posted, download and try out the demo for yourself to see how it plays :) Great Game
     
  13. Bunke101 macrumors newbie

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    MPB 15 w/ 9600gt 512

    I'm not sure about using the 9400 for Batman AA but I am able to run the game with full settings on a MBP 15 2.8 Core 2 and 512mb 9600. In bootcamp of course.
     
  14. Arkangil macrumors regular

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    Can someone give me a quick lesson on what physX is, and how I will know if I am making use of it or not when playing?
     
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    Batman Video showing physX
     
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  17. Arkangil macrumors regular

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    After posting in this thread, I spent a good solid 2 hours playing the game.

    It's fantastic!

    And the PhysX stuff adds a lot to the game. I am sure the game would be great without, but just seeing how Batmans cape moves as you walk, and wrinkles in a different way based on your direction, or how things on the ground will kick up as you move past, just ads to the ambiance.

    I am no game reviewer, there are plenty of those out there, but it's just a really fun, very moody game. Play it in the dark with the sound on and you get a real feel of being in that old place, with all those crazies around!
     

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