Bioshock on topline iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by profit42, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. profit42 macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2007

    Just a question: Will it be possible to play Bioshock (in bootcamp/parallels etc.) on the best iMac (4GB RAM, 2.8 Ghz) with reasonable graphics and framerate?

    If anyone could test it on his iMac (also other configs welcome) I would really appreciate it (game isn't working on my PC and I would really like to play it after photoshop marathons)

  2. DMHB macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2007

    I'd like to hear comments too. I'm buying 20 inch model with HD2600Pro and I'd really like to play bioshock with native resolution. I wonder if it's possible with decent framerates. It's not possible with Parallels because parallels' doesn't have 3D support but BootCamp might do the trick. At least when ATI releases new drivers.

    I saw this link few days ago:
    There's someone playing Bioshock with new 24" iMac and there seems to be no stuttering.
  3. rmlloyd macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2007
  4. Imidazole macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2004
    I have the demo.

    In Windows XP, using the default bootcamp drivers, with ALL settings high, and native resolution it runs 'acceptable'. The intro with all the fire and stuff, you're getting 15-18ish fps.

    If you drop the resolution to the next notch down widescreen, and continue to keep all the settings high, you cant tell the difference (Except MINOR jaggies) and it runs flawlessly perfect.

    Or, native resolution with a few settings lower = flawlessly perfect.

    I was very impressed.
  5. Cider macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2006
    Just a quick addition to rml's comment. I believe that Parallels currently supports DirectX 8, so newer games might not run at all. Bootcamp would definitely be the way to go for these more demanding titles.

  6. togermano macrumors regular

    Aug 10, 2007
    The drivers mac has provided for bootcamp are very awful and buggy and it crashes my screen when i play it
  7. ndriver182 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2007
    Ditto. Half the time when I boot into boot camp I have graphics issues and the other half is alright. See link to below youtube video somebody in another forum posted. I really hope they fix this soon.

    I've got Bioshock for the 360, but if it plays decent on the iMac that's still promising news.

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