Buying macbook...what specs for sims 2?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by sitpipsitgoodpi, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. sitpipsitgoodpi macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2008
    So I am trying to decide what GHz (2.1 or 2.4), GB (2 or 4) and a hard drive (160 or 250 GB). I like to do a lot of word processing, but am also a huge Sims 2 fan. I have all the expansion packs and a ton of custom content and would dearly love to play it on a mac. (i'm a 1st time mac user.) Also, i can't decide if i want to play Sims 2 with boot camp, since my game is pc version, or invest in Parellel of Vmware. Pointers would be apriciated...
  2. wgilles macrumors 6502


    Feb 21, 2008
    Well read my specs in my sig, I run boot camp to use games, my GF plays sims 2 all the time on it and it runs at super high settings at 1440x900 resolution. If you are going for a MacBook and not a MacBook pro, you will need at least 128MB video card, I don't know if they offer that in a MB. If you are going to be using a MacBook Pro anyone of them will run Sims 2 perfect. I don't advise running games in Fusion or Parallels, use Boot camp and just boot to windows that way you get full system resources. Hope that helps.
  3. digitalnicotine macrumors 65816


    Jan 11, 2008
    I would opt for a MBP and bootcamp windows XP for your Sims 2. I also play and have lots of custom content. I think running it on a Macbook will be difficult to say the least, but check around and see if others have pulled it off. Good luck to you, and congrats on switching. :)

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