can i run dragon age 2 smoothly??

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by backinblack875, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. backinblack875 macrumors 6502a

    backinblack875

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    #1
    Can i run DA2 for mac smoothly on my mini?

    Apple's website specs:

    Mac OS X v10.6.5 or later
    2GB
    Intel Core 2 Duo
    1.86GHz or faster
    ATI Radeon HD 3850 or NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS with 512MB of VRAM
    9GB of free space

    My Mac Mini:

    SL 10.6.6
    2GB Ram
    Intel Core 2 Duo
    2GHz
    NVIDIA GeForce 9400/ 256 MB of VRAM ( :confused: )
    Plenty of room

    thanks, im worried about my graphics card....is that gonna be the deal breaker??
     
  2. JackAxe macrumors 68000

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    Smoothly will be subjective, BUT, download the demo from STEAM and give it a try.

    The game is STILL a RPG first, so if you play it on the higher difficulty levels, you'll spend most of your time pressing the space bar to pause and assess the battles.

    ****** almost forgot ******
    Your 9400 is slower than a 8800, but technically it exceeds the requirements, as it has support for modern shaders and so on. You'll probably want to run the game at 720p or lower, on low settings.
     
  3. Tharian macrumors regular

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    In XP with the same specs (9400m and 2.4 core 2 do but with 4GB ram) it's playable on low settings with lower resolution (720 and lower). Doesn't look very pretty, though.

    -d
     
  4. bluebomberman macrumors 6502a

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    There's no Mac demo.
     
  5. JackAxe macrumors 68000

    JackAxe

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    True. THat's just me assuming most Mac gaming guys are running Bootcamp, since OS X's OGL drivers have been crap from day one and the Mac version is cider. ;)

    Here's a direct link to the "windows" demo;
    http://dragonage.bioware.com/info/demo/
     

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