Counter Strike on MBP 13"

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  1. erasr macrumors 6502

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    How well will CSS run on a new MBP 13" base model?

    Also one other random question, would garage band and other sequencing software be alight on it? I want to start editing music on one I've ordered, or use my midi keyboard via USB.
     
  2. Bradan macrumors member

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    yes, yes, yes.

    css runs on everything. it runs great on an i3 with integrated graphics card.

    you're fine, go buy you notebook.
     
  3. Vitr macrumors member

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    Keep in mind that CSS is nearing 6 years old. It will run perfectly fine.
     
  4. 1finite macrumors member

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    Just fired it up on mine. In Bootcamp it runs all high (AA off) on native around 100fps

    In OSX I had max fps at 40 with medium/high settings, 1152 x 720 and it held around 39/40 fps with dips down to 25ish in heavy firefights
     
  5. Bradan macrumors member

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    Apple needs to realise people play games and needs to work with ati/nv on their drivers. That's pretty sad :[.
     
  6. SolidGun macrumors 6502

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    Crazy to think that Source is that old now....I remember playing 0.8 more than 10 years ago when I found nerdy friends my freshman year of college.
     
  7. Macopotamus macrumors regular

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    yea that is kind of disappointing, it's a 6 year old game it should be all maxed out settings and flawless performance on the hardware
     
  8. microcolt macrumors regular

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    Just because a game is 6 years old doesn't mean that a 2010 computer should be able to handle it. Back in 2008 I built my self a bad-ass gaming rig that had way more in it than other computers and I just barely was able to keep the 300FPS limit up on CSS.

    That rig had 3x GTX 265 and an i7, granted that I may have other software slowing the system down but that just goes to show that hardware doesn't always meet software expectations.
     
  9. Gatteau macrumors 6502a

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    If it matters at all, Bioshock runs great on my 13" MBP.
     
  10. 1finite macrumors member

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    Unfortunately, that will take a while. :( Luckily the games are playable, but at really ugly settings.

    TF2 is even worse, I can max it on bootcamp with no AA, but on OSX I need to change all the settings to low and use the lowest res
     
  11. funkyc macrumors regular

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    I just ordered a new 2.53 i5 15" with HR display

    will I be able to run it properly. I understand it should perform better than the 13" due to the better graphics card? probably won't be able to play fullscreen though right?
     

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