EA Games comes to Mac!

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by BiikeMike, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. BiikeMike macrumors 65816

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    Just got the email, and Here They are!

    Weird, some are shipping 1-3 days, and some 4-6 weeks :confused:
     
  2. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    most of those games have been out for a while.

    Beware not all (at least bf2142) don't work well with the new iMac
     
  3. BiikeMike thread starter macrumors 65816

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    but... but... but.....

    Oh well. I searched for EA Games on here, and only found threads on people waiting for them.
     
  4. Jack Flash macrumors 65816

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    System Requirements:
    Mac OS X v10.4.9 or later
    1.83GHz or faster Intel Core Duo processor
    1GB RAM
    6GB free hard-disk space
    Video card: ATI X1600 series or later; NVIDIA GeForce 7300 or later
    DVD-ROM drive

    Note: This game does not support the GMA950 integrated graphics card.
     
  5. darksol360 macrumors newbie

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  6. lag1090 macrumors 6502

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    No offense, but have you been living under a rock for the past month?
     
  7. Jack Flash macrumors 65816

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    I played the demo for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Bootcamp 1.4 on my MacBook and it ran fine. Not supporting the GMA950 is sloppy programming in my opinion.
     
  8. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    I wish they were native apps. I would have purchased everyone of those games.
     
  9. gammamonk macrumors 6502a

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    So is it for sure intel only? My parents have a G5 iMac, 2.1Ghz or so-- My Dad would love to play Tiger Woods 08. The video card in the iMac should be fine...
     
  10. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    Intel only. None of them are universal binaries.
     
  11. emozolik macrumors newbie

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    So... any chance we'll see Medal of Honor: Airborne for the mac?
     
  12. digitalpencil macrumors 6502

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    It's not sloppy programming, its that the GMA950 is an integrated graphics chip, NOT a graphics card.. I know it sucks, but macbooks and this particular graphics sub-system were never designed for 3D gaming. they have no on-board memory resulting in diminished performance as both the GPU/CPU access RAM over the same bus.
    Equally, MBPs (or the vast majority of notebooks for that matter) cannot be expected to play modern games maxed-out at hi-res.. It's simply a question of brute-power. :D
     
  13. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    I think he means he played it on his GMA950 Mac under Bootcamp, and it ran fine, so why wouldn't it run fine under Mac OS X? Lazy programmers would be a reasonable conclusion.

    Although, "not supported" does not technically mean "not compatible" - it just means if you call in complaining about it they don't have to solve any of your problems.
     
  14. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=4208547&postcount=8

    And...
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=4209208&postcount=11
     
  15. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Pretty much, it runs passably in Windows even if it's not pretty.
     

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