Elder Scrolls online mid-2010 2.66 8G RAM

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Babelsgp, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. Babelsgp macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2013
    Does anyone play this online? I am going to attempt to play on a mac mini server mid-2010 version and I am concerned about the graphics card being able to handle it. We also have a newer 2012 computer, but both my kids may want to play, so I am just curious to see if anyone has tried this. It'll be a 2.66Ghz and 8Gig RAM, but is the older Nvidia 320 rather than the recommended min. 330.
  2. crsh1976 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 13, 2011
    No first-hand experience with ESO on a mini, but I had a 2010 mini (now sold) that I attempted to play some games on and the general experience was mediocre to frustrating; the 320M is a weak GPU, there's no way to sugar-coat that.

    There are some things you can do to improve performance:
    - Forget about full-screen mode, play in a window at a low resolution (ex. 1024x768)
    - Down all the bells & whistles off/down, anti-aliasing, dynamic shadows, anything that requires horsepower
    - Minimal graphic quality is your new best friend.

    Caveat: yes the game will look like crap and it's even possible it won't be all that playable even after removing all the cool stuff.
  3. SideStepSociety macrumors 6502


    Feb 12, 2011
    Vancouver, BC
    If anything, setup BootCamp. The Mac client is a pig.

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