Elder Scrolls online mid-2010 2.66 8G RAM

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

  1. Babelsgp
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    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
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    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
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    If anything, setup BootCamp. The Mac client is a pig.
     

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