Fallout 3 on the horizon

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  1. happydude macrumors 65816

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    anyone know if fallout 3 will be available for mac anytime soon [at all]?
     
  2. mynameisadam macrumors member

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    most likely no.

    even if it came out the only ones that could probably play it are MBP's and iMacs.
     
  3. etoiles macrumors 6502a

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    I bought it for my PC (2.4 core2 duo, 3gigs of ram, Nvidia Quadro FX570) because it was a bit cheaper than the xbox version and I thought it would run better, but I had to run at the lowest settings to get an acceptable framerate. Ouch.

    Don't think it will come out on the mac either, but if you are going down the bootcamp route, make sure to have a beefy machine.
     
  4. Dagless macrumors Core

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    It runs on medium settings on my MB at native res and it's very playable 25-30fps :confused::confused::confused:
    The FX570 is very much not a gaming card, no wonder it's not running so well.
     
  5. Padraic macrumors regular

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    Just curious, which MB do you have? The one with the 9400M?

    Just for comparison, I have an iMac with the 2600HD and it runs at 1280x800 on medium setting just fine. I haven't bumped the resolution to native or changed the detail levels yet.
     
  6. lamadude macrumors 6502

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    Seriously? it runs very slow on my early 08 mbp, regardless of the settings, especially in the sewers and when zooming in and using VATS
     
  7. Dagless macrumors Core

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  8. Keleko macrumors 68000

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    It runs just fine on my early '08 MBP at native resolution. I use somewhere between medium and high detail settings with AA turned off.

    Have you gotten the latest drivers from nvidia? They finally have a laptop driver install, so you don't have to go the hacked driver install route anymore.
     
  9. Radio Monk33 macrumors 6502

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    It's been smooth as hell on my 2.4 early 08 with the default game settings..is it FO3 only?
     
  10. SoybeanStasher macrumors regular

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    It's smooth as silk on my Late 2008 MBP with settings on high (as auto detected by the game) but when I only had 2GB of RAM there would be times where I'd suffer severe slowdown when using VATS. Haven't experienced those issues since going to 4GB.

    The game is amazing, though, and highly recommended. Plus the PC version will get the benefit of an upcoming level editor and thus all the work of fellow fans.
     
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  12. Nokeeo macrumors newbie

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    imac

    Hello everyone!
    I'm looking at buying the new 21.5 inch imac. I was just curious if fallout 3 can run with these specs through bootcamp windows XP.

    3.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    8GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB
    1TB Serial ATA Drive
    ATI Radeon HD 4670 256MB
    8x double-layer SuperDrive

    Thank you so much for all your help!
     
  13. mastershakess macrumors 6502

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    You won't have any problems
     
  14. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Of course it would run fine, that's a 4xxx series video card! Should be playable on max settings, max resolution.
     
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