ffXI on a macbook / macbook pro with bootcamp

pavelbure

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i posted this in another forum with 0 responses. maybe i should have tried here.

i am interested on purchasing a macbook or macbook pro. i like to play ffXI and was hoping some of you with recent machines would help me out. if you have bootcamp can you download the benchmark program

http://www.playonline.com/ff11us/download/media/benchmark01.html?pageID=media

it is basically a video. at the end it will give you a score. can you post your score and what machine you are on,including graphics card and ram.

it will only take a few min. of your time and will be greatly appreciated. remember, this will only run in windows. if you have parallels try it in that also.
 

EvryDayImShufln

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Sep 18, 2006
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Hi I did this benchmark in both high and low res

high res gave me a score of 3600 or so

low res gave me about 5900 or so

Anyhow both would make the game very playable on my computer, which is a MBP Core 2 Duo 2.33 with 256 MB of VRAM on my x1600. I have the 160 gig 5400 rpm hitachi drive as well.

Hope this helps!
 

pavelbure

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ok thanks. should be a tad bit faster on the new pro machines. anyone with a macbook that can try this out ? it would really help. thanks.
 

dona83

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I have a MacBook Pro and my roomie has a MacBook, we both play FFXI through bootcamp. Mine is really strong at full resolution and highest settings except I turned off AA -- no hiccups except perhaps in the absolute busiest screens where FPS may start to fall a bit. On my roomie's MacBook, he plays the game at low resolution low settings ok, he says the overall experience isn't really that affected and if you just want to play and don't mind having low graphics, it's fine. It does slow down at moderately busy screens. In both our computers, the overall gameplay is fast because of the Core2Duo processor, the only difference is the graphics cards.