Games For ATI Radeon 7500 (32mb VRAM)?

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  1. Goftrey, Oct 28, 2011
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    Goftrey macrumors 68000

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    I just got my eMac today... It's the one with ATI Radeon 7500 Graphics and a dedicated 32mb VRAM

    It's running Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard

    I'm just wondering if there's any decent games out there.

    Thanks guys :p
     
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  3. zen.state macrumors 68020

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    Will play well on medium to high quality settings:

    Quake 1-3
    Oni
    Spiderman 2
    Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1-2
    Sims 1

    Will play well on low quality settings
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    Battlefield 1942
    Ghost Recon
    Command & Conquer Generals
    Halo 1
    True Crime
    The Return of the King
     
  4. adcx64 macrumors 65816

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    Zen I forgot Halo 1 was on Mac. I gotta try that in the iBook!
     
  5. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    I've got one of those lying around... I agree with what Zen said, and I'll add that Unreal Tournament to the games that would play well, and UT 2004 to the ones that can play fairly well on low quality.
     
  6. Goftrey thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah I've played UT2K4 on my laptop, it's an epic game fair play... I'll try Halo aswell, would Sims 2 run on this? It's system reqs. are a 1ghz G4, 32mb VRAM?
     
  7. zen.state macrumors 68020

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    Game hardware requirements are generally based on the minimum needed. If your machine matches those requirements exactly (as it does for Sims 2) then that means that you can at least play it with the graphic settings at their lowest. The answer is in the requirements for you.

    I went to the trouble of separating what games will play well and which ones can if you lower all the settings out of all the games I play. Some games I have like Quake 4, Stubbs the Zombie and Halo 2 won't play on your eMac at all so I didn't recommend them.
     
  8. max¥¥ macrumors 6502a

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    Ill add:
    No one lives forever
    Return to castle wolfenstein

    Both are really good fps games

    (im sure there's something I have forgotten)
     
  9. MacSince1990 macrumors 65816

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    There's Jedi Knight II and Jedi Academy which should play just fine on your card.. which is basically an original Radeon with a die shrink and 50%ish higher clocks.
     
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    Halo is great. I'm amazed at how well it plays on the iBook with all settings maxed.
     
  11. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    The first Red Faction game runs great on a system like that, as does Return to Castle Wolfenstein.
     
  12. zen.state macrumors 68020

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    The game requirements for H1 are G4 800MHz and a Radeon 7500. Your iBook goes well beyond that with the 1.33GHz and Radeon 9550. I always crank up everything for it on my 1.8GHz tower.

    Make sure you update it to 1.5.
     
  13. adcx64 macrumors 65816

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    I'm playing the demo currently, can that be updated?
     
  14. zen.state macrumors 68020

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    Never heard of an upgradable demo. I doubt it.

    You could find a Mac copy on ebay cheap maybe. I paid 30 retail at a local Mac dealer back in 2004.
     
  15. MacSince1990 macrumors 65816

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    Minimum requirements are just that-- minimum requirements. Things will be (mostly) playable at low settings. It says nothing about how well it will perform at its highest settings.
     
  16. Goftrey thread starter macrumors 68000

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    These are the recommended system reqs... I dont know if a system with these specs could run it at maxed out settings...


    - Mac OS X 10.3 Or Higher

    - 1.25ghz PowerPC G4 Processor

    - 512MB RAM

    - 64MB AGP Video Card; GeForce 4Ti/ATI Radeon 9000 Or Better

    - 1.4GB Hard Disk Space
     
  17. adcx64 macrumors 65816

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    I surpass all of those requirements except the video card. My 9550 only has 32MB of memory.
     
  18. zen.state macrumors 68020

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    These are the official minimum requirements:

    Min OS X: 10.2.8
    CPU: G4 @ 800 MHz
    RAM: 256 MB
    Hard Disk: 1400 MB
    Graphics: 32 MB VRAM
     

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