Games for MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by OliverS, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. OliverS macrumors member

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    Hi all.

    A few months I purchased my white little shiny MacBook, and I've been so satisfied with it so far. I'm taking it everywhere and it's easy to write assignments, prepare presentations and make other relevant schoolwork. Other then that, I'm considering purchasing Logic Express 8, and start making some music.

    But. Sometimes I sit alone at my room and doing nothing, and I need to time to kill with some entertaining games. I've been gaming a lot with my other computer for a lot of ages, but decided to sell the most of the parts when I got this MacBook. I didn't purchase this MacBook for gaming, otherwise I would have bought the MacBook Pro, which, at that time, I couldn't afford. So is there any entertaining games I could purchase for this MacBook? I love action and roleplaying games. I was thinking of Neverwinter Nights 2, and Doom 3, but my little white guy can't handle those things, can he?

    My MacBook is white and has 2.2 GHz, 1 GB Ram and 160 GB Harddrive. I sadly bought it before the little upgrades, but is it possiple to ask for those upgrades since I bought it just a month or some weeks before?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jordz macrumors member

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    So you want some games for your little mac book, eh?

    I have a few:
    Age of Empires III, thats pretty good, especially multiplayer :)
    World Of Warcraft (if you don't mind paying a monthly fee)

    There are plenty of sites to goto :)
    http://www.pure-mac.com/games.html
    http://www.apple.com/games/
    http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/games/

    those but a few of them :)

    NeverWinter Nights™ 2
    Platforms: Mac
    Genre: RPG
    ESRB: Teen
    Mac Release Date: February 2008
    MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
    Operating System: 10.4.11 (Tiger), 10.5.1 (Leopard)
    CPU Processor: Intel Chipset
    CPU Speed: 2.0 GHz
    Memory: 1 GB
    Hard Disk Space: 6.5 GB Hard Drive Space
    Video Card (ATI): Radeon X1600
    Video Card (NVidia): Geforce 7600
    Video Memory (VRam): 128 MB
    Media Required: DVD Drive
     
  3. OliverS thread starter macrumors member

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    Do you think that I could run Neverwinter Nights 2 smoothly even though I only got onboard graphicard?
     
  4. Jordz macrumors member

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    Im sure you should be able to run it smoothly enough to be enjoyable...I mean World of Warcraft is a very demanding game ( I have the low spec macbook) and it runs perfectly fine, it has a bigger requirement i think aswell)
    So you might as well try it, Maybe download the demo :)
     
  5. groovdudeyo macrumors regular

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    according to some other threads on games the integrated graphic card is a lot better than you might think.
     
  6. Jordz macrumors member

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    Thats True,
    People think its crap, I have to tell you its not bad at all!
     
  7. OliverS thread starter macrumors member

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    I actually didn't know there was a demo, but I'll try that out. Thank you all very much!
     
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  10. Jordz macrumors member

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    Well...there was a demo for number 1 :confused:
    Im assuming there is one for 2?:confused:
     
  11. groovdudeyo macrumors regular

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    but dont go by me for the graphics card info. i dont have a macbook yet.
     
  12. Jordz macrumors member

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    Well I do have a macbook :D
    I use it for hours and hours every day ;)
    And I have ran many demanding games on this baby, However, If you have to buy the game, I suggest finding a friend that has it and trying first :)
    To be honest looking at the specs of the game it should run fine...
     
  13. Tom B. macrumors 65816

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    My favourite game on my MacBook is WarCraft III. I get a constant 40 fps most of the time, and about 15 in huge battles with all of the settings on full. Another great thing about it is that after installing it, you don't need the CD to play it.

    There is a free playable demo here.
     
  14. karmapolice63 macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know if you can play old Sim City games on your macbook?
     
  15. Mpulsive81 macrumors 6502

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    One thing I'd suggest is to seriously consider upgrading your memory. You should max out your memory whenever possible. With 4gb being about $100, that would be a great investment and go far in your pursuit of playing games. Even 2gb would make a world of difference.
     
  16. eb201 macrumors newbie

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    From what I understand, the MacBook runs demanding games extremely well. I can run World of Warcraft on mine no problem and I have the low end MacBook. You shouldn't have any problem.

    Love the signature karmapolice, great movie.
     
  17. skir0987 macrumors regular

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    Halo also runs very well... I can usually play with little to no lag with the graphics on medium (with the GMA 950). I'd guess with the newer card you could run on high with little to no lag also. There's a free demo with multiplayer and singleplayer. Just google "Halo Demo"

    -Shep
     
  18. wchua24 macrumors newbie

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    am sure everything will run smoothly so dont worry play it on your mac..
     

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