Games on a PB G4 1.67GHz, 2gbRAM, 256MB graphics...

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by steveOooo, May 3, 2009.

  1. steveOooo macrumors 6502a

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    specs are

    Machine Name: PowerBook G4 17"
    Machine Model: PowerBook5,9
    CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (1.5)
    Number Of CPUs: 1
    CPU Speed: 1.67 GHz
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 167 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: 4.9.6f0

    Graphics

    ATI Mobility Radeon 9700:

    Chipset Model: ATY,RV360M11
    Type: Display
    Bus: AGP
    VRAM (Total): 128 MB

    I like me FPS, resident evil, wipeout, sonic, mario etc... already own a ps3, just looking for stuff to solve the boredom of revision and coursework (im doing a plant science report at the mo - Zzzzzzzz)

    I also have a xbox 1 controller set up to play Sega megadrive, snes games, just wondered if there were decent modern, 3d games avail - note also, have played cod1 and 2 on my iMac previously.

    cheers, s
     
  2. Rodus macrumors 6502a

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    Unreal Tournament 2004 will play ok if you crank down the graphics a bit, Return to Castle Wolfenstein runs fine too as do Jedi Knight II and Jedi Academy. Technically Doom 3 will also run but it's pretty painful and stuttery so I woudn't bother.
     
  3. steveOooo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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  5. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I tried out Halo, Doom 3 and UT2004 and they ran well if you turn the settings down (actually I had a 1024x768, 64mb card). They ran on my machine smoothly but in low resolutions with low settings.
    Never used my PB for games though, think the only game I left on the drive was a set of Doom engines, Duke 3D and Cave Story.
     
  6. PracticalMac macrumors 68030

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    Battleground Europe.

    If you avoid the big cities in game, will play fine.
     
  7. Quad 2.5 G5 =) macrumors 6502

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    Good ;)

    The system bus is the main chokepoint, but games run quite well on this system.
    One thing that helps me is the ATI accelerator. It overclocks the GPU, and you shouldn't do it too much, but I have it at 25% over stock limits for the Processor and the Memory.
    You can underclock the GPU, saving the battery, but overclocking consumes the battery more than usual.
     
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  9. Consultant macrumors G5

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    No one lives forever is a great game. Sneak around for the funny conversations.
     
  10. Rodus macrumors 6502a

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    Diablo II, Warcraft III and Starcraft are all great time killers and will all run great on your machine.
     

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