Games on MacBoook

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Karvel, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. Karvel macrumors regular

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    Hiya

    I'm gonna be taking delivery of the new middle-range MacBook (hopefully!) very soon - I want to canvass thoughts on what are good games to play on the machine in OS X? I assume The Sims will work (I read the thread about the Sims 2 not working so well). I'm basically a bit new to gaming so if you know any good games which would work happily with the MacBook's intergrated graphics please post!

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    If you want to play a Sims game then Sims Life Stories might be worth a look – it's similar to Sims 2 but has been designed to play well on laptops. It doesn't quite have all the bells and whistles of its bigger cousin but I believe it runs better on the MacBook than Sims 2.

    The only game that I've played regularly on my MacBook is Football Manager which works beautifully, but might not be your thing if you're not keen on football. :eek:
     
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  4. timestoby macrumors 6502

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    halo works on the macbook,does it look good or nay.when i get my macbook i was just thinkn of playn the classics quake 2 or hexen 2 lol at least they would run very smooth,i think anyway
     
  5. Bunzi2k4 macrumors 6502

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    Halo works on my macbook. I've got a 2ghz intel core duo with a gig of ram, and I can make it 1024x768 with shaders without any real problems... it does lag up if I've got a ton of enemies in the same area.
     
  6. timestoby macrumors 6502

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    ill have to look into that game once i get my CORE 2 DUO macbook lol.and i wonnna find quake 2 and hexen 2 aswell.are there any racing games that will run smooth you think
     
  7. yoda13 macrumors 65816

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    I play Civ IV regularly on my Macbook. It is a 2ghz core 2 duo and I upgraded the RAM to 3 gig by purchasing said upgrade from OWC...and so far it works...:D
     
  8. OrangeCuse44 macrumors 65816

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    i thought the macbooks could only handle up to 2gb worth of ram?
     
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    i would also like to know if anyone has tried Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, NWN under Rosetta?

    Please let us know if the games you've tried are the Mac OS version or Windows under Bootcamp.

    I'd rather not have that POS operating system on my computer.
     
  12. yoda13 macrumors 65816

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    Nope, its the standard Black MacBook, and Apple says that only two gig of RAM works, but OWC said otherwise, I had a store credit for about equal amount, and so I decided to try it out, and I have had it in for two months and everything is working great. It shows up in the system profiler, etc. I have no idea if its using anymore than 2 gig, but when I had to go see a genius about a cracked case the other day, the genius saw that I had it and said that is an unsupported memory amount, but that it works fine....I am proof of that so far...:cool: :apple:
     
  13. paddy macrumors 6502a

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    Yup I have, it runs ok but then as your city gets bigger it gets slower and slower. To be fair thought that game is a system hog anyway and its still PPC as far as I know. From what I've heard the Rush Hour UB doesn't seem to do much for it either.
     
  14. Tom B. macrumors 65816

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    All current StarCraft and WarCraft games are really good and should work quite well.

    Check your Activity Monitor and look under 'System Memory'.
     
  15. yoda13 macrumors 65816

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    Yup, it shows up and will use it....hehe...that is awesome...I kind of thought I was carrying around a useless portion of memory...:D
     
  16. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    i play Lego Star Wars 2, Civ4, Prey and Star Wars Empire at War on my blackbook and it's coolio.
     
  17. timestoby macrumors 6502

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    lol you can play prey.how does it look?can you post a screen shot
     
  18. seahawk09 macrumors regular

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    flight sims

    Has anyone tried installing Fs2004 on a macbook just curious I guess you would need to install Xp first. that would be nice if it did work.:)





    Richard
     
  19. trotilac macrumors newbie

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    question : how to install games on mac os x?

    Since I am completely new in the Mac World, i need some basic, basic help (don't laugh ;p).
    What kind of games can I play on Mac OS X?
    I have games that work regularly on Win - Can i play them on Mac, and if I can, how to install them?

    btw. what is UB? ;p

    I ride MacBook Pro 2.13 1GB x1600 128MB
     
  20. paddy macrumors 6502a

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    Really? I downloaded the demo and I thought it was framey enough on my mb. Was it on default settings or what?

    Trotilac, you'd be best off starting another thread either in the games or mac basics and help forum but the good folks at MR will definitely give you some sound advice. Welcome to Mac!
     
  21. trotilac macrumors newbie

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    Yeah .. thank you .. i mistakenly put this post here .. :)
    I'll start it somewhere else ;p
     
  22. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    Doesn't run like a dream, but it runs....mabye it'll get worse as it goes along, I've kind of shelved it for now...but the first level is ok so far....



    yup, default, LEGO Star Wars 2 works great no problems at all even when i'm running around shooting stuff....on bootcamp it would get choppy, but os x is smoooooth...

    2 gigs of RAM helps i'm sure...
     

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