Games working great on MacBookPro 13inch 2.53Ghz, 4GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 9400m?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by icedvovo, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. icedvovo macrumors newbie

    Dec 13, 2009
    I just bought the Macbook Pro 13 inch with 2.53 GHz CPU, 4GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 9400m graphics card and 250GB hard drive. Anyone got any games that run well? Bootcamp running XP/Windows 7 + native included? Thanks. :D
  2. brenden macrumors regular


    Mar 14, 2009
    Florida, USA
    ive played WOW and Eve on my 13". Both are MMORPG and both play like a charm.
  3. gman901 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 1, 2007
    Houston, TX
    I have that same setup and I play Crysis, Left for Dead 2, Modern Warfare 2, Half-life 2 ep 1,2, Portal, Far Cry, FEAR, GTA 4 and Fallout 3. All of the games, except GTA 4, play reasonably well at 1024 x 768 or 1280 x 800 if you adjust to medium settings. GTA 4 is strange because you have to almost lower the resolution and settings to the bottom and start tweaking up to get a decent frame rate and graphics. You would be better off playing the game on a PS3 or 360 if you need the best graphics. Otherwise, if you are like me, the graphics do not have to be the best as long as the frame rates are good enough for smooth playing. I do not game a lot, but I like the ability to bootcamp into Windows 7 on the go to play rather than hauling around a PS3.
  4. Whitester macrumors newbie


    Apr 23, 2007
    I have a question about Crysis...I cant get it to work yet I have all the requirements....please PM me.

    Thank you.
  5. Patrick J macrumors 65816

    Patrick J

    Mar 12, 2009
    Oporto, Portugal
    Games that work on my MBP 13" 2.26 with 4gb ram

    On Mac
    COD4 med settings, max res or 1024
    Modern Warfare 2 med settings, max res or 1024

    On Windows
    FSX medium low
    UT2004 max
    AA3 medium-high
    COD5 med-low
  6. Shaduu macrumors 6502a


    Jan 31, 2007
    How've you got MW2 running under OS X? I'd love to know because I really can't be bothered installing 7 again just to play MW2. :D

    Back on topic, I have COD4 running on my 2.26/2GB without a hitch at 1280x800 with most settings on medium-high. I also have NFS: Most Wanted with settings maxed running extremely well. Both are under OS X.
  7. gman901 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 1, 2007
    Houston, TX
    I have to look at the settings. I let the game auto detect the best settings and was surprised on how nice the graphics were and still play smooth. Make sure you upgrade to the latest patch and play 32bit mode.
  8. icedvovo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 13, 2009
    Thanks everyone! Just one more question though, on bootcamp if I just want to play games which OS should I use???
  9. cc2096 macrumors regular


    May 13, 2005
    Windows 7 is the best Windows OS out there so I would recommend that. However if you want to play an XP era games you may want to get the Professional or Ultimate version as they have built in XP compatibility.
  10. Whitester macrumors newbie


    Apr 23, 2007
    Well im using my new iMac 27 inch with a 512 ATI video card that I know can handle this game.
  11. r0x0r macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2009
    I am using VMWare and have a 'lite' version of XP installed.
    Will i be fine for installing and playing games on my MBP (spec as original poster)??
  12. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    No. I doubt any graphic intensive game will load well on VMWare. I have VMWare Fusion 3 and the same specs, and I tried Borderlands. And while it did load, it was very glitchy and slow. Bootcamp is the way to go if you want to play games.

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