Gaming on a new 15" Powerbook w/ 128meg video card

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Ryvius, Sep 25, 2005.

  1. Ryvius macrumors member

    May 4, 2004
    Hey there,

    I'm about to buy a new 15" Powerbook -- I understand pretty well the limitations (both hardware and buying one at this moment in time).

    However, I'm interested in hearing from people with experience their thoughts on which games perform well on newer revision Powerbooks and which do not to get a better idea of how much fun I can have after work's done. :)

    Specifically, the game's I'm interested are:

    C&C Generals
    Homeworld 2 (my favorite game -- I've been trying to track down how well this performs on Apple notebooks for quite some time)
    Doom 3
    Jedi Academy
    X2: The Threat
    Neverwinter Nights

    If anyone's played these games on a similar system, I'd be grateful if you could give me the lowdown.

    -- Ryvius
  2. BrianKonarsMac macrumors 65816

    Apr 28, 2004
  3. MovieCutter macrumors 68040


    May 3, 2005
    Washington, DC
    The only ones I really have a problem with are C&C: Generals and Doom 3. Generals runs ok, but it really chops when there are a lot of units or during a Nuke blast. Doom 3, nothing needs to be's a beast of a game...simply run it at a lower res with some of the effects off. Homeworld, Jedi games, and others run great.
  4. reberto macrumors 65816


    Jul 20, 2005
    I would not try to play Doom 3 on the road. I will make your Powerbook very hot. I suggest if you are mainly going to use it as a gaming PC, Get a iCurve and a iLap. When I had my TiBook, they worked very well. It is a good alternative to buring your knees and melting your desk.

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