Gaming On Macbook Pro Retina

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Charlaux, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. Charlaux macrumors member

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    Most of the users here told me that macbook pro retina should destroy civ v but instead of that civ v seems to destroy computer because even at %100 battery the battery dropped into 1:40.Is this a serious problem ? And also as a new macbook user where to find ms word i tried to find at apple store but no results and also how to change my game to fullscreen and if someone plays civ v on mac could they please explain how to play this game because i can't move the units ?
    Thank you
     
  2. mdapple macrumors regular

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    my battery runs for about 90 minutes while playing diablo 3. 1:40 is totally normal while gaming
     
  3. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    Mac OSX is not made for gaming. Run bootcamp if you want to play games. Also, games use up massive amounts of power....batteries will NOT last while playing a game...that is a simple fact. But this machine is PLENTY powerful to run games!
     
  4. leenak macrumors 68020

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  5. wiznet macrumors regular

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    Although there is much truth to this, I have to admit I was impressed playing natively on OSX. If only the FPS counter worked on Diablo 3...

    In all seriousness, though, I was playing with maximum settings (except for shadows, which were on low (smooth), and clutter density, which was medium) and the game was smooth.

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    OP: Very normal, as said battery drops like crazy: gaming normally takes mine down to 90 minutes or so, as well (Diablo).
     
  6. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    You should try on windows then. Would probably run, with all settings maxed. I am running several games very well on windows side...many of them at 2880x1800.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=15372785#post15372785

    there is a duscussion going on now about it.
     

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