Gaming - WARhammer

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ikck, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. ikck macrumors newbie

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    I hope this will be the correct forum to ask this question? If not, I do apologize.

    I will be purchasing a Macbook Pro later this month. I have never been a big PC gamer so I'm not good with what specs are good for a gaming machine. Along with that, I have only played WoW on my iMac.

    With that being said, I am looking to play the game Warhammer when it comes out later this year. Of course it will only be released for PC so I will be running boot camp. A few questions:

    1. Has anyone had good experience with PC gaming on a Macbook Pro?
    2. What can I expect in terms of quality while running through boot camp?

    Any advice would be great!

    Thanks!
     
  2. jbaird77 macrumors member

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    although I havent gamed on a Mac myself, I am looking forward to it (getting a high-end 17" Macbook Pro later this week)

    from what I have seen on YouTube, it does decently, but not the best. Saw a guy play Bioshock on it (8600GTm 256mb) at medium settings and ok resolution and he got 30 fps average.

    Orange Box does decently on it. Oblivion does pretty good, saw a guy play it at 1920x1200 at high settings (for the most part) and it only lagged here and there, not too bad
     
  3. KenAllen07 macrumors member

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    I play COD4 on it in high settings with 1440x900, and it frame skips sometimes, but it's good enough to play.
     
  4. stormbob macrumors newbie

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    Ive been in the WAR beta for a long time, and it runs fine on MBP :)

    Btw... WAGGHHHH!!!
     
  5. Skyldig macrumors regular

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    Damn you! (i have one of those 700.000 pending applications... :()

    ... i'm going to buy a MBP for Warhammer Online too
    Any previous gaming experiences i'v had with Boot Camp has been great. So far i've only gotten one problem: I need to run windows :(
     
  6. ikck thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wonderful info! And isn't the Beta running at full blast?

    That does make me happy to know that I won't have to buy a PC / PC laptop for the game.
     
  7. stormbob macrumors newbie

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    It is, and i really can't tell you anything since its NDA and stuff. But let me say that it's gonna rock, and you should be very exited :D
     
  8. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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    He could have a different macbook pro spec to the one you are getting, what is the spec of the one you are getting?
     
  9. ikck thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm planning on getting:

    Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

    17-inch high-resolution widescreen display
    2GB memory
    160GB hard drive; 7200 rpm
    8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB of GDDR3 memory
    Built-in iSight Camera


    I imagine it will run WAR with no problem...
     
  10. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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    yeah you should be fine, although check the specs of the game
     

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