GMA 950=Boot Camp Battlefield 2/Half Life 2?

Discussion in 'Games' started by Mr. MacBook, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. Mr. MacBook macrumors 6502

    Feb 28, 2007
    I want to play my battlefield 2 game SOOOO freakin bad and maybe some half life 2

    I was wondering if i could play the normal BF2 and HF2(not the modern combat BF) on super low settings on a 1.83GHz macbook Core Duo w/ 1gb ram
  2. Osarkon macrumors 68020


    Aug 30, 2006
    Well if you already have bootcamp up and running, you could always just try it and see?:confused:
  3. Mr. MacBook thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 28, 2007
  4. Littleodie914 macrumors 68000


    Jun 9, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    Half-Life 2 should run fine, especially if the settings are turned down a tick. As for Battlefield, I've honestly got no idea. I guess you could YouTube for a video or something? :)
  5. Rocksaurus macrumors 6502a


    Sep 14, 2003
    You cannot play BF2 on the GMA950 because it requires hardware transform and lighting, which the GMA950 doesn't have. Sorry.
  6. applekid macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2003
  7. drummerbooker14 macrumors 6502


    Jul 11, 2006
    HL2 runs pretty well on it. and i dont think BF2 works. although 2 gigs of RAM may help
  8. Old Mac Geezer macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2007
    Remember you're talking about the low end of the Mac graphics lineup. Most of the better games require a lot of power that low end video solutions don't have. I bought a G4 tower that came with a Rage 128 Pro 16mb graphics card that couldn't play games for crap. That was the low end back when this machine was new. I have a Radeon 9700 in there now and games run a lot better. Unfortunately, the mini can't be upgraded, so you're stuck with what you have. Be sure you read the system requirements on any game before you buy it in the future as it may not run adequately, if at all, on your machine. If gaming is your goal, you need a machine with a better graphics card in the future. My brother has a 24" iMac with the 7300GT graphics card and that's not even high end for games and graphics work although it does work well enough.

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