GTA IV on MacBook

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  1. Ol3s macrumors regular

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  2. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Nope.
    No part of the MacBook is good enough, you need at least a quad core CPU too.
     
  3. Ol3s thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nooooooooooooooooooooo
    well to late, i already bought it... half a year ago
     
  4. macosxisdabest macrumors member

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    It would be great if someone would make the game compatible for macs, too. I hope they will in the future, like with GTA San Andreas.
     
  5. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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    Well if the Onlive ever gets going, it will be possible.
     
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    On a game as fast as GTA?
     
  7. Jurwin macrumors regular

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    GTA4 on macbook, lol. Best joke of the year. Even a GTX280 struggles with GTA4. It's not that the game is that demanding, it's just a poorly ported/poorly optimized game for pc. It eats vram like no other game. Anyways, the cheapest solution is buying a PS3 or xbox if you really want to play gta4.
     
  8. ayeying macrumors 601

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    His macbook is more than capable of playing the game. It won't be smooth or pretty but its not impossible.

    I play it. Got a problem with that? lol
     
  9. Jurwin macrumors regular

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    No, but I feel sorry for you IF you are playing gta4 on a macbook lol. I can't even imagine how crappy the graphics must look and how many graphics settings you must disable just to get a decent framerate.
     
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    What, really? I've heard it won't run well on anything less than a quad core CPU and the GPU is hardly great. Plus - shared memory? On a game like this?
    I guess you can play anything in 320x200.
     
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    Hell I play Halo 2 on my White Macbook 2.4GHz GMA X3100. You can run any game on a macbook, you just gotta know which settings to change. I'm not saying it's pretty, just that it's possible.
     
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    you can run most any game, but can you play it, that's the question. And w/ GTA IV, I doubt it's too playable. if it all.
     
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    I'd love to know what settings they're running it at, that's actually quite smooth. Are there any videos of it during the more intensive moments of the game, like driving on a busy motorway? You can't really tell much from that very dark, very empty first scene of the game.
     
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    +1, I'm curious to see it in actual gameplay..
     
  18. 0makol16 macrumors regular

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    I have no idea i just went on youtube and typed in "gta 4 on aluminum macbook" and that what i got. im guessing its on lowest running 20~30 fps
     
  19. SolRayz macrumors 6502a

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    After patch 1.3 and the latest DOX Optimized video drivers, I am currently playing at 1280X720 at all medium settings with around 25fps on my mpb. Definitely playable on a C2D.

    The game still has occasional slow downs and stuttering but I'm hoping future patches will rectify these issues considering that they have been widely reported.
     

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