Guitar Hero on New MacBook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by killianb, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. killianb macrumors regular

    killianb

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    Hi Guys,

    Apologies if this has already been asked, however I did a search and couldn't find anything.

    Does anyone know if Guitar Hero 3 will work with the new aluminum MacBook? I know it won't work with the old black/white MacBook, however I'm fairly confident it would work with the new one -- I just wanted to make sure before I spent £60 of my Christmas money on it! ;)

    Have a Merry Christmas all!!
     
  2. youssefm macrumors 6502

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    here is the system requirements page

    http://www.aspyr.com/product/game_specs/85

    i think it would run, but maybe lag a tiny bit, if you have the 2.4ghz macbook then it should run fine, if the 2.0ghz it will also run, but with a tiny bit lag
     
  3. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    but if you have 4gb on a 2.0 macbook, you should be all good. this thing is a beast...
     
  4. marshtric macrumors newbie

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    i hear about half of the reviewers say that it fails, and the other half says it works great. what's the story?
     
  5. youssefm macrumors 6502

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    based on the sys. requirements it should run fine
     
  6. killianb thread starter macrumors regular

    killianb

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    Thanks for the info guys!

    Has anyone out there actually tried it? I'm sure you all know that once you've purchased a game and opened it, it can't be returned. I'd hate to spend the money and not be able to use it!

    Thanks again!
     
  7. eshroom macrumors 6502

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    According to sys requirements............ no, it requires a dedicated graphics card.

    "Intel integrated video chipsets are not supported. (Mac)" - http://www.aspyr.com/product/game_specs/85

    I think this is ridiculous seeing as the Windows version would work fine on an aluminium Macbook under vista!
     
  8. cogsinister macrumors 6502a

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    The new macbooks have nvidia dedicated graphics.....not Intel....
     
  9. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    They still have integrated graphics, it just isn't Intel.

    To answer your question: I can play GH3 on my White MacBook using 3D Analyze, you shouldn't have an issue.
     
  10. eshroom macrumors 6502

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    Yeh, absolutely right. I should have used this quote in the Mac requirements:

    "Supported Video cards:

    NVIDIA GeForce 7300, 7600, 8600
    NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500
    ATI Radeon X1600, X1900, HD 2400, HD 2600"

    Doesn't this still require Windows, or is there also a mac version of 3D Analyzer? New Macbooks will play GH3 without any additional software.
     
  11. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    I have the Windows version. And yes, the new MacBook's won't need additional software.
     
  12. fatcat23 macrumors member

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    Those new Nvidia chipsets are beautiful, the 9400M vid chip is amazing. Simply great engineering. I think we have reached a point where the integrated graphics have more than enough power for gaming, bluray, etc.

    http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=3432&p=2

    bench: http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=3432&p=4
    gives 30FPS, on new 3g games(like crysis) which is playable.
     
  13. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    They're better than before, but most certainty aren't a God send. A dedicated graphics card like on the MacBook Pro would give much better performance when it comes to gaming.
     
  14. eshroom macrumors 6502

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    So why won't they let us play guitar hero on our aluminium macbooks?! it's just not fair...
     

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