Help with Skyrim

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by dyliepoo, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. dyliepoo macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2012
    so my friend got skyrim on his really nice brand new pc and can run skyrim just fine with no problems. i was thanking about getting it after playing it but i am not sure if i meet the requirements. here are some of the specs on my kinda old 2008 desktop mac. i am fine with it not on the best settings. i honestly know nothing about any of the specs or what they mean so try to bear with me here :)

    processor: 2 GHz intel core 2 duo
    memory: 2 HB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    Chipset Model: ATI,RadeonHD2400
    VRAM (Total): 128 MB
  2. Washac, Apr 15, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2012

    Washac macrumors 68020


    Jul 2, 2006
    You are aware that the game is NOT available for the Mac ?

    The only way that you can play it by using a Wine or Cider wrapper which allows the game to run on a Mac as an unofficial port. It runs under Bootcamp also.

    Looking at your spec I do not not think you could do either though.
  3. dyliepoo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2012
    yeahhh thats what i thought.:( oh well though. my parents are going to get me a laptop for college though so what kind would you recommend? im not a huge gamer by any means but do enjoy them every now and then. i play wow and want to play skyrim on it so what would be a good laptop money wise?
  4. Huntn macrumors P6


    May 5, 2008
    The Misty Mountains
    For playing this game bwo Bootcamp, you might be short on VRAM.

    See the MacRumors Skyrim Guide

    Minimum Requirements: Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
*Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent processor
*2GB System RAM
*6GB free HDD Space
*Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 512 MB of RAM
*DirectX compatible sound card
*Internet access for Steam activation.
  5. bungiefan89 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 5, 2011
    Keep whatever laptop you have, and get a desktop to supplement it. Make the desktop your power-machine, the computer that does gaming and processing really good, and your laptop as your go-places computer. The combination works great for me! :D
  6. chaosbunny macrumors 68000


    Mar 11, 2005
    down to earth, far away from any clouds
    Like others have mentioned, Skyrim will not run on your machine. But you could play its predecessor, Oblivion, using a copy of windows and bootcamp. If you are into open world rpgs, Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas from the same developer are pretty good too, and these should run on lower settings on your machine too. These three should provide you with hundreds of hours of gaming without the need to spend much.

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