help?? (WoW on MacBook?)

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by pidolang, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. pidolang macrumors newbie

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    HI!! im currently using vista and i intend to switch to macbook.And the worries i have are dis,bcos im an avid gamer such as warcraft games,does it support? and wats the size of the graphic card so dat can continually play my games.the reason is 2.4ghz dats y i intend to change...any1 can advise/tell me??thx and appreciated
     
  2. digitalnicotine macrumors 65816

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    For gaming, I would opt for the Macbook Pro over the Macbook. There is a Mac version of WOW that plays on the Macbook Pro. Good luck with your transition to OSX.
     
  3. bartelby macrumors Core

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    The Mac version of WoW is on the same discs as the PC one. All the system requirements are printed on the box.
     
  4. MasterMacBook macrumors member

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    are you looking to play warcraft reign of choas, frozen throne.
    or WOW?
    i have a macbook with intergrated graphics and ony 1GB RAM(specifications in my sig)
    and i play frozen thorone and age of empires 3 and i have no lag watsoever
    and the graphis are fine:D
    as long as u get 2.4GHz wich u intend. and max out ram it should be fine:)
    i would suggest purchasing 1GB RAM then buying 4gb upgrade pack (two 2GB ram sticks) from OWC (other world computing).
    this would be cheaper than oreding with 4gb.
    hope it all works out for you
    further questions i can answer:cool:
    :apple:
     
  5. pidolang thread starter macrumors newbie

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    allright...so ur saying dat if i juz buy it normally it will still be alright to play??and i oso have anuder option dat is to buy 2gig ram too??thx im now clearer
     
  6. digitalnicotine macrumors 65816

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    When you buy the computer from Apple (yes it will play WOW just fine), get the minimum amount of ram they offer (1 gig or 2 gigs, depending on the model). Then you can purchase more ram from another company for a lot less money. There are several threads on this site that give information on where to get ram after you have purchased the computer. If you need help finding them, just let us know and we'll find you links for them. :)
     
  7. pidolang thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh wait...den wats integrated graphic card got to do with ram?? i tot der muz b graphic card den its supportable
     
  8. MasterMacBook macrumors member

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    hey
    yep it is(Y)
    buy the middle white macbook and comes standered with 2gb wich will be fine to play wow and games.
    and this macbook is excellents value for money.
    then if u want buy more RAM from owc (www.owcomputing.com)
    and follow the links to macbook ram
    have fun:)
     
  9. northy124 macrumors 68020

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    Pidolang How Old Are You? Look At Your Spelling It's Crap Basically. I'd Personally Say Don't get A PC/Mac Until You Can Spell Properly Using Pen And Paper (Abbreviating Happens A Lot These Days With PC/Mac/Mobile Are The Number One Blame Along With Programs Such As MSN) As That's What You Need When You Leave School Or Are You One Of Those Wannbe Gangsta/Chavs.

    Integrated Graphics Are Fine WoW, The Mac Version Is On The Same Disc By The Way. Don't Buy Ram from Apple Get It SomeWhere Else.
     
  10. digitalnicotine macrumors 65816

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    I think the Macbook will be okay for playing WOW with 2 gigs of RAM installed, as previous poster noted from experience. If you intend to play other games that are more graphics intensive, you may run into problems on a Macbook, which has an integrated graphics card.

    You can check which games are OSX compatible. The ones that are will have a listing of system requirements, that will let you know if the Macbook can handle the games. You can look them up online, or post the games you want to play and we can let you know if they work on the Macbook.

    If the game is PC only, you can install Windows on the Macbook with bootcamp, but I'm not sure how this will effect performance.
     
  11. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    If you are an 'avid gamer', I'd recommend you get either an iMac or a MacBook Pro. The MacBook will run WoW fine, but it'll choke on other 3D games, should you decide to diverge from WoW.

    In fact, if you really are an avid gamer, i suggest you go with DIY Windows boxes. That way, you can buy exactly what you need at the lowest cost. The hard-core gamer is a market Apple will never appeal to, purely because of their OS licensing scheme.


    :rolleyes:
     
  12. pidolang thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah u mean the one with 2.4ghz and 2gg ram...dats really sufficient for DOTA???hehehe
     
  13. Jpoon macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, that's plenty sufficient for DOTA.

    Fine for low frame rates with WoW.

    But, like everyone said: the Macbook is not a gaming machine.

    :D
     

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