How well does Portal2 run...

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by smoge, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. smoge macrumors regular

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    Thinking of getting the base model 2011 21.5" iMac and would like to know how well it runs Portal 2, and how good it looks. -thanks-
     
  2. 42streetsdown macrumors 6502a

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    I can run it at almost highest settings on my late 2007 iMac. The 2011 will run it just fine.
     
  3. smoge thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks, it looks like a great game.
     
  4. 42streetsdown macrumors 6502a

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    oh it's a fantastic game! it's like 4 times better than the first one. :)
     
  5. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Only 4?!

    But yeah, it runs perfectly on these new machines. My 27" can handle it with everything maxed out (on Win7), even at 8xAA at 2560x1440... you just don't need that! And works more or less the same on my brothers 21", again under Windows. Can't comment on OSX's performance.
     
  6. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    It's a REALLY great OS X game. Tests show it runs as good/slightly better under OS X than Windows, and it runs better than any other Source game for me. Probably because it isn't a port, and was developed for OS X the same time as Windows.
     
  7. 42streetsdown macrumors 6502a

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    4 times better is a LOT :)

    The original was already made of pure epic awesome.


    It's fantastic that Valve is taking an interest in the mac world :)
     
  8. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    That game is amazing. I played the first, beat it, then got the second. I was surprised at how long it actually was as well, the first was great but too short for me. The second kept me guessing and I always felt rewarded when finding out how to solve a puzzle.

    The writing is AMAZING and the storyline is awesome as well; when you go back to the old Aperture labs (old old) you really get some backstory on what happened. I definitely freaked out a few times in excitement.
     

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