I want to buy a new game

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  1. tonygino20 macrumors newbie

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    i have 60 bucks and i can't decide between these games. i have a white macbook, 2.16Ghz and 2GB and i dont plan on installing bootcamp or whatever..


    Prey
    Halo
    Sims 2
    Sims party pack
    The Movies
    Quake 4
    Doom 3
    XIII
    Republic The Revolution


    i know there are a lot of games, but i find all of those really interesting. any suggestions.
     
  2. djstarrock macrumors 6502a

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    Well I would say halo got a good multiplayer. I bought just for that.
     
  3. tonygino20 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    would i need to buy a seperate usb controller for that?



    any other suggestions?
     
  4. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    Sims is dangerously addictive just to warn you.
     
  5. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    I'd buy Prey. It's relatively new, and was very well received. Assuming you like first person shooters (which your list indicates you do), I'd say that's as good as it's gonna get on the Mac.
     
  6. barr08 macrumors 65816

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    I wasn't crazy about prey. Out of that list, I liked Doom 3 and Halo the best. You would not need to buy a new controller for Halo, I think it plays just as well with a keybaord/mouse, and I usually play on the XBOX.
     
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    If you like Shooters I still recommend Unreal Tournament 2K4. Plus you can use the leftover money to buy more beer than Halo or Prey. Also you can download the Halo mods and models.
     
  10. tonygino20 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    but i heard that unreal 2k4 runs really slow on macbooks and chops up a lot
     
  11. Schmittroth macrumors regular

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    It's a pretty old game and has lots of settings to tweak. If you can't run 2K4 I don't know what kind of luck you'll have with Prey/Halo/Quake.
     
  12. tominated macrumors 68000

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    PREY FTW! an awesome game (even though I only played it at an internet cafe). or if you can wait, quake wars:enemy territory or Unreal Tounament 3
     
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  14. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    I thought UT2004 had a UB release a while ago? Anyway most of those games are going to have a hard time on a Macbook unless you keep the resolution/quality settings way down. XIII would run the best since it's fairly old and doesn't use heavy pixel shaders like the others. In any case you don't want a USB controller for FPS games, only platform-type games or driving games (which are better with a wheel of course).

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  15. wako macrumors 65816

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    I dont get why people like Sims so much... I guess the only reason why I played it was so that I can torture the people. I usually like to make a small room they enter and then close them off. Leave them there and watch them die. Its pretty funny to see them soil themselves. But then after that Im pretty much at a lost on what to do, other then to build their house and make me feel terrible because the house I just built isnt as good as the one i live in :'(
     
  16. bobber205 macrumors 68020

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    Works fine for me. 1.25 gigs of ram. ;)
     
  17. tonygino20 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  18. Smokedrop macrumors newbie

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    2 man 2#:)
     
  19. Mac.Jnr macrumors member

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    Will the Macbook be able to run those games? :confused: (offtopic) > GO THE AUSSIES! :)

    I'd say get Quake 4, if you like FPS. Really fun especially online! Just beware it might get choppy here and there. (That's on the lowest settigns.)
     
  20. tominated macrumors 68000

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    if quake 4 runs, prey will (uses the same engine). Not sure about QW:ET seeing as it has what's called megatextures which are like randomly generated (down to every blade of grass) textures for the map (never get the same map twice!) and they seem to be absolutely massive so that will probably slow it down considerably
     
  21. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    Just to be nitpicky, megatextures aren't randomly generated, they all have to be artist-created so you definitely get the same maps twice. The point of them is to be really huge (32K x 32K pixels) and yet have little performance penalty because parts of them are dynamically loaded as needed. The game still probably won't run that great on a GMA 950 because of having lots of polygons and pixel shaders though.

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    XIII isn't Universal, but it runs almost flawlessly at 1920 x 1200 on my iMac. It *should* run pretty well on a MacBook too.

    If/When a Universal patch is released for it, it should run absolutely perfectly on the MB, unless there's some intrinsic problem with the GMA.

    Edit: I have a few of the other games you mentioned, now I think about it. I don't have a MacBook to test them on though.

    Halo - Might be OK, runs on my 867MHz PowerBook
    The Movies - Back of the box specifically says "Does not support computers with integrated graphics" or some such
    Quake 4 - I don't envisage this running well
    Republic The Revolution - Absolutely awful on Intel Macs. I tried it on a Mac Pro, still not playable.
     
  23. djstarrock macrumors 6502a

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    Halo will great on all high settings most of the time on the MacBook if you go online its only reason you should buy because campaign not that good. If you want to run campaign you would have to put the settings down but thats with the PPC version.
     
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    Halo if you like violent games.
    The Sims 2 if you like simulation games.
     

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