Imac games...

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by subwire, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. subwire macrumors member

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    whats up people im a recent "switcher" and would like to get a list of games that will run nice on my iMac,thank you. I know its not a "gaming rig" and im not a hardcore gamer i just like to play games every now and then.

    On its ways is a:
    20' imac 2.4 dual core
    2gigs ram
    500gb hd
    and the 256mb vc
     
  2. Kaspers macrumors regular

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    20 inch 2.4 here with 4 gig ram, runs Call of Duty 2 very nicely, just like Unreal Tournament 2004 does.
     
  3. subwire thread starter macrumors member

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  4. luffx macrumors regular

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    What kind of games are you into?

    That setup can run most games decent. Also, most games are scalable.
     
  5. subwire thread starter macrumors member

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    Im into any games that kicks a$%,driving,1st person,flying sims,strategy...
    when you say good what kind of frame rate?
     
  6. Maclarny macrumors 6502

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    Got Company of Heroes running on bootcamp at 1360x768, med-high settings at near full-speed.

    WoW on OSX at 1680x1050, max settings (minus AA), smooth 30-60 fps.

    Call of Duty 4 Demo on Bootcamp running medium settings at 1360x768 smoothly.
     
  7. luffx macrumors regular

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  8. subwire thread starter macrumors member

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    Im not a big gamer so i dont know what a good frame rate is,whats a smooth frame rate?
     
  9. luffx macrumors regular

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    It depends on the Game. FPS or high action games require a higher frame rate to look/feel smooth. I would say 30+ is good for games that came out in the past 2 years. Newer action games that boast high-end graphics may feel better around 60+.

    You can only see as many as your screen refresh rate will allow. 60Hz can't display more than 60FPS. Beyond 100 is generally a point of diminishing return.
     
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  11. amakh007 macrumors member

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    I have new 20 inch Imac. Run Xp in bootcamp....

    Bioshock and CoD4 both run well.....
     
  12. luffx macrumors regular

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    If you're willing to install windows via bootcamp, I think the OrangeBox:Source is a lot of fun.

    CounterStrike: Realistic Counter-ops FPS. Great teamwork involved.

    Team Fortress 2: Sequel to the first class-based FPS. Fun gameplay / teamwork

    Half-Life 2: Simply awesome game. Fun physics engine.

    Portals: Unique game, tons of great reviews.
     
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    I dont know how Hellgate looks on a Mac but I would check it out! Also Doom 3, WoW, Half Life Saga, Counterstrike's, Team Fortress 2, Bioshock, Crysis (heard iMac gets decent frames), Supreme Commander, Warcraft 3, Starcraft (look for Starcraft 2 comming hopefuly sometime in 08), Day of Defeat, The Sims, Need For Speed, GTR 2, Age of Empires, F.E.A.R, and alot more that I cant think of at the moment! Alot of these will require that you install bootcamp.
     

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