Left 4 Dead 2 on Early 2008 imac

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by 3rd Doctor, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. 3rd Doctor macrumors member

    Dec 4, 2009
    Hi, with the news of steam making its way to the mac, i was wondering if anyone knew how my GeForce 8800 GS stacks up performance wise running left 4 dead 2. Has anyone played the game under bootcamp? if so, was it ok on max settings, or better on medium?

    I appreciate it will probably perform better running under OS X, but if i could have a rough idea that would be helpful.
  2. Rodus macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2008
    Midlands, UK
    It'll run on low on a 2006 iMac with an x1600 so you should be fine on medium/high.
  3. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    Hell it'll run on medium settings on an overclocked x1600. There's an odd performance twist too and it'll run even better with triple buffered VSync (but only with that card on L4D2, there's no improvement on L4D1).

    Have a blast. It's a fun game but be sure to get the first too. Where L4D2 is like some teen slash horror film thing, the first is a more subtle Hitchcock thriller.
  4. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

    Mar 12, 2007
    My HD2400 runs it pretty decently on Low I think. But the Australian version sucks so I am definitely not buying it.
  5. ilovemacbook macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2010
    Left for dead 2 for mac?

    Is there a Left for dead 2 mac download by any chance?:apple:
  6. NGL macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2010
    There's a few unofficial Cider ports floating around on torrent sites, I believe. But Valve is releasing an true native port of all their popular games (including Left 4 Dead 2) in April.

  7. 3rd Doctor thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 4, 2009
    That's good news, i shall order a razer deathadder and a copy of the game in anticipation.
  8. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    ^ If rumors are true you should be able to buy the PC version from Steam, play away in Bootcamp, and when they release a mac version you will be able to download at no additional cost.
  9. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

    Mar 12, 2007
    It's not a rumour, Valve said it themselves.
  10. dzamir macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2008
    It runs perfectly on highest settings with 1680x1050 resolution.
    Just buy it NOW (it's discounted) and wait for the mac version the next month to play it :)

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