Left 4 Dead - Can I play on 2.16 MacBook Pro?

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  1. OnTrack Studios macrumors regular

    OnTrack Studios

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    Does anyone know if my machine will run Left 4 Dead?

    MacBook Pro 15"
    2.16GHZ Intel Core 2 Duo
    3 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    BootCamp/Windows XP
    80GB Hard Drive
    ATY,RadeonX1600 (128 VRAM)
     
  2. barr08 macrumors 65816

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    L4D is built on the aging Source platform, as far as I know. You should have no trouble running it at good settings
     
  3. OnTrack Studios thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sounds good, thanks. Also, I do graphic design and audio recording (CS3, Pro Tools LE, Logic Pro). And my 80GB HD is pretty much out of room. Most of my audio files and design work are on a 250GB external HD but the software themselves, along with XP on a 30GB partition, doesn't leave much room. Is it out of the question to install a new hard drive on this particular macbook pro?
     
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  5. barr08 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I just replaced my iMac CD with the x1600 because it wasn't running too hot with the most recent games. But L4D is an exception, as it is built on a platform that was designed a while ago, and I have spent countless hours playing CS:S at good settings and a good res.
     
  6. hankolerd macrumors 6502

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    My iMac runs it just fine. I can run high settings under single player, and medium-high settings when playing online. I am sure that my 256mb card puts some hurtin to the 128, but you should at least be able to play at low settings. :apple:
     
  7. Huntn macrumors G5

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    You gotta love aging Source and it looks great. :D
     
  8. ensoniqdap macrumors newbie

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    Upgrades..

    While there are MANY sites, this site is MAC specific.. choose your mac and see what's available... for ALL upgrades (ram too)

    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/optical-drives/superdrives/?source=superdrive336MW
     
  9. OnTrack Studios thread starter macrumors regular

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    Update! I finally got ahold of the demo and it worked flawlessly so I went and picked up the full version. Works great at 1440x900 resolution and medium settings.
     
  10. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I don't get why people say the Source engine is ageing. It's in the same situation as any other long-running engine except they don't add plastic wrap to every textures. It looks more realistic and gritty to me than Unreal Tournament 3 and co. Supports projected shadows, soft shading and all that...
     
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  12. ajvizzgamer101 macrumors 65816

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    Valves games usually work great on Mac... So I guess you could.
     
  13. Animalk macrumors 6502

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    Valve's Source engine is state of the art. So is Unreal 3.x.

    The Source engine is extremely flexible and can run on a wide range of hardware which is very commendable. It would be a mistake to take that as "aging".
     
  14. OnTrack Studios thread starter macrumors regular

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    I dont know ***** about this stuff but all I know is I've never seen a game run smoother on my Mac
     

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