Lord of the Rings Online?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by shuffles, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. shuffles macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    Does lord of the rings online work on macs? I recently got a Macbook pro, 2.5ghz, 4 gig of ram. Or do I have to buy windows and use boot camp?

    Cheers.
     
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  3. shuffles thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Damn! I don't have windows. I really want the game but don't really wanna fork out the cash for windows.

    Do u think I cud get away with downloading windows 7 or is it too risky? I use Vuze!
     
  4. oc2pus macrumors member

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    If you own the newer generation MBPro it works like a charm via Bootcamp/Windows. Though on highest settings the gpu gets extremely hot. Take care of your fingers.
     
  5. Surely Guest

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    So...... you're asking if you could get away with downloading an pirated copy of Windows 7? Is that right?

    /end of help for you
     
  6. StEvEnGtR macrumors member

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    This has become an old thread, but I really wanted to ask something.
    How well is LOTRO performing on the 17 inch uMBP via Bootcamp?
    Is it playable at 1920x1200 or is that too much to ask from the 9600m GT?
     
  7. ozreth macrumors 65816

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    I play lord of the rings online on my MBP 2.8 with 4gigs of ram and i can run it on very high settings with no problem.
     
  8. StEvEnGtR macrumors member

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    I'm very happy to hear that, my reason to wait for a MBP update (better GPU) is starting to vanish.
    However, do people playing on a 17 inch agree with ozreth?
     
  9. jonnysods macrumors 601

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    It will run awesome on those settings. I used to play it on my old C2D 2.33 with the X1600 and it ran really well - the 9600 will eat that up.

    I really wish it was out for the Mac though - it would run like a charm on my Mac Pro!

    But like all the posters say - bootcamp will run it great.

    But pay for your copy of Windows please.
     
  10. StEvEnGtR macrumors member

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    Don't worry about that, both Siege of Mirkwood and Windows 7 64-bit all legal.
    The only thing missing: a beautiful 17 inch MBP :(
     
  11. jonnysods macrumors 601

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    Good stuff.

    I lurvvve LOTRO. Sodagorn, Brandywine server. I'm taking a break for a little while, the game can be a little life consuming. :D
     
  12. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    The majority of MMOs (including LOTRO) don't have OS X clients. Sad, but true. If you really want to play, you have to pony up for a copy of Windows and install it with Bootcamp. If you're running Vista or 7, you'll be able to be able to use DX10 graphics. Very pretty. :)

    I play LOTRO on both my MBP and MP in Windows 7 x64.

    On my MBP (2.6GHz with 8600M GT 512MB), it runs acceptably with most of the eye candy turned on at native resolution (1440x900). But I usually keep things like shadows and high-res textures turned off because it's a huge performance hit in crowded areas. But don't play on your lap. It gets quite hot!

    On my MP (2.8GHz Octad with 8800 GT 512MB), I run the game with all eye candy turned on except for anti-aliasing at 1920x1200. I rarely see dips below 40 fps (about 80 fps on average).
     
  13. newguyben macrumors newbie

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    I have a basic 15" MBP (2.53 ghz, 4 gb ram, upgraded to 7200rpm HD) without dedicated graphics but I imagine on medium settings I would still be able to run it quite well wouldn't I?
     
  14. robo456 macrumors 6502

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    Just had a quickie and didn't want to make a new thread for it... did you guys download the standard or hires client? I have a white macbook with the 9400.

    Thanks!!

    --rob
     
  15. StEvEnGtR macrumors member

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    It doesn't really matter which client you download:
    1) Download the High Resolutions one and you'll be able to play with Very High Textures.
    2) Download the Normal one and you'll be able to play with High Textures.

    If there's one thing that slows your performance, it's playing with the "Very High Textures" setting turned on.
    Especially on the 9400m, I suggest you don't do that.
    So, the client doesn't matter, the option turned on/off does ;).
     
  16. yamabushi macrumors 65816

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    Update for 2011

    Update for 2011:

    There are now several unofficial ways to install LOTRO directly on OSX without using bootcamp. I cannot verify that all of them are free of malware.

    Hopefully the people at Turbine will change their minds and release an official client for OS X. They could probably even distribute it via the Mac App Store and get plenty of attention. They would probably not have to share any revenues with Apple since they use the freemium model already.
     

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