Mac EA games hands on impressions?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Paulyboy, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. Paulyboy macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2007
    Yesterday (August 21), Harry Potter and Need for Speed Carbon were suppose to be available in Apple Stores. This Tuesday (August 28) Battlefield 2142 and Command & Conquer 3 are suppose to be available in Apple Stores.

    So did anybody notice yet if the first two on the list actually appeared in Apple Stores yesterday? If so would anybody that purchased either of those titles give their first impressions on how they run? The same goes for the next two titles next week. Thanks. :)

  2. jasdelta Guest

    Good Luck. I've called my nearby Apple Store for two days now and they tell me those two titles are "in transit" no arrival date!!
  3. zedsdead macrumors 68040

    Jun 20, 2007
    I have a new iMac 24" Intel 2.8 Core 2 Extreme:

    Harry Potter has frozen twice and caused my computer to crash, and I haven't even gotten past inputting my name...not happy.

    Third ran amazing at going to try 1920x1080.
  4. The Stig macrumors 6502a

    The Stig

    Nov 4, 2006
    On the track
    will any game work on my MB? I really need to upgrade to a MBP...

    The Stig
  5. Mackilroy macrumors 68040


    Jun 29, 2006
    The games do not support the GMA 950 that the MacBook comes with. You might be able to play them, but you won't have much fun. The MBP would be far better.
  6. ilogic macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2007
    New Jersey
    I got mine today! C&C 3, I have a 17 inch higher model Core Duo 2 w/ 2 GB of RAM please let me know if anybody strikes a balance between the quality and performance.. on the settings/ thanks in advance
  7. jesses macrumors regular


    Apr 1, 2007
    so they'll probably be all choppy and slow? i guess whats what your saying.
  8. stealthman1 macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2006
    NFSC showed up at work on Thursday. It runs fine on my MP and MBP, I've been playing mostly on the MBP (all settings maxed) with video out to a 60 inch Samsung DLP.:) I'm happy.
  9. synth3tik macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    None of the Apple stores around here have BattleField 2142, which is the only EA game ported that I would like. NFSC was one crappy NFS release, and Harry Potter, will meh. I was about to just order BattleField fom Apple Online.
  10. CrescentEdge macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2007
    Although you probably know this, be warned that 2142 has no widescreen support.

    I can't stand playing with huge black bars on the sides of the screen so needless to say I would return my copy, if they allowed that.

    Heh, if anyone wants my copy, let me know, I'm not going to be using it.
  11. jasdelta Guest

    I bought it the other day and have installed it twice on my MP, 5GB memory Nvidia 7300GT video card and I can't get it to run properly yet. My sound is totally garbled through a set of Bose Companion 5 speakers and the program will only acccept keyboard commands even though I have both a Logitech Wheel and MS Sidewinder Joystick installed in USB ports.

    What is your configuration and what did you do to get it installed?

  12. menace3054 macrumors newbie

    Aug 9, 2006
    picked up bf2142 today. very choppy, very slow. This is on a MBP, 2.16 with 256mb V-Ram and 2 GB of Ram. Hard to aim, when theres more than 12+ players, your dead before you spawn, etc. very disappointing :(
  13. skye12 macrumors 65816


    Nov 11, 2006
    Austin, Tx
    Saw NFSC at Apple store in Austin on Saturday.
  14. lag1090 macrumors 6502

    Jan 28, 2007
    How much do you want for it?
  15. crap freakboy macrumors 6502a

    crap freakboy

    Jul 17, 2002
    nar in Gainsborough, me duck
    Sounds like EA have done a stirling job porting these.
  16. overcast macrumors 6502a

    Jun 27, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    What did you guys really expect, honestly. You KNEW ahead of time that EA was going to be using that Cider virtualization/emulation garbage. I mean cmon, did you honestly think that EA was going to waste their time porting DirectX games to run natively on OSX?! Rewrite it completely in OpenGL? Think. :rolleyes:
  17. Paulyboy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2007
    Well the other non-EA Ciderized games worked pretty well, except for HoMM 5 until the recently released patch. And the problems HoMM 5 was having prior to the patch were inherited from the PC version (not Cider), which also needed to be patched.

    So based on that there was some (cautious) optimism that the EA games would be ok using Cider. Why they appear to have so many issues compared to the older Ciderized games is anybody's guess. The only thing for certain is EA's silly copy protection scheme seems to be the culprit for some of the problems.

  18. galganog macrumors member

    May 1, 2006
    Both of the good EA titles BF2142 and C&C working great on my computer. Make sure you read the specs and have a generally clutter free computer and it should work fine.

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