OS X Mac port of Dawn of War III available

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by DougTheImpaler, Jun 8, 2017.

  1. DougTheImpaler macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2006
    Central Illinois
    Dawn of War III is a pretty fun game on Windows, and now the Mac version is available on Steam. The system requirements don't look too daunting, all things considered. It's on the Mac App Store, too, but buying on Steam will give you access to the Windows port, too, and if you already own it on Steam (as I do) the Mac port was automagically added to Steam on macOS. I'm downloading now. :D

    • OS: macOS 10.12.4
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB Nvidia 650, 2GB AMD Radeon 290M, Intel Iris Pro or better (see notes for more details)
    • Storage: 30 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: The game is supported on the following Macs:
      • * Most 21’5” iMacs released since Late 2013 (see 1)
      • * All 27” iMacs released since Late 2013 (see 2)
      • * All 13” Retina MacBook Pros released since 2016
      • * All 15” Retina MacBook Pros released since Mid 2012
      • * All Mac Pros released since Late 2013
      • (1) Check your CPU meets the minimum requirement
      • (2) Late 2012 models with Nvidia 675 or Nvidia 680 graphics are also supported.
      ——— The following Macs are capable of running the game but do not consistently meet the standards required for official support.
      • * All 21’5” iMacs released since Early 2013
      • * All 13” Retina MacBook Pros released since Mid 2012.

      • Multiplayer is compatible between Mac and Linux versions only
  2. I.artin98 macrumors newbie


    Jun 15, 2017
    This game sucks on my 15" 512GB MacBook Pro 2016 base model. Everything should be kept low so it'll give me a 60fps. Otherwise it'll be crappy....
  3. jeanlain, Jun 30, 2017
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2017

    jeanlain macrumors 65816

    Mar 14, 2009
    Disappointing for a Metal game, though I suppose it's mostly due to limited GPU power as the MacBooks aren't particularly stellar in that department.
    In that case lowering the resolution may help more than lower the graphic settings.
  4. PJivan macrumors 6502


    Aug 19, 2015
    What gpu and resolution? How it perform under windows with the same machine?
  5. marksatt macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2013
    Epic UK
    The Radeon Pro 450 is not especially fast - it is roughly equivalent to the 2015 BTO option (AMD M370X). Most modern i5 & i7 CPUs are pretty fast, but it is *all* too easy for a modern game engine to starve the GPU of work without a lot of thoughtful engineering. You'll know if that's the case because lowering the resolution won't help frame rates.
  6. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    Most efficiently coded game ever! :D

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