Macbook Aluminum 2.0 Ghz Gaming

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by follicle, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. follicle macrumors newbie

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    Greetings,

    Just got my new Macbook Aluminum 2.0 Ghz and even though I know this thing wasn't made for gaming, I was wondering which games work well. Here's what I've tried:

    • Downloaded the Unreal Tournament 2004 Demo. Couldn't even get passed the main menu. It wouldn't allow me to click on any of the menu selections. The sound was also very poor (cracking and hissing).
    • Downloaded the Quake 4 Demo and it plays great on an 800x600 resolution. Very little slowdown and glitching.
    Any others?
     
  2. jtibbitt macrumors regular

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    I play BZFlag and it runs excellent. I use a 2.4 GHz with the aluminum. But it is alot better than my previous white macbook with the Intel GMA 950 card. The graphics are amazing. I was wowed.
     
  3. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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  4. youssefm macrumors 6502

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    Games work really well (sims 2 at max settings) under bootcamp
     
  5. eelmac macrumors member

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    i've played cod4, cnc3, flat out 2 even GTA IV, how ever i had it on lowest possible settings it barely runs it, but i wasnt complaining
     
  6. Mintin8 macrumors 6502a

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    I use my PC for gaming :D I am also thinking of getting a MacBook but only when Snow Leopard comes out. Can you log onto things like steam and play TF2, Cod etc on windows using bootcamp.
     
  7. eelmac macrumors member

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    yeah, i used to play CSS and gmod over bootcamp
     
  8. Jeffrosproto macrumors 6502

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    I've been playing Fallout 3 in bootcamp, it runs relatively well, except for the occassional frame rate decrease when there's tons of enemies.
     
  9. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    Are you looking to play any games in particular? The apple games section has a lot of info on what games work etc. A LOT of threads.
     
  10. budkid macrumors regular

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    Roller coaster tycoon lags on medium settings when park gets pretty big.

    maybe up my memory?
     
  11. Hoopdy macrumors 6502

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    Upgrading the ram and hdd would dramatically improve in-game performance.
     
  12. ceezy3000 macrumors 6502

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    halo for mac runs good, oh and warcraft as well
     
  13. morrisman1 macrumors 6502

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    crysis and farcry2 run good on low settings. i get about 20fps on crysis
     
  14. redrory macrumors newbie

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    How much RAM do you have?
    2gb

    How's average gaming on 4gb ( for anyone that has)
     
  15. eelmac macrumors member

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    i have 2gb on my macbook but 4gb in my gaming PC, there is a small difference but not by much, but i've not tried too many games on my macbook
     

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