MacBook (non Pro) games to play on the go.

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by MrRadich, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. MrRadich macrumors newbie

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    Hello.

    I am looking for some games to play on my new MacBook :D (non Pro) while on the train from and to work, either via OSX or Windows XP.

    Thanks
     
  2. Kwub macrumors newbie

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    Please be more specific as to your tastes and genre preferences. There are literally hundreds of great games we could recommend.
     
  3. AppleNinja macrumors member

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    what kind of games Fps? rpg? rts? quick flash games? needs to be alittle more specific as stated...

    i play rts before my classes =D then i hit pause and minimize for class lol..
     
  4. Kwub macrumors newbie

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    Quicklist, a few excellent titles (that run well natively on Macbooks) for each genre:

    FPS:
    Call of Duty 2
    Alien vs. Predator 2
    Unreal Tournament 2004
    Star Wars: Jedi Academy
    Half-Life 2/CS:S (via Crossover Mac)

    RPG:
    Baldur's Gate 2
    Neverwinter Nights
    Diablo Battle Chest
    World of Warcraft

    RTS:
    Warcraft 3 Battle Chest
    Rise of Nations Gold
    Starcraft Battle Chest
    Star Wars: Empire at War
    Darwinia

    Turn-based Strategy:
    Heroes of Might and Magic V
    Civilization III/IV
    Battle for Wesnoth (FREE and quite good)
    Defcon

    Sim:
    Sims 2 series
    Zoo Tycoon 2
    The Movies

    Action/Adventure/Platformer:
    Lego Star Wars series
    Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
    American McGee's Alice
     
  5. MrRadich thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry my bad, I was just suprised that games like HL2 was on the list, i did'nt think the macbook could pull it off, so I just assumed that only small simple games could run on the macbook. I tried Civ4 but when I started it up the fans came on like crazy and the macbook became hot and feared that it would melt :eek: so I quit playing with it.

    But mostly Im in to rts.

    But thanks for the quick list Kwub.
     
  6. yoda13 macrumors 65816

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    Hey, I find CIV IV quite playable on my MacBook...
     
  7. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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  8. eXan macrumors 601

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    lol MacBook won't melt under maximum load. It was designed not to.

    As for games, I assume you need those where mouse isn't needed? (Like driving)
     
  9. Markf11 macrumors member

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    Are there any good RPG's

    by that i mean final fantasy, star ocean, xenosaga,

    nothing like WoW or LOTR online, but more a big engaging story i can engage in myself, and maybe use a gamepad as well
     
  10. mahashel macrumors 6502

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    I'm a big fan of Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds.
    It's an RTS. Always seemed to me like Age of Empires 3 that they skinned with a Star Wars theme. :p
    I play it comfortably on my 1.3GHz G4 iBook, so your Macbook would run it without breaking a sweat. Not sure if there's a UB build for it to run properly on Intel, but it might be worth a look.
    It's not pretty, but I just can't stop playing it sometimes. hehe
     
  11. MrRadich thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You are right, something without a mouse, maybe I should give Age of Empires 3 a shoot.

    Would it be best to play it on OSX or Windows as windows can give the gf card some more mem...

    So the macbook can take it if the fans run on max for a hour or two?
     
  12. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    if the computer is working, it will shut itself down if it had overheated. the fans are doing what its suppose to. dont worry about the fans lol

    if its too hot, the cpu will throtle down as well
     
  13. Kwub macrumors newbie

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    Japanese RPGs? No, essentially not. There are several incredible western RPGs, however, such as Knights of the Old Republic, as well as several of the other series I listed.
     
  14. eXan macrumors 601

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    The MacBook (and any other Mac) are able to run 24/7 with fans at full speed. The fans are there to cool the machine, not to destroy it.
     

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