Mass Effect on 2011 MBP

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Barnzee, May 6, 2011.

  1. Barnzee macrumors regular

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    Do you think Mass Effect 1 & 2 will play better on my MBP 15" High res 2011 2.3 ghz with 8Gigs of ram and the AMD 6750. Or will it play better on Xbox 360?

    I'm asking b/c their on sale over at Steam for today and I was thinking of picking them up. :D
     
  2. Hansr macrumors 6502a

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    You will have better graphics on the MBP. I guess the controller scheme is the only difference in terms of gameplay. I prefer keyboard + mouse but a lot of people like using the gamepad for ME.
     
  3. Barnzee thread starter macrumors regular

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    can use the xbox 360 controller for the PC version?
     
  4. Erasmus macrumors 68030

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    That computer will play ME at native res, with everything on highest settings. I should know, I do so on my 17".

    The 6750M (and most other modern discrete video cards) is far more powerful than anything in an XBox 360.
     
  5. Hansr macrumors 6502a

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    According to google ME1 no, except for keyboard mapping the keys. ME2 yes.
     
  6. Barnzee thread starter macrumors regular

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    I went ahead and bought them both. Mass Effect 1 & 2. the digital deluxe editions for 25 bucks is a steal.:D

    Probably my favorite games of all time (Next to Xenogears on PS1). I can't wait for Mass effect 3.
     
  7. WillEH macrumors 6502a

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    For future people, does it work okay on the MBP?
     
  8. Barnzee thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I get 45-60 FPS with everything maxed and AA x2 on ME2.

    usually in the 50's.

    This game is beautiful on PC. I guess I have to start another Playthrough for about the 10th time b/c there is no way i'm going to get Mass Effect 3 for Xbox.

    How come I can play ME2 Maxed with no problems, but struggle to play Kotor at a decent frame rate! this baffles me.. :confused:
     
  9. Costa Del Sol macrumors newbie

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    I had a very good performance and graphics with Mass Effect on my 2008 MBP so...yeah, I'd assume it'll run great on your 2011.
     
  10. Vinda-lou macrumors member

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    Where did you buy these?

    Are these Mac versions, or PC with a 'skin for it?
    :)
     
  11. Barnzee thread starter macrumors regular

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    I bought them on steam under windows 7 on bootcamp.
     
  12. Jeff5886 macrumors regular

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    Running bootcamp i get about 40 fps with a 2011 17" MBP when playing ME2. BTW, you can buy ME2 from amazon for 9.99 right now.
     
  13. nomansohail macrumors newbie

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    how about the MBA 11" the late 2010 model with 4gb ram ... ??
     

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