Max Payne 3 on MacBook Air

dancerinred

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Jun 3, 2012
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Hi guys,

I realize this is a long shot, but I'm wondering if anyone has tried Max Payne 3 on a MacBook Air? I have the latest one with the Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB Graphics and 4GB of RAM and Core i7.

It'd be cool to know if anyone has an idea whether Max Payne 3 would play on this or not? I guess using either BootCamp or Parallels.

Thanks!
 

Macman45

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As far as I'm aware this is Windows only too. You will need a dedicated GPU, your MBA just won't do it I'm afraid....I hope they eventually port this for OSX, I loved the Max Payne series, one of the best games ever IMO.
 
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archurban

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today all modern games require dedicated GPU. with HD 3000 or even HD 4000 you can't still play games. so macbook air & macbook pro 13inch are not qualified.
 
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dancerinred

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Jun 3, 2012
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Thanks! Yeah, I figured that'd be the case. Guess I was hoping that Apple would've crammed in a bit more GPU power in their latest Airs. But no, I didn't have gaming at all in mind until I heard that MP3 was actually coming out.
 
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SquareOFortune

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Apr 15, 2011
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today all modern games require dedicated GPU. with HD 3000 or even HD 4000 you can't still play games. so macbook air & macbook pro 13inch are not qualified.
This is flat-out not true. If, for instance, one were to search YouTube (or google, for that matter) for "MacBook Air Skyrim," you'll find that plenty of demanding games run on that and many other integrated GPU systems. Performance would've been a more poignant subject for integrated GPU's, as the results aren't always pretty, but to say non-dedicated GPU's are holistically "disqualified" from playing "all modern games" is quite an exaggeration.

As for Max Payne 3, I've been trying to find out if anyone's been successful in getting it to play on a MBA, as RockStar does explicitly recommend a GT120 or better GPU. Seeing as the HD4000 is several generations past that old integrated chipset, one would think there's a way to make it work.
 
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archurban

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This is flat-out not true. If, for instance, one were to search YouTube (or google, for that matter) for "MacBook Air Skyrim," you'll find that plenty of demanding games run on that and many other integrated GPU systems. Performance would've been a more poignant subject for integrated GPU's, as the results aren't always pretty, but to say non-dedicated GPU's are holistically "disqualified" from playing "all modern games" is quite an exaggeration.

As for Max Payne 3, I've been trying to find out if anyone's been successful in getting it to play on a MBA, as RockStar does explicitly recommend a GT120 or better GPU. Seeing as the HD4000 is several generations past that old integrated chipset, one would think there's a way to make it work.
well, look. when I play game on PC, I highly expect that video setting is more than high or max. I don't even play it as medium. that's why you need real gaming laptop to play not like some ****** macbook air.
 
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marieweaver132

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May 7, 2012
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It's new things full of model elements and extensive range of realistic weaponry, an intelligent cover system.
 
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Cougarcat

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well, look. when I play game on PC, I highly expect that video setting is more than high or max. I don't even play it as medium. that's why you need real gaming laptop to play not like some ****** macbook air.
Not everyone has the same requirements as you. Also, if you are willing to look beyond the multimillion-dollar AAA games (which to be honest usually aren't very good anyway) there are quite a few new releases that work just fine on high with integrated graphics -- I'm away from my gaming hackintosh at the moment, and quite enjoying The Walking Dead and Crusader Kings II on high on my MacBook's lowly 320M. (And Diablo III on low, which honestly doesn't look at all that bad.)
 
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Psychj0e

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well, look. when I play game on PC, I highly expect that video setting is more than high or max. I don't even play it as medium. that's why you need real gaming laptop to play not like some ****** macbook air.
People like you put the argument *for* eugenics back into the mainstream.

Drop dead bro. :)

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Max Payne 3 running on 2010 Macbook Pro: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdM9139-nb0

It'll run fine, ignore the children.
 
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lewdvig

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It is such a great game - by far the best graphics I have seen in ages.

The PC version was 35 GB and I was fortunate enough to play it on an Ivy Bridge 670GTX SLI rig. Wow.

My Steam account is full of screenshots - probably 200 of them. LOL
 
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