MBP 13" mid-2010 vs Diablo 3

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tianuk3, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. tianuk3 macrumors member

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    Hi All:D

    So do you think my old Macbook Pro could run this (Diablo 3)?

    2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
    8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 Ram (I upgraded manually)
    NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256Mb

    Looking at system requirements there is no mention of this graphics card (I know it is a crappy one), and as there is no demo being made I won't be able to try before I buy, likelihood of it working?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Isn't there a beta you can try, or is that only with invites?
     
  3. Ramunas macrumors member

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    There is an open beta for this weekend which you can try it for free.

    My MB is exactly the same as yours. Played it well on low-mid settings. Had a few hiccups here and there.
     
  4. tianuk3 thread starter macrumors member

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    Theres an open beta available now? fantastic, I'll give it a try. Thanks for the advice guys! low-mid is okay, I just hope it is more Baldur's Gate like now. I love that game.
     
  5. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    the download for the open beta is over 3GB, (for those of us with a UK connection)
     
  6. philio32383, Apr 22, 2012
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    philio32383 macrumors newbie

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    lol, I'm 100% sure that your UK speeds are better than China!!! I am ECSTATIC when I see 100kb/s. normal is less than 20kb/s

    that means 500 min or 8 hours and 20 min at top speed, and a normal download rate of 2500 min or 41 hours and 40 min of continual downloading, so if I were to have downloaded it this weekend I most likely would have only had 6 hours to play...
     
  7. Selfdestrukt macrumors member

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    Mid-2009 MacBook 13 inch is unplayable

    Frame rate is crap with all low settings
     
  8. Laco macrumors 6502

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    Internet speeds in the UK are very good. I have 50Mb (Virgin), with no download limit.
     
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  10. DanPosMaytee macrumors newbie

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    Yeah but Virgin have really crap fair use policies, I'm with Sky and get 16mb (which is more than enough) and they have no fair use policy, it's a download free for all, and I've not once had any down time which is awesome. All this and a phone like for £22 a month lol, can't go wrong.
     
  11. tianuk3 thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay, so I downloaded the game and lo and behold it is indeed barely playable. Even with all the settings on low or off. Such a shame but looks like I will have to wait until I upgrade! I am already ordering a 7200RPM drive instead but doubt that will make any difference whatsoever, its the crappy intergrated graphics which I feel is probably causing it to be rubbish.
     
  12. SerrQ macrumors member

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    I have the same machine as you, except mine is just 4GB RAM.

    I've played the beta on medium settings and no laggs at all
     
  13. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    Maybe my post should have said a scottish connection...

    on average however we are slower than most other developed EU countries.
     
  14. Ohrstrom macrumors 6502

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    I ran D3 on my 2009 13" 9400m Nvidia this weekend, but, I had to run in windowed (with a very small resolution, maybe 800x600 to even get it to run playable. Fullscreen was just too much. Your will work better but Im guessing the game experience will still not be particularly good.
     

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