Minecraft on 11" MacBook Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by TRossCamelo, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. TRossCamelo macrumors newbie

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    I'm going to buy the MacBook Air 11" basic model(128Gb SSD, 4Gb ram and 1.3Ghz dual core i5) and I was wondering wether it would be possible to play Minecraft on it and if so what would the FPS be like?
     
  2. SchodMC macrumors member

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    I have minecraft with some MODs (e. g. Optifine - very useful, Dynamic Lights, Minecraft Forge, MAtmos, ...). Using a 32x32 texture pack, most settings to high, native resolution, I FPS values between 30 and 49 FPS (3-5 FPS more on the i7 model). However, the TexturePack is the key.

    Can't play with with a 64x64 HD texture pack anymore (works fine on my early 2011 MBP i5 with HD3000). Even some 32x32 texture packs makes Minecraft unplayable - don't know why. Maybe Mavericks or the next ML Update will optimize the GPU driver to reenable HD texture usage.

    So - don't bother about. You should be able to play Minecraft without problems.

    cu
    SchodMC
     
  3. mpritc1019 macrumors newbie

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    I have the base 2013 MBA and minecraft runs great!
    I would like to know more about optifine though.
     
  4. SchodMC macrumors member

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    Well, Optifine is a MOD that comes in handy for Minecraft especially when running the game on laptops. It has some performance tweaks and abilities to change a lot of graphic settings, so that you get more FPS with some better / higher graphics settings.

    Just try it out.

    cu
    SchodMC
     

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