need a good 1st person shooter game for mba revB

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ducatidoc, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. ducatidoc macrumors regular


    Apr 20, 2008
    i am not a big gamer but like to have one game on my computer to kill time/unwind. for me, nothing quite helps me relax like virtually machine-gunning down others over cyberspace.

    i am aware that there was similar thread for the revA, but given the EXTREME difference between A and B i thought it was prudent to pose this question again:

    1) any good first person shooters for the revB?

    (please include whether or not you virtualize windows, bootcamp, run a crossover bottle, etc.)

    2) anyone have an idea on how i might be able to run a couple of good pc oldies on my mba (xwing, tie fighter, etc)?
  2. CoreyMac macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2008
    I use bootcamp with XP on my current Pro. (2007 model)......don't expect to run too much with the new Air. Whatever the new MacBook can run....shed 10fps off that and you'll have roughly that games performance on the Air. Which for most FPS titles......wont be playable.
  3. Loki.Mephisto macrumors 6502


    Feb 12, 2005
    Germany / Austria - Mozart, no Kangaroos!
    Take a look at:

    It´s all free, available vor Mac OS, Linux and the other Operating System i can´t remember right now
  4. ducatidoc thread starter macrumors regular


    Apr 20, 2008
    is this at all like america's army? that was my last fps but i stopped cuz no one spoke english there anymore and i kept fraggin my own teammates
  5. Maven1975 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 24, 2008
    Well.. I can run these game at or above 20fps at 1280x800 with XP SP3. COD 5 Demo (Yes 5), COD4, Dead Space, UT3, Gears of War, Far Cry 2 with Med-Low settings. Orange Box cranked flawless!

    Try do do that with a Rev. 1 Air :)
  6. CoreyMac macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2008
    Oh yeah its far better than the Intel GMA......BUT, as someone who played fps games hardcore on the pc (entire Quake series & UT series)....I could NEVER consider playing an FPS game online at 20fps. You'll just get your ass handed to you constantly.

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