Neverwinter Nights 2 & Macbook Pro?

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  1. oxfordguy macrumors 6502a

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    Am about to buy a Macbook Pro sooner than intended (my old Powerbook was stolen yesterday :( though is covered by insurance at least), would like to run Neverwinter Nights 2 on it, will this run well even on the lower end MBP (i.e. 2.4Ghz CPU and only 256Mb of VRAM)? Its an extra £250 (through Apple's education store) for the 2.5Ghz CPU/512Mb VRAM model, which seems alot extra for only a little more performance (spending an extra £50 for the 7200rpm disc on the slower model would seem a better move), but the slower model on just meets the recommended specification:

    MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
    Operating System: 10.4.11 (Tiger), 10.5.1 (Leopard)
    CPU Processor: Intel Chipset
    CPU Speed: 2.0 GHz
    Memory: 1 GB
    Hard Disk Space: 6.5 GB Hard Drive Space
    Video Card (ATI): Radeon X1600
    Video Card (NVidia): Geforce 7600
    Video Memory (VRam): 128 MB
    Media Required: DVD Drive

    RECOMMENDED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
    CPU Speed: 2.33 GHz
    Operating System: 10.4.11 (Tiger), 10.5.1 (Leopard)
    Memory: 2 GB
    Video Memory (VRam): 256
    Supported Video cards:

    NVIDIA GeForce 7600, 8600
    ATI Radeon X1600, X1900, HD 2400, HD 2600
     
  2. Foop macrumors member

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    I can't vouch for the MBP, but the game runs great on my HD2600 equipped iMac with only 256 MB video memory.
     
  3. oxfordguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is that the Windows version under Bootcamp or the Mac version? The latter doesn't come out in the UK until the end of April :(
     
  4. mags631 Guest

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    I just started playing NWN2 on my MBP. I have a 2.4GHz model with the 8600M GT w/256MB VRAM, 4GB RAM. It runs well, although, I've kept the settings towards medium. I'm only through the first act, so I don't know if later parts of the game have more beasties which might cause the performance to suffer.

    Net: seems fine on a MBP.
     

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