New EA games are not supported on the MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kolax, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. kolax macrumors G3

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    Just goes to show that the GMA950 integrated graphics card isn't sufficent enough and that Apple should really drop integrated graphics.

    For example, Tiger Woods '08 clearly states:

    "Note: This game does not support the GMA950 integrated graphics card."

    Discuss.
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Old news. Many of EA's same games seem to run under Windows and the GMA950, however.
     
  3. Liamf555 macrumors member

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    well hopefully they will update the graphics in the next revision
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The GMA950 would like to introduce you to 2006 and a lack of T&L hardware.
     
  5. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    This shows you three things.

    1) The integrated graphics were not meant for gaming
    2) The Macbook is not the computer for gaming
    3) EA just really sucks at Mac development.


    I hope EA can grow with Mac development. They have great games, they just run like junk.
     
  6. kolax thread starter macrumors G3

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    I wasn't aware of this before - sorry if it is old news.
     
  7. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    If Blizzard can get WoW to play on my MacBook, then EA should be able to get most of theirs to work to.
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Passable indoors before multi-threaded OpenGL on the GMA950.

    I wouldn't be surprised if the Cider overhead in addition to the GMA950 were strong deciding factors in the minimum requirements.

    I have other comments here.
     
  9. thegrandmaster macrumors regular

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    I'm pretty sure from a technological/graphics standpoint, WoW ≠ C&C3. Just my $0.02.
     
  10. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Sure but Tiger Woods 08? C'mon!
     
  11. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Quite true.

    The EA Sports games while not pretty do run well on the GMA950 in Windows.
     

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