New Macbook Pro Retina Running Skyrim

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Apple2000, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. Apple2000 macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2011
    1080P, Full HD, Ultra Settings...

    Steady 35-40FPS. Awesome gaming machine...

    Here is a vid that I made running of it running Skyrim.

    Anybody know how it is performing in other games?
  2. doh123 macrumors 65816

    Dec 28, 2009
    thats not 1080p, thats 1920x1200 which is bigger than 1080p.. basically is 1200p.

    Also might be bad video drivers because I can get it running that good with Cider hacks in OSX.
  3. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

    Dammit Cubs

    Jul 31, 2007
    How are they installing Skyrim? Are they using Bootcamp?
  4. The "Dude" macrumors regular

    Sep 29, 2011
    Yep, at least that's how I play it.

    Go Sox.


    Would probably look as good with 4x anti-aliasing and it might give a boost in FPS as well.
  5. doh123 macrumors 65816

    Dec 28, 2009
    in the video.. yeah, thought if your a bit more techy you can get it running great in OSX.
  6. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

    Dammit Cubs

    Jul 31, 2007
    I would prefer to get it running on the OSX but every solution i have seen doesn't seem to support that just yet. I will have to think about this. I'm about to install D3 soon. I want to minimize my bootcamp space.
  7. doh123 macrumors 65816

    Dec 28, 2009
    its a PITA to get working right with Wineskin or Crossover ... really... mainly because of Steam and Updates and stuff, a long with some Wine issues on the Mac. I will say that the Cider hacks i've used run the game fantastic. I really don't see why Bethesda doesn't hire Transgaming to do an official Mac port using Cider... but I doubt they will. Oblivion ran fantastic this way too, just as fast as in Windows... but Bethesda either have some people there that hate Macs so much they are willing to turn down easy profit, or they are just entirely stupid beyond belief.
  8. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

    Dammit Cubs

    Jul 31, 2007
    the link for the wrapper looks to be not working at this time. I have a question:

    I haven't bought the game yet but I was curious what they mean by:

    For Cider Wrapper!
    1. Drag your game files to /Contents/Resources/transgaming/c_drive/Program Files/The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim
    2. Select your correct Video Settings by dragging either Low, Medium, High or Ultra to /Contents/Resources/transgaming/c_drive/Program Files/The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim/%USERPROFILE%/My Documents/My Games/Skyrim
    3. Play!

    So just literally, just open up the data contents from lets say...a CD and drag all the contents to this folder?
  9. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

    Mar 12, 2007
    So does anyone know how it actually looks at non-native resolutions? Does it look bad as non-native on normal LCD's?
  10. doh123 macrumors 65816

    Dec 28, 2009

    You have to actually install the game in Windows, then drag the installed contents over.
  11. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

    Dammit Cubs

    Jul 31, 2007
    Okay...thanks for the information. I'll attempt this method. I am really looking forward to play this game. LOL ... all this to play sky rim on my macbook when i can just turn on my xbox.
  12. unwinded macrumors regular

    Jul 31, 2007
    I'm also curious about that. 1440x900 will have 1:1 pixel scaling @2880x1800 (2x resolution) so it should look fine. 1920

    1920x1200 is 1.5x resolution (like 720p is to 1080p) so I'm sure it looks fine on 15" screen (1920x1200 native on a 15" screen already has some pretty tiny pixels.

    I'm also curious to know how Skyrim runs @2880x1800. Might have to add it manually in the skyrimprefs.ini file if the option isn't available in the launcher. It works on 4k monitors for sure, I'm just curious what the fps is at native. Even on lesser settings.
  13. gamerish macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2012
    Oh. If the game has to be installed in Windows I mine as well just use Boot Camp.
  14. draughn101 macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2011

    Hey. I'm running Battlefield 3 with Windows 8 release preview. It runs great. I only play multiplayer and I think it's a little more taxing and the system still holds up well. I'm running it at 1920x1200 w/ the Auto graphics setting selected (a mixture of high and medium for each graphical option). Online it runs in the low 40s on average, with peaks in the 50's and the occassional drop to 29-30 when everything gets intense. I never notice any slowdown and gameplay has never been affected by the performance.
  15. doh123 macrumors 65816

    Dec 28, 2009
    well running Windows once.. or using a different machine, just to do a single install, or having to do it every single time you want to play.. isnt the same thing.

    Getting Windows-only games working in OSX isn't for everyone, and can be way too complicated for many people, which is the main reason most gamers will just use Bootcamp and turn their Mac into a PC.
  16. alphaone macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2003
    I'm sure it looks fine. I tried BF3 at 1280x800 on my RMBP and that was still fine even, still looked super crisp and sharp, not blurry at all. This screen is really incredible.

Share This Page