Portal on iMac 2011; newbie question

kurb

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Hard to believe - I've never played computer game before, and got interested in Portal/2 because of the great reviews and recommended even for those not into gaming.

Dumb question 1: Can I play the game with keyboard or mouse?

Dumb question 2:I have low end iMac 2011 with i5 processor. Is this good enough to get going?

Thanks for any suggestions
Kurb
 
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Hard to believe - I've never played computer game before, and got interested in Portal/2 because of the great reviews and recommended even for those not into gaming.

Dumb question 1: Can I play the game with keyboard or mouse?

Dumb question 2:I have low end iMac 2011 with i5 processor. Is this good enough to get going?

Thanks for any suggestions
Kurb
1. Yes.
2. Yes. (look for System Requirements here)
 

kurb

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Jan 24, 2012
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Thank you, that's good to know

On the other hand Would it be much easier for gaming novice to play with some recommended controller instead of keyboard/mouse?
 

AcesHigh87

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Thank you, that's good to know

On the other hand Would it be much easier for gaming novice to play with some recommended controller instead of keyboard/mouse?
Personally I've played portal on my iMac and on the PS3 (with a controller) the keyboard and mouse is much better IMO and that's coming from someone who is usually a console gamer.

Also, Portal will run fine. Your iMac is a little weaker than mine but mine runs both games with everything and max settings and plays great so I'm sure you won't have an issue.
 
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Thank you, that's good to know

On the other hand Would it be much easier for gaming novice to play with some recommended controller instead of keyboard/mouse?
I don't know, I always fared well with keyboard and mouse navigation in games, thus I advise you to just start the game with mouse and keyboard, and if you have problems with that, you could try a controller (and return it, if it does not suffice).
 

malman89

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Thank you, that's good to know

On the other hand Would it be much easier for gaming novice to play with some recommended controller instead of keyboard/mouse?
It's not really a twitch gameplay as much as an FPS or something. A mouse/keyboard is the perfect combination to play.

And no worries about your iMac. I have a 2006 MacBook with Intel Integrated GMA 950 graphics - aka the worst ever - and it can sort of distortedly run in OSX, runs on low/med no worries in WinXP.
 
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