Portal on iMac 2011; newbie question

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by kurb, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. kurb macrumors newbie

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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
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    1. Yes.
    2. Yes. (look for System Requirements here)
     
  3. kurb thread starter macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  4. AcesHigh87 macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    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).
     
  6. malman89 macrumors 68000

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    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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