Portal on Mac Mini Server ok?

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  1. patent10021 macrumors 68020

    patent10021

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    Just curious as I'll be getting the MMS for audio work. Would like to connect it to my 40".

    Thanks
     
  2. ignus graius macrumors regular

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    Just started playing Portal (and now Portal 2) on my Mac Mini Server (the latest one with a Thunderbolt port). Plays well in my opinion; no lag or refresh issues that I can see.
     
  3. aarond12 macrumors 65816

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    The Core i7 will go a long way to make up for the graphical deficiencies. Start talking about more graphically-intensive games and you might have some problems. You also may have to drop the resolution to 1280x720 (720p) for the frame rates to be reasonable.
     
  4. paulcdb macrumors regular

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    i've been playing it on 15" air via steam with no problems... well, apart from getting stuck on certain levels but can't blame the computer really :)
     
  5. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    Playing under Windows will also help a lot. My MacBook can't play Portal under OS X, but it plays perfectly fine at 720p under Windows. And Windows, being 64-bit, can only access half the RAM in it that OS X can.
     
  6. zeemeerman2 macrumors 6502

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    :eek:

    Fixed for ya. Forgetting the "Macbook" part. Kids these days... :rolleyes:
     
  7. YanniDepp macrumors 6502

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    A 15" air? You forgot the "non-existant" part :)
     
  8. Irishman macrumors 68030

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    Portal and Portal 2 seem to reliably come in at about 64 to 72 fps on that Mac.
     

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