Sim City on 2012 MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by danistyping, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. danistyping macrumors regular

    Dec 8, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Currently, Sim City is only out for PC. I'm wondering if anyone with a 2011 or 2012 Macbook Air has tried running it in boot camp or a VM. What is performance like?

    Please also provide your specs so we can compare. Thanks!
  2. xShane macrumors 6502a


    Nov 2, 2012
    United States
    I'd imagine not too well as the MacBook Air has an integrated GPU.
  3. CyrusKafaiWu macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2011
    Just wait for the Mac Version. THe posted specs meet the 11.6 inch Macbook Air 2011 base.
  4. smirking macrumors 68000


    Aug 31, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    Especially considering that they're having rather major problems being able to keep the servers running and people hooked on SimCity 2012 are livid that they can't play because of regular server outages. By the time the Mac version comes out, they'll hopefully have the bugs ironed out.
  5. na1577 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 20, 2008
    I have the 2012 Air. 4 GB RAM, 1.8 Ghz i5.

    Performance is ok. With everything on high (with the exception of lighting and shadows) the frame rate is on the slower side but playable. If you turn on shadows, it will stutter a lot. It's still not quite unplayable, but it's not a good experience.

    That said, the game is very buggy. Even without the server issues, which have mostly disappeared at this point, there are still a lot of random crashes, glitches, and general bad design. Hopefully Maxis will iron these issues out before the Mac release.

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