So, how well would the mid level 15in. MBP run Sims 3?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by rhcpfan0, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. rhcpfan0 macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2009
    I'm currently trying to decide which laptop to get, the mid level or the high end 15 in. MBP, and I was wondering if the mid level could handle the Sims 3 on high settings. It's likely as far as my mac gaming will go, as I use 360 for about all of it.
  2. Huntn macrumors P6


    May 5, 2008
    The Misty Mountains
    Just a guess, but a new mid-level MBP should run Sims 3 just fine. I will not guess about the highest settings, but I've got a MBP (see my sig) that handles all the games I've tried just fine and it does an excellent job in Windows/Vista with games like Crysis. But excellent for Crysis is about 20fps, it's such a hog. ;) I do agree with the philosophy if you can afford it, purchase the best CPU/Video Card you can afford for gaming.
  3. ChaosMerdy macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2009
    Well I have a 13inch Aluminum Unibody Macbook from late 2008 and I can say that it runs the Sims 3 quite decently natively in OS X...its only choppy when i have alot of sims on screen at once (but that's what a RAM upgrade is for ;) ) so best guess is that you'd be fine

    Hope this helps!
  4. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    It should run okay. I've been evaluating systems running Sims 3 since my sister is due a new one for college, so I'm trying to find the best setup for her.
    Oh and it's not a collectors Macbook ;) it's an old macbook that was phased out. I own the same machine and theres nothing collectors about it!
  5. JefferyShin macrumors regular


    Jun 20, 2009
    I have the same specs as ChaosMerdy, its a 2.0Ghz with 2GB RAM, and it runs pretty great.
  6. jakeguy99 macrumors regular


    Jan 21, 2007
    2.4 ghz MBP 15 inch nvidia geforce 8600M GT runs flawlessly maxed settings, view distance set to lower though.

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