So who in here plays games on their MacBook Pro laptop?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ozziegn, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. ozziegn macrumors 6502a

    ozziegn

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    just wondering to those of you who own a MBP laptop if you play any games on your machine(s)? if so, what game(s) do you play and how well (or how bad) does it play them?
     
  2. webgoat macrumors 6502a

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    i play subspace continuum via vmware fusion xp pro vm
     
  3. GoxKok macrumors member

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    MBP SR 2.4 ghz

    I play Halo1 and Halo2, they both run well (acutally, Halo2 runs a bit choppily, but it was ment for DX 10 and Im running XP so what can you do)

    Half Life 2 and Counterstrike Source both run like heaven! :D
     
  4. triddent222 macrumors regular

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    Half-Life 2: Average FPS: Around 50-60 MAX RES possible.
    Half-Life 2: Ep.1: High 50s
    Half-Life 2: Lost Coast: Varies, but mostly above 40.

    Oblivion: Varies with setting Obviously; running at 1280x720 with medium details, it averages 30fps. BUT Oblivion is highly unoptimized (look maw, i invented a new word).

    Bioshock: Most Details on High, 20 something FPS, 30 sometimes, but never below 20.


    Those are the latest ones I've Played. Now, I ran them under Vista, and it should be noted that XP performance should be a bit higher.

    In My opinion, the MBP is ok for newer game, and outstanding for well developed games (HL: Ep 1 is a good example of that...). I dont think it would have any problems running newer games, as long as developers aren't sloppy and/or lazy.
     
  5. mrchainsaw5757 macrumors regular

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    I have a 2.2Ghz MBP and i play a few games on it. Oblivion runs awesome, graphics still look good, but performance is still good. I play WoW on it too, and that runs perfect as well. Civilization IV also runs very well.
     
  6. richardson.hila macrumors member

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    GTA San Andreas on Windows XP via BootCamp is nice. Counter Strike great also. WoW sweet on OS X too.
     
  7. roker macrumors regular

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    I've played Sims 2 a bit on my MBP, but at full gfx settings & all other apps closed it still runs a bit choppy :mad: :rolleyes: . Otherwise it runs nicely, as you would expect.
     
  8. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    United Offensive and Ghost Recon. Both run well.
     
  9. macduke macrumors 603

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    oh i am so glad to hear all of this. i really want to be able to play games on the macbook pro whenever i order it. i have a vista business cd key and i recently found out, i think on engadget, that micro$oft will trade it for an xp cd key. sweet...boot camp here i come!!
     
  10. PhatBoyG macrumors regular

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    I game on XP via BootCamp and it works very well. I get solid FPS with many of the latest games (BioShock 40+, TeamFortress2 50+) with all the goodies turned on running at the native resolution (1440x900) on the 2.4 GHz model.

    WoW is playable on OSX, but the latest update (1.1) of the MBP system software made the play really jerky with a short stutter in frame rate every half second. Very annoying. I don't play WoW (only did the trial for $2) but it was pretty when it ran well.
     
  11. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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    Call of Duty 2, and then Half life 2 and Live for Speed through crossovers which all play nice and smoothly.
     
  12. galstaph macrumors 6502a

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    On my mbp (see sig) I have played/play (in osx) WOW (runs better in windowed mode if you can believe it), Rise of Nations Gold, Empire Earth 2 (Cider port, gotta love these new technologies), xplane. Via windows I have tried to get star trek armada 1 and 2 working, they are too old to like the video card though:( (won't even run proper through parallels).
    Other than with the games under windows they all work well at high settings
     
  13. Zawamura macrumors regular

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    MPB 2,16GHz core2duo, 2gb ram.

    Play World of warcraft almost every day. Also play command and conquer 3 and Going to play hl2 ep2, TS2 and portals when it releases.
     
  14. ~J~ macrumors 6502

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    C&C3... most of the settings on medium. Dont know the exact frame rates, but it runs very smooth, only a little lag when a LOT happens at once (ie NOD nuke)

    2.33GHz C2D MBP
    2GB RAM
    256MB vid RAM
     

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