Starcraft 2 + my MBP?

jgw1283

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Aug 6, 2007
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Wondering how well it will run.....have been reading all sorts of varying info on specs so I'm curious to get your take.

2.5ghz core 2 duo
4gb DDR2 ram
geforce 8600m GT (512 vram)
 

rasmasyean

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Jul 11, 2008
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medium settings maybe. Windows version usually works better. Very weak graphics card by today's standards.
 

jakeguy99

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Jan 21, 2007
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Youll be fine the 4GB ram helps quite a bit. I played with same specs with medium to high settings with no problem. However This was playing on XP. The mac version will prob run with just medium settings.
 

chadwick33

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Jul 26, 2010
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At the end of the day, you can just bootcamp it if you're not happy with just medium settings.
 

neenja

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Jul 17, 2008
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runs decent. i played a few weeks of beta with a mbp similar to yours. the thing i hated the most (and surely felt like a handicap) was that in really huge battles.. like a 2v2, when all 4 players are maxed out with units and a huge battle starts.. i lagged insanely. not being able to micro your units in big battles will honestly make or break the fight.

other than that, it ran pretty good.
 

jgw1283

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Aug 6, 2007
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I'm happy to report that I can run this on medium everything at 1440x900. I can bump everything up to High with only minor slowing. Very very impressed. If you have a MBP, you should be able to run this game at least at Medium settings without any problems! :)
 

stefan15

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I'm happy to report that I can run this on medium everything at 1440x900. I can bump everything up to High with only minor slowing. Very very impressed. If you have a MBP, you should be able to run this game at least at Medium settings without any problems! :)
If by no problems you mean a horrendous frame rate.. then yeah no problems.
 

Block

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Jun 28, 2007
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I'm happy to report that I can run this on medium everything at 1440x900. I can bump everything up to High with only minor slowing. Very very impressed. If you have a MBP, you should be able to run this game at least at Medium settings without any problems! :)
Just wait until you play it a bit more and the more graphically intense things start happening, especially if you have Medium Shaders.

Question: Are you on 10.6.4?
 

hancock

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I have the same computer as the OP but I have only been able to play with low settings in full resolution, any higher and the frame rate goes way down on large levels...I was wondering, if I payed for the mac version can i download and install it on bootcamp and use the same license?
 

Aldaris

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I have the same computer as the OP but I have only been able to play with low settings in full resolution, any higher and the frame rate goes way down on large levels...I was wondering, if I payed for the mac version can i download and install it on bootcamp and use the same license?
Yes, 1 license, on any amount of machines you want, only thing is you can only log into one at a time.
 

Block

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Jun 28, 2007
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I have the same computer as the OP but I have only been able to play with low settings in full resolution, any higher and the frame rate goes way down on large levels...I was wondering, if I payed for the mac version can i download and install it on bootcamp and use the same license?
Yes, you can install Starcraft 2 on as many computers as you want, whether they be Mac or PC. The only "check" that occurs is when you log online onto your account to play.