Strategy games on rMBP 13"

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  1. TripleMoxy macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know whether there are any decent strategy games that run well on the new Iris card on the 13" model?

    I'm not a regular gamer but was curious if there was anything out there if the mood took me.
     
  2. Scott7975 macrumors 6502

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    You talking like StarCraft? I believe people are running SC2 on there just fine.
     
  3. TripleMoxy thread starter macrumors regular

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    I thought SC2 might be a bit beyond the Iris cards but I'll give it a go.

    I know that my description isn't particularly helpful, but any type of Strategy, Role Playing game would suit. :)
     
  4. SCOLANATOR macrumors 6502a

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    Try Civ 5, runs on OSX and isn't too demanding.
     
  5. animat macrumors newbie

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    I've thoroughly enjoyed playing XCOM Enemy Unknown - a turn-based strategy game that should run great on your machine. It's available on steam.
     
  6. leman macrumors 604

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    All strategy games will run on the Iris graphics. The 2012 MBA manages around 30 fps in SC2 at decent settings, so the rMBP should do 50 fps.
     
  7. TripleMoxy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you all for your suggestions. I have the disks for SC2 somewhere around here...

    Has anyone here tried Diablo III on the Haswell 13" rMBP?
     
  8. leman macrumors 604

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    You don't need disks, you can simply download it from your battle.net account.
     
  9. sarakn macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe he never had a battle.net account. ;)
     
  10. leman macrumors 604

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    Then he can't play SC2, can he ;)
     
  11. sarakn macrumors 6502a

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    That shows how little I know - I did not realize it was an online-only game. haha
     
  12. Cashmonee macrumors 6502a

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    I played SC2 last night with zero problems. It'll run fine.
     
  13. leman macrumors 604

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    If I am not mistaken, there is now an offline mode for single player, but you need a battle net account to actually install and start the game. Now, Diablo 3 simply cannot be played without a connection.
     
  14. Scott7975 macrumors 6502

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    Yes D3 runs fine. You might want to drop the resolution and not go max with it.
     
  15. ocelot12 macrumors newbie

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    I was playing some games last night on my new rMBP 13" and after 10min or so the fan kicked in in quite loud and I was asking myself if it is not bad for the laptop running so hot for a few hours:confused:
     
  16. TripleMoxy thread starter macrumors regular

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    That is a worry... :( How long before the fans kicked in?

    I'll some games this week and report back.
     
  17. ocelot12 macrumors newbie

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    10-15min
     
  18. safetravels macrumors newbie

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    I don't know why people are so worried about temperature and fan usage. Playing games makes any computer run hotter, yes. They're designed with that in mind, that's why the fans exist. All computers switch themselves off if they reach actually dangerous temperatures. That rarely happens unless you're overclocking. Just use your damn computer and stop worrying. Your computer will be obsolete before sustained temperature damage causes it to fail.
     
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