The game From Dust on a Mac mini?

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  1. jrichman63 macrumors regular

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    Can the 2011 Mac Mini base 2.3 or 2.5 with gfx card model play the game From Dust?

    This would be under bootcamp windows7.

    http://store.steampowered.com/app/33460/

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    Here are the requirements:


    System Requirements
    OS: Windows XP (SP3) / Windows Vista (SP2) / Windows 7 (SP1)
    Processor: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or 2.3 GHz AMD Athlon64 X2 4400+
    Memory: 1.5 GB (Windows XP) / 2 GB (Windows Vista/Windows 7)
    Graphics: 256 MB DirectX 9.0c-compliant card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher (*see supported list)
    DirectX®: 9.0c
    Hard Drive: 4 GB
    Sound: DirectX 9.0-compliant sound card
    Peripherals: Keyboard, mouse, optional controller *Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:
    ATI RADEON HD 3000 / 4000 / 5000 / 6000 series
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800 / 9 / 100 / 200 / 300 / 400 / 500 series
    Laptop versions of these cards may work but are NOT supported. These chipsets are the only ones that will run this game.
    Crossfire or SLI-equipped systems may run the game but are not supported. It is recommended to use a single card while playing From Dust. * This product does not support Windows® 98/ME/2000/NT



    OS: Windows XP SP3 / Vista SP2 / Windows 7 SP1
    Processor: 2.66 GHz Intel Core i7 920 or 3.0 GHz AMD Phenom II X4 or better
    Memory: 3 GB DDR3
    Graphics: 512 MB Geforce 9 or Radeon HD 4000 (*see supported list)
    DirectX®: 9.0c
    Hard Drive: 4 GB
    Sound: 5.1 sound card
    Peripherals: Keyboard, mouse, joystick optional (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended) *Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:
    ATI RADEON HD 3000 / 4000 / 5000 / 6000 series
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800 / 9 / 100 / 200 / 300 / 400 / 500 series
    Laptop versions of these cards may work but are NOT supported. These chipsets are the only ones that will run this game.
    Crossfire or SLI-equipped systems may run the game but are not supported. It is recommended to use a single card while playing From Dust. * This product does not support Windows® 98/ME/2000/NT
     
  2. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Yes, you should be fine.

    You should know, though, that Ubisoft really botched the PC port. I won't be buying it until they fix the issues.
     
  3. jrichman63 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'll wait to get it, but should I get the base Mac mini or the one with the gfx processor???
     
  4. Rodus macrumors 6502a

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    If you are going to be gaming then get the high end mini with the Radeon card, it's far better then the Intel integrated chipset.
     
  5. megamonster585 macrumors newbie

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    Help Please!!!!

    Will this game (Form Dust) work on an normal Mac book Pro Laptop??????
     
  6. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    What are the specs of your laptop ?
     
  7. megamonster585 macrumors newbie

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    MacBook Air 13" 1.6Ghz Core 2 Duo 2GB RAM 80GB HD
     
  8. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    I believe that's the first gen MBA, in which case you are out of luck. GPU is way too weak.
     
  9. megamonster585 macrumors newbie

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    Im sorry i don't know what that means?????
    (MBA? & GPU?)
     
  10. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    In your previous post you mentioned you had a MacBook Pro. In this post you say you have an MBA or MacBook Air. GPU means graphics processor unit or graphics card. Assuming you have a first generation MacBook Air then no the game will not run on your laptop.
     
  11. megamonster585 macrumors newbie

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    Ok sorry i was confused and said the wrong thing. I have a Mac book pro is that strong enough to run this game without crashing and etc?
     
  12. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    If you have the specs you listed above, you don't have a MacBook Pro. To make sure you know what your specs are, go to the Apple Menu in the top left corner, click on 'About This Mac,' then 'More Info,' and tell us what the model identifier is.
     
  13. megamonster585 macrumors newbie

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    ok so here goes:

    MacBook Pro 13" 2.26Ghz intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB 1067 MHz DDR3

    does that help?
     
  14. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    You could run it, but it wouldn't run very well. The 9400M is not a gaming GPU by any means.
     
  15. megamonster585 macrumors newbie

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    is there something that i can do or plug in or install or something to make it run better?
     
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  17. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    If that MacBook Pro has a 9400M I doubt the game will run at all. It uses shared memory and is not a dedicated GPU.

    No there is no way to upgrade the GPU. You would have to buy a more up to date computer. The alternative would be to buy a PS3 or Xbox 360 to play it.
     
  18. megamonster585 macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!

    Thanks guys for all the help and answering my questions!!!! :D
     
  19. Jv240 macrumors newbie

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    Will it work on the mid 2012 version of the macbook pro?

    I have a macbook pro and here is my specs:

    Processor 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5
    Memory 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
    Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000 512 MB
    Software OS X 10.8.2 (12C3103)

    I want to get from dust on my laptop because its on sale on steam
     
  20. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    Yes, it will run. It probably won't be top-notch, but it'll run. Until Iris Pro Intel hasn't really had an excellent IGP, but you don't have that.

    Also, if a thread's a couple of years old, feel free to simply create a new one instead of gravedigging. :)
     

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