Thinking about installing Half Life 2 on my 13" MBP. Will it run the game?

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  1. ozziegn macrumors 6502a

    ozziegn

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    I was thinking about installing HL2 on my unibody 13" MBP but I'm starting to wonder if the integrated graphics will be able to handle it.

    I have the 2.53GHz processor w/ 4GB of memory but I'm not too sure about the graphics part.

    any opinions?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Are you sure it's not Half Life 2? Even the GMA X3100 managed to run that well enough.
     
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    It'll run it.
     
  4. ozziegn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ooops! my mistake. yes, it's Half Life 2.

    smoothly or will it barely run it as some ridiculously small resolution size?
     
  5. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Normally. I run GTA San Andreas smoothly on High using the 9400M
     
  6. kryptonianjorel macrumors 6502

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    Of course it will! HL2 is from like, 2003. The sys req are 1.2 GHz, 256 MB ram, and a DX6 compatible card...
     
  7. tempusfugit macrumors 65816

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    I don't know if I just failed at getting the proper drivers or something, but I couldn't even run Half Life 1 based games (CS, TFC)smoothly on bootcamp. I've run the mac OS version of call of duty 4, which runs... ok. Given that it runs CoD 4 alright I'm positive it has the ability to run HL or HL2 fine I just never really got it to jibe with windows. Maybe I should have updated opengl? either way I don't have windows on anymore to tweak it. I really can't think of any use for windows to me other than games, which I usually play on my xbox.
     
  8. Sace macrumors member

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    It will be just fine. I'm running HL2, CS:Source and San andreas smoothly on my low end 13" MBP
     
  9. kryptonianjorel macrumors 6502

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    idk what your prob might have been, but I can assure you it'll work. I just finished HL2E2 on bootcamp
     
  10. reallynotnick macrumors 6502a

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    I only played around with Half Life 2: The Lost Coast and I could pretty much max everything out sans AA and run it super smooth. I'm pretty impressed with the 9400m.
     

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