Unofficial Gaming MacBook PRO Thread: Post Results Here

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  1. drugs! macrumors regular

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    yo, this is the determining factor to see if i should upgrade from my 1.33 powerbook

    Basically, how does it perform with current games, and how you expect it to run with future releases (crysis, bioshock, cod modern warfare)
     
  2. zeppelin68 macrumors regular

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    here are some fps/screens that I took before. Settings for TDU were 1440x900, highest detail, 4x AA, no HDR.

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    And heres some Half life 2

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  3. zeppelin68 macrumors regular

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    TDU has low FPS but it really runs pretty smoothly. This was on the 2.4 Macbook Pro.
     
  4. drugs! thread starter macrumors regular

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    very nice,

    now i know was fps means, however are the numbers you are getting relatively high?
     
  5. azizane macrumors member

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    hi
    just wanted to report the games i played on my 2.16 core duo

    1- f.e.a.r. and f.e.a.r. extraction point the expansion pack.
    2- Swat 4 and swat 4's expansion pack.
    3- Far cry.

    I'm playing all these games with max settings and all of them are working great. If everything is fine with my 1st generation macbook pro, i can't imagine how powerful the new ones will be for gaming, specially since they have an nvidia graphics card. i say upgrade, don't hesitate you saw the screens!
     
  6. drugs! thread starter macrumors regular

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    thats awesome, thanks for your reply
     
  7. holybatfart macrumors member

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    The MBP is quite a powerful machine for gaming and I haven't been disappointed yet with my 2.4GHz. And yes the FPS shown in the HL2 screens are damn good. Mine are higher but i dont have AA or AF on, just recommended settings at max res. All the Source games run great. BF2 settings are all high except resolution(doesn't support widescreen) and no AA. I'm also playing the World In Conflict beta which plays very smoothly at recommended settings. I love my :apple:MBP:apple: hehe
     
  8. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    Tiberium Wars on a 2.2 ghz stock model

    1440x900 no AA Ultra high settings

    ~20 fps and very playable
     
  9. zeppelin68 macrumors regular

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    For Half life 2 they are high. For Test Drive Unlimited they are kind of on the low side but I'm running it on max settings except for HDR on the highest resolution for my laptop. Also, I haven't updated my graphics drivers so once I do that I will get more FPS. With a racing game it doesn't really have to be that high though. It runs pretty smooth.
     
  10. Knolly macrumors 6502a

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    On my SR MBP Half Life 2 and Episode 1 both run beautifully at pretty much max settings (pretty much because the highest anisotropic settings brings down the FPS by a HUGE margin compared to the second best... anyone know why?).

    FEAR and FEAR Extraction Point run like a charm too.

    Those are the only games I've tried as of yet. Currently installing Neverwinter Nights 2 though, haha.
     
  11. merc669 macrumors 6502

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    Are these being run using "BootCamp" or someother "windows" program?

    Bill....
     
  12. hammondc macrumors newbie

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    yeah... I was wondering the same. I am planning on getting my MBP this Friday and was hoping to be able to continue to play BF2 via Bootcamp.
     
  13. harveypooka macrumors 65816

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    I'd imagine Bootcamp as you get better video performance by booting into Windows rather than running emulation software.

    If you're a little confused as to what Bootcamp and other windows programs are, have a look here for Bootcamp and here and here for emulation programs.
     
  14. azizane macrumors member

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    yup under latest version of bootcamp, also said above it's the only way to run at native speed.

    i have more games to test later:
    HL: source
    HL2
    HL2: episode 1
    counter strike: source.

    Hmmm I just can't keep wondering if i could run crysis once it's released :/
     
  15. Azzurri15 macrumors member

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    Crysis will make it cry. It's going to tax my 8800 GTX.
     
  16. msharpmu macrumors regular

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    This may be a dumb question but when Leooperd comes out, will it come with bootcamp? Is it even a possibility? I just bought mbp SR and would love to play half life 2 on it. I have an old xp copy from my old toshiba (it does not have SP2). To run HL2, I will have to install bootcamp, download SP2, and install the game, right? How do you partition drives in OS ao that I can have windows partinioned off. Finally, is bootcamp free.

    Thanks for all your help.
     
  17. bobber205 macrumors 68020

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    Boot Camp only works with Service pack two. You'll have to find a tutorial about "slipstreaming" SP2 onto a new disc with XP.

    Post or search in the Windows on Macs forum for that. :D
     
  18. fr4c macrumors 65816

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    tested out Oblivion today on High settings, and everything was running smoothly. Will try on Ultra-High tomorrow and see how it goes. btw when running on High the MBP stayed around 65-70 degrees Celsius.
     
  19. lucero1148 macrumors member

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    bootcamp is free as its a beta version.

    Installing bootcamp automatically partitions your drive into a separate 32GB section. Apple takes all the work out of setting it up, just follow the instructions and keep a blank cd on hand to burn the windows drivers it provides for you (although from what other users have commented the Mac version of these drivers aren't the greatest, but take that with a grain of salt and test it out).

    My only problem was that I forgot to buy a copy of XP to install with bootcamp :( Haha! Will have to wait until I do to actually try out some windows games.
    Patrick
     
  20. Sic macrumors 6502

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    cool thread - nice one! I've played CSS, HL2 and Goldeneye Source on a 15" 2.4 (hopefully you know the rest ;)) on high and was getting 80-200 FPS - I'm very pleased.

    Briefly tried STALKER, but it was a bit jittery on high - I'll have to have a play with the settings so I can get it how I like it.

    Looking forward to trying FEAR, GTA:SA and Farcry. I didn't even know TDU was out on PC!
     
  21. azizane macrumors member

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    just wanted to mention that i have played both brothers in arms games on my mac and both of them are running gorgeously with high settings
     
  22. bobber205 macrumors 68020

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    Which mac? Remember this is a macbook only thread. ;) Dont' want to get people confused.
     
  23. azizane macrumors member

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    actually it's a macbook PRO thread :), i have a 15" first generation macbook pro Core Duo
     
  24. Nodnarb macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone played Delta Force Black Hawk Down (mac version) on their macbook pro, or any intel mac for the matter? My dad and I are going to be getting new macbook pros and he plays that game religiously on his dell. I have it for my powerbook, but I wanted to know if it even works on the new macs. I can't find anything on this subject anywhere on web.
     
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