Viva Pinata on the Mac?

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by Spree, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. Spree macrumors newbie

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    Hey :) I've been looking all over for this without luck--could my Macbook run the PC version of Viva Pinata effectively? I have Parallels XP, and my laptop is the basic of the basic Macbooks with the exception of an upgrade to 2GB.

    Any experiences, or suggestions? You'd think there'd at least be a PC demo out there...

    Thanks!
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Have you checked out the games minimum spec ?

    The biggest concern I would have is the GPU.
     
  3. Spree thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for replying,

    This was the only info I could find.

    1.8 Ghz Processor
    1 GB RAM
    10 GB Hard Disk Space
    NVIDIA 5900 or ATI 9600 Video Card or above
    DVD-ROM Drive

    I've also read this on another forum:

    So it seems my computer would be able to run it... however I'm unsure about the graphics card, as my 'book uses the Intel GMA 950.
     
  4. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Yeah its the GMA950 that would be the biggest stumbling block, otherwise you would be fine.

    I guess the only way to really know, is to try and hope the store will let you return the game if it doesnt. (unless there is a demo on the net)

    Either you'll have a successful afternoon and a rewarding game to play, or a pain in the head and a crashing game :eek::)

    Oh and there is not a cat in hells chance of it running in Parallels, it's going to have to be Bootcamp i'm afraid.
     
  5. Spree thread starter macrumors newbie

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    We have an online game renting service, I may try that.

    Ouch, Bootcamp. I'll have to see if I can get ahold of it and install it without terrible consequences. Any good guides? I haven't been able to find any when I searched.

    Thanks :)
     
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  8. Foulle macrumors newbie

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    Hi there. I've bought Viva Pinata too... but it doesn't seem to work on my Macbook. Wouldn't work on my Thinkpad 'cuz I was 16MB short of a gig of RAM... but the processor is the problem this time. Got an error message telling me it was using only about 700MHz and, while it was capable of going up to the full 2.2GHz, it definitely didn't. I called Apple, they said Macs can't overclock unless I found a third party program...

    Well, I'd like to know if yours turned out alright.
     
  9. Spree thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It didn't :p Tried it under parallels and got a strange error continually. Too scared to install Bootcamp without a back up atm.
     

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