what are YOU playing on your AMB?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Jinsou, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. Jinsou macrumors regular


    Nov 18, 2007
    Well, I recently got an AMB and i want to play something good on it, I saw it running CoD4, with all settings High, and there was 0 lag for movies and minor lag for inGame scenes with a lot of light... but it runned pretty well, I dont know if GTA4 will run on it, if anyone is running this please confirm and give review's... Thanks
  2. hankolerd macrumors 6502


    Sep 19, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    What is an AMB? An Apple MacBook? or did you mean an MBA(MacBook Air).
    if you meant MBA, I don't think they can run cod4 at high settings, at least not according to the results I have seen, but I think it can at low settings pretty good. If you are talking about a MacBook, than I think they can run it at high settings, but I don't know what the frame rate is. I would suspect that if it can run cod4 at high settings, it should be able to run gta4 at least on low settings and probably higher :apple:
  3. jamays00 macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2008
    I assumed he meant Aluminium Macbook. I have been playing AOE3 a bit...
  4. hankolerd macrumors 6502


    Sep 19, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    Oh I see now. :apple:
  5. MindBrain macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2007
    AlephOne - Engine for running Marathon Infinity, 2 and 1. Has excellent network play (has improved greatly over the years) Can be tough to set up your router to act as a host though.

    Civilization IV demo - Cool game nice graphics, runs good. Would like to own it even though these games are usually hard for me to play or stay into (seems to take longer as it goes along) There's a demo try it out.

    Droid Assault - Awesome shooter game with tactical elements from an Indie type developer. Minus is there is no multiplayer. Still probably wouldn't mind paying 20 bucks for the full version.

    Eve Online - Minus, expensive. Plus, runs pretty good on the AMB, highy in depth with great graphics, can be time consuming if you know what to do in the game, if you don't know what to do in the game then it probably won't be too time consuming though.

    Myth II - One of the best strategy games ever made. In depth, highly tactical, has multiplayer. Can be tough to find a copy and possibly set it up though.

    Flatout 2 demo - Only played for about 30 secs so far but has nice graphics and runs good on AMB 2.4 ghz

    NetHack - Runs in Terminal, an ASCII based game of dungeon crawling.

    Full Tilt Poker - Poker, real money or fake, fake money tournaments can be fun

    Weird Worlds demo - Awesome adventure game, single player, quick fun.

    World Of Goo demo - Ok

    Sky Fighters 1945 - Fairly realistic feeling (in my ill-informed opinion) flight sim. Some of the ground graphics are kind of ugly though.

    FreeCiv - Civ game that is free, has multiplayer but I don't play this often.

    Pox Nora - Strategy game that has a mix of turn based strategy and card trading. Can be stupidly expensive to play competitively, free to play if you just want to use the basic decks. Can be fun.

    Jin (chess) - A chess client I use to connect to FICS (Free Internet Chess Server)

    Escape Velocity Nova - Sort of a 2d single player version of Eve Online. Well not really but functions as an awesome free roaming RPG. Really wish it had multiplayer to go with the nice clean graphics. Could have servers where games last a few months and support up to a few hundred players. But no it's not to be. Maybe let Ambrosia know you would like to see that.
  6. MindBrain macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2007
  7. r!ggaman macrumors newbie


    Jan 31, 2006
    Under bootcamp I have the Orange Box, Fallout 3, and Dead Space installed. The macbook runs the Orange Box and Dead Space beautifully but has a some trouble with Fallout 3, still with medium setting on FO3 the game runs and looks good. I'm also looking into Call of Duty 4 since I hear it runs pretty well on the alum macbooks.
  8. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    These I have installed. 500GB, Partitioned 50/50. 232GB usable both sides.

    Call of Duty 4
    Call of Duty 5
    Sins of a Solar Empire
    Grand Theft Auto 4
    MotoGP 2008
    Left 4 Dead
    X3 Terran Conflict
    X3 The Reunion
    X2 The Threat
    SimCity 4: Rush Hour
    The Sims 2
    NFS: Undercover
    Civilization 4 (All Expansions)
    Civilization 4 Colonization
    Assassin's Creed
    Wolfenstein Enemy Territory
    Star Trek Legacy
    Fallout 3
  9. drichards macrumors 6502a


    Nov 30, 2008
    All in MacOS, some crossover some cider and some native, no more bootcamp for me. I game on Xbox360 mainly tho, so these are all pretty much old titles... Actually alot more games than I thought, no wonder my hdd was full :p

    GTA3, GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas
    Hitman, Hitman 2, Hitman Contracts, Hitman Blood Money
    Duke Nukem 3D
    Various classic DOS and 68k Mac games
    NES, SNES, SMS, MegaDrive - all known games
    Steam on Crossover: HL, HL2, CS1.6, CS:S, various SourceMods, History Channel games
    Starcraft, Diablo, Diablo 2, Warcraft 3
    Call of Duty 4
    Return to Castle Wolfenstein
    Quake3, Quake4, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
    The Sims 2
    UT3, UT2004
    Tabula Rasa
    BF1942 with expansions
    NFS Porsche Unleashed, NFS Most Wanted: Black Edition
    FoF: Rock Band (RB1+2, GH1,2,3,and Aerosmith)
    America's Army
  10. ChrisN macrumors 65816


    Aug 27, 2007
    Demarest, NJ
    how did these play for you?

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