What game should i buy today?!?!?!?!

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Rawticus, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. Rawticus macrumors newbie

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    I have a 20" iMac Core Duo 2.0 w/1GB ram. (im new to the whole Mac thing and i LOVE it) I want a game that'll run smoothly, preferably an FPS. Multiplayer action is a MUST. I usually hate playing campaign modes.

    Any and ALL suggestions will be appreciated.

    Thanks guys :D
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Lego Star Wars is an absolute blast multi-player action game. Highly recommend it.
    (haven't played it on Mac, but should run fine on your machine).
     
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  4. Rawticus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    no windows on my machine. i bought it RIGHT b4 Leopard ... i had no idea there was a new OS coming out. So it'll have to run on tiger
     
  5. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    How'd you miss that? Not a frequent visitor to the ol' MacRumor boards are we.
     
  6. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    cant you get windows via bootcamp installer or is it due to that expired beta or something :(
     
  7. Rawticus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i found out about MacRumors on wednesday. only have own a Mac since September. I was one of those PC users that would never go near a Mac untill a friend finally convinced me. Gave it a try, liked it, and 2 weeks later i went to the Apple store and bought one.

    Now i wanna play a game and frag someone. HELP!!! lol
     
  8. ceiph macrumors regular

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    i think unreal tournament may be a game to look up
     
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  10. fblack macrumors 6502a

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    Is this the white Core Duo with the x1600 graphics or did you mean the Core 2 Duo (aluminum) with the 2400xt? You said you got it just before leopard came out but I'm not clear which machine you have.

    In OSX the older X1600 did a better job of giving you more frames than the 2400XT, that may change if apple decides to upgrade the drivers.

    Your FPS choices are like: Prey, Quake 4, Halo, Call of Duty, Call of Duty 2, Unreal Tournament 2004. You should be able to run these without much of an issue, but you may need to dial down a few settings to squeeze out xtra fps. Make sure to get the game updates. A copy of Halo may be difficult to find. Call of Duty series still has alot of people playing online, the last time I checked.

    There's also BattleField 2142, but I don't know how well the game plays with these graphics cards. I know there's been issues and updates, maybe someone else will chime in and give their feedback on how well the game runs for them.

    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars should be out from Aspyr soon, so keep your eyes out for that. I've played the demo on the pc side and its pretty good.:cool:
     
  11. Rawticus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ATI,RadeonHD2400 .....

    thats what it saids when i clicked on about this Mac. its a 128mb card
     
  12. fblack macrumors 6502a

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    So you have the newer Al imac. They released an update that enables anisotropic shading (imac update 1.1?), and supposedly they are working on improving the drivers for the 2400 and 2600 gpus in the imacs. When they release those new drivers you should get some extra frames. In the meantime to get an idea of where you stand with some games you can look here:

    http://www.barefeats.com/imacal.html

    These settings are all at high, so you may have to lower them to medium to get better frame rates. If you are impatient for performance gains you could set up bootcamp and load XP and run games from there. The drivers are more mature and you will get significantly better frame rates from your graphics card.
     
  13. twistedlegato macrumors 65816

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    If you can find a copy. Halo CE for the mac is an excellent game. Online is still a blast.
     
  14. Rawticus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i found a post here with a bunch of open source games ...

    open arena
    nexuis
    urban terror ....

    i downloaded those and they are awesome and free ...

    i still wanna buy a game though
     

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