What games can be run on a 3,1 macbook?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Chilaha, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. Chilaha macrumors member

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    Im trying to find some clean games to get for my macbook. Im looking for games on that are T and lower and not games like COD and Halo. Im not about violent games but I do like games that are a bit violent like starcraft.
    Thanks Chilaha
     
  2. Ace134blue macrumors 6502a

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    I dont know of any T or lower games for mac. Maybe rollercoaster tycoon or some racing games. :confused:
     
  3. Chilaha thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks

    Thanks, worth a shot anways. Im gonna build a PC and get Portal 2, Left Behind 3, and play Need for speed world instead.
    Thanks Chilaha :)
     
  4. Chilaha thread starter macrumors member

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    One more thing, can i run at least left behind 3 and Need for speed on bootcamp or parallels.
    Here are the requirements for the games: (this one is for need for speed)
    Diff
    Intel Processor - Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz
    AMD Processor - Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4600+
    Nvidia Graphics Card - GeForce 7900 GTX
    ATI Graphics Card - Radeon HD 4670 512MB
    RAM (Memory) - 2 GB
    Hard Disk Space - 2 GB
    Direct X - 9
    Heres left behind 3:


    Windows® XP SP1, Vista, 7
    Pentium® IV 2.0GHz processor or faster
    512MB RAM Minimum
    4GB free hard disk space
    DVD-ROM drive
    32MB DirectX9.0c compatible GeForce 4 MX440 or ATI Radeon 8500 video card or higher
    DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    TCP/IP for LAN or 56 Kbps modem (2 player games) or Cable/DSL modem (3-8 player games) and an Internet service provider account required for Internet multiplayer.
    Microsoft compatible keyboard and mouse.
     
  5. Chilaha, Jun 28, 2011
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    Chilaha thread starter macrumors member

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    Is there a big difference in the amount of lag on bootcamp and paralels.
    IS it significant or is the lag ok, cause i dont really wanna have to reboot every time i wanna go back to osx.
    Thanks Chilaha
     
  6. Ace134blue macrumors 6502a

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    Yes there is, you might just want to build a PC, which i can help you with.
     
  7. Chilaha thread starter macrumors member

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    Building a rig

    Yea, Id be interested. But, I hear it costs tons to make one capable of playing those games. Is bootcamp that hard to setup and does it have good performance with games. Or should i might as well go and build a PC.
    Im not looking to play high requirement games, most are just strategy like Left Behind 3, Star Craft II, but i want to also play Need for Speed World and Marathon (which runs on any computer after 1995).
    Thanks Chilaha
     
  8. jegbook macrumors regular

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    I don't think Boot Camp is hard to setup. It would be the only way you could play any games on that MacBook (it has the X3100 Intel graphics, right?) unless they were super old.

    Parallels is not likely to recognize any graphics hardware in that MacBook due to the integrated graphics.
    Booted into Windows you will get okay performance: which means that you could play games on medium/medium-low settings on games that are a few years old.

    Even though Starcraft 2 is a strategy game, my understanding is that it's very resource intensive, more CPU than graphics, but still, it's hard to imagine that MacBook being able to play it too well.

    I had played Neverwinter Nights 2 on my 2.2 MacBook (Santa Rosa) and got about 8 frames per second on medium settings with most effects turned off. It was playable in my mind, but a little logy at times.

    Best of luck.
     
  9. Chilaha thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks

    Thanks for your reply. Yea, i think im gonna build... I have someone on Maxmimum PC forums helping me out with that and I found parts to build a PC that can run those games decently enough.
    Thanks for the help
    Chilaha
     

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