what games CAN macbook play

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  1. eurolit1 macrumors newbie

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    i know its not a gaming rig, and i know macbook pro has a dedicated video card. but can my macbook play games like warcraft 3. i assume you need to have windows xp installed? whats the most graphic heavy game youve ran on your macbook compfortably?
     
  2. chriscorbin macrumors 6502

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    Warcraft 3 works well as does world of warcraft Prey is really bad
    and thats all i've tried on my friends macbok
     
  3. mrcmosx macrumors newbie

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    hi there, I had this question as well.. Anyone try counter strike on the mac running bootcamp on wn XP pro?
     
  4. Lord Flashheart macrumors regular

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    A friend of mine plays World of Warcraft on his MacBook. He says it runs fine.
     
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    Yes, macbook in spec. Runs nicely at 60fps. Set fps_max to 60 and it will be stable at 55-60 fps else it might fluctuate.
     
  7. AnyKey macrumors member

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    Halo UB runs pretty nicely in OSX. I don't have the graphics turned all the way up, but they're not all set to the lowest settings either. You do get a decrease in speed when you turn the graphics and sound all the way up, but that's pretty much a given. :D
     
  8. mrcmosx macrumors newbie

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    hi, how do I modify the FPS setting? Where is it located? Thanks!
     
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    Umm, I should have been a little better on details. I ment how do i modify the fps for counter strike source. Thanks.
     
  11. protocol7 macrumors newbie

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    Plays WOW smoothly with all the settings on low~mid
     
  12. xJulianx macrumors 6502a

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    My MacBook plays CounterStrike 1.6 through Crossover perfectly.
     
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    The MacBook can play a lot of games, but somewhat new games can't be played at the highest quality. Most complex games won't play well enough to be considered "playable" by most people, but you expected that.
     
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    I think Flight Simulator X works great on a Macbook.
     
  15. the ripper18 macrumors newbie

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    Are you guys talking about MBs or MBPs?

    If MB's which kind, 2 GHz or 1.83 GHz?
     
  16. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    MB CD 2.0

    Using Lord of the Rings Battle for Middle Earth II (low graphics settings)
    Also Company of Heroes is barely playable at the lowest settings.

    Cheers,
     
  17. Shaduu macrumors 6502a

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    There's my gaming fix sorted then. :D
     
  18. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    I play Civ 4 and the EA sports games on my Macbook

    Also, lego starwars 2

    and I'm gonna start playing Starwars empire at war soon. and maybe try Prey
     
  19. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    war3 runs great (all settings maxed, ~30 fps in large multiplayer) since it went intel-native. Civ IV runs, but not well. By the end of the game, it's pretty awful. Those 2 are pretty much all I've tried on the macbook in my signature.
     
  20. Diejws macrumors member

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    Age of Empires 3 runs surprisingly well on low settings. I have everything on rock bottom settings though, because honestly I can't tell much of a difference between that and high anyway. I don't have a FPS figure but it's smooth, anyway.

    ^ This would be on a C2D 2.0Ghz, 1 GB RAM
     
  21. $nowman macrumors newbie

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    i have battlefield 1942 on mine thru bootcamp and it runs good, havent tried desert combat or BF2 tho
     
  22. Leopon macrumors newbie

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    wow

    World of warcraft runs well in my macbook
    i have 64MB video
     
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