What games CAN the macbook play?

Dale_Nx26

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What kind of games can the macbook run? I'm not interested in DOOM 3 or anything that intensive. The most intensive game I would play is like Sims 2. It can play the original Sims right? Any example games are appreciated.
 

Dale_Nx26

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actually, I don't have a macbook. Also, I plan to play games using Boot Camp/Windows XP.
 

G99

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I think he means with the graphics capabilities of the macbook.
You can play the games, but don't expect amazing graphics, as a 64MB graphics card is pretty low-end..
 

Dale_Nx26

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How is gaming on the macbook compared to playing say Nanosaur on a 1.25GHz g4?
 

WabeWalker

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I hate to chip in, but gaming really isn't what this machine is about. Even if you're just a casual gamer, why not buy an Xbox 360?

If you want to 'play games' while you're on a business trip or something... well, pffft.
 

remowilliams

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Sims 2 is probably asking a bit much. The original Sims should play well.

Anything that is primarily 2D or earlier 3D games (ala Half life) should play nicely.
 

G99

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Dale_Nx26 said:
How is gaming on the macbook compared to playing say Nanosaur on a 1.25GHz g4?
It depends on the graphics card... I'm just looking for G4 specs...
EDIT: I see it has NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra. I'd say the G4 would have better video capabilities than a Macbook.
 

dmetzcher

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Sims 2, Railroad Tycoon, and World of Warcraft all play very nicely on my iBook, so they should all be fine on your MacBook. I know that WoW is Universal, and I think Sims 2 is as well now.
 

dmetzcher

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WabeWalker said:
I hate to chip in, but gaming really isn't what this machine is about. Even if you're just a casual gamer, why not buy an Xbox 360?

If you want to 'play games' while you're on a business trip or something... well, pffft.
What's wrong with playing a game or two if you are on a business trip? You aren't working the entire trip, and your off-hour time is yours to burn. The OP's question was a valid one. There are games for the Mac, and someone who just bought new hardware might want to know which ones are playable. I know that I asked about WoW prior to buying it, because I was worried that the iBook couldn't handle it. Seeing as how there is no WoW for the Xbox, my only other alternative is to purchase a PC gaming notebook and carry it around with me. There are many games that are not available on consoles, and one cannot take a console on the road when traveling, or to the campus library.