What games will run on this macbook?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Chilaha, May 6, 2012.

  1. Chilaha macrumors member

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    #1
    Here are my specs:
    Hardware Overview:

    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook3,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.2 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 4 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Intel GMA X3100:

    Chipset Model: GMA X3100
    Type: Display
    Bus: Built-In
    VRAM (Total): 144 MB
    Vendor: Intel (0x8086)
    Device ID: 0x2a02
    Revision ID: 0x0003


    Just wondering what games I can run on this. Can be as old as the 90s just need to be good. :)
    Thanks,
    Chilaha
     
  2. Fraaaa macrumors 65816

    Fraaaa

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    London, UK
    #2
    The only thing that you have to care about is the graphics, in this case Intel GMA X3100.

    Unfortunately older Intel GPU prior HD3000 are extremely bad in terms of gaming. I had the same Mac before I bought the MacBook Air 2010 and 2011.
    I played WoW on it and runs at the lowest setting decently; however, that is not the case for any other AAA game, which unlikely will run.
    I believe you can buy some casual game off the App Store, but that is as far you can go.
     
  3. Chilaha thread starter macrumors member

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    What about old games like Marathon, Half Life 1, and etc?
     
  4. Fraaaa macrumors 65816

    Fraaaa

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    #4
    Half-Life might work but cannot confirm this for you. Beside isn't that PC only(I was looking on Steam)?

    System Requirements
    Minimum: 500 mhz processor, 96mb ram, 16mb video card, Windows XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

    Recommended: 800 mhz processor, 128mb ram, 32mb+ video card, Windows XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection
     

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