what mac would i want for games

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by barn1188, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. barn1188 macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2008
    I am new to the mac world and i am thinking of getting one i like city of heroes but i don't know if it will run on it or not. What would i need to get to run the games out there right now. I am thinking about the 24 inch 2.8ghz i mac. Would that work for me?

    thank you for your help
  2. Norvor macrumors newbie


    Jan 27, 2008
    Well, your going for too much for that game there ;) Let me help you out a bit. Firstly, I don't own City of Heroes but City of Villains instead. The minimum requirements are as follows:
    Intel Pentium 3 800 mhz, 512 mb of ram, 4 gb hdd space, ATI Radeon 8500, 16-bit sound card, 56k modem, directX 9.0, and a keyboard and mouse.

    Hopefully you have all those:D Anyways, that mac will come with ALOT more then you need. The recommended settings for what you (want) are as follows:
    Intel pentium 4 2.0 ghz (iMac 24" pro comes with 2.8 Intel Core 2 Extreme processor Way better than needed), 1 gb of ram, 4gb hdd space, About 128 mb of vram, 16-bit sound card, Broadand Internet connection, directX 9.0 and a keyboard and mouse.

    Basically, if you get that iMac, you'll be at max settings enjoying the game to its fullest. The only problem i can see is maybe the game isn't out for Macs? I have mine for my old windows pc i used to play some of my older games.

    ALWAYS check the bottom of the box for the OS though. I almost made this mistake and almost ended up wasting 60 bucks. Of course, they would probably have let me return it, but i almost bought a game for Windows. As i said, ALWAYS check the bottom of the box for the OS. You should see something like Mac OS X 10- then system requirements.

    A game called World of Warcraft as long as eiter many or all of the Blizzard games are made for both Windows and Macs. Be sure to read the system requirements even if it says windows, because at the bottom there may be another section for the Mac OS X. Anyways, good luck and you'll be more then happy with that iMac as it will run anything.
  3. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Norvor, all current macs can run windows / pc games.
  4. Norvor macrumors newbie


    Jan 27, 2008
    Why does bootcamp exist then? Only for applications?
  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    bootcamp lets you run windows which in turn lets you run windows games

    osx cant run windows games which is where i think you are confused
  6. Norvor macrumors newbie


    Jan 27, 2008
    I know you can run windows on the mac now. But if you dont want to and you just want to play the game on a mac, you need to check for that. I know that you cant play say mac games on windows. Basic stuff. ;) I was merely saying IF he wants to play on his mac OS then he needs to check the bottom for that information.

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