Where do you MBA owners get your games?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by DannyNguyener, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. DannyNguyener macrumors regular


    Mar 13, 2010
    The MBA is powerful enough to run casual games, and older games, such as the Sims for an example.

    Unfortunately, the MBA does not have a CD drive. Digital downloads are my only option; where do you guys get/how do you guys game on the MBA?
  2. DannyNguyener thread starter macrumors regular


    Mar 13, 2010
  3. foranor macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2009
    No second computer you could mount the drive of? Network shares?
  4. Spacekatgal macrumors regular


    Jun 9, 2009
    World of Goo runs okay on the MBA. So do a few of the other casual games, but even the old game Torchlight runs like crap.

    I found Jade Empire to run okay on a rev C. It ate my battery like nobody's business though. You can get that on Direct2Drive.

    Peggle Nights was the game I found to be the best. But, lets be clear - the MBA is not a platform for anything but the most casual games.
  5. gri macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2004
    New York City, aka Big Apple
    We don't.

    You could use the remote CD drive option though...
  6. brendu macrumors 68020

    Apr 23, 2009
    most macbook air owners dont play games on them.. except maybe chess
  7. PowerGamerX macrumors 6502a


    Aug 9, 2009
    I play games on mine, it works fine, heating is an issue though.

    Check out macgamestore.com and macgamefiles.com for games and demos. They also have a steam-like store called Mac Games Arcade which is nice, mostly casual and indie games.
  8. lucifiel macrumors 6502a


    Nov 7, 2009
    In your basement
    Torchlight runs perfectly on mine....

    I was able to even rune Dragon Age on the MBA...and Batman...

    But to answer the OP: I mostly get my games from Steam.

    And I run in bootcamp...
  9. bkap16 macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2009
    Yet. It's only be available for Mac for a month. There's over 1000 available for Windows, where Steam's been around for 3 years. Many of them are older games that run on DOS Box, so they should be easy to bring over to Mac.

    Steam is *the* main content delivery network for Windows, so they already have distribution deals with pretty much everyone (well, not the Mac-specific porting companies like Aspyr, but other than that). New games for Mac will almost certainly be available on Steam as soon as they're released, and Valve (the company that makes Steam) has committed to Mac releases the same day as the Windows release on all their future games.

    For now, most of the games available for Mac (and they're all Mac native, not ports like Aspyr's games or EA's games) are excellent. Everything Valve produces works well- just buy the Orange Box which contains the Half-Life 2 series (FPS mixed in with some puzzles), Portal (world's best puzzle game), and Team Fortress 2 (online multiplayer FPS). Also, get Torchlight (a Diablo-style dungeon crawling RPG) and World of Goo (an indie puzzle game).
  10. Disavowed macrumors regular


    Apr 10, 2009

    p.s. I love playing Chess :)

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