Which FPS if any for Macbook?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Caspar, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. Caspar macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2007
    London - England
    Hi all - just bought my first Mac - luvin it! I didn't buy it for games but loved Medal of Honor on my old PC. Is there anyway I can run a playable MOH or any other FPS on my new shiny white 2.2ghz Macbook? I've got the full 4gig RAM (Thanks to crucial.com £84) if it makes any difference at all. I don't want to go back to Windows to please don't even mention the word hehe.:)

    Many thanks
  2. iProd macrumors regular


    Feb 26, 2006
  3. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

    Dec 9, 2004
    You fail.

    Medal of Honor is probably OK on the Macbook, since it's made with the Quake 3 engine. UT2004 is apparently OK if you turn all the settings down, otherwise you get 20fps, which isn't playable, IMO.

  4. Kwub macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2007
    Call of Duty 2 - runs well with highest settings on a Macbook
    Unreal Tournament 2004 - runs perfectly on high settings
    Doom 3 - runs fairly well on lower settings with the Universal Binary update
    Jedi Outcast/Academy - both run perfectly, the latter especially with the UB update
    Undying - runs perfectly on highest settings

    I'll let you know when I've tested a few other FPSs on my Macbook.
  5. Caspar thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2007
    London - England
    That's great - thanks guys. Kwub - keep me updated on your findings, I'll be interested to know what else you get running. I take it these are OS X versions straight off the shelf with no mods or tweaks needed?
  6. Cecily macrumors newbie


    Jul 31, 2007
    My vote is for Call of Duty 2. It's a great game, especially if you enjoy WW2 shooters.
  7. marioman38 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2006
    Elk Grove, CA
    Go for UT2k4 first! Such a great game, i've owned it for 2 years now, and just played it earlier this week. This game can be played forever! I know people who still play UT '99
  8. Red Sox macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2007
    I get 47.5 FPS in Counter Strike Source. Runs very well on my MacBook.
  9. MrMacMan macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2001
    1 Block away from NYC.
    :slaps you:

    Did you read the thread at all?

    Another poster did the same thing... :sigh:
  10. forrestmc4 macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2007
    Washington, DC
    Hey numbnuts, using Crossover he won't have to use Windows!
  11. Caspar thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2007
    London - England
    I've just been reading up on that Does it really work? All the time or does it depend what you're running? Could I run my PC MOH through it for my Macbook?

    Excuse my ignorance - pretty new to all this.
  12. forrestmc4 macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2007
    Washington, DC
    I have used crossover to run CS:S and HL2 and HL2 Ep 1. It is an excellent program but I will admit that it doesn't run everything perfectly. Check the list of apps here.
  13. Shacklebolt macrumors 6502a


    Sep 2, 2004

    Marathon! - Devloped by Bungie! Those weird noises the aliens make when they show up still creep me out. Plus, you could probably get 2000 fps in this bad boy.

    UT 99! - Playing against 16 people with the Instagib is just... glorious, glorious madness.

    Quake 3 Arena! Try playing this game while listening to Nine Inch Nails' "Closer". It will bring you closer to god.
  14. Caspar thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2007
    London - England
    Well I've ordered Call Of Duty 2 - should be delivered in the next couple of days. Will look at these others once I've had a play of that. Many thanks.
  15. Red Sox macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2007
    Caspar, please let us know how it runs. I have the same MacBook as you and would like to know the performance. I downloaded the Demo (OSX Version) and it ran very smoothly, but I just want to be sure everything else works before I buy.
  16. xPismo macrumors 6502a


    Nov 21, 2005
    Nice! Good calls on the classics. I was shown the new Marathon 3D conversion about half a year ago. Might work well on a MB. I'm playing with Freespace2 on my powerbook and it seems to run quickly, probably scroll like butter on your MB. I wonder if you can dig up the old Rainbow 6 multiplayer demo? Or one of my old favorites Close Combat: First to Fight which I think I will fire today.

    (and dare I mention Halo?)
  17. Richdmoore macrumors 68000


    Jul 24, 2007
    Troutdale, OR
    Convert Some PC Games to Mac

    I found this thread a while ago, it allowed my to play some old pc games on the mac, using files from the pc version and either mac demo versions or source ports to have them run native in OSX.

    here it the forum thread web page:

    It's an outstanding guide, I used it to convert a couple of pc games to mac.
  18. Caspar thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2007
    London - England
    It runs perfectly Red Sox - no tweaks and on full details. I don't know how to measure frames per second on it but it seems to be at the speed I'd expect the game to run. If anyone can tell me how I can ascertain fps, I'll let you know just how fast. Go buy - it's great
  19. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    One fun game is the original No One Lives Forever.

    If you sneak around, you will get to hear all the hilarious conversations before you cap the bad guy.
  20. wightstraker macrumors regular

    Dec 18, 2007
    May very well be the greatest game ever.
  21. famicom69 macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2007
    Im yet to try these methods, but thanks for posting this link. Cant wait to try this.
  22. kick52 macrumors member

    Aug 2, 2007
    Don't forget the open source world!

    OpenArena - Fully free, GPL Quake 3 Arena clone. Very nice and fun.

    BZFlag - Graphics aren't great, and there is a bit of a learning curve, though it is great fun.

    Nexuiz - Haven't tried

    Tremulous - A bit tricky at first but good team game

    Sauerbraten - Haven't tried, though it's successor, Cube, was very nice.

    Urban Terror - Which is a bit like CS, I think.

    Those should keep you going for months.

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