Who Plays Games On Mac OS X? POLL

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Realnanners, Jun 29, 2015.

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Who Plays Games On Mac OS X?

  1. Yes!

  2. No!

  3. Sometimes

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  1. Realnanners macrumors member

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    Who Plays Games On Mac OS X? Go ahead and vote!
     
  2. Sirious macrumors 65816

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    If you mean games from the Mac App Store, then yes.
    If you mean external games, then no.. lol
     
  3. Pakaku macrumors 68000

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    I used to game on OSX. Now my desktop mac is a purely-Windows machine, and all for the better as far as the gaming department is concerned.
     
  4. Huntn, Jul 1, 2015
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    Don't like the options in this poll. My answers would be sometimes, but mostly not. As it is, my answer is no.

    Update: the poll was modified to my liking! :):)
     
  5. PatrickCocoa macrumors 6502a

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    I've reached the exact same conclusion as Pakaku - I have my 27" iMac Retina, but for games I simply built a Windows 7 machine that can play all the PC games natively at great frame rates.
     
  6. Washac macrumors 68020

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    I Play on Mac OS X and Windows 7 in Bootcamp, so should there not be a third and even forth option as in neither.
     
  7. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    I do play games in OS X and also did so on Windows through Boot Camp. However, I just bought myself a Zotac Zbox that will serve as a Windows/Steam machine. My MBP is now OS X only and will primarily be for work/productivity.
     
  8. tomvos macrumors 6502

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    I only play games on Mac OS X. Don't have any Console or Windows PC. I even dumped bootcamp when Elite-Dangerous was ported to the Mac.
    But then, I don't mind if I miss some game because it's not available for my platform of choice.
     
  9. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Fully blown YES!!

    Most (couple of times a week):
    • X-Plane 10 with a H*U*G*E amount of add-ins (800 GB total...)

    Sometimes (once a week):
    • DiRT 3
    • GRiD 2
    • F1 2013

    I have bought lots of OS X games through the MAS, (COD series, Tomb Raider, Rage, whatsmore) but hardly play them.
     
  10. Kroner macrumors regular

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    I mostly game on consoles, although I do have some games I play on OS X namely Elite Dangerous, Team Fortress 2 and maybe one day FFXIV.
     
  11. Nueve macrumors member

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    I've played counter strike runs alright, I just use my Xbox One when I feel like gaming.
     
  12. Suture macrumors 6502a

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    If a game is available for both OS X and Windows, I'll always play it in OS X just so I don't have to reboot. Otherwise, for OS-specific things (Star Citizen, etc.), Bootcamp it is.
     
  13. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I don't. I make games on my iMac but I play games in Windows/Bootcamp. But these days after using the keyboard and mouse all day I just prefer to sit back and play my 3DS, Wii U or PS4.

    Not even from Steam?
     
  14. puelocesar macrumors member

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    There's a hell lot of good games that don't require high end computer to play. I played Rogue Legacy for hours even on my old macbook 2009. Some of the best games I ever played run fine even on low end macs: Aquaria, Limbo, Bastion, Portal 2..

    The problem is that now that I upgraded to a rmbp 15", I'm having the impression that text rendering in most games are looking awful unless I put very high resolutions. Civilization V for example, the game looks great, but the text of the interface and menus look like crap unless I run it on 2880x1800, but this gives me another problem: the interface is so small I can barely read it. Any suggestions on this?
     
  15. foobarbazqux macrumors regular

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    Nope. While I prefer Macs in general, I prefer PCs and consoles when it comes to gaming.

    Same here.
     
  16. Sirious macrumors 65816

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    Not really. My Mac is purely for my uni work, with some game apps here and there.
     
  17. bobbytomorow macrumors 6502

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    Heck yes I do. I have over 60 Mac compatible games in my Steam account. Was just playing Hitman Absolution today.
     
  18. Realnanners thread starter macrumors member

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    Hey, do you know any games that would work on a early 2008 MacBook ? I am going on a trip in a few days and I have one day on it.
     
  19. Realnanners thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh, if the text is hard to read, the best thing to do is to lower your resolution. Its should make it a bit bigger text but, the text may not look super good, nor the gameplay.
     
  20. Realnanners thread starter macrumors member

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    About 85% of my Steam library has Mac support. Steam is the best place to find/buy games for the Mac.
     
  21. Realnanners thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for your feedback! I have updated the poll. :)
     
  22. bobbytomorow macrumors 6502

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    That has a x3100 GPU? If you are looking for 3D games, probably looking at pre-2005 stuff, Playstation 2 caliber for example (some of these would require booting into Windows/bootcamp),

    FarCry
    Half Life
    Deus Ex
    Alien vs Predator (classic version from 2000)
    Beyond Good & Evil
    GTA 1-3
    Hitman 1-3

    Also emulators, anything pre PS2 like epsxe (playstation), openEMU (several consoles) or Mupen64 Plus (N64)

    and a bunch of indie games like, Plants Vs Zombies, Peggle, Sparkle, Trine, Braid, Limbo etc...
     
  23. Dagless macrumors Core

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    But you're getting games from one source, why not another? Just curious.
     
  24. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Now, that's a handy Xenforo feature! I assume you were able to this without mod help? I've changed my vote. :)
     
  25. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Half Life is a must play, if you've never played it. It's a great experience even today.
     

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