Will my MBA run Dota 2?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by sazivad, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. sazivad macrumors 6502

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    Hi all-

    Really sorry if this is the wrong forum section and/or if this question has already been answered (I Googled around before asking), but does anybody know if my MacBook Air can run Dota 2?

    I don't care about graphics quality that much. I play StarCraft II on my MBA too, on all lowest settings, so if my MBA can handle it at all, I'm good.

    These are its specs. Thanks in advance!

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  3. sazivad thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmm… that says 4GB RAM required, and my computer has only 2GB. So is it a no-go?
     
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    Might be so, but if there is a demo, you could always try before buying it.
     
  5. sazivad thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's free anyway… I just wanted to be sure before I waste bandwidth downloading all 8GB of the game.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    Did not know that, as I am only a part time player and probably like the wrong games anyway.

    Is 8 GB too much for you to download?
     
  7. sazivad thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No, but my MBA is at the Genius Bar getting its display repaired, so I can't download and/or run Dota 2 till around Wednesday.

    I wanted to find out in advance.
     
  8. AXs macrumors 6502a

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    Yes I tested the HD5000 with DotA2, though i don't game anymore.

    Medium settings across the board - OS X native, AA off... ran perfectly.

    Though I don't know if getting an Air with the intent of gaming is the best bet.
     
  9. simsaladimbamba

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    Strangely enough the original poster already has a MacBook Air and has already played a game or two on it.
    See post #1 for the actual model and see original poster's profile for registration date.
     
  10. AXs macrumors 6502a

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    ahh okay. I fought my hesitancy to click enlarge and realized he has a 2010 model. That makes it a very strange question.

    @OP just download it and try it out for yourself, especially since it is a free game. If it was a matter of spending money I could understand why one would ask for as much feedback before hand.
     
  11. simsaladimbamba

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    We have already been there, the Mac is at Apple until Wednesday.
     
  12. AXs macrumors 6502a

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    Okay..? So wait till wednesday to download it? :confused:
    Best way to find out if it works really
     

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