I know the Mac platform isn't purchased for it's prevelent skills in the gaming world, however I know there are still some decent games kicking around that work. Essentially, I absolutely cannot adjust to a windows environment and need the protection and stability of my precious OS X so I'll be getting a MBP soon (havent decided if I want to hold out for a refresh or not.)
with that said, I'm curious as to what -IS- available for gaming?
I know Blizzard has some titles that work. WoW for example
does Diablo 2 work fine? I know it's older so would there be any compatibility?
Any RPG's or fun sim/strag/rts type games? Diablo 3 wont be out anytime before I die so I'm not holding my breath.
I recently found some really powerful stock/forex trading workstation software for OS X so that was essentially the last straw for me. Not that it's any importance to this thread at all, but I'm excited and felt the need to share.
Does sony or any third party offer an adapter for an HDD that lets you replace the dvd or blu ray drives with an arbitrary sata hard drive? I can't find any information on this matter, yet in some random places i see people mention they have two HDDs in a cw series vaio.
if Sony is replacing the NW series? If so, with what? I have one on order and it appears to be backordered (or completely unavailable - can't get a clear answer from the retailer). I've been looking around at other places and it seems to be in short supply right now.
I'm torn between buying the Asus G51VX-RX05 and the Macbook Pro (the 13-inch: 2.26GHz and I'll upgrade the memory to 4gig). I'm a fan of the portability of the Mac and its long battery life. I'm also annoyed with blue screens, error messages, and other frustrations of using Windows. However, I want to be able to play games on my laptop and I don't know if the Macbook Pro will be good enough for me.
The games I like are not current. They include Quake 3 Arena/Quake Live, Diablo 2, Soldiers of Fortune 2, and I heard Unreal Tournament 2004 is awesome, so maybe that too. I'm a big fan of first person shooters and I want to be able to play those games without it being slow. Having said that, can I have an enjoyable gaming experience playing these titles on a Mac (I don't plan on using bootcamp)?
it is pretty easy to find demo's for just about any game available for PC but the select games available for Mac I can't seem to find demo's of. One I am talking about specifically is Call of Duty 4. I would just go ahead and buy it for the PC and run it in boot camp like I do all my other games but I am curious to see how games run inside OS X. Anyone know where I can find some game demos for OS X?
I just wanted to know on which operating system a game will performance the best, I'm talking about the game who has a version for windows and mac os.
As I plan to use my macbook with bootcamp (mac os and windows 7), I was wondering If I should play on mac os or windows for a game who can support the 2 system, for example modern warfare, civilization 4 etc...
If I'm running a copy of say Warcraft III or Age of Empires on my Vista 64 desktop, and have a Powerbook G4 running Leopard 10.5.5 on the same network with another legit copy of the game on it, can the games "see" each other on the network and allow network play, even though its two different OS's?
Or is it a strictly Windows to Windows or Apple to Apple setup in order to game in this way?
I have yet to purchase a new 15" Macbook Pro of my own, although I am interested in the FPS that these new laptops can produce. I am an occasional gamer and realize that these new GPU's are about middle class and may be able to play a few of the newer games at mid-high settings although they have 512MB. Any FPS benchmarks out there with specs of their laptops? I had a i7 2.66ghz, high res screen 1680 by 1050 , 4gb RAM in mind.
while im charing the laptop is a t tip top condition but if i remove the charger while the laptop plays any thing graphically intensive like a game it just blacks out boom without shutting down. even if i try starting the game without it charging it still blacks out when if starts redering the graphics ive tried every thing n i always meet a dead end
While playing GTA4 for a while on my DV5 I notice my temps are kind of high. The CPU hits 75 and 73 for each core and my GPU hits 70. Are these temps low enough to consistently play the game or do I need to find better cooling solutions?
I just bought an acer aspire v3-772gtx-747a8g1.12tmakk . With i7 , 8gb ram, nvidia gtx850m , 1tb hdd + 120 gb ssd,I tried skyrim, far cry 3, fifa 15 , and I can't get more than 15 fps! Even if I lower the resolution ....
I have installed Street Fighter 4, Dirt 2, Modern Warfare 2, Dragon Age and Burnout paradise, and all these games have one common problem and that is it lags after 3 minutes and then runs smoothly. I really don't understand what i have to do to fix it. I have tried all the possible solution and i have the latest Nvidia Driver (195.62 driver) from the Nvidia website. If anyone has solved this lagging problems then could you please, please, please help me out on this. Below is my laptop configuration
i recently bought a Dell studio 1555, i have been using it for 10 days now and just yeterday i installed tom clancy's HAWX on it, after 5 minutes of playing the game it froze (crashed) and the screen turned from white to purple to other colours untill it went back to white... i thought it was the game so i tried playing COD 4, COD 5, Rainbow six V2, GRAW 2 and Far cry 2......they all run smoothly on high/medium graphics settings......but after a couple of minutes like 4 or 5 it crashes and the screen goes white and then fades from white to blue to purple then white.
the specifications of my laptop are as follows -P8600 2.4ghz core 2 duo -3GB RAM -512mb dedicated ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 -320GB 7200rpm HDD the problem only happens whenever i play games for a few minutes!
I reinstalled windows xp on the m1730 system, the game panel (this is the little lcd panel above the keyboard on the right side) worked for a bit and now doesn't come on, I have downloaded and installed all the drivers from the dell website but it still doesn't work,
I realize the 330M GT is not a tier 1 video card for gaming...but I'm curious if this card can drive the native 1920 by 1080 res of this laptop in modern games (MW2, Mass Effect 2, etc). I'm not looking for 60 frames per second...would be satisfied with 30...just trying to gauge if this is a reasonable expectation.
Closest answer I've found in the owner threads indicated that one person said it could run native on Left 4 Dead 2 and COD: World at War.
Very impressed by the performance of the i7 core and DDR3 memory...just hoping the video card can at least hold its own.
a laptop I returned to costco since it couldnt run some games. I went to Costco.com to see about building a laptop from HP through Costco. I went with these specs, its already almost $200 over budget and my wife might veto it haha but let me know if you think this could run fallout 3 at least on decent settings.
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T6600 (2.2GHz) 3GB DDR2 Memory 250GB HDD (good enough size, I rely on a server in my house for main storage) 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GE
That comes out to $744.99 and it doesnt appear to have tax, which will help. I'd like to run simple games like Halo 2 PC, Fallout 3 and maybe even Gears of War if I felt frisky. I'm not looking to run anything like Crysis. Thats the only GPU I can choose other than the onboard. I upgraded the Processor from the T6600 for $51.00, would it make $50 worth of a difference?
my HP HDX16 has the following specs: 2.4ghz Core 2 Duo 3MB Cache 4 gigs 1066mhz Ram 9600M GT GPU 512MB DDR3 500 gig 5400 RPM HDD
Now this computer does everything i need it to and more. But I have noticed something...In Call of Duty 4 I notice that sometimes it stutters during running to a mission and during intense firefights. This game is being read off of my HDD not off of a DVD.
Could the stuttering be attributed to my 5400rpm being a bottleneck?
My problem is with over-heating, I've had this laptop for a while, and although I've maintained it, It has been used a lot. I've installed a few games, and while playing them it's not uncommon for the laptop to overheat and shut down. The laptop normally gets pretty hot, when it's on for extended periods of time (but doesn't usually shut down), the fan does work, and does go faster when the laptop's doing a lot of things.
My issue with this is, let's say for example I'm playing GTA IV; this laptop is equipped to play this game, based on the minimum recommended hardware, and also the recommended (besides CPU) so I would naturally assume playing it is going to be with no lag, or problems. This is not the case as with other newer games, Mafia II, Dead Island, and others gave me the same problem, starting them up and playing usually gives me good FPS (playable anyway) but after maybe ten minutes, very rough lag starts, I'd get like a maximum of 10FPS if even that, despite the fact I know my system can handle it.
So far I've - Open the laptop, cleaned it out, ensuring no dust is in it - Defragmented the entire C drive, had over 50k fragments - I use gamebooster software when playing games to ensure no resources are wasted on background programs - Tweaked my nvidia geforce 3D settings to maximize performance - Tweaked settings in game, low graphics, etc - Updated Graphics card drivers to latest version
All of this maybe got me a few extra FPS, so you can see my frustrations, I've exhausted every option I know, which is why I've come here, the lag problems seem to be related to the overheating problem because like I said booting up the games from a cool laptop, usually means playable FPS, but lag starts as the laptop heats up, and uses 100% cpu power. My only other thought would be replacing the thermal paste. This is a pretty strenuous operation.
My specs are:CPU: You Have: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8600 @ 2.40GHz CPU Speed: You Have: 2.4 GHz Performance Rated at: 27.048 GHzRAM: 4.0GBOS: Windows Vista Home Premium SP2Video Card:GeForce 9600m GT300GB harddrive, 107GB free right now, direct x version 11
i have a dell inspiron 1505 notebook. I bought it new about 1 year ago, i had it upgraded from dell with the 1.86 core 2 duo processor 1 gb of ram and a 128 ati x1300 mobility graphics card. 1 year ago most games only required a 128mb card which was fine, but now most seem to run on 256, there was a 256 option from dell for another 80 dollars on top of the other upgrade fee i already paid and i did not think it was necessary. So i know there is one out there. I have searched around on the internet for a while off and on and i can only find reviews of products i can not find any info on where you can actually buy an upgrade for this computer... I would like to get it upgraded to the 256 if it would not be too much. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
And also i play Battlefield 2142 occasionally and it had a freezing issue on the load screen so i dropped the graphic settings down a bit then it worked fine. But it has happened again, and i dropped the settings down as far as they can go with no luck it still does not work, and the EA tech told me to look for an update for my graphics card which i did and installed one that said it fixed "some gaming issues" but it did not fix the freezing issue.
CPU ~ 2.0-GHz Intel Atom Z550 RAM ~ 2GB-4GB (apparently you can add on another 2GB according to laptopmag) HDD ~ 128GB SSD NATIVE RES ~ 1366x768 GFX ~ INTEL GMA 500 w/ 762MB OS ~ Windows 7 Premium (32-bit)
I don't own a Sony VAIO X, yet, but I would just like to compile a compatible/playable game list for future reference.
If any owners would like to confirm/deny compatibility with the games or would like to add a game, I would appreciate if you send me a PM or post here!
how well can the new fw hold up against games like fallout 3, bioshock, devil may cry4, crysis(all directx10/1600x900/max settings, AA), i get anywhere from 39 to 75 FPS. I played Aion( an mmorpg, max settings, 1600x900, AA, directx10) and got between 60(in the fields fighting) to 45(running to new places) to 35(in towns crowded with people).
My specs: windos 7 evalution copy/build 7100 Dual core 2.53ghz 4 GB RAM ATI radeon 4650 1GB
I have a Compaq CQ61-220SA Laptop with a 1.8 GHz Intel Celeron DualCore Mobile Processor T3000 cpu and Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD Graphics on which I have Win 7 32 bit.
I've bought a copy of Red Alert 3 which states that it needs an Intel P4 2.6GHz cpu for Vista and 256MB Graphics with a NVidia Geforce G800 or greater chipset or an ATI Radeon X800 or greater chipset.
The shop has said as long as I don't break the seal on the game I can return it if it's not compatible with my laptop and so I need some advice please as to whether the specs I've got are sufficient to run this game?