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I have this computer right here

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2.66GHz Intel Core i7
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Backlit Keyboard (English) & User's Guide






and it seems like i have zoo many problems with games people say they play all the time on this computer, games im talking about is like Civ, Doom, Sims, Half Life

all those games do not work very well at all, Any suggestions ?
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We need more info....

On Bootcamp or Mac OS X?
Do you have all the newest drivers?

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sorry im not to good with computers


1) Drivers? lol

2) im just playing downloaded games but sims 3 i bought and is bad

performance

3) the latest OS with Snow Leopard i think
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How about you actually describe the problems so maybe we can try to help?

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well here ill explain the latest disaster


Doom 3 Demo


as soon as i loaded it up it ran good the menus, but gameplay the default setting the edges looked all sharp, lags soooooo bad even on lowest setting, and it just overall is not playable
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So, we are to assume you never installed the drivers in windows?

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So, we are to assume you never installed the drivers in windows?
It has nothing to do with the windows thing its all a mac thing, and like i said KNOW NOTHING ABOUT MACS lol
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It has nothing to do with the windows thing its all a mac thing, and like i said KNOW NOTHING ABOUT MACS lol
The reason Windows is getting mentioned is that many people install Windows on their Macs in order to play games. There are many games that do indeed have Mac-specific versions, and judging by your reaction, I'm going to guess that you are using the actual Mac versions. With that said, it would be great if you could clarify one way or the other.

Also, there has been a relatively recent update to the some of the system software that plays a role in the performance of games. So, if you haven't done so recently, please be sure to run 'Software Update', but clicking the Apple menu and selecting 'Software Update' and allowing any needed updates to install.

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The reason Windows is getting mentioned is that many people install Windows on their Macs in order to play games. There are many games that do indeed have Mac-specific versions, and judging by your reaction, I'm going to guess that you are using the actual Mac versions. With that said, it would be great if you could clarify one way or the other.

Also, there has been a relatively recent update to the some of the system software that plays a role in the performance of games. So, if you haven't done so recently, please be sure to run 'Software Update', but clicking the Apple menu and selecting 'Software Update' and allowing any needed updates to install.
i just did scanned for software update but there was none for me idk should this computer be able to play games like this or is it just a productivity laptop because thats the only thing i know about a mac is apps
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i just did scanned for software update but there was none for me idk should this computer be able to play games like this or is it just a productivity laptop because thats the only thing i know about a mac is apps
Absolutely it should. Again, assuming you're using the Mac versions (you still haven't clarified that matter), you may take a bit of a performance hit, since many Mac games are not full ports - instead, they use an emulation technology called Cider, and that can introduce some overhead. Assuming you've bumped up the resolution to match your high res display, you could introduce some stuttering. Rather than trying to use the highest resolution, I'd suggest turning the quality settings up and reducing the resolution to something like 1440x900.

Also, if you're running an Anti-virus product, that can inhibit the performance of games as well.

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Absolutely it should. Again, assuming you're using the Mac versions (you still haven't clarified that matter), you may take a bit of a performance hit, since many Mac games are not full ports - instead, they use an emulation technology called Cider, and that can introduce some overhead. Assuming you've bumped up the resolution to match your high res display, you could introduce some stuttering. Rather than trying to use the highest resolution, I'd suggest turning the quality settings up and reducing the resolution to something like 1440x900.

Also, if you're running an Anti-virus product, that can inhibit the performance of games as well.
heres what ill do i go to the apple site and download the DEMO for Bioshock and if you would not mind what are the recommended setting and ill see if it works
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heres what ill do i go to the apple site and download the DEMO for Bioshock and if you would not mind what are the recommended setting and ill see if it works
Leave it at the defaults and see how it runs.

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take that back ill do COD4
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