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    Jan 23, 2012
    Can you help, I'm new to Mac gaming
    Hi, all, I've heard varying reports about Macs gaming capabilities. I've just switched to a 13" MacBook pro late 2011 model for university (formally a PC user) and so far I prefer it. I normally used the System Requirements Lab website to test if I could run games, but that does't seem to be working on Mac. Is there a website that can tell me if my Mac can run specific games? If not, could you help me? I want to play Two Worlds 2 and I'm not good at analysing hardware. The games Mac requirements are:


    OS: MACOSX 10.6,
    CPU: Intel Core2Duo CPU,
    RAM: 2 GB RAM,
    Graphics: NVIDIA GF 8800 or AMD RADEON HD

    OS: MACOSX 10.6 or higher,
    CPU: Intel Core i5 CPU,
    RAM: 4 GB RAM,
    Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 5750 1GB

    The specs of my Macbook are:

    Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5
    Memory 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
    Graphics Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB
    Software Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 (11C74)

    Thanks in advance!

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    mrplow's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 01, 2007
    Mac Mini i5 (2014 High Sierra), iPhone X, Apple Watch, iPad Pro 12.9, AppleTV (4)
    You should be fine with what you have there. You're weakest link is the graphics card.

    But here's a good reference as to what your GPU can handle
    Intel HD Graphics 3000 - Tech

    Please use the reputation system if you think you've been helped - bottom left of this post

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    Deckyon's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 06, 2011
    Louisville, KY - USA
    MBP 17" 2011, 2.3GHz Intel Quad-Core i7, 8GB RAM, MacMini 2011, 2.7GHz Intel Dual-Core i7, 8GB RAM
    Your video card will be keeping you from playing most games outside the simple flash-based or web-based games. There will be some exceptions, tho. The Intel card in everything below the high end 15" is not meant for heavy lifting. If it will play games, it will be at the minimal settings to achieve a playable frame rate.

    You have a good pc, just not a gaming pc.
    MBP 17" 2011, 2.3GHz Intel Quad-Core i7, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1GB RAM
    MacMini 2011, 2.7GHz Intel Dual-Core i7, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6630M 256MB RAM
    iPhone 5S 64GB, iPad Air 2 128 GB LTE, iPod Nano Gen6 8GB, Apple TV 3 & 2

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