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i no this is not in the right forum but is there any way i can play the new spore that is comeing out on a macbook i have cossover games any way?
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All the current MacBooks use a GMA X3100 Integrated Graphics Processor.. which according to both SporeWiki [Link] and IGN [Link] will be able to run the game.

But since it is an integrated graphics processor.... prepare to play the game with almost all the settings at their lowest.


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Why would you run Spore under Crossover Games? They are releasing a native Mac version.
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I have a macbook from april 2007 and the game runs fine apart from the creature creator which shows a black screen where the preview should be.

This is due to me no having a spec graphics card but the weird thing is if i run windows in bootcamp with the game it runs fine!!

Any issues with it not running on the macbook are not due to the graphics capacity but EA being stupid!
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How would a 2.2 MBP run it?
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How would a 2.2 MBP run it?
Fine. I run it quite well on a 2.0 MBP.

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Am I right in thinking that I have to use a mouse on my MacBook Pro for the game? I've got through the Cell stage ok with the touchpad but it seems Creature stage needs a mouse with a right click. Is everyone using a mouse?
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I am, and yes, you pretty much need right click for the rest of the game.

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I have a macbook from april 2007 and the game runs fine apart from the creature creator which shows a black screen where the preview should be.

This is due to me no having a spec graphics card but the weird thing is if i run windows in bootcamp with the game it runs fine!!
How did you get it to run on windows with boot camp? i can't get anything to transfer over to windows on my macbook.
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How did you get it to run on windows with boot camp? i can't get anything to transfer over to windows on my macbook.
Uh.... boot into Windows, install the game, then run it.


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Well I'm not so sure how it'd run on a macbook. Not to well I'd guess. In 4 of the 5 stages I can have the graphics up to even high in some cases and it runs fine. But in creature stage it has to be almost low across the board or I get massive lag.

I have a x1600 ATI graphics card in my imac.

So expect creature stage to be a killer but the rest of the game pretty ok.
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