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    Spore on a MacBook
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Tranman View Post
    How would a 2.2 MBP run it?
    Fine. I run it quite well on a 2.0 MBP.
    masakatsu agatsu

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by utswmmer65 View Post
    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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