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people were not kidding when they said you cant really game with a regular macbook


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i logged into daoc in the middle of the woods no one around except some rats and was getting like 3 fps. people were not kidding when they said you need a mac pro to game with really. that was aweful.
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I do ok on mine actually. But then I have no idea what 'daoc' is.
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Same is true of all computers with integrated graphics.

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I sometimes do play WoW on my Macbook, however, I have completely the opposite experience. I have an iMac G5 PowerPC and an Intel Macbook, and the iMac struggles at times, but the Macbook out preforms the iMac every time. Even in cities with a high population of players around, it still plays smoothly. I can't tell the exact fps that I get, it's not going to be an impressive number at all, but I get a more playable experience on my Macbook than my iMac.
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Actually almost everyone told me you could do games on Macbook, I didn't believe them though because like the other person said integrated graphics = suckith so I never did find out. I'd definitely take your word for it though yuck... go pro
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i logged into daoc in the middle of the woods no one around except some rats and was getting like 3 fps. people were not kidding when they said you need a mac pro to game with really. that was aweful.
That's your macbook telling you to go outside and be social in real life.

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That's your macbook telling you to go outside and be social in real life.
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Yeah I don't know what's up with that, works just fine for me on my 2.2GHz MacBook with 1 gig of ram.

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Graphics settings may have been cranked up too high. Try lowering them, you should be able to play games just fine then. While integrated graphics aren't that great, you should be able to pull off more than a measly 3FPS


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I sometimes do play WoW on my Macbook, however, I have completely the opposite experience. I have an iMac G5 PowerPC and an Intel Macbook, and the iMac struggles at times, but the Macbook out preforms the iMac every time. Even in cities with a high population of players around, it still plays smoothly. I can't tell the exact fps that I get, it's not going to be an impressive number at all, but I get a more playable experience on my Macbook than my iMac.
Your intel macbook and your ppc imac arent comparable. I would expect the results you are getting.
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Same is true of all computers with integrated graphics.
True enough, but you can play Civ IV on a Macbook under Windows Bootcamp far better than you can play it under OS X, meaning either the Mac version is awful or for whatever reason, the OS X drivers are terrible.

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civIV is probably playing under rosetta on intel.

that's what makes sim city 4 unbearable even with the graphics turned all the way down.

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Your intel macbook and your ppc imac arent comparable. I would expect the results you are getting.
I'm merely stating that not all computers with integrated graphics cards created are going to have the same performance. I'm not surprised at all with the difference in performance between the two. You may expect that, but I am sure other people do not.
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exactly iwhat.

my macbook + OSX + simcity 4 = suck

my work HP with very similar specs (including the same spec integrated video) + XP Pro + simcity 4 = fun

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I find it hard to believe Sim City 4 would work well on your HP laptop if it has an 'integrated' GPU. Even now, it is quite a demanding game.
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