4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 31, 2008 9:36 AM by gunstarher0
gunstarher0 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I'm thinking about purchasing a Mac laptop but I need to know if I would be able to play Combat Arms smoothly via parallels or BootCamp.

Specs to play the game are as follows.

MINIMUM
OS....................Windows 2000
CPU...................Pentium 3 - 1GHz+
MEMORY................256Mb RAM
VIDEO CARD............GeForce 2 MX
DIRECT X..............Version 9.0C or later
HARD DISK SPACE.......2.0 Gb
INTERNET CONNECTION...Cable/DSL

RECOMMENDED
OS....................Windows XP or better
CPU...................Pentium 4 - 2.4GHz+
MEMORY................512Mb RAM
VIDEO CARD............GeForce FX 5600 or better
DIRECT X..............Version 9.0C or later
HARD DISK SPACE.......2.0 Gb
INTERNET CONNECTION...Cable/DSL

So again my questions are
(1) Can I play the game via parallel software or BootCamp?
(2) Based on the system requirements listed above, which Mac laptop(s) would be able to handle the game smoothly?

Any advice is greatly appreciated.


Eric

|Compaq Presario v5000, Windows XP, |XP Pro SP3, AMD Turion 64 1.79 GHz, 1.37 GB RAM |iPod: 30GB 5.5G Video
  • A V Smith Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    1) 13" macbook should run it... (it is above rec. specs)
    2) which OS are you going to run?
    3) running windows natively on a machine will be faster than virtualization!

    Note: the new black macbook looks faster than your compaq...
  • gunstarher0 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    1) the previous generation macbook? or current aluminum unibody macbook?
    2) going to run XP Pro SP3
    3) yeah i thought so, thanks for confirming!

    so the previous "non aluminum unibody" macbook would run it okay? The reason i ask is because from what i understand the new macbook has insanely better graphics than the one before...

    thoughts?
  • A V Smith Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    well the new macbook does have better graphics (9400M)(4000 3d mark 05 score as opposed to the x3100's 150), both should be more than enough to run combat arms but the new one does have more (&faster) RAM which would speed up overall performance... you might get away with playing some newer games on low settings with the 9400m so it might be worth it!
  • gunstarher0 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    thanks a ton!