Can my MacBook Pro run this well?

#1 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (4852 posts) -

I have a Mac Book Pro and am interested in The Witcher now that it's available on Mac.

How well can my Mac run this if at all? I don't know shit about computers.

Mac minimum requirements:

  • OS: OS X version 10.6.8 or later
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Graphics: Graphics card nVidia GeForce 320M (or better), AMD Radeon HD 6750M (or better) or Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • Hard Drive: 10.5 GB

Mac recommended requirements:

  • OS: OS X version 10.6.8 or later
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 or Core i7
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Graphics: Graphics card with at least 512 MB VRAM
  • Hard Drive: 10.5 GB

What I got

Processor Name: Intel Core i5

Processor Speed: 2.3 GHz

Number of Processors: 1

Total Number of Cores: 2

L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB

L3 Cache: 3 MB

Memory: 4 GB

Intel HD Graphics 3000:

Chipset Model: Intel HD Graphics 3000

Type: GPU

Bus: Built-In

VRAM (Total): 384 MB

Vendor: Intel (0x8086)

Device ID: 0x0126

Revision ID: 0x0009

Displays:

Color LCD:

Resolution: 1280 x 800

Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)

Main Display: Yes

Mirror: Off

Online: Yes

Built-In: Yes

#2 Posted by wewantsthering (1459 posts) -

Technically speaking, it will run since they put that the "Intel HD Graphics 3000" is supported, but honestly, it will run like garbage. I have a hard time running Left4Dead 2 on the 3000 so I would highly recommend you not waste your money on it. You would be better off with the 360 version if you don't have a gaming PC.

#3 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (4852 posts) -

@wewantsthering said:

Technically speaking, it will run since they put that the "Intel HD Graphics 3000" is supported, but honestly, it will run like garbage. I have a hard time running Left4Dead 2 on the 3000 so I would highly recommend you not waste your money on it. You would be better off with the 360 version if you don't have a gaming PC.

It's The Witcher 1 though.

#4 Edited by AndrewB (7194 posts) -

Yeah, sounds like it will barely run, but not be a pleasant experience because of the Intel graphics.

#5 Posted by AlexW00d (6062 posts) -

@SethPhotopoulos said:

@wewantsthering said:

Technically speaking, it will run since they put that the "Intel HD Graphics 3000" is supported, but honestly, it will run like garbage. I have a hard time running Left4Dead 2 on the 3000 so I would highly recommend you not waste your money on it. You would be better off with the 360 version if you don't have a gaming PC.

It's The Witcher 1 though.

It'll still run like shite though.

#6 Posted by wewantsthering (1459 posts) -

@SethPhotopoulos said:

@wewantsthering said:

Technically speaking, it will run since they put that the "Intel HD Graphics 3000" is supported, but honestly, it will run like garbage. I have a hard time running Left4Dead 2 on the 3000 so I would highly recommend you not waste your money on it. You would be better off with the 360 version if you don't have a gaming PC.

It's The Witcher 1 though.

Yeah that's true, but most people I've heard say just play 2 because it's better. I really don't think your Mac would run it well. I have a similar setup and I've learned to pretty much not play games on it outside of 2D stuff and very simple 3D games. No demo yet?

#7 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (4852 posts) -

@AlexW00d said:

@SethPhotopoulos said:

@wewantsthering said:

Technically speaking, it will run since they put that the "Intel HD Graphics 3000" is supported, but honestly, it will run like garbage. I have a hard time running Left4Dead 2 on the 3000 so I would highly recommend you not waste your money on it. You would be better off with the 360 version if you don't have a gaming PC.

It's The Witcher 1 though.

It'll still run like shite though.

That's not what I meant. He said 360 version and that is what I was referring too.

#8 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (4852 posts) -

@wewantsthering said:

@SethPhotopoulos said:

@wewantsthering said:

Technically speaking, it will run since they put that the "Intel HD Graphics 3000" is supported, but honestly, it will run like garbage. I have a hard time running Left4Dead 2 on the 3000 so I would highly recommend you not waste your money on it. You would be better off with the 360 version if you don't have a gaming PC.

It's The Witcher 1 though.

Yeah that's true, but most people I've heard say just play 2 because it's better. I really don't think your Mac would run it well. I have a similar setup and I've learned to pretty much not play games on it outside of 2D stuff and very simple 3D games. No demo yet?

The PC version is the only one with a demo.

#9 Posted by wewantsthering (1459 posts) -

@SethPhotopoulos said:

@wewantsthering said:

@SethPhotopoulos said:

@wewantsthering said:

Technically speaking, it will run since they put that the "Intel HD Graphics 3000" is supported, but honestly, it will run like garbage. I have a hard time running Left4Dead 2 on the 3000 so I would highly recommend you not waste your money on it. You would be better off with the 360 version if you don't have a gaming PC.

It's The Witcher 1 though.

Yeah that's true, but most people I've heard say just play 2 because it's better. I really don't think your Mac would run it well. I have a similar setup and I've learned to pretty much not play games on it outside of 2D stuff and very simple 3D games. No demo yet?

The PC version is the only one with a demo.

Best solution: Bootcamp it (install Windows) temporarily and run the PC version of the demo. If it runs decent under Windows, it should be okay under OSX, although probably not as well.

#10 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (4852 posts) -

@wewantsthering said:

@SethPhotopoulos said:

@wewantsthering said:

@SethPhotopoulos said:

@wewantsthering said:

Technically speaking, it will run since they put that the "Intel HD Graphics 3000" is supported, but honestly, it will run like garbage. I have a hard time running Left4Dead 2 on the 3000 so I would highly recommend you not waste your money on it. You would be better off with the 360 version if you don't have a gaming PC.

It's The Witcher 1 though.

Yeah that's true, but most people I've heard say just play 2 because it's better. I really don't think your Mac would run it well. I have a similar setup and I've learned to pretty much not play games on it outside of 2D stuff and very simple 3D games. No demo yet?

The PC version is the only one with a demo.

Best solution: Bootcamp it (install Windows) temporarily and run the PC version of the demo. If it runs decent under Windows, it should be okay under OSX, although probably not as well.

I'm not willing to spend more than the initial $10 to actually play the game though. But thanks for the information.

#11 Posted by Winternet (7936 posts) -

Run it? Yes. Well? No.

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