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Mac gaming

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by IAmPancake, Jan 11, 2015.

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  1. I tried gaming on a Mac, it's doable, but is a royal pain in the bucket. I was able to do some of it through Parallels, it definitely works okay. Better if you use bootcamp. What I found out though is that I kept spending more and more time in bootcamp instead of the Mac environment and at that point it's like "why am I doing it, it's not worth it". So, sold my 27" iMac and got a great gaming rig (and even had some extra money left over!).
  2. AxelCloris

    AxelCloris New Member

    Mac gamer here as well. Showing my support!
  3. smurf009

    smurf009 New Member

    The Mac gaming capability is growing but remember you can always partition your Mac and run widows off of a portion of your hard drive. It's super easy and there's tones of videos for it
  4. cerkku

    cerkku New Member

    I'm also a mac gamer here! Good luck.
  5. NrFive

    NrFive New Member

    It really depends on what you want to play (types of games) and the amount of time you have to play games.

    A friend of mine stopped with PC gaming and went Macbook + Consoles and has everything arranged through wireless network.

    I myself have 2 gaming PC's, but planning to switch one out for an iMac.

    Most of my games are indies and low on graphics requirements (and also released on Mac OS), so I can choose :)
  6. Throwingknifekiller

    Throwingknifekiller New Member

    I personally game more on my PC because my mac can't handle games as well (of course because it is a Macbook Pro 13" 2014 that doesn't have quite the specs of my PC). If you have a Mac that can handle games then that's different; there aren't as few Mac games as their used to be, but I still like PC the best!
  7. goodycomp

    goodycomp New Member

    Definitely a lot more options on the Windows side of gaming but since I have both (Windows Desktop w/ beefy graphics and a Macbook pro), I like to stream games through Steam from the desktop to the laptop.
  8. w9jds

    w9jds Active Member

    The only thing I like using my mac for is development and design. The font rendering software makes it nicer to read and everything. Along with Googles IDE being way smoother on mac. Other than that Windows is master race, especially since the best IDE ever made is for Windows :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
  9. spaniel95

    spaniel95 New Member

    Owning both a Mac and Windows PC I find that games have better support and are released quicker on Windows.
  10. Inkisitor

    Inkisitor New Member

    Currently i play on my Macbook Pro Retina and i can play with a lot of good game. My Mac is for my work but it can be used to play with a bootcamp :)
  11. spaniel95

    spaniel95 New Member

    Don't get me wrong the library for Mac Games is getting bigger, I always have a few games I want to play and Sims 4 is coming soon for Mac. Can't wait.
  12. DJPixcell

    DJPixcell New Member

    I was a PC guy forever. I went to mac about 3 years ago, and have had no issues with it. Clearly there are a far fewer amount of games available, but you can get most PC games to run on a mac pretty easily.

    I still prefer gaming on a PC, and I'm in the process of building a new PC now.

    I love my Mac for the simplicity and dependability. It works. It always works. Never freezes, always runs smooth, and works well with specific programs, when working with documents, graphic design, and audio workings. Video editing is quite nice on the mac as well, but mine isn't quite powerful enough to take advantage of some crazy HD editing.

    (but yeah.. pc master race.)
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  13. JordeeUK

    JordeeUK New Member

    for those who think Macs are underpowered to play games obvioulsy dont have a Mac or used one. Have you seen the specs of the most recent iMacs when fully specced out? 27" 5K screens and all the latests chips its a real powerhouse.

    I still game on my 2012 iMac. I boot up into Windows 7 for CoD AW, Titanfall, Battlefield and it plays them with ease. When I want to be creative I boot up into the Mac environment to do stuff not game related so I havent got the temptation to jump into a game. You can have the best of both worlds.
  14. gleggie1234

    gleggie1234 New Member

    I would recommend you go to tonymacx86 and look up a golden build or user build and build yourself a hackintosh. That way you can have two boot drives, one for windows and one for OS X
  15. Macs are nice but PCs are definitely better in my opinion. PCs have a huge variety of games that you can play while Mac does not. If I were you, I would definitely build a PC because you will have a lot more games to play and you will be more satistified!
  16. Mukyduck

    Mukyduck New Member

    Mac's are usually meant for businesses uses but can also be meant for many other things as well. PC is unrestricted to the parts you get. So for instance if I wanted a graphics card then boom, You or I can get a graphics card. If you wanted to upgrade it, you can do that to. However if you wanted to make a custom PC, you'd have to know how to build one. Look up some videos if you don't know how to. It's semi-easy. But if you know how to build one then your set. A lot of people with PC's also use the OS called Window's. I myself have Windows 7. Overall I lean towards the PC. You can play a lot of games on it but you'd need a decent rig (PC) in order to play most of the triple A games.
  17. mwong

    mwong New Member

    I think that the games on Mac are completely fine, but obviously selection is a lot more limited. In my experience my Macbook pro has no problems with running games.
  18. why would you buy a mac for gaming? PC is cheaper and more powerfull.. Check out the new Dell XPS.
  19. 5t1tch

    5t1tch New Member

    my imac 2009 couldnt play much but i manged boarderlands and min spec , it certainly worked as a steping stone from 360 though
  20. Mitchinatii

    Mitchinatii New Member

    I game on my Mac.. with a Windows partition ;) The retina display does look very nice though on World of Warcraft.
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