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Video Games For Macbook Pro __FULL__

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Video Games For Macbook Pro

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If you're the proud owner of a new MacBook Pro, all things considered, gaming probably wasn't at the top of your priority list when you made the expensive purchase. Even so, when you're not doing resource-hungry work on your new high-end Mac, you can still have some fun with all that power under the hood. Granted, Macs aren't revered for their triple-A games catalog, but there are some popular titles worth firing up on your new machine, and you might just be surprised at how well they play.

The following titles offer a taster of the gaming performance that Apple's latest M1 Pro and M1 Max chips can achieve, in some cases running code that isn't even optimized for Apple silicon. And with a little bit of luck, these impressive results might excite games developers and publishers enough for them to see the potential power of Apple's processors, and for us to see more triple-A titles ported to the Mac platform in future.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is one of the most high-performing games on Apple's custom chip architecture, despite not being an optimized Mac port that takes advantage of the macOS Metal graphics API. To play the game on Apple silicon, you need to run it through Apple's Rosetta translation layer.

Another macOS port that is still x86-only and therefore requires Arm translation via Rosetta, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is one of the more demanding games to come over to macOS, and Macs powered by Apple's first-generation M1 chip still struggle to run it at decent graphical settings.

Another Feral-developed title, A Total War Saga: Troy is the latest in the Total War RTS series and these games are traditionally considered CPU-intensive because of the sprawling land battles that need to be computed in real time.

Most single-player and multiplayer games show achievements and leaderboards so you can track your scores and ranking. You can access your Game Center Profile to track your achievements and show which games your friends are playing.

Record a brief video or take a screenshot while playing: When you use a Bluetooth game controller that supports it, press and hold the game controller button you specified to use for recording or taking a screenshot. You can record up to 15 seconds of gameplay.

Now how you decide to use it is up to you. Yes, if the CPUs are cranked up a lot it will generate heat. It will probably be reading the drive a lot. It might slow down other use if you are trying to play the game and watch a HD video at the same time.

Ah ok thankyou very much for that, alot of information and has helped me alot! Only thing i wanted to know is if i download the games will it slow down computer all the time? I know that it will slow it down if im running the games but what about if im

If the games you yearn for work ok on your Mac, the most worrysome issue to deal with is heat. Unless you were playing some ancient text-based game like Zork, any modern graphical game will truly "exercise the hardware" and cause additional heating. So while the Mac is being enjoyed, be sure to get some sort of laptop stand that helps with the cooling. Merely lifting it off the desktop and increasing airflow underneath helps immensely, but there are "gaming stands" that have extra fans to help cool yet more.

Simply downloading the games will not slow down the computer unless as the other poster observers, it starts running something in the background all the time. If you get to the point where you drive is filled to greater than about 85% capacity then it will slow down the computer, but that could be any files, not just games.

Playing games does not quite have the same effect on a computer as driving a car at 100 mph all the time. Yes, in theory it might wear down some components marginally faster, but you would either have to be a really, really heavy gamer for you to notice the difference vs. some component just failing naturally.

Rereading the thread I notice you mention a 13" MBP. Rather than evilly waiting for you to trip, I'll go ahead and point out that the video infrastructure on those models is not meant for high performance graphics. Besides the fact that graphics output is done using a decidedly not powerful Intel integrated GPU, the RAM where it stores and processes the graphics is shared with the main CPU, something that results in bottlenecks. This is unavoidable, given the architecture. Best you can do to offset the effect is maxing out the RAM as much as your wallet will allow.

I play or have played the games you mention on a 2010 baseline MacBook Air, which sports a whopping 2 gigs of RAM, a far inferior integrated graphics card to yours, and much less hard drive space (64 gigs). Assuming you have a standard spinning HDD model, the only thing I have that is improved over your unit is my SSD. I play these games just fine on lowest settings and get decent framerates. For the record, I have also installed and successfully played Guild Wars 2 on it.

Naturally, my 2011 15 inch MacBook Pro that I've outfit with an SSD drive and maxxed the RAM blows it out of the water in terms of framerates and higher settings, but the game is certainly playable on the Air. I'm confident that any flavour of Mac built within the last couple of years will have no problem running Blizzard games. How well it runs largely depends on the unit. Obviously, the models with dedicated cards are going to outperform, but the integrated cards are getting really decent these days.

I think gaming is this is the one area Apple has downplayed in its' computer line far too long. They are certainly capable of doing it, and the popularity of gaming has risen substantially. In terms of wrecking your computer... as the first responder says, your computer was designed to be used, and Apple computers are designed for people doing very robust things with their computers, like graphic design, photography and video production. That said, I think it's safe to say that games are no more or less "harsh" on your system than these activities unless you abuse your system intentionally.

Mac users have it rough. You get some of the best hardware on the market with super polished, stable software, yet so few games to play on it. But just because most developers aren't releasing their games for macOS doesn't mean you can't get PC games running on your Apple-made machine. It just takes a bit of finesse.

If you really want to play PC games to the best of your hardware's capability, you'll want to install Windows on your Mac using Boot Camp (unless you have an ARM-based Mac, which won't support Boot Camp). It's the easiest way to get games running and provides the best performance.

Okay, so you've exhausted all the Mac-compatible games in popular stores, and you're ready to tinker in order to get some other games running. Some Windows-only titles may run on macOS through Wine(Opens in a new window), a compatibility layer for Mac and Linux systems designed to run Windows programs. Wine itself can get rather technical to set up, especially when it comes to games, but there are a few third-party tools that make things easier.

While Porting Kit is the easiest and most up-to-date tool for installing games with Wine, other programs aim to do something similar, like PlayOnMac(Opens in a new window) or the $60 CrossOver(Opens in a new window). Some may work better with certain games, so your best bet is to search for "the best way to get [the game you want] running on a Mac." To browse Wine-friendly games before you buy, check out the Wine Database(Opens in a new window) alongside Porting Kit's library to get a feel for what might work on your system.

If you want to relive games from your youth, there's a good chance your favorite retro titles can be emulated on your Mac. There are plenty of emulators for retro game consoles out there, but Mac users have it pretty easy with OpenEmu(Opens in a new window), which can put all your favorite retro games in one place. Install the program, select the systems you want to emulate, and you're off to the races.

Download a game's files to your Mac (again, we'll leave it up to you to find them), put them in a folder (like /Documents/DOSgames), then open DOSBox and run mount c /Documents/DOSgames to turn that folder into your emulated C: drive. You can then launch your game by typing in the path to its EXE file (like C:\keendrms\start.exe) and pressing Enter.

Some games may work with no extra effort, while others may require tweaking, so check out the DOSBox compatibility list(Opens in a new window) or look up your games of choice to see what fiddling might be required.

If all those options sound a little too cumbersome, there's one more method that's far more plug-and-play: cloud streaming. Services like Nvidia GeForce Now and Xbox Cloud Gaming allow you to play games on a number of different devices, including your phone, tablet, PC, or Mac. Each is set up a bit differently.

GeForce Now has a free option that includes some wait time before you can play a one-hour session, with a $10-per-month plan that eschews these limits and improves graphical fidelity. You can play games you already own, but only those supported by GeForce Now.

I have a macbook pro 13inch the 2017 model. When I play sims4 the computer starts to overheat and I can start to hear the fan on. The sound of the fan starts as the Sims game is opening. When I quit the application the sound stops quickly. Is it okay for me to continue using the computer or should I stop playing the game once I hear the fan running?

Parallels Desktop is so easy to use, but it houses dozens of optional cool features under the hood. One of them is the Gaming profile. When this profile is enabled, Parallels Desktop provides more RAM and CPU power to Windows, enters full-screen view for better immersion, and toggles the mouse mode for better compatibility with games. 041b061a72


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