iMac as a gaming machine?
Posted 14 April 2005 - 06:11 AM
Posted 14 April 2005 - 09:45 AM
And as far as Macs go, which is the best computer I can get as long as its not an expensive PowerMac? My iMac DV needs to be replaced. /forums/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
Posted 16 April 2005 - 11:52 AM
P.S. the reason why i want 12" PB is to replace my Pismo.
Posted 18 April 2005 - 08:02 AM
1. The games just work. Put in the disk. Hit reset. Away you go.
2. No drivers, no versioning issues, no interminable downloading of patches.
3. My TV makes a fine display device for console games...at 65" /forums/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
4. Plug into your stereo. Nice /forums/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
The only real downsides are:
1. Some games don't work as well on a controller as they do on a keyboard/mouse. I got used to this real quick, though.
The one nice upside about having something like an XBox is getting some games that ship for Windows, but never get ported. I hear Half Life 2 is coming up later this year.
On the Mac, I run WoW on a 1.6 GHz PowerMac G5 with very few problems, but some occasional stutter when entering new areas. It's a RAM hungry game, though.
Unreal Tournament 2004 runs okay on most maps, but ones with large open spaces really craps out my framerate.
Posted 18 April 2005 - 05:46 PM
Posted 19 April 2005 - 05:32 AM
Slightly longer answer: The 12" has a proprietary "mini-DVI" port, along with an adapter that will let you plug a DVI monitor into it, and a another adapter to hook up a VGA monitor.