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News Valve launches Steam for Mac

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 13 May 2010.

  1. llamafur

    llamafur WaterCooled fool

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    Downloaded it on one of the macs at school. Five minutes later... lets see how that "super fast" mobile GPU runs portal
     
  2. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Portal runs great on the 13" MBP (new one). I'm going to try it on the new 17-incher as well, whenever I get time.

    EDIT: One good thing about the 13" MBP is that it doesn't suffer from thermal throttling, so the framerates don't randomly get choppy like they do on my Dell XPS 1530. $1000 Mac gaming better than a $1700 Dell :(
     
  3. Saivert

    Saivert New Member

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    so Dell uses crappy cooling solution. any other news for us?

    also I enjoy this. Steam for Mac is a good thing although I'm a PC gamer at heart.
     
  4. Goty

    Goty New Member

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    I've actually played Portal on the same GPU in my Dell lappy. It runs ok, but certainly not great. At 1440x900, I've got to turn most of the settings to medium/low to get smooth framerates. With the performance penalty that OSX seems to incur, I doubt it will be smooth at anything less than minimum image quality.
     
  5. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    tell that to them
     
  6. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    Even after the performance drop, the game always stayed over 60fps in Anand's review.. It's the least fancy looking Source game, anything vaguely recent can run it.
     
  7. sub routine

    sub routine Archie Gemel

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    I got one of them 17" macbook pros but i`m not wanting to blow one of them up testing all the new games on it full whack for a marathon gaming tf2 ,css sessions. I did get it so it would be more work orientated and I wouldn`t be able to play games, now steams here though I know I wont be able to help having a blast.
    Any chance Bit-tech can test out how a mac lappy handles a real gaming session?
    Also anyone know a decent mac mouse available to use?
     
  8. AshT

    AshT Custom User Title

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    I'm using a Logitech MX518.
     
  9. scrimple3D

    scrimple3D New Member

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    Under two hours?? With a trackpad?? I think I'd struggle to complete it at all with a trackpad.
     
  10. alastor

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    Hex and azrael- like this.
  11. LooseNeutral

    LooseNeutral New Member

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    Razor's got a morrsle, I mean a mousel, it's a mobil rodent for mac. :)
     
  12. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    Brilliant find! :)
     
  13. sub routine

    sub routine Archie Gemel

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    razor, meh.

    I`m going to get one of those tracker mouse things and gesture me up a portal or 2 i think. Should be different
     
  14. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    "cooperative portal initiative"

    SWEET
     
  15. smc8788

    smc8788 ...at least I have chicken

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    ...or to Apple's marketing team :lol:
     
  16. bobwya

    bobwya Custom PC Migrant

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    Yeh right on!!

    Linux support is the real news - been waiting years for movement on that front. My Linux fanboiii flatmate will be stoked!!

    A Mac client might help feather Steve Job's nest even more but is completely irrelevant. A typical stock Mac GPU can just about play Sims 3 and after the Mac tax, etc., etc. The platform is so locked down it makes MS look Open Source friendly..

    Bob
     
  17. wafflesomd

    wafflesomd New Member

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    I knew someone would respond in a serious manner...
     
  18. wafflesomd

    wafflesomd New Member

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    It's most certainly not the least fancy. Play and CS:S lately. It's starting to show it's age.
     
  19. Chocobollz

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    Or better yet, to Steve Jobs himself ;-)
     
  20. MSHunter

    MSHunter Well-Known Member

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    Linux support?

    Does this mean I can play Half-life games under say: Ubunto, RedHat, SUSUE?
    If this is the case I'm done with Micro Sugar!!!! :D I have been waiting for this day for the past 10 years!!!!
     
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