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#1XLegendKillerXPosted 10/6/2013 7:39:33 PM
I posted a topic asking a question about my iMac capabilities but its so dead and ive been waiting here for an answer but i was thinking maybe someone on PC forums can help me with my question (sorry if dumb, i am a noob at all this im usually a console gamer but Steam just seems too amazing) anyways ill just copy my topic from the other forums,

Is my iMac even good to run games or should i just stick to my console?

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#2DV8ingSourcesPosted 10/6/2013 7:40:28 PM
Consoles or 2003ish and older games.
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#3XLegendKillerX(Topic Creator)Posted 10/6/2013 7:42:23 PM
again i apologize i just need some insight because ive been trying to google how to know if my iMac would be good at playing games or not im all new to this, im used to just if its for PS3 it will work, if its for Xbox it will work...sorry guys, anyways theres some Steam games id love to play and the prices are alot better than consoles but reading System Requirements only help me to a certain extent because i only know what RAM means and how much you would need, i dont understand the rest
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#4XLegendKillerX(Topic Creator)Posted 10/6/2013 7:43:15 PM
DV8ingSources posted...
Consoles or 2003ish and older games.


okay so i can pretty much only play 2003 and older games if i wanna play it on my Mac?
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#5DV8ingSourcesPosted 10/6/2013 7:49:31 PM(edited)
Not a hard rule... You can likely play some of the less demanding titles even released today. Just don't expect to play anything demanding. Stick to 2d indies and older 3d titles.

edit: is there a particular title you were looking at? Keep in mind that most games don't have native mac support. There is a reason that mac's aren't recommended for gaming. If your machine was a little more powerful, I'd recommend installing a bootcamp version of windows, but it likely isn't worth it.

If you really don't know much about computers, you might be in for a few headaches and I'm not sure its worth the hassle trying to get things to run on that machine. Its quite old and dated.
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#6StormKMDPosted 10/6/2013 7:50:56 PM
If you haven't, check out Valve's stuff. Gmod, Half Life, Portal, Counter-Strike.
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#7XLegendKillerX(Topic Creator)Posted 10/6/2013 8:05:11 PM
DV8ingSources posted...
Not a hard rule... You can likely play some of the less demanding titles even released today. Just don't expect to play anything demanding. Stick to 2d indies and older 3d titles.

edit: is there a particular title you were looking at? Keep in mind that most games don't have native mac support. There is a reason that mac's aren't recommended for gaming. If your machine was a little more powerful, I'd recommend installing a bootcamp version of windows, but it likely isn't worth it.

If you really don't know much about computers, you might be in for a few headaches and I'm not sure its worth the hassle trying to get things to run on that machine. Its quite old and dated.


Hm...maybe your right maybe i should just stick to consoles..
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#8XLegendKillerX(Topic Creator)Posted 10/6/2013 8:05:37 PM
StormKMD posted...
If you haven't, check out Valve's stuff. Gmod, Half Life, Portal, Counter-Strike.


Thank you good sir.
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#9Dukaduka1k82Posted 10/6/2013 10:57:18 PM
Just saying, even though I do not like Macs for general purpose computing, a iMac is still a pc. PC = personal computer.
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#10TimePharaohPosted 10/6/2013 11:05:35 PM
Dukaduka1k82 posted...
Just saying, even though I do not like Macs for general purpose computing, a iMac is still a pc. PC = personal computer.


Not according to Apple themselves it's not considering they spent millions of dollars to brand it as literally the complete opposite of this.
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