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UT2004 on the Intel iMac

Discussion in 'Linux & Open Source' started by Mat, 29 May 2006.

  1. Mat

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    Has anyone played Unreal Tournament 2004 Universal on the new intel iMac yet?
    I've been playing the demo but even on a 20" Dual 2GHz, 2Gb RAM I have to turn the settings right down and run it in a small window to get any decent game play out of it.

    Granted it is running through Rosetta but there is a Universal patch for the whole game. However, I dont want to part with my beans in case it still runs slow...
     
  2. Caged

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    If there's a Universal patch you'll be fine. It's got a core duo and a very good ATi card in.
     
  3. spirit

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    play in it in windows :)
     
  4. Indy500

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    Or Linux.
     
  5. fearby

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  6. RobH

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    There has been reports of games such as WoW running better using bootcamp in Windows on a mac rather than the universal binary. Speaking of which, what are my chances of running UT2004 on a Macbook's GMA 950 video chip in Windows or other?
     
  7. Indy500

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    Should be ok, dont expect much eye candy though, and you'll probably have to play at 800x600.
     
  8. Caged

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    It's got a Radeon X1600 in.
     
  9. Indy500

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    I was talking about the GMA950?
     
  10. Spyhop

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    There's a world of difference between games through rosetta and proper universal binaries. The UB version will fly on your iMac.
     
  11. Caged

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    I've no idea, you tell me. FYI I played UT2004 at 1280x1024 perfectly fine on a GMA950 while I waited for my 7600GT to arrive. As integrated graphics go they are very good.
     
  12. Indy500

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    Ok, and what were the quality options set at? I still dont think it holds a candle to the ATI and Nvidia onboard solutions.
     
  13. Caged

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    Settings were on medium or something, I'm not a benchmark fanatic so I can't remember. Also I would never want to use an ATi or nVidia chipset ever again.
     
  14. Indy500

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    Why not? :confused:
     
  15. Caged

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    Because they're garbage. If you get an nVidia you need to buy a seperate network card because nVidia are incapable of making ones that work, and then you get to have the board do stupid things like run the time fast for no reason at all. With ATi you have to deal with their awful chipset drivers.
     
  16. Indy500

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    Well, I cant comment on their mobile chipsets as I dont own them. But I certainly dont think Intel makes good graphics chips for gaming.
     
  17. Caged

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    But they're stable.
     
  18. Mat

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    Well, its on its way. Part of the reason I made the switch to Apple a while ago was to move away from games but I used to enjoy UT GOTY Edition so much that I had to get a copy of 2004 :p

    I'll probably pop a quick post on here to let you know how it works when I get it...
     
  19. Mat

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    Just spent the last 20 minutes installing it and all the patches on mates 17" Intel MacBook Pro and it does indeed fly with all the settings maxed out...

    Just got to wait until I get home now :p