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October 31, 2012 8:26:51 PM

Hello,
I have stumbled into what I believe is a rookie mistake as a up and coming computer gamer. Just recently I purchased the Mac version of Guild Wars 2 (Beta) and its minimum system requirements are such Mac OS®X 10.7.X or later
Intel® Core™ i5 or better
4 GB Ram or better
NVIDIA® GeForce® 320M, ATI Radeon™ HD 6630M, Intel HD 3000 or better
25 GB available HDD space
Broadband Internet connection
Keyboard and mouse/equivalent while I am currently using a Macbook pro using Mac OS X 10.5.8, Processor 2.5 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Memory 46B 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM. My question is, is there a way to make this game work with minimal extra costs or should I just return the game because I'm a complete idiot?

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October 31, 2012 8:29:47 PM

return the game because you are a complete idiot.

Next time, don't buy a mac. Build a pc. Hhahaa.
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October 31, 2012 8:42:40 PM

Return it, making a mistake and learning from it does not make you an idiot.
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October 31, 2012 8:48:53 PM

Return it; it is almost impossible to improve the performance of any laptop and Macs are particularly difficult in this respect.
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October 31, 2012 8:57:26 PM

+1 to all the above minus the idiot remark, regardless of whether you called yourself it in the first place

people make mistakes, whether you learn from them (or are even capable) determines whether you're an idiot or not
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October 31, 2012 9:00:08 PM

Mistakes you made here:
Purchasing an apple pc product.
Purchasing a video game for said product.
Not looking at your computer specifications prior to purchasing a AAA title

Return your game if you can, otherwise try removing osx from your computer and then install windows/linux. Much better
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October 31, 2012 9:10:20 PM

We all make mistakes just return it and learn from it as others have said.
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October 31, 2012 9:15:31 PM

Here's where you screwed up:
You bought a mac.

Build your own PC.
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October 31, 2012 9:17:28 PM

We all make mistakes yeah.
Return that Mac NOW. :p  :D  No but seriously, that game wont run your current laptop. GL!!! :) 
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October 31, 2012 9:18:03 PM

I'd wager you're actually fine. At worst, you might have to upgrade MacOS to 10.7 which is fairly cheap.
I'd give it a try with what you have.

I'm seeing seveal different models of Macbook pro it could be, which range in graphics chipset of:

8600M GT, 9400M GT, 9600M GT.

with reports on other forums of "barely playable framerate for the 9400M.
The 8600M GT should performance twice as well as the 9400M GT and the 9600M GT nearly twice that

With the 8600M GT being about on par to an intel HD 3000 which was the recomended minimum in those specs.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-9400M-G.119...
http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-8600M-GT.39...
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-HD-Graphics-3000.379...
http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-9600M-GT.94...

And I'm fairly sure I've played GW2 fine on my HP 8510W which has a 2.6Ghz Core2Duo and Quadro 570FX which is basically identical to an 8600GT.
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October 31, 2012 9:30:34 PM

cwdrummer674, I dont know much about macs but I wanted to chime in about people being a jerk.

Sorry about that. Hope this does not deter you from toms hardware.

Hope you can get your issue resolved.
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October 31, 2012 10:05:16 PM

here's the breakdown based on date:
http://www.techdigest.tv/2012/09/guild_wars_2_is.html

he Mac beta version of Guild Wars 2 runs well on the below machines or better. Your results may vary if you've upgraded or changed your Mac hardware or are running on lower hardware specifications.

iMac 21.5", 27" (Mid-2010)
iMac 21.5", 27" (Mid-2011)
MacBook Pro 15", 17" (Mid-2010)
MacBook Pro 13", 15", 17" (Early and Late-2011)
MacBook Pro 13", 15", 17 (Mid-2012)
Mac Mini (Mid-2011)


So basically if your macbook is more than 2years old you can't play.
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November 1, 2012 2:08:44 AM

lchrisk said:
return the game because you are a complete idiot.

Next time, don't buy a mac. Build a pc. Hhahaa.
Build your own computer and if you try to sell it no resale at all.Mac you do.
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November 1, 2012 6:27:58 AM

Let's stick to the OP's question rather than feeding the Trolls by starting another PC-Mac war.
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November 1, 2012 7:14:38 AM

Idiot>nerd

Im joking man,hhahaha

Just returned it or donate to someone,
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November 1, 2012 8:06:19 AM

trying to gaming on mac..?

Dude..what are you doing.. :D 

well, sell your mac and get a pc..
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