AvidWriter Jan 23 @ 8:12pm
Running this on a Mac Mini
I haven't played since my PC died on me and I got a Mac Mini to just have something for a while till I get another PC. I figured I'd take a break from games or at least games that require a videocard. I want to play some DD again. Should I even bother downloading it and trying?
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Dr. Dro Jan 24 @ 10:04am 
If your Mac Mini is an Ivy Bridge one (HD 4000 graphics), download it on Boot Camp it'll run decent enough for a few games.

I wouldn't bother playing the OS X port of DD on the HD 4000 though, it runs extremely slow on my mid-2012 cMBP (i7 3615QM + HD4000/GT 650M) when I turn off the dGPU with gfxCardStatus.
Thrashing Thranduil Jan 24 @ 2:51pm 
i have hardly any experience with macs, all i know is that they are HORRIBLE for gaming, most games have real low graphics that are available for them, just my opinions
Dr. Dro Jan 24 @ 4:21pm 
Originally posted by Merc with a mouth:
i have hardly any experience with macs, all i know is that they are HORRIBLE for gaming, most games have real low graphics that are available for them, just my opinions

This used to be true in the 2008-2010 generations when they used really underpowered GeForce 9400+9600 GT combinations or GT 320/330M paired with a Core 2 Duo or first generation i5 processor.

2012+ Ivy Bridge/Haswell Macs are fairly capable systems, particularly if you have one with quad core i7 and Kepler graphics, the Apple GT 650M might have 512 MB (in my case, my MacBook is the last of the Classic line and does not have a Retina display aside from having the exact same hardware as the original Retina one) but it overclocks fairly well, I managed 1058 MHz core (exact same of a GTX 650) and 3206 MHz on the memory (102.6 GB/s), so it owes literally nothing to a budget desktop with a GeForce GTX 650 GPU, all that in a machine I can take anywhere, looks sleek and allows me to study and game on the go. Works for me :D

Intel HD 4000 iGPU when paired with high speed memory (1866MHz+) will beat out an AMD Radeon HD 6470 out in performance no sweat generally; so his Mac Mini will be at least "usable"
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