georgeart Aug 26 @ 9:45am
Can I play Arma 11 and DayZ on my macbook?
I really want to play DayZ but I don't want to spend £££s on a new computer. Can I play DayZ on my macbook IF I get bootcamp?

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georgeart Aug 26 @ 11:09am 
I Have OS X 10.6.8
2.4 GHz Intel core 2 Duo
4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM

I'm prepared to install bootcamp but I want to be sure before I go and buy Windows disc?
CHEBUDEEH † Aug 26 @ 7:31pm 
it might get some freeze issues with that. i have also same, had bootcamp and not really works with good graphics. with low graphics dayz sucks.
georgeart Aug 27 @ 12:15am 
Ok thank you.
TriSlayerM19(ノ ゜Д゜)ノ Aug 27 @ 10:14am 
Parallels also works, but it's expensive.
georgeart Aug 27 @ 11:01am 
OK thanks I'll look at that. tbh I'm looking into getting or building a pc, would this be a good one for £500?



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Bloody_EwE Aug 28 @ 8:43pm 
Looking at Arma II & DayZ requirements:

Arma II

Minimum:

OS: Windows XP or Windows Vista
Processor: Dual Core CPU (Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz, Intel Core 2.0 GHz, AMD Athlon 3200+ or faster)
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: GPU (Nvidia Geforce 7800 / ATI Radeon 1800 or faster) with Shader Model 3 and 256 MB VRAM
Hard Drive: 10 GB free HDD space

Recommended:

OS: Windows XP or Windows Vista
Processor: Quad Core CPU or fast Dual Core CPU (Intel Core 2.8 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ or faster)
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: Fast GPU (Nvidia Geforce 8800GT or ATI Radeon 4850 or faster) with Shader Model 3 and 512 or more MB VRAM
Hard Drive: 10 GB free HDD space

DayZ

System Requirements

Minimum:
OS: Windows Vista SP2 or Windows 7 SP1
Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz or AMD Dual-Core Athlon 2.5 GHz
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT or AMD Radeon HD 3830 or Intel HD Graphics 4000 with 512 MB VRAM
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible

Recommended:
OS: Windows 7 SP1
Processor: Intel Core i5-2300 or AMD Phenom II X4 940 or better
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or AMD Radeon HD 7750 with 1 GB VRAM or better
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Hard Drive: 14 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible

Your Macbook would probably play both games in Bootcamp. Maybe get a cheap Windows OEM license online? Sure beats 500 quid on an old PC. Mate, I wouldn't buy that PC for long term upgradeability. LGA 1366 CPUs are several years old at this point and there's no new CPUs for it. Same thing for GTS 450, much outdated also.

Yeah, better save up to build a gaming PC if you want to ramp up graphic settings or play newer games. Also, you can buy a newer Mac; these days they all have pretty OK GPU, even a Macbook Air! They also tend to retain their value much better than a PC.
georgeart Aug 31 @ 5:31am 
Thanks for the advice.

Maybe a new Mac is the way to go?

However I would like to stream, can macs do that as well?

Thanks again.
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