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#1 Sep 03 2011 at 10:02 PM Rating: Decent
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Hi there, I'm a long time XI player that was waiting on PS3 release to convert to XIV. Seeing as that may be in the very distant future, I may buy the PC version of the game.

I have a brand new 2011 Macbook Pro 13"
2.3GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5
Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory

I know that the game is capable of running through bootcamped windows 7 but what I'm wondering is how well, or is it even worth it? (just for the sake of space/time I'll remind commentors that I'm NOT asking "should I buy a macbook pro to play XIV or should I buy a PC")

Thanks for any advice!
#2 Sep 03 2011 at 10:23 PM Rating: Excellent
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heghmohgalka wrote:
Intel HD Graphics 3000

Sorry, there is no way FFXIV will run on integrated graphics.
#3 Sep 03 2011 at 10:39 PM Rating: Good
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Everything is fine but that Intel Integrated Graphics. That alone won't get the game to run.
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#4 Sep 03 2011 at 11:20 PM Rating: Good
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yeah you might of got away with it if it was one of AMDs integrated Graphics chips. Intel's media accelerator wont run anything worth a dame.

instead you should ebay that Crapbook pro and get your self at-least a half decent OEM laptop. Something by Asus Or Acer, would probably do you best or if you get enough cash get yourself a real gaming laptop from an OEM that does Prefab orders.

Macs are just your run of the mill laptops with a well known Zombie branding, when they dumped the G Series CPU they stopped being macs.
#5 Sep 04 2011 at 1:05 AM Rating: Decent

Only way it will ever work. And even then I would still say it is a gamble.
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#6 Sep 04 2011 at 6:54 AM Rating: Excellent
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I've been tempted to try it on my 17" macbook pro since it has the AMD 6750M, but I'm not sure what the point would be.
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#7 Sep 04 2011 at 8:36 AM Rating: Decent
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Run a benchmark when your on windows 7 through boot camp. It should work i play on my MBP np at all
#8 Sep 04 2011 at 8:39 AM Rating: Default
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My Specs on my MBP are Intel Core i7-2720QM CPU @2.20GHz 2.20GHz
Installed memory 4 GB
#9 Sep 04 2011 at 8:58 AM Rating: Default
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My Specs on my MBP are Intel Core i7-2720QM CPU @2.20GHz 2.20GHz
Installed memory 4 GB and i have tried all of the settings runs with no problems
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