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[SWTOR] MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MMORPG' started by SixofNine, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. SixofNine

    SixofNine Jedi Sage Staff Member

    Andy (and anybody else),

    I'm tired of trying to drag the 13-year-old off of the gaming desktop to get in some SWTOR time (especially when he pulls straight As, is sticking with the musical instruments, and gets a 730 on the math SAT as an 8th grader).

    I'm willing to give SWTOR a shot on the MacBook Pro if I have enough horsepower to do so. It's less than a year old:

    15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

    • 2.8GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7
    • 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
    • 512GB Flash Storage
    • Intel IrisPro +AMD RadeonR9
    Also: Parallels? Boot Camp?
     
  2. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    If I can play on my 2.3GHz i3 with Intel HD3000 graphics, yours will do fine.
     
  3. Andy

    Andy ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    I use parallels latest version just fine. But bootcamp will work cheaper.

    I gave my vm 1GB ram for video and 16 GB memory

    Only issue I have ever seen is a video render glitch on Zakuul that has HUGE swirling shrubs in the air that sometimes blocks your view
     
  4. Andy

    Andy ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    Also I downgraded my vm back to Win7 and its even better now
     
  5. SixofNine

    SixofNine Jedi Sage Staff Member

    Thanks!
     
  6. SixofNine

    SixofNine Jedi Sage Staff Member

    OK, don't hesitate to ELI5. :)

    I've looked on the SWTOR forums and it sounds like 80GB should be enough for Bootcamp with Win7 and SWTOR. The latter would absolutely be the only thing that I use Windows for on the Mac, so I don't have to worry about other games.

    Whatever the disk allocation, I have over 300 GB available, so that's not an issue. Then it looks like I need a 16GB or higher USB flash drive and a Win7 product key so that I can download an ISO disk image from Microsoft, right?
     

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