Feb 24th, 2005, 04:34 AM
Any WoW players out there?
I'll be picking it up tomorrow but for what system? My portable is an iBook 900 w/32 video and my home is a PC with so so specs on it.
Question is has anybody been playing this on OSX and how can I expect it to perform on an iBook?
Should I just play it safe and pick up the pc version?
Feb 24th, 2005, 09:11 AM
You get both in the same box.Mac/PC
WINDOWS SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
* CD-ROM: 16X
* CPU Speed: 2.0GHz
* CPU Type: Intel Pentium 4
* Disk Space: 1.0GB
* Display: DirectX 9 Compatible Video Card
* Memory (RAM): 512MB
* Operating System Compatibility: Win98/ME/2000/XP, Not Mac Compatible
MAC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
* CD ROM: 16X
* CPU Speed: 933MHz
* CPU Type: G4/G5 Processor
* Disk Space: 2.0GB
* Display: NVIDIA Or ATI GPU With 32MB VRAM, 64MB Recommended
* Memory (RAM): 512MB
* Operating System Compatibility: Mac OS X 10.3.5 And Up
It doesn't look like your iBook meets the minimum requirements. I don't know what your PC specs are so I don't know if it will work there. For a game as big as this you probably want to be above the minumum anyway just so you don't experience any lag due to your system not being able to keep up.
Hope that helps
Feb 24th, 2005, 01:11 PM
Even though you are technically under the minimum requirements it will still run, but don't expect anything wonderful. As it is, on my 12" Powerbook it only got 12FPS at the lowest settings, when I tried it out. I don't play the game however, just have a lot of friends who do.
Feb 24th, 2005, 04:22 PM
I have friend playing WoW on a Titanium PowerBook 667 w/ a 16 MB video card. It runs like crap, but it runs.
Since Blizzard products are Mac/Windows out of the box, if it doesn't run on your Mac you can just install it on your PC :)
Feb 24th, 2005, 09:39 PM
They stopped production and 5 major stores in Montreal are sold out.
Good introduction to the Blizzard world it seems. Servers are overloaded from what I've read. Very disapointing.
Bright side is thanks for the feedback all :)
Feb 24th, 2005, 09:51 PM
I am a WoW fiend and thoroughly enjoy it. I suggest you wait a bit til you perhaps upgrade your rig. By then all the server issues will be fixed (one can hope) and you'll be able to play the game smoothly.
If you install WoW on a compy that is under system requirements, it will warn you, but allow you to procede anyways. With your current config look to get an FPS somewhere in the 7-18FPS range. Which is playable, but not for some. You never need more than 30FPS as the human eye cannot handle more, but some people enjoy FPSs in the 60s. I don't know if that bothers you. Otherwise, come on over to the WoW world, tis a fun place.