Tuesday, July 25, 2017

 

World in Conflict box art

The best way to play World in Conflict is by dual booting into windows. Gamesonmac.com uses Windows 7 (see why).

Here is a test to see how well the Mac mini could run world in conflict when booting into Windows 7 with boot camp.

 

The test machine:
Apple Mac mini: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 Ghz
Nvidia GeForce 9400m 256mb
OS: Windows 7 (using bootcamp)
RAM: 2gb

Mac Mini


World in conflict is an old game already. To run World in conflict on a Mac mini under windows 7 after installation it will need to update. Depending on your network connection it will take anything from a few minutes to a couple of hours to update World in conflict.

When the install was complete I launched fraps to monitor frames rates and then World in conflict.

On the default setting World in conflict drop frames and FRAPS reported only about  8-14 fps this made for undesirable gameplay. Te get a decent gameplay experience, I had reduce the settings to 1152x720 resolution and move quality settings down to medium. After that World in conflict played on the Mac Mini at about 22-26 fps, still the lower en, but playable. The lower graphics didn't seem to hurt the visuals all that much.

Conclusion:

If you looking to buy a Mac mini (or similar Apple Mac) and want to know if it will play World in conflict, then worry not. As long as you are prepared to dual boot using bootcamp with Windows 7 it will play nicely albeit in lower resolutions. Check the specification of your MAC, anything better than a nvidia 9400m graphics processor will improve the performance given in this test.

The older Mac minis/iMacs with only an Intel GMA 950 will definitely not be able to play World in conflict.

 

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