CoD4 For Mac Review

As you may have read here before, Call of Duty 4 was coming to the Mac. All this time, the release date was constantly pushed back, frustrating us mac users. So now the time has come that you can now have CoD4 for the mac, and I must say it is just as good as I would of hoped it would be. You are able to download the game or purchase the actual game itself. There is quite a bit of controversy around the DRM that Aspyr has implemented. At first glance, 54.99 for a download seems quite expensive, it is. Now the bad thing, you are able to download this once and install it on one computer. This really sucks. I have multiple computers that I would like to install this on. Well Aspyr hasn’t forgotten about this, you are able to to add the Extended Download Service for an extra 4.99 that will allow you download the game multiple times and install it on 3 machines. So the total is about $60.00 for the total game to download. Now you can sit there and take it for what it is, but lets face it, there are barely any games for the mac and paying a little bit more to have a recent game(even though its a year old) come to the mac is quite great. I am now able to actually play on servers and play comfortably with others.

Now on to the actual review of the game. If anyone has had ever played CoD4 for the console or the PC, you won’t see any differences at all, in fact it looks really good. Although I have a beefy computer, I cannot run it at high settings, it’s just to laggy, which is interesting since I am able to play CS:S with Crossover Games on High settings and I don’t see any lag at all. The same goes for HL:DM and TF2. Step for step every single instance of the game is exactly the same, the controls are a little wacky at first, but you can easily change them or just get use to them. Playing with a mouse is better than playing with the trackpad just incase you wanted to know which is better. Even though I am good with the trackpad, the mouse just destroys the aiming capabilities. If you decide to use a mouse, grab a real 2 button mouse and not the mighty mouse, the right click doesn’t always register properly and you end up firing your weapon rather than actually aiming. So overall, the game is definitely worth picking up if you have a mac.

As a final thought, if you are a mac owner, you should buy this game only for the simple fact it will be able to help Aspyr develop more games for the mac, and have them out faster. If we actually get the games, the game developers will have to start developing for the mac, so let’s show them there is a market for mac gamers.

On a side note:

If you are a mac owner, pick up Crossover Games, it’s only $40 dollars and you can install steam and a multitude games, except crysis, the bottles don’t like anti-cheat software it installs and it just fails miserably.

Minimum System Requirements:

Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5.4 (Leopard) | Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo | CPU Speed: 2.0 GHz | Memory: 1 GB RAM
Hard Disk Space: 8.0 GB + 1 GB Swap File | Video Card (ATI): Radeon X1600 | Video Card (NVidia): GeForce FX 7300 | Video Memory (VRam): 128 MB | Media Required: DVD-ROM | Peripherals: Macintosh mouse and keyboard. | Multiplayer Requirements: Internet (TCP/IP) or LAN (TCP/IP) play supported
Internet plays requires broadband connection.

Supported Video cards: NVIDIA GeForce 7300, 7600, 8600, 8800,
NVIDIA GeForce Quadro FX 4500, ATI Radeon X1600, X1900, HD 2400, HD 2600.

Recommended System Requirements:

Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5.4 | CPU Speed: 2.4 GHz | Video RAM: 256 MB

NOTICE: This game contains technology intended to prevent copying that may conflict with some disk and virtual disk drives.

NOTICE: Intel integrated video chipsets are not supported.

NOTICE: Apple Intel Chipsets only. Power PC Processors (G4 and G5) are not supported.

NOTICE: This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive).


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