5 Tips to Improve Your Mac Gaming Experience

Are you tired of having lag issues or not being able to download the hottest games in the market? Gambling Insider reports that most gamers online face lagging issues, even when they are trying out online games like slots.

Don’t worry, we can help. Here are some ways you can have a lot more fun playing on your Mac.

 

  • Buy a Good Gaming Computer (Pricy Options)

 

If you can, you should buy a Mac which has a lot of memory and great graphics. The best one currently is the Mac Pro. Even though it is meant for productivity, it doesn’t mean that it can’t be used for videogames. At the starting price of $2,999, you can expect to get amazing visuals, 1 TB of flash storage, excellent resistance to over-heating, and much more.

If you’re thinking of getting a MacBook Pro, then the 15-inch one is your next best bet. It can run most games with a good frame rate thanks to Intel’s Iris Pro integrated graphics. If you buy the top model (which costs $2,499), then you will instead get an Nvidia GeForce GT 750M.

 

  • Buy a Good Gaming Computer (Cheaper Options)

 

If you have a tight budget, then you should consider buying a Retina 21.5-inch iMac, which costs only $1,299. It has a 3.6 GHz quad-core processor with a 1 TB hard drive. It comes with 8 GB memory, which can be expanded up to 32 GB.

 

  • Upgrade the Memory

 

If you have an older Mac, then you can upgrade its memory yourself. It’s not an easy task, but you will find that there are plenty of tutorials online which can guide you, such as the website, Ifixit.

From there, you can learn how to fit a 2.5-inch SSD in your non-Retina MacBook Pro. After entering some commands in terminal, you can create a Fusion Drive, which will consist of the hard disk and the SSD. If all of this sounds too daunting, then consider taking to someone who specializes in hardware customization.

 

  • Do it Yourself: Replace the PCI-Express Card

 

It is incredibly easy to replace the thin PCI-Express card, which has replaced the 2.5-inch SSD in modern Macs. You can go to a third-party Apple reseller such as Other World Computing (OWC) and get a third-party drive. This you can install in your iMac, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air. OWC has many guides which tell you how to do it.

 

  • Use Steam to Get Games

 

When you go to the Mac App Store, you will find that you don’t have nearly as many choices as PC gamers, since Apple still refuses to adapt much to its gaming demographic. There are some top games there, sure, but they are quite old.

If you go on to Steam, you will find that there is a whole library of Mac versions of popular Windows games. Once you install Steam, you can find out if a game will work in OS X. On the game’s page, you should search for the Mac symbol. Steam has its own section dedicated to Mac games, with loads of tips and tricks.