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bunengdikang24 #1 Posted Sep 05 2020 - 00:42

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Recently got a new base 2020 MacBook Air (and obviously it would not be ideal for playing WoT on) but before I put forth the effort of downloading it, could it run it?

 

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Whistling_Death_ #2 Posted Sep 05 2020 - 01:19

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Ask W.o.T. and they can tell you.

 

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AndrewSledge #3 Posted Sep 05 2020 - 01:50

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It would probably run it on low settings, but the fan would probably run a lot. I'm playing on a mid-2012 MacBook Pro, and I think the thermal paste has stopped working, because I can't run the client for the past 6 months without it really overheating. I'm currently using Nvidia Geforce Now to stream WOT, and it works pretty well. You might give that a try.

black_colt #4 Posted Sep 05 2020 - 03:13

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View Postbunengdikang24, on Sep 04 2020 - 15:42, said:

Howdy Ya'll

 

Recently got a new base 2020 MacBook Air (and obviously it would not be ideal for playing WoT on) but before I put forth the effort of downloading it, could it run it?

 

Thanks

 

Given the fact that Microsoft has not released DirectX for macOS and the game relies on it - you will not have a good experience unless you have an eGPU when running macOS natively.  Codeweavers has done a great job but the Wine version is a little bit old [probably due to Wargaming not approving a new version of the wrapper] and I suspect the DirectX-Vulkan-Metal software compatibility layer is also not the latest as well.

 

You can run MS Windows natively [after installing via Boot Camp] and try under MS Windows but the Intel Iris Plus discrete graphics will probably only get you about 40/50 FPS on low settings.

 

Linux is able to take advantage of the latest Wine and there, IIRC, are reports that Linux runs WoT even faster than MS Windows on the same hardware.  There are still some glitches but they seem to be related to the DirectX-Vulkan software compatibility layer as Microsoft has also not released DirectX for Linux.

 

IMHO you should not download WoT and run on macOS with a MacBook Air - if you install either Linux or MS Windows then yes you should probably give it a try ...

 

Hope this helps ...

 

 


Edited by black_colt, Sep 05 2020 - 03:18.


black_colt #5 Posted Sep 05 2020 - 03:22

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View PostAndrewSledge, on Sep 04 2020 - 16:50, said:

It would probably run it on low settings, but the fan would probably run a lot. I'm playing on a mid-2012 MacBook Pro, and I think the thermal paste has stopped working, because I can't run the client for the past 6 months without it really overheating. I'm currently using Nvidia Geforce Now to stream WOT, and it works pretty well. You might give that a try.

 

Thanks for jogging my memory ...

 

OP if you are going to play on either MS Windows or macOS then I strongly recommend that you look at Macs Fan Control [runs natively on MS Windows and macOS] and set the fan controls manually.  I have been running it for years with my various iterations of MacBook Pros and iMacs to great success ...

 



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View PostAndrewSledge, on Sep 04 2020 - 16:50, said:

It would probably run it on low settings, but the fan would probably run a lot. I'm playing on a mid-2012 MacBook Pro, and I think the thermal paste has stopped working, because I can't run the client for the past 6 months without it really overheating. I'm currently using Nvidia Geforce Now to stream WOT, and it works pretty well. You might give that a try.

 

Interesting ... what sort of FPS are you experiencing on nVIDIA GEFORCE NOW?



AndrewSledge #7 Posted Sep 14 2020 - 21:07

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View Postblack_colt, on Sep 04 2020 - 19:33, said:

 

Interesting ... what sort of FPS are you experiencing on nVIDIA GEFORCE NOW?

130fps on max settings. It works great, as long as nobody in your house is streaming video, otherwise the steam will degrade the graphics quality.



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View Postbunengdikang24, on Sep 04 2020 - 23:42, said:

Howdy Ya'll

 

Recently got a new base 2020 MacBook Air (and obviously it would not be ideal for playing WoT on) but before I put forth the effort of downloading it, could it run it?

 

Thanks


I wonder how it will work with the new M1 chip....If they make it work I’ll refresh my old MB Pro 13” (Mid 2015)... 



GAJohnnie #9 Posted Nov 22 2020 - 16:35

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