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So, a relative of mine will be upgrading to the Mac Pro soon, and will give me his older Mac. It's got some components in it that I want to list so anyone could tell me whether or not it can run STO.

Processor: Intel Xeon Quad-Core with a 12MB L2 Cache
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 2600 with 256MB VRAM
Memory: 16GB DDR2 RAM (Was 32GB, but apparently one RAM card died)
HDD: 2TB SATA
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# 2
12-30-2013, 12:01 AM
Congrats =) and you should probably post this in the STO on mac designated forum.
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# 3
12-30-2013, 04:13 AM
HD 2600 is comparable to the 9800 GT I used to have, which ran STO acceptably... but it started to show its age on New Romulus where I had to run on half resolution.
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# 4
12-30-2013, 04:45 AM
While that system would probably run STO on very low settings, please be aware of the operating system mac uses. PC uses Windows, mac uses OS X. Due to the differences between OS X and windows a game must specifically be designed for OS X to work.

It seems Cryptic are currently beta testing an OS X version of the game.

http://sto.perfectworld.com/news/?p=1030041

As you can see from that post your system is right on the minimum requirements for your Graphics card and you have plenty of RAM. With your quad processor being above minimum spec. Most likely it will run but like I said, low settings.
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# 5
12-30-2013, 05:35 AM
MAC for a gift. Someone really hates you that much ?
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# 6
12-30-2013, 08:53 AM
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MAC for a gift. Someone really hates you that much ?
Or they're just stupid and like wasting money on an operating system, a slick outer veneer and essentially PC guts. Congrats on the gift though.
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# 7
12-30-2013, 10:13 AM
You'll want to update the graphics, but everything else should run it fine...

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# 8
12-30-2013, 01:06 PM
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You'll want to update the graphics, but everything else should run it fine...
This. Is it a Mac Pro, or a flat-screen iMac? If it's a Mac Pro, you can use a variety of AMD video cards (and a rather small selection of Nvidia cards), but if it's an iMac, you probably can't put a new video card in it.
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# 9
12-30-2013, 07:37 PM
it's a Mac Pro '08 edition.
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# 10
12-31-2013, 05:11 AM
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it's a Mac Pro '08 edition.
If its this spec

http://support.apple.com/kb/sp11

then the rest of your MAC is surprisingly good for such a poor graphics card. Im sure if you updated that you could get pretty decent performance out of STO.
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