i've just upgraded from a late '08 macbook pro (512 vram) to a fancy new 2012 retina model, and just want to say that fm12 is running great.. i'm just so impressed by the difference.
with laptops i'll typically wait for as long as possible and then upgrade to the best of my ability, and this one has been a real treat.
i get 5 stars in the graphics rating department as opposed to about 3. the game loads 4 or 5 times faster and my current save is out to 2024 with about 9 leagues.
also, in match.. previously i'd have my fans whirling like mad for just opening the game.. now i can play an entire match without breaking a sweat. towards the end the fans get up to maybe 3k rpm but only just. it's as though they aren't needed at all.
for anyone thinking about this upgrade i can't recommend it enough, and i'm planning on using this same machine all the way out to fm16 if it all works out.
Some idiots are desperate to take offence; they're the reason why mediocrity and banality rule.
FM looks far from great on a Retina MBP. All elements are fuzzy when played in windowed mode due to not being optimised for a retina screen. It is upscaled so the antialiasing is obvious and distracting.
Of course you can play it fullscreen at 2880x1800 and it looks perfect but absolutely tiny.
I doubt it, they'd concentrate on features that more people would be able to take advantage of. They may enable retina display if it is easy for them to implement but generally they will be focusing on new features that have already been agreed on.
I would love to buy a new laptop (although never an Apple one), my one was quality when I got it several years ago but now it's falling to bits. FM plays fine but I have had problems with it crashing during matches.
However my big expense each year is a holiday, and there is no way I can afford that plus a laptop. I don't think my girlfriend would be very happy if I told her that instead of going away I will be buying a new laptop on which I will be spending all day on FM.