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Old Jan 3, 2013, 09:46 PM   #1
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Collection of Recommended Settings

A brief guide to help you achieve an optimal playing experience on your Mac. My goal is to test various games and come up with "recommended settings" to help your OS X gaming experience.

The tests will be ran on a 2012 15" Macbook Pro Retina 2.7/16/768 running Mountain Lion 10.8.2. My hopes are that other users will chip in their results on different machines and even OS.

Diablo III - Very enjoyable experience. Good balance between performance and quality. Rock steady 30FPS. UI is crisp and readable.
Display - Full Screen
Resolution - 2068x1292 (16:10 Widescreen)
Letterbox - No
Vertical Sync - No
Max Foreground FPS - 30
Max Background FPS - 8
Gamma - 100%
Texture Quality - High
Shadow Quality - Low (Smooth)
Physics - High
Clutter Density - High
Anti-Aliasing - Yes
Low FX - No
MISTS OF PANDARIA - Mid 2010 17" Macbook Pro (GT 330m 512 MB RAM, 8GB RAM), Mountain Lion

Display Mode - Fullscreen
Resolution - 1606x1004
Refresh Rate - 60.0Hz
Multisampling - 2x
Vertical Sync - Disabled

Texture Resolution - High
Texture Filtering - 8x Anisotropic
Projected Textures - Enabled

Shadow Quality - Fair
Liquid Detail - Fair
Sunshafts - Disabled
Particle Density - High
SSAO - Disabled

View Distance - Ultra
Environment Detail - Good
Ground Clutter - High
Performance - 30+ fps


To be updated at a later date with more titles.
15" Retina Macbook Pro 2.7/16/768 | Black 32GB iPhone 5 | Apple TV | 160GB iPod Classic

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