Help with wow

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Zee824, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2011
    #1
    Hi I have a late 2008 MacBook that I'm having to play wow on for the next few weeks and I wanted to know is there some way I can increase the fps. I'm a hardcore raider and am needed fro progression in my 25 man team but the best I am getting is 1 fps (not 100% sure that it is 1fps seems like 0.5fps) I have most of my addons turned off except the must haves. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. I am normally playing on a mac pro so this is really bad for me.
     
  2. macrumors 68000

    Nameci

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2010
    Location:
    The Philippines...
    #2
    go back to your mac pro.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2011
    #3
    i would but its graphics card is fried. idiot friend of mine tried to overclock it when he was putting in an ssd for me. he is gonna pay for it to be repaired but thats in a few weeks coz he hasen't got his student loan yet.
     
  4. macrumors 604

    thejadedmonkey

    Joined:
    May 28, 2005
    Location:
    Pa
    #4
    Put everything on low. Pray to your choice diety. You're using a mac for hardcore gaming :p
     
  5. Zee824, Dec 12, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2011

    thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2011
    #5
    macs are good at playing wow hardcore and every thing is already on low and i have prayed multiple times lol
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2010
    #6
    No, they're not really.

    You might have better luck with Windows on bootcamp. You'll probably get better graphics drivers.
     
  7. macrumors 604

    thejadedmonkey

    Joined:
    May 28, 2005
    Location:
    Pa
    #7
    I meant Macbook - especially cerca 2007 era ones, as they only had an integrated graphics card which was downright horrible. However, they do suck, in general. When I last played WoW, there was a definite framerate increase while running under bootcamp.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2011
    #8
    Ah yea the MacBooks of that time do suck for gaming but it is playable in a 10 man just not in a 25 man the strangest thing is it only happens in raids in a 40man battleground it's playable (by playable I mean between 5-15 fps) but in a 25 man raid it's not playable :/ don't know what to do I'm a main tank and the other tank hasn't got good enought gear yet. I'm gonna have to quit 25 mans for a few weeks I think.
     
  9. macrumors 604

    thejadedmonkey

    Joined:
    May 28, 2005
    Location:
    Pa
    #9
    I wonder if WOW turns down the effects automatically when there's more players in a dungeon. This is just a theory, but it might help if you look for some sort of command that will disable effects even more.
     

Share This Page