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Ouch. Halo Demo on a MB.

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Myth, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

    So I downloaded the demo of Halo to test out on my new MB, 160 gb hard drive, 2 gb ram, and I was a bit surprised to see it suck so badly.

    Even on the lowest settings it was very choppy. Nothing else was running, either. Is this a demo-specific or OS X specific problem?
  2. macrumors 603


    Really? I run the full version on my Mini(see signiture for specs (same graphics card)) but with only 512 MB RAM, often acompined by iTunes. And it runs great.

    Sounds like a bad installation, or theremight be something up with you MacBook.

    ...I'm going to wait for more experianced people to suggest a fix, because if I do, I know I'll screw it up :eek:
  3. macrumors P6


    yea it runs great on mine as well and i have a 2ghz cd and 1.5gigs for my macbook

    you sure you are using the UB version?
  4. macrumors demi-god


    I have every single setting on Full on my loaded imac and it runs great. Well, all settings except lens flare on High instead of Extreme. I do get all the fancy 9x AA though :) Perhaps you arent using the UB verison.
  5. macrumors 601


    You have a PowerPC-only version of Halo. I do not know if there is a UB demo of Halo.
  6. macrumors 68020

    Nope. The full version has a UB but you have to pay $5 for it. It was just updated last week, too, so it works better. The UB was pretty slow on PPC compared to the PPC-only version, but the new patch probably brings the UB PPC performance back up to normal levels. And the lens flare slow-down is apparently fixed...again.

  7. macrumors regular

    hmm it runs decent on my G3 iBook. What are your guys names on the demo version? Maybe we can have 133t pwnage fest ;)
  8. macrumors 603


    Wait, it runs well on your iBook? I was contemplating putting it on mine (same specs)

    Does it jump a lot or stuff? I just assumed it couldn't run it...:eek:
  9. macrumors regular

    Your cassie from M-F right? Im rollershoer4mac! I made your sig banner thingy. Anyways, yes it runs decent on my ibook, with all settings low and running it in a window. Its a little laggy at times but thats my internet connections fault ;) Im running 10.3.9 though if it makes a difference.
  10. macrumors 603


    Why, yes, I am Cassifire on M-F. Sorry I didn't recignize you there, I just browse MR more then MF so I know the members here better.:):eek: Thanks for the banner!

    That's nice to know that it can run, but I'm running 10.4.8, so It'll probably be even slower.:) Oh well, I'll try it anyway.:apple:
  11. macrumors regular

    haha well good luck. I never said it ran slow on my ibook, just make sure the settings are to low and your not in full screen.
  12. macrumors 601


    Your iBook has a PowerPC processor.
  13. macrumors 604


    How did you do this? I tried running Halo on my G4 mini and it was such a horrible experience!
  14. macrumors member


    weird cause my friend just got a new macbook with 1gb ram and we were playing LAN fine
  15. macrumors 68020

    Your definition of playable differs from these people.

    Running Halo on an iMac G4 with everything turned down was a slideshow averaging about 10-15 FPS. Running the original non-UB version on my iMac Core Duo was still a slideshow but at least looked better. A Mac Mini or iBook G3 is not going to get 30 FPS. Even a MacBook running the retail UB version might be iffy. And there's no way the demo can run at 30 FPS if my iMac Core Duo couldn't handle it.

    I don't find Halo "playable" unless you are getting a steady 30 FPS at the beginning of Silent Cartographer. My MacBook Pro can only keep the frames a steady 30 FPS at 1024 x 768 with everything else turned up. The game is beautiful at higher resolutions, but it's too choppy to be enjoyable.
  16. macrumors regular

    Haa i turned all the settings to low and ran it in a window, it gets laggy sometimes when people are being shee noobs=]:apple:
  17. macrumors regular

    Your guys expectations are way to high for a game. I dont care if its choppy at times or its not running 30fps, its still enjoyable.
  18. macrumors 601


    Did you even read the thread?

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