The latest WoW patch

Discussion in 'Games' started by OutThere, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. OutThere macrumors 603

    OutThere

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    I love this:

    Random sounds that still play when the sound is off has been a problem on the Mac since WoW 1.00, 2 full years ago. I noticed it in february 2005. Good to see they're on top of things! :p

    There are two main things that would still play...the mechanical hum while in Ironforge and mob voices. Even with all the sound off you'd still hear, for example, Ragnaros's dialogue in the molten core. Doh!
     
  2. bobber205 macrumors 68020

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    I had to download the damn thing like 3 times...

    Anybody else!? I had such slow speeds. I think I spent a week off and on downloading the patch.
     
  3. erikistired macrumors 6502

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    patch downloaded fine for me. i had it preloaded on my pc but it wouldn't work on my powerbook so i just downloaded it today, took about an hour with the downloader. now that it's better optimized for the intel macs i might have to seriously think about upgrading.

    the background downloader was intentionally slow i believe as not to disrupt other internet activities (like playing WoW).
     
  4. weldon macrumors 6502a

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    I'm looking forward to reports on the new multi-threaded OpenGL support for Intel Macs. Here's to higher framerates!
     
  5. Josh396 macrumors 65816

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    Same here. Hopefully this means I'll stay above 35-40 FPS the whole time instead of getting a few hiccups here and there.
     
  6. Transeau macrumors 6502a

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    30 minutes to go for me...

    I'm hoping that this will actually push my Mac Pro!

    Oh yeah - How do I enable the Multithreaded OpenGL?
     
  7. Josh396 macrumors 65816

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    As far as I know Multithreaded OpenGL is fully enabled as long as your using OS 10.4.8. I also believe that it came ready to go on all Mac Pros so you should be fine either way.
     
  8. Kelmon macrumors 6502a

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    Well, the patch has been installed for me but I think my realm, Dath'Remar, isn't running at the moment so I have no idea whether performance on my Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro has improved. It's a shame really since I didn't get around to playing the game last night and it doesn't look like it will be any different tonight.
     
  9. NYmacAttack macrumors 6502

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    I will be very interested to see if there is a major improvement in frame rates as well.
     
  10. NYmacAttack macrumors 6502

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    Anyone think there will be any frame rate improvements for non intel based machines?
     
  11. weldon macrumors 6502a

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    Possibly on dual and quad G5 systems, since multi-threaded OpenGL relies on multiple processors for improvements. I'm just not sure from the description if those improvements are in the PPC code or not.
     
  12. bobber205 macrumors 68020

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    Looks like I might be trying to use WoW on 10.4.8.

    I'll post if/when I get results.
     
  13. Transeau macrumors 6502a

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    WOW! :)
    My MP jumped another 30fsp!
    I Love it! ~110 outdoors and ~170 indoors
     
  14. vinylator macrumors newbie

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    Downloading the update!
    Right now, I have a constant 60fps, everything on high.

    The only thing that is choppy, is when I use my heartstone...

    Mac Pro 2.6 / 1900XT / 2gig Ram / 23" ACD
     
  15. bobber205 macrumors 68020

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    I think it's bad for everyone. After all, WoW has to load a whole other area all at once. ;)
    What was even cooler is when I flew into a city on a hippogryph, I actual was able to see the entire landing sequence. That's rare!
     

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