Video Settings on WoW on New iMac.

Discussion in 'Games' started by CalGrunt, Nov 27, 2005.

  1. CalGrunt macrumors regular

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    Just got a new iSight iMac and World of Warcraft. Running 1GB of ram. There are a bunch of video settings in this game that can be adjusted. Suggestions or would it best to just leave them on default.
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Well on my powermac I have everything maxed with 4x antialising turned on at 1680x1050 resolution.

    On my powerbook I run at 1440x960 with everything up to the top except terrain distance (set to 25-30%) and no antialising.

    I guess you could run at native resolution 1440x900 or 1680x1050 (depending on size of imac) with no antialising and half terrain distance and still get good framerates.

    Framerate doesnt have to be 60 to be smooth. Basically anything over 30 maintained will be a good experience.
     
  3. Jigglelicious macrumors 6502

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    These are what I would recommend:

    Resolution at LCD native
    Environment detail at max
    All textures set to max
    Anisotropic filtering to off
    Level of detail checked
    All shaders on except for full screen glow
    vertex animation on
    Trilinear and vertical sync on

    After that, adjust the terrain draw distance to your taste. I wouldn't set it past the 50% point, but increase or decrease it to your performance liking.
     
  4. ortuno2k macrumors 6502a

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    Hey I went by these settings and now my game plays a bit smoother.
    Thanks.
     
  5. Abulia macrumors 68000

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    You'll find that terrain distance is the killer of all framerates for WoW so this is excellent advice.
     
  6. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Yep! That and Full Screen Bloom under the shaders. Disbaling that can add 10-15 fps and doesnt make much visual difference.
     

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