WoW: max resolution?

Discussion in 'Games' started by Demon Hunter, Oct 26, 2006.

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    I can't seem to find the answer to this anywhere. Does WoW have a cap on how high the resolution is? For example, will it run at 2560 x 1600 (30" ACD native resolution)?

    I'm probably going to try it at my local Apple store (if they let me install) but if anyone knows that would be super. :)
     
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    combatcolin

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    Try http://www.widescreengamingforum.com/forum/

    WOW has a very flexible graphics engine, Blizzard are heavily supported there flagship title so i would imagine that WOW increase in performance as new high end kit becomes commonplace.

    So, in other words:

    2007 4 * 30" LINKED MONITOR GAMING HEAVEN!

    (You never know!)
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 68020

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    If anyone was wondering, WoW will support any resolution you can throw at it...
     
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    WoW could handle the resolution but your computer wouldn't, simply put. Dell has an xps with 4 7950gtx's in it to run a 24" monitor at a decent speed.
     
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    gloss

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    I run it maxed at 1680x1050 on a GeForce6800GT and Athlon 64 3500+.
     
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    I beg to differ.

    I was limited to 15 minutes, but the Mac Pro performed admirably at 2560 x 1600. I tested it using the two configurations in the Apple store:

    Model A
    2 x 3.0 GHz
    4GB RAM
    X1900 XT

    Model B
    2 x 2.66 GHz
    2GB RAM
    7300 GT

    Model A was capable of 60+ fps with all the settings on high. Model B performed at 40+ fps with some tweaking (i.e. no Full-Screen Glow Effect). I tested both in the capital cities. To say you need Quad SLI and four 7950 GTXs is simply ludicrous.
     
  7. macrumors 68020

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    whoops dead wrong here i guess.
    dang this has been happening a lot lately

    edit: The apple store had wow installed on the mac pro? I didn't see it their. Or did you bring it with you?
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, I brought my MacBook and used a 6-pin FireWire cable to transfer it in Target Disk Mode. I installed it on Model A, but it took too long. Model B used my hard drive's copy and it seemed to work fine.
     
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    wow the let you do that or were you pretty secretive? They harped at me harshly for plugging in my ipod. I was also digging around the os looking at stuff. I guess they thought i was going to steal apps or something.
     
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    Mackilroy

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    He installed it.
     
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    Yeah, it was no problem, although I knew the manager there. They should let you, after all it's for demonstration purposes!
     
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    AoWolf

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    From my experience (sneaking wow in on iPods) the game runs fine on the 30inch but its almost to big. The UI scales its self so if you are raiding and have a lot of info mods up such as a HUD,CTRA,KTM,DMG Meter,ext... it tends to get painful as you have to turn you head to look from one end to the other. Not very practical but stunning.
     
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    you can change the ui scaling in setting, can't you? I'm getting a projector soonish and will be playing wow on the side of my house at like 150" :D
     
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    ... can I come over? :D
     
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    combatcolin

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    WOW addict my arse.

    15" crt PAH!, i bought a 24" Dell to play WOW on!

    ;)
     
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    Yeah, he needs a better screen. :D He's only sixteen, give the kid a ****ing break. It's his leisure time. If he was thirty with two kids and a wife, then we start talking about addiction.
     
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    Mackilroy

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    Was he playing like this over summer break or school? I mean, if it's summer break who cares? If it's school then I'd see more of a problem with it but as it is I don't think it matters a huge amount.
     
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    Chrispy

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    In the story it says he quit going to school and does not work. Seems pretty intense but... I have an idea... TAKE THE DAMN COMPUTER AWAY FROM HIM HAHA. Problem solved... geez be a parent already!
     
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    erm then how come I can run it on my 24" iMac at full settings except 2x aa (or was it af) instead of 4x and it runs flawlessly?
     
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    i've been proven wrong already. Leave me alone already :eek: .

    also that kid. I've seen much worse, thats nothing. Classmates have dropped out of school because of their grades and complaining about having too much homework. They moved to school less demanding. It's can dangerous game, my have grades reflected in the past.
     
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    ijimk

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    The game is only dangerous when the player lets it get out of hand. It can be a really fun game but as blizzard said in moderation.
     
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    QCassidy352

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    aye, it can be quite dangerous. Ended a 4+ year relationship of mine (the gf's addiction was worse than mine, FWIW). Though now we are back together and both not playing WoW. :)
     
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    Chrispy

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    I just cancelled my subscription yesterday as it was taking up too much of my time haha.
     
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    Yeah I play WoW maxxed out on my 20" iMac. 2x Anti-aliasing. The only thing I have slightly low is the Anistropic Filtering. As this has a big affect on the performance for a slight change in what you see.
     

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