WoW Questions

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  1. gamerz macrumors 6502

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    Hi Everyone,

    I am looking at a macbook currently as my first mac but i had some questions about WoW.

    Everyone that plays WoW on a macbook (not pro) can you please tell me how many fps you get in different places, how well it runs, and the specs of your macbook (again, not pro).

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  2. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    depends. I saw max of 30fps min of 10fps with all turned off and 800x600 res.
    I forget the exact res, but one of the middle wide modes, and some things turned on, i never saw anything above 10fps.
     
  3. gamerz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    specs of mac? like did you add more RAM or anything? Or ist it just stock.
     
  4. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    it was just stock. Sorry i cant be more specific but i don't have it any more.
     
  5. gamerz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    WoW FPS

    I have a white macbook, 2 Ghz with 1 GB RAM. On all the settings at their lowest, I see 20-40 fps playing the game. In places like Orgrimmar, I observe low fps (15-20 fps) and in dungeons (i.e. molten core) I observe higher fps (25-35 fps). Galloping around roads on my mount, I have seen my fps go as high as 45 fps.
     
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  8. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    control and r toggles it on and off.
     
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  10. gamerz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I dont really know what fps are good or not... so is 20 pretty good... or is it major laggy? And how many fps do those of you get in battlegrounds?
     
  11. fall3n macrumors 6502

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    standardly you want above 30 fps in the most intense situations if you want things to run pretty smooth
     
  12. kalun macrumors regular

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    1. Using windows: 30-40 fps on avg (ie directX)
    2. Using OS X: 10-25 fps on avg(ie openGL)
    3. 1.83 Ghz 1GB of ram

    Advice, use windows if you do not mind to dual boot, and please use the search button on this forum.

    kalun
     
  13. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    Most people have never heard of the 'search' feature. ;)

    As for WoW, 20 FPS is fine – most of the time. It isn't one of those framerate-dependent games, pretty much.
     
  14. bobber205 macrumors 68020

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    20 is when I don't notice any lag is the character's and other's movements. 30 is probably the cleanest though.

    After 30, it's hard to tell, except when using spells and such.
     
  15. CaptainMordecai macrumors newbie

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    WoW runs fine on my stock blackbook in OSX. Its nothing special but runs well enough to have fun at 1280x800 with everything on low, and still looks nice. Its a bit painful in cities when there are a lot of people about but for the most part its pretty alright. Don't know about the frame rates but its good enough for me! I tried lowering the resolution but it looks like rubbish so i left it a native res (1280x800) because thats good enough for me :)
     
  16. harveypooka macrumors 65816

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    And 60fps looks like silk on your glossy screen :D
     
  17. bobber205 macrumors 68020

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    I played WoW last night under Windows XP and it was a completely different game. I was 30 contstanly outside and even in the first town (can't remember the name). Inside caves/dungeons I was hitting 60 consistently.

    Amazing.
    And this is with only 512 ram.
     
  18. harveypooka macrumors 65816

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    It's annoying ain't it? Was this on your Intel mac?
     
  19. gamerz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How do you get windows??? I think you need the license to get it.
     
  20. harveypooka macrumors 65816

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    Buy a copy.
     
  21. bobber205 macrumors 68020

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    Yeah. This was on my macbook. :D
     
  22. DougTheImpaler macrumors 6502a

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    Same here, on a 1.83GHz Mini. Good thing that boot times are so quick, it's not as big an inconvenience as it could be.
     
  23. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    the truth is if your computer can stay above 10fps your fine, in role playing games. The difference between 5fps and 10fps is huge, 10fps and 30fps is slightly noticeable and 30fps + isn't really noticeable.
    though 100fps on my mbp is so good

    First person shooters on the other hand are a completely different story.
     
  24. gamerz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Would playing WoW on xp make a huge difference?
     
  25. bobber205 macrumors 68020

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    It makes a huge difference in XP. It you've got a MBP or iMac or Mac Pro, it'll be just fine is OS X.
     

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