BF 2142 and Call of Duty 4 on Penryn MBPs

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  1. superspiffy macrumors 6502a

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    How well does the 15'', 512mb VRAM Penryn MBP play BF 2142 and COD 4 on 32-bit Vista? Do I need to turn things down to medium or turn antialiasing off for it to run smoothly or should I not bother with the sacrifice? How will the games run when I connect a 20'' LCD to the MBP?
     
  2. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    I think you should be able to run them pretty much at maxed. BF2 I was able to run at max, and COD4 ran well, but not maxed. However, I only have 256MB of VRAM.
     
  3. superspiffy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yea they run pretty well. I have everything turned on or set to normal and even 2x antialiasing on COD 4. I think 1152 res is the best although I'm set at 1280x720 and I even get 20-30 fps at the most heaviest, dipping to 15 fps when I'm in thick smoke.

    What about you? What are your fps?
     
  4. Mojoseph macrumors newbie

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    I have BF2142 running completely maxed out with AA all the way up at 1440x 900 on my laptop and when i have it on my external monitor 1680x 1050.
     
  5. superspiffy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You can run it at 1440?!!

    The drop down menu only goes up to 1152 so I thought that's the max. this game can do... :confused:
     
  6. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    It does not natively support widescreen. There is a "hack" you can do by editing the shortcut with the proper resolution.
    http://www.widescreengamingforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1030

    For example: "C:\Games\Battlefield 2 Demo\BF2.exe" +menu 1 +widescreen 1 +szx 1440 +szy 900
    (Note: works for both bf2 and bf2142)
     
  7. superspiffy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    does anybody know what's a good or decent fps range? what's the lowest it can go before i start to notice the choppiness?
     
  8. Radio Monk33 macrumors 6502

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    If you want to play competitively, I would say 50 min.
     
  9. Mojoseph macrumors newbie

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    Mine has up to like 2000x whatever it is right off the bat? thats weird yours only goes up to there.
     
  10. steve31 macrumors 6502a

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    I play cod4 all the time on my mbp. Most settings are at max.1280-720. Great game!!! Enjoy!!
     
  11. superspiffy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hey I can average around 30-40 fps. Ceiling is 50, and in thick smoke, it even drops to 20. It's playable, only if I play at 1280 with AA off. How many fps are you getting? And what drivers are you using?
     

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