Call of Duty 4 Port On NVIDIA iMac

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Kaos Theory, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. Kaos Theory macrumors member

    Nov 9, 2008
    What kind of frame rates should I expect to get on COD4 with a 2.8 GHz iMac with 2 GB of RAM and an NVIDIA 8800GS? I plan to run the game on 1920x1200 resolution, but will settle for 1600x1200 if I can't get t least 30 FPS on the highest-res. Frame rate problems on COD2 have sparked my interest in COD4 (I only get around 12 FPS in COD2, due to an issue with my newer GPU, I suspect). I am only curious about frame rates for THE MAC PORT OF THE GAME, not the Windows version. Help will be greatly appreciated :D.

    Is it true that the ATI 2600HD Pros get better FPS in COD4 than the 8800GS due to superior drivers? If this is true, I'm gonna be P'oD, because I spent extra for my 8800GS so that I could specifically play game at higher frame rates than the stock iMac card...
  2. oldjetsetter macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2008
    Southern England
    Cod 2 & Cod 4

    COD 4 plays excellently on 3.06 GhZ imac w/8800GS card (but on Hardened or, especially, Veteran some Acts are frustratingly difficult to finish).

    COD 2 had a glitch in it that could be got around by running it under Rosetta (Get Info: Open using Rosetta). Not quite so pretty, but adequately playable. Maybe one day it will be patched, but don't hold out too much hope. Every thing else I run doesn't have this glitch, so the fault must be in the game code :(.

    So, go ahead and enjoy COD4 :). Turn up the res to 1920 x 1200, go easy on the Anti-aliasing and you should have fun (if you like that kind of fun - getting routinely blasted in online Multiplayer isn't much fun, but you gradually get better!)
  3. Kaos Theory thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 9, 2008
    Thank You Thank You Thank You!

    Finally, a good, concise answer! Thanks! I was beginning to think that no one owned a system similar to mine, lol. I will buy COD4 for sure if the COD2 NVIDIA 8xxx patch doesn't come out soon. :D
  4. Kaos Theory thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 9, 2008
    What kind of frame rates did you get in COD4? COD2 crashes every time I try to open single-player now (I have not changed anything from the last time I opened it except download a Safari update, so I'm mystified), so I guess COD4 is imminent...

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