COD2 with 8800 GT

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by bpepers, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. bpepers macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2008
    I have a Mac Pro with 10GB, 2x2.8, 2x1TB disks in RAID 0, and the 8800 but when I run the Mac COD2 on it, my frame rates are anywhere from 10 to 50 at best. As soon as there is any combat going on, the FPS plunge to 20 or less! Anyone else seeing this?

    I'm running 10.5.2 with the graphics update. I'm using a 24" Dell monitor at 1920x1200 but I've also tried reducing the resolution in COD2 down to 1024x768 and it doesn't actually even help!

    If anyone else is seeing this, could you please report it to Aspyr as well so they know about it and get it fixed! If anyone has an idea to work around this problem or has a similar setup and is not seeing the problem, let me know!
  2. Avalon macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2002
    The Netherlands
    I'm seeing the same problem with my MP +8800.
    When I check the frame rate it between 10 and 100 (1680x1050).
    It does not really matter which setting I use there is still a big difference between max and min frame rate which causes a laggie feeling. When I play CoD2 under windows XP, the game plays perfectly, framerate above 80 (also when there is alot of action).

    I've sended aspyr a mail discribing the problem and got a 'standard' reply back saying to do a reinstall/ delete the plist-file/ put the programm in another directory/ etc.
    Not a this helps and Cod2 is still 'not playable' under leopard:mad:.

    I'm curious if people which have the 2600 have the same problem because i'm not sure if the problem is leopard or the drivers for the 8800.
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    its obvious that its a problem with CoD2 on the Mac OS X platform. i can play it fine on my MBP with Radeon X1600 128 MB in windows.
  4. bpepers thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2008
    I got a stock reply from Aspyr too. It seems like this is only a COD2 problem too. There is a game comparison on Bare Feats with many games and they all show decent FPS on the Mac. I've asked Rob at Bare Feats to include COD2 in his graphic card tests so hopefully we will be able to see how COD2 compares on the different cards and find out if it runs well on the 2600 or any other cards.
  5. Jonny427 macrumors regular

    Oct 16, 2007
    Orange County, CA
    This is obviously a software problem since COD2 is what.. 3.5 years old? I'd just hope Aspyr is working on a patch to improve performance.
  6. Mattww macrumors 6502


    Jan 11, 2008
    That is interesting as I tried COD2 the other day on my PowerMac G5 - I completed the single player a while ago when running Tiger. It was the first time I had tested it for anything other than launching the game. I was surprised to find it very jerky and not really playable. I meant to go back and check my settings but I can't see why I would have changed them from what I had set in the past.
  7. dusanv macrumors 6502

    Mar 1, 2006
    I bought it but haven't played yet. I did a quick test though. 10.5.2 here too. Playing @2560x1600, 2xAA, all else turned up to the max, and it's smooth as butter. Frame rates don't drop below 25 fps. I'd say the OS X driver for 8800GT isn't mature yet.
  8. HaGG macrumors member

    Jun 2, 2007
    It's got to be the driver, it's a good graphic's card, you could get a better fps then that on the latest cod 4
  9. Mercuric Oxide macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2008
    It's OSX. The drivers aren't optimized for gaming - you can't even play the Sims 2 on a Mac Pro without stuttering.

    My advice is to get the game for windows. The performance is usually 2-3 times better. You will easily get 100+ fps with the same settings in Windows with the 8800.

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