CS:S on Macbook White - A bit laggy.

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  1. munity macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys - Im new here, so please bare with me if I didn't post the right place.

    Im a new Macbook White owner - thats the newest one on the market.

    I play a lot of CS:S - now the problem is, that I almost got 60-70 FPS, with low settings and a resolution on 800 x 600 or 1024 x something I don't remember.

    My friend can play with high-settings and he still haves over 150 FPS! He got a Macbook Pro.

    Could someone help me with this? - I want to play sometimes on the Mac, and its not quit entertaining with a laggy game.

    Thank you so much, guys!

    Regards munity.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    He probably has a better graphics card in his MBP.
     
  3. munity thread starter macrumors newbie

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    He got a 9400M - like me.

    I forgot to write, my Macbooks specs:

    2,26 GHz Intel dual core
    2 GB 1067MHz RAM
    9400M 256MB RAM


    Thank you for your help!
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    And are you running CS:S through BootCamp, Parallels, Crossover...?
     
  5. munity thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Im using Crossover Games with WinXP.

    He (my friend) use this aswell.
     
  6. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    Crossover is horrible.

    I ran CSS on my Aluminum MacBook without any problems for a little bit, then once I reformatted, I reinstalled it and it ran like crap.

    I went from having decent FPS, to about 20-30FPS.

    Just install BootCamp, it will save you a lot of trouble.
     
  7. munity thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the tip - could you answer these questions:

    1. Should I run with WinXP and SP3 32-bit or Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit?

    2. How many FPS do you got? - And what settings are you playing with (resolution, model details, antialiasing etc.)?

    Thank you very much. :)
     
  8. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    Well, I haven't played it in a while... but I do remember when I had it installed on bootcamp, I had at least 70FPS on 1280x800 (max resolution). I don't remember the detailing, sorry.

    I have XP 32-bit installed. I don't know if Windows 7 will give it a boost in performance or not.
     
  9. munity thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey, thanks for the answer.

    I think you had some medium-high settings with that resolution - Thats fine with me. Im installing XP SP3 tomorrow!

    Again, thank you for your help.
     
  10. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    No problem. Post your details once you have it up and running.
     
  11. ayeying macrumors 601

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    I play CS:S at 1280x800 @ everything maxed out and 2x AA/4x AF and still get ~50+ fps stable. That's on a MacBook Air too
     
  12. munity thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wonderful, Im not going to play at 1280x800 or getting 2xAA/4x AF on - That will give me a FPS-boost. :)
     

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