Euro Truck Simulator Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MrGravyCakes, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. MrGravyCakes macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2015

    I have a MacBook pro and I really want to play ETS2 with 60 FPS. Please don't say, if you want to have, don't use Mac etc, can I just know, is there any way that I can play this game very stably? This machine cost a lot of money and I would be extremely anboyed if I cannot run this game properly.

    Thanks :)
  2. blooperz macrumors 6502

    Dec 10, 2013
    install windows via bootcamp and play it in windows and you will generally get ~50% increased framerate.
  3. MrGravyCakes thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2015
    I do play in bootcamp :)
  4. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

    Aug 28, 2009
  5. MrGravyCakes thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2015
  6. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

    Aug 28, 2009
    OK so Intel 4000 graphics.

    They're roughly equivalent to the GeForce 7600GT which is the minimum spec needed to run the game.

    I think we've found your problem. The graphics chipset is not up to the job.

    For 60FPS you really need a discrete GPU as found in the 15" mid 2012 classic MBP
  7. MrGravyCakes thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2015
    Thank you very much! :D Where can I by a new chipset :)
  8. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

    Aug 28, 2009
    You need a new computer. It's soldered onto the logic board. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
  9. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    You can't.

    Buy a MacBook with a discrete GPU. That means it must have an NVIDIA card. Which means only the high end 15".
  10. Mikael H macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2014
    You've already gotten answers.
    Some general tips for the future:
    You can't just spend "a lot of money" and expect good performance. You need to read and understand the computer's specs. When you buy a low- or midrange MBP, you pay for premium parts, including a great-quality screen. It is possible to get a more powerful laptop with a worse screen, no Thunderbolt, no SSD, etc, for the same amount of money or less.

    If gaming performance is an important part of why you own a computer, you really should think about whether you could do without the mobility of a laptop. A stationary computer with equal processing power as a given laptop generally is significantly cheaper.

    Your "60 fps" request frankly seems a bit nonsensical. A solid 30 fps would probably be just as good in a simulator for all practical purposes.
    What you'll want to do is probably this:
    Turn off all graphical enhancements in the game and lower the resolution a lot, then turn stuff on until you see your framerate drop in crowded areas - and then back off a bit. If you can be bothered, read up on the various effects available in the game, and see which of them have the largest impact on performance. For example, you can probably turn on quite a bit of bling as long as you don't touch the anti-aliasing.

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