EVE - use Mac client or Windows ?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by kahine, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. kahine macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2008
    Considering giving it a go and wondered if anyone had tried both clients and if one is much better than the other ?

    I'll likely keep bootcamp on for a couple games and should be using 3870's in Xfire for Windows and one for OS X

    I prefer OS X overall for things like WoW because I can run it window'd very well with lots of other apps and the multitasking just seems smoother overall in OS X than Vista 64 currently

    Is the EVE OS X client ok or would the windows one be considerably better ?
  2. valiar macrumors regular

    Mar 14, 2006
    Washington, DC
    Unfortunately, the Windows client is considerably better.
    Mac client feels quite sluggish. What's more, it pretty much brings the entire machine "down to its knees". If you command-tab from EVE, and try to do anything else (like, say, read forums), you will see that your computer is almost unresponsive.
    Sound does not work with my external USB sound card.
    And there is no support for premium graphics.
    I still use the Mac client exclusively (I can't be bothered to reboot into Windows), but it thoroughly sucks.
  3. TFMTASAD macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2008
    EVE runs nowhere near as good as WoW on OSX. If you want to play EVE on OSX, forget about multitasking, it'll get unplayable. The windows client runs 2 trillion times better than the OSX client. Rebooting for a game is annoying but for EVE, you really don't have a choice if you ask me.
  4. Miharu macrumors 6502


    Aug 12, 2007
    EVE Online for Mac uses Cider, 'nuff said. Stick with the Windows version if you can.

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