GTA4 on MBP 2011

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  1. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

    yusukeaoki

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    Hi guys.
    So I got GTA4 for Mac OS X.
    Yes Mac. No bootcamp. I got it by using cider.

    It runs. Although the problem is, is that its extremely laggy.
    So laggy your contorls delay for about 5 sec.

    The GTA4 recommended setting for PC is
    Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4GHz
    3GB RAM
    512MB of VRAM NVIDIA 8600/ ATI 3870
    18GB HDD space.

    The 2011 MBP I have beats all of the RECOMMENDED settings.
    Intel Core i7-2720QM Quad Core Sandy Bridge 2.2GHz
    4GB RAM
    1GB AMD Radeon HD 6750M or 384MB Intel HD 3000
    370GB of HDD space left.

    I did here couple people complain about GTA4 lags on i7 computers.
    Although this was over a year ago.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. ACHAMED macrumors member

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    Runs just fine on my 2.2 15 in
     
  3. orfeas0 macrumors 6502a

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    I guess the problem is the emulation and not your computer's specs. My friend plays gta4 on a windows laptop that is 3 years old, with much worse specs than yours. Try boot camp and you'll play perfectly.
     
  4. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

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    it's probably that sketchy os x client. perhaps try it in bootcamp if it's worth it to you.
     
  5. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    Found your problem.
     
  6. yusukeaoki thread starter macrumors 68030

    yusukeaoki

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    Cider is the problem to run on OS X?
     
  7. yusukeaoki thread starter macrumors 68030

    yusukeaoki

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    Unfortunately I do not own a 7 :(
    I thought you could install XP when I bought my MBP but it seems like
    it only accepts 7s from 2010 model
     
  8. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    Cider will be painfully slow, especially for a game like GTA4. If you want decent performance you're going to have to get BootCamp set up.
     
  9. yusukeaoki thread starter macrumors 68030

    yusukeaoki

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    I see...
    Apparently cider seems to run fine on others like COD or BFBC2.
    Probably because GTA is graphic and CPU intensive game
     

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