how come roller coast tycoon 3 runs so slow on my new imac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by togermano, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. togermano macrumors regular

    Aug 10, 2007
    I can't even do anything with it because it runs soo slow,I try making the foot paths to the roller coaster it took me 3 minutes because it lags so much :( Is there away of fixing this? Could it be possible that the current macosx for the new ati card just suck real bad?
  2. bc008 macrumors 68000


    Aug 6, 2007
    RCT3 is running fine on my base end imac?
    i dont know.. i play it all the time
  3. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2007
    it runs good on my G4 PowerBook and when I get my imac im definatly going to try it. Is RCT3 universal or is it powerpc?
  4. AlexisV macrumors 68000


    Mar 12, 2007
    Manchester, UK
    It's a PowerPC game which will run poorly on anything other than a G4 or G5.

    Macs are Intel now and run old PowerPC programs through an emulator.
  5. togermano thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 10, 2007
    Its universal though! THis issue is really pissing me off!
  6. GTiPhone macrumors regular

    Jul 22, 2007
    Island Heights, NJ
    2 words...

    Graphics Acceleration.

    There ain't enough. You need to set the detail settings as low as possible to get it to run OK.

    It lags like crazy on my 2 ghz, 2 gb ram MacBook Pro. That game and most others are not designed to be fully enjoyed on anything less than a top of the line Mac Pro with the best NVIDIA graphics you can install. (Not to mention the need for a screaming fast machine with beefy specs to begin with).

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