How come starcraft 2 suggests medium settings?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by JSmoove05, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. JSmoove05 macrumors 6502

    Jun 4, 2007
    I have a 27 inch Imac 3.4 with 256 ssd and 2 gb video card with 8 gb ram. How come when i put the graphics settings it suggest medium settings shouldn't it suggest ultra. Even thought I run it on Ultra. Also my cousin has a pc with similar specs but no ssd and his game loads a bit faster then mine in the load screen how is that possible.
  2. Warhawk15 macrumors regular


    Feb 1, 2012
    I wouldn't worry about suggested settings.
    I changed mine.
    It prefers medium/high detail with a lower resolution.
    I prefer medium/low detail with full resolution.

    How fast does yours startup?

    Wow, was just about to check mine and theres an update!
    I haven't played since Christmas, shame on me!

    Mine takes 7-8 seconds to get to the log in screen.
  3. JSmoove05 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 4, 2007
  4. Warhawk15 macrumors regular


    Feb 1, 2012
    To the log in screen?
    Mine is about 3-4 for the loading screen, but 7-8 for the log in screen.
    Then again, I have the slow Toshiba drive.

    I know some games play better in Windows, not sure if they start up faster or not though.
  5. microHARD macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2012
    I have a similar iMac as Op, save for 1GB gpu and 4 gb of ram. Mine recommends medium settings as well. But even on medium I find the fps way too low for effective mid-late game micro (30-40). I know they say that your eyes can't tell a difference past 30 blah blah blah... But when I put graphics all on low (except for ultra textures for cloaked units off) and rock the 140 fps its a muuuuch smoother feel. But I wish I could play smooth on high settings....I love those glowing minerals lol.
  6. CubeHacker macrumors 65816


    Apr 22, 2003
    Who says that? Its an ignorant assumption, as you've already discovered. Hell, 3dfx made a small demo way back in like 1998 that demonstrated the difference between 30fps and 60fps. The difference is of course, huge.
  7. tipman2000 macrumors member


    Nov 29, 2009
    Just a little thing to know, the actual display on your imac can not refresh faster than 60 frames per second. if you had a 120Hz display, then it would be Super-smooth. unfortunately for most of us, anything past 60 fps is lost. But it is true that you can tell the difference between higher frames. i have a monitor that does 75 frames per second and it is much smoother than the usual 60. i could only imagine how much of a godsend 120 frames per second would be for a first person shooter.

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