How much of a gain is UB for Halo?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by chief99, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. chief99 macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2007
    I am using a Core Solo Mac Mini and get rather poor performance in Halo for the Mac, but I only have the PPC version.
    I have tried running Halo under Windows and get a better performance but still not great, but my question is how will Halo UB run on my core solo?
  2. dralbertqnixon macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2007
    if it doesn't run well in windows, the UB won't help. the UB has some really strange slowdowns with grenades and explosions - the windows version is more constant.

    if you care, here's the timedemo for my macpro with the UB.

    Date / Time: 12/13/06 8:51:56 (0ms)
    2700MHz, 1024MB
    C:\Users\eldunko\games\ psn_0_3145729 Frames=4700
    Total Time=51.40s
    Average frame rate=91.43fps
    Below 5fps= 13% (time) 0% (frames) (6.891s spent in 10 frames)
    Below 10fps= 13% (time) 0% (frames)
    Below 15fps= 13% (time) 0% (frames)
    Below 20fps= 14% (time) 0% (frames)
    Below 25fps= 14% (time) 0% (frames)
    Below 30fps= 17% (time) 1% (frames)
    Below 40fps= 22% (time) 3% (frames)
    Below 50fps= 23% (time) 3% (frames)
    Below 60fps= 27% (time) 5% (frames)
    ###Sound Options###
    Hardware Acceleration= No
    Sound Quality= Low
    Environmental Sound= No
    Sound Variety= Medium
    ###Video Options###
    Resolution= 1024 x 768
    Refresh rate= 0 Hz
    Framerate throttle= No Vsync
    Specular= Yes
    Shadows= Yes
    Decals= Yes
    Particles= Off
    Texture Quality= High
  3. chief99 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2007
    That's what I thought, the UB would be more or less useless for me, thanks!
  4. paddy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2005
    Yeah Halo runs about the same on my G4 iMac as on my MB C2D which doesnt say much about the old GMA950.
  5. Mackilroy macrumors 68040


    Jun 29, 2006
    If you're using the regular UB, upgrade to at least 2.0.1 – that should help.
  6. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    The integrated GMA950 is not helping matters either unfortunately. :eek: :)

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