How to improve my FPS on games

flipkid1021

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Jul 9, 2007
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Chicagoland
Well im new to Mac OSX so.. im a little confused
I tried runnin counter strike- REGULAR with crossover through steam.
Well everything is working fine my ping is about 40 so it cannot be that but rather when i put net_graph 3 into my console and do my fps_max 101 and a bunch of things like that like on my windows settings for cs i have a constant fps while running around. but then once i see someone. i see a HUGE drop
where i end up "lag" for say. and my FPS drops to around 40-60 which is a HUGE drop

My question is. How can i improve my graphics? Because for my windows knowledge i do it through either ATI settings.. or control panel.

But for mac im a little confused? any tips or ideas to help my frames.

thank you
 

Blubbert

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Nov 1, 2006
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Wait, youre playing CS trough Crossover? I dont even know if crossover has 3d support. Last time i checked, it only had a marginal ammount of VRAM that was used to draw the desktop and alike. The only program that i know of that has 3d support is VMWare.
 

flipkid1021

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 9, 2007
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Chicagoland
oh my i have no idea what that is. ha ill check it out
Can someone tell me what program is good for gaming? or how to improve my frames on my mac? or do i gotta use windows for that. ha so confused

What programs should i use other than crossover?
 

AlexisV

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Mar 12, 2007
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To play games properly, you have two options:

Use the Mac version on OS X.

Use the PC version on Windows, installed on a separate partition using Bootcamp.

Any emulation software may run PC games, but it will never run them well.

If you don'y have an Intel Mac, you need to get one too.