I need some help with WCIII under bootcamp

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by KingYaba, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. KingYaba macrumors 68040

    KingYaba

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    #1
    I don't know what's going on. Never used boot camp until recently. When I play DotA under OS X I normally get a frame rate of 120 at the beginning of the game and usually dips to about 70 or so frames per second during the height of game play. In Windows (XP Home 32bit) I get a max of 59-60 frames per second at the start of the game... This makes me feel like I'm getting half the performance I should be getting. Is something wrong? Which system is reporting the wrong frame rate?

    The only other thing I noticed that's wrong is when I click on system information, the computer thinks I have 512mb of video memory when I should have 128. Anyone know how to correct this?

    Please move this into the Windows on the Mac section if you, the mod(s), believe it belongs there instead.

    2.2 Macbook Pro
    4GB memory
    128mb 8600m gt


    [Display]
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7500 @ 2.20GHz (2194 MHz)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP, 32-bit (Service Pack 3)
    DirectX version: 9.0c
    GPU processor: GeForce 8600M GT
    Driver version: 185.20
    Stream processors: 32
    Core clock: 375 MHz
    Shader clock: 750 MHz
    Memory clock: 502 MHz (1004 MHz data rate)
    Memory interface: 128-bit
    Memory: 512 MB
    Video BIOS version: 60.84.49.03.00
    IRQ: 16
    Bus: PCI Express x16
     
  2. imassents macrumors 6502

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    #2
    No.
    Neither are.

    The frame rate is capped in the Windows version of Warcraft (it's not related to VSync). I haven't reached a limit on the Mac version yet. Having unlimited frames in the Mac side is overkill and drains your battery quicker than it needs to. If you want to adjust the max fps in Mac Warcraft, you need to do it in singleplayer. Just type in "/maxfps xx". This setting carries over to multiplayer.
     
  3. KingYaba thread starter macrumors 68040

    KingYaba

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    Thanks! But I never play this game on battery power. :p Any word on why Xp thinks I have 512 megabytes of video memory?
     

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