...is there really no Fraps equivalent for displaying FPS?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by NMF, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. NMF macrumors 6502a

    NMF

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    On Windows I use Fraps to display my current frame-per-second in the games that I play. I have a few native Mac games now, and I'm trying to find a similar program for OSX.

    I don't want to use in-game console commands. Some games don't have those (for example, playing Skyrim with the Cider wrapper).

    There has to be a program like Fraps that just displays the FPS number... I don't want to fiddle with Apple dev tools or whatever and have a bunch of other nonsense on the screen. I just want to know the FPS.

    Thanks...
     
  2. edddeduck macrumors 68020

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    Nothing like FRAPS exists on the Mac. There are ways but as you noted they all use in game features or the developer tools.

    Edwin
     
  3. DoghouseMike macrumors regular

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    atmonitor will do a bunch of stuff, including FPS.
    Some fullscreen games will block the atmonitor window, others won't, so it's a bit hit n miss, but'll do what you want. I tend to have it going with the fps and temp monitors on.

    http://tinyurl.com/nghc2v
     
  4. malman89 macrumors 68000

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    Many games have their own command for listing the FPS information within the game. Sometimes not listed under the options/controls screen. I would search around your game's forum or online for a command, there probably is one.
     
  5. edddeduck macrumors 68020

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    Yeah the fps counter is a little off at times I have had it be off the real frame rate by over 100% in some cases! I also have not managed to get the GPU load or temperatures working on my MacPro and MacBookPro.

    Edwin
     

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