MacBook Pro Retina 15.4'' Lagging on Minesweeper

MathBunny123

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Hello, I play Minesweeper on Windows XP in a VM and it's lagging a lot, like the mouse is lagging and such. I'm not running anything else in the background, and gave 4GB of RAM and 4 CPU cores to it.

Any tips?
 

GGJstudios

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Hello, I play Minesweeper on Windows XP in a VM and it's lagging a lot, like the mouse is lagging and such. I'm not running anything else in the background, and gave 4GB of RAM and 4 CPU cores to it.

Any tips?
Did you check Activity Monitor and look at "All Processes", to see how much CPU is being used by all processes?
 

simon48

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Have you tried restarting both OSs (shutdown the VM, not suspend)?
 

yjchua95

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Hello, I play Minesweeper on Windows XP in a VM and it's lagging a lot, like the mouse is lagging and such. I'm not running anything else in the background, and gave 4GB of RAM and 4 CPU cores to it.

Any tips?
You have to install the drivers (VMware Tools/Parallels tools or whatever it's called) and enable acceleration. Then it'll be solved.

If you don't, it'll lag no matter how many cores or RAM you assign it.
 
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