Nvidia Graphics utility in OS X?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fleali88, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. fleali88 macrumors regular

    Sep 29, 2008
    why cant a nvidia provide OS X users with a utility equal to the one in windows to adjust the graphic properties? that would be awesome if they did. with out it i feel a little out of touch with my graphics card lol. The main reason is I still play Counter-Strike 1.6 using crossover ,(that game will never die lol) and there arent any settings in the game to adjust graphics(v-sync,aa,etc). so a utility to do it before hand would be awesome. and does anyone know why the quake 4 demo wont let me max out all settings?(I have a 2.53ghz MBP 4gb ddr3 ram, 512mb 9600gt, unibody of course) it just says video settings error, set back to default). thanks in advance
  2. fleali88 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 29, 2008
  3. fleali88 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 29, 2008
    i really am shocked, no one has anything to say on this subject lol.
  4. Zenor macrumors member

    Sep 7, 2008
    I suppose most people wouldn't care, since they prefer to use bootcamp in order to play games.
  5. uicandrew macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2006
    i concur. there's no reason NOT to play windows games in their natural environment, unless you're working on a project that you can't turn off the Mac side, in which case, you probably shouldn't have that background app running in the first place.

    Also, i think most people are content with Apple deciding what settings are best for them (think about drivers, etc) instead of trying to be on the "bleeding edge" with possible instability for a smidge of extra performance.

    unless there is a bug, i think mac users are content to let things be. If it "just works" then no need to mess with it.
  6. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    It's not really anything to discuss; cool if they had it, but otherwise it's not something to really care about. I could have posted a zillions posts about this comparing benefits and such, but seriously who would really care.

    That said, I'd be cool if they released one, but otherwise I use Vista for my gaming needs.
  7. fleali88 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 29, 2008
    ive yet to load windows on my new unibody mbp and ive been hearing about drivers not working so well with it. but i guess your right but it would be nice if there was one.
  8. uicandrew macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2006
    the drivers that apple has provided works perfectly.

    the things people have been reporting problems with is the drivers for Windows 7.

    there have been some trackpad issues in the beginning, but apple has since released a patch. I no longer have a "pc" but i use bootcamp on a daily basis.

    since apple only has to support a limited amount of hardware, there tends to be less screwups in terms of drivers.

    don't worry about drivers and windows.
  9. UltraNEO* macrumors 601


    Jun 16, 2007
    Well, it's of no uses to me. i have ATI under the bonnet.
  10. Repo macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2009
    Ew. Vista. More like free 7 beta!

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