Oblivion, perfect in Boot Camp

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by chelsel, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. chelsel macrumors 6502

    May 24, 2007
    I just wanted to report that Oblivion for Windows runs perfectly, in Boot Camp, on my MacBook Pro (July 07) 2.4GHz 4GB nVidia 8600M GT 256MB.

    I'm running at the native 1440x900 in Ultra-High settings with 8x Anti-aliasing. No glitches at all and only using the standard Apple drivers from the Leopard install CD. I've also driven a 1920x1200 external display with no perceptible issues.
  2. byocrysis macrumors regular


    Nov 10, 2007
    San Luis Obispo, CA
  3. mos6502 macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2007
    I have a penryn 2.4 with 2GB and I do have to tweak down the trees, objects, actors distance to get smooth framerate outside. And I keep AA off. You put everything through the roof and get smooth framerate?
  4. chelsel thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 24, 2007
    My experience has been smooth... I did tweak Windows a bit though:

    - Turn off Advanced Text Services
    - Turn off System Restore

    The only upgrades to the base MBP are 4GB and 200GB 7200rpm drive.

    On my PS3 I find that Oblivion acts a little pokey with fires... but I haven't seen that problem with the MBP. I'll try to post actual framerates later (have to install fraps).
  5. chelsel thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 24, 2007
    fyi: 25-30 fps while running outdoors, as measured using 'fraps'. Settings are 8x anti-aliasing 1440x900.
  6. sideburnsbob macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2008
    I have been having problems with Oblivion working on mine. I have a MacBook Pro, 2.2 Ghz Intel Core Duo, 2 GB RAM, GeForce 8600M GT.

    I run bootcamp, install Windows XP, I install Oblivion - no problem there. The problem occurs when I start Oblivion. I get this:

    "Failed to initialize renderer. NiXAdapterDesc::GetDeviceCaps()failed."

    It seems to happen to a few people and I'm wondering what I need to do? Is it a hardware issue? Do I need to install DirectX 9?

    I'd really appreciate some help as I love Oblivion and to see it sit redundant when it is so close and yet so far is a little torturous.
  7. Keleko macrumors 68000

    Mar 26, 2008
    Maybe you need to update your video drivers. laptopvideo2go.com has compatible drivers available. You download the driver and a modified INF file and then install away.
  8. DukeOliver macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2007
    Are you using an ntfs or fat32 format? I'm wondering if it's possible to get Oblivion onto a fat32, since it seems to be a 1 CD install over 4GB in size
  9. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    Of course Fat32 will still work. The 4gb limit is for single files only.
    And this thread is a little strange. Of course Oblivion will run fast on a powerful machine! It's an old(ish) game now.
  10. Oraichu macrumors member


    Mar 26, 2008
    Of course it works, it's bootcamp. ;) No reason it shouldn't.
  11. Huntn macrumors P6


    May 5, 2008
    The Misty Mountains
    When you installed the game, did the installer offer to install DX? This MacRumors Windows Gaming on a Mac Guide might help determine what version of DX you have.

    BTW I run Oblivion on my MBP without issues other than the game sometimes acts like it crashes when I quit it. When you find the answer a post would be appreciated so I can add it to the Mac Rumors Oblivion Tips and Cheats Guide.

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