OS X 10.6.7 - Game's performance

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by SyncFx, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. SyncFx macrumors member

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    Just curious if anyone is having problems, or improvements since's Apple's 10.6.7 release.

    I have yet to run Steam but soon will and might test with Half Life 2 or something, but I read around that people have lost performance since the update to something like 10-20 FPS difference.
     
  2. ddehr026 macrumors 6502

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    It shouldn't matter. Depending on what mbp you have. I have steam running on my mbp 9600gt 512mb and didn't notice anything. But then again, I don't really play source based games in osx due to the mouse acceleration.
     
  3. SyncFx thread starter macrumors member

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    I should make a thread, download iMouseFix. One click and your acceleration problems are gone :)

    Anyways, going to boot up CSS then HL2 and test right now.
     
  4. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    I don't know if performance is any better/worse, but in 10.6.6, after closing a game, it would beachball when going into another app for 5 or so seconds, now it works as fast as always straight after closing a game :D
     
  5. vanvalkinburgh macrumors newbie

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    OS X 10.6.7 doesn't fix the problems with Borderlands on my MacBook Pro with intel HD 3000. Feral said they are still talking to apple about the problem, and will release a patch, if apple doesn't/can't fix it with an update.
     
  6. mac2x macrumors 65816

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    I can affirm that, at least for me, 10.6.7 does not affect Call of Duty 4 in any negative way.
     
  7. Ungibbed macrumors 6502

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    Noticed a slight improvement in speed playing Bioshock on my MBP 13" (late 2010).
     
  8. killilluminati macrumors newbie

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    I have noticed a drop of 15-25% in FPS since 10.6.7 SC 2 now plays at mostly ultra 25fps (10.6.6 35fps) no amount of adjustment seems to improve on that. Wow, warhammer online and eve online are the same. Turned down settings on all to get same FPS. Yes it fixed the crash on exit problem but i'd rather have that and be able to game. Seriously i bought Apple to get less problems and to have something that just worked. So far out of the box it crashed on every game exit and their fix? Release drivers that offer crap FPS but lower temps and more stable. i know this as my gpu never gets above 70c before (79c +) underclock prediction..... all smells a bit fishy. release with fast drivers, reviewers publish benchmarks and gaming FPS.. then release an underclocked driver lower temps, less hardware faults in future (saves apple some ££'s replacing hardware). im only 10 days in to my purchase seriously thinking of returning it.
     

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