second life (macbook late 2007)

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by save5now, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. save5now macrumors newbie

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    quick question. i have a new macbook 2.2 (late 2007). its my first mac, and i understand that its not a "gaming" computer, however, i do not understand why second life runs so poorly on it. i fixed the one bug the crashes the game after about 1 minute of play, but overall the quality is terrible even with the graphics set on low.

    any suggestions, or is that just how it is?
     
  2. airjuggernaut macrumors 6502a

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    hmm the X3100 falls into the Requirements for Second Life.
    I think this is just a Driver issue.
    The current drivers for the x3100 suck, and its going to be like that until :apple: decides to fix them.
     
  3. Superperson macrumors newbie

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    How do I fix the one-minute crash bug? Because I'm having it too on my SR BlackBook.
     
  4. save5now thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. Bluefusion macrumors 6502

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    From what I've seen, Second Life runs like crap on everything--Mac, PC, high-end laptop to low-end laptop. Have you ever used it on another machine, or is it your first time trying it? I've yet to understand why anyone allowed such a horrifically-written game to become so popular.
     
  6. LessThanNickel macrumors newbie

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    I agree. I've been running Second Life for a year now, and I have to say that it is one of the worst apps ... every "upgrade" seems like a downgrade ... what baffles me is that Second Life is a cash cow: where is the money going? Certainly not in the application ... there should be NO problems. I also play WoW, and there are few problems (performance-wise). The lag in Second Life is so bad sometimes that I just log out in frustration. So why do I continue to visit? In the past year I have made so many friends ...
     
  7. cworsley4 macrumors member

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    hey i suggest seeing if there is a update download avaliable. go to the home page and have a look around. hope this helps i had to do the same thing for Call of Duty 2.
    One more thought is that there might be a download for the intel macs i am not sure if it was initially built for power pc :apple:
     

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