SimCity

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  1. Fimeg, Aug 30, 2013
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    Okay... I realize this is not on topic, but we have been discussing various applications and their compatibility with 10.9. I want to ward off the "Don't use Mavericks as your main machine" people. Instead, has anyone (and I know that it's likely only a few of you) found a way to play Origin games on Mavericks?

    If not, just say no.
     
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    None of the fixes there makes it run full screen on my 27" iMac :/
     
  5. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Correct. I can't get it to run full screen either. It only runs in window mode.
     
  6. fireedo macrumors member

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    same here, even on DP 7, simcity still can't get full screen mode...what can i say this is still on early stage of mavericks :)
     
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    Why do you consider 7 iterations of something to be an early stage?
     
  8. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    It doesn't have anything to do with Mavericks, the developers made it that way for performance reasons.
     
  9. leman macrumors 604

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    Well, I got the game to run, but wow... not only the Origin DRM is completely screwed and inherently unsafe (its buggy software which has components running with root rights!!!!) but the SimCity developers apparently never heard anything about the 'retina' business as well. Very disappointed by the port.

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    Fullscreen OpenGL window gets better performance because it allows the system to switch off the desktop compositor. Its part of OS X developer information. You can still change the effective rendering resolution if the performance is a concern.
     
  10. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    You can run retina this way,
    http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/9685787.page
     
  11. leman macrumors 604

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    I don't want to 'run retina'. The performance would be awful (it already has problems under windows). I just want a competently programmed game, which renders text at higher resolution, in-game graphics at lower resolution and then combines them both. Its not that hard to do.
     
  12. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    It runs fine for me. Who knows, maybe they will fix it. Then again they are a horrible company, so I've read.
     
  13. costabunny macrumors 68020

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    7 is teensy - I've managed releases where hundreds of test/beta itterations have gone before the final live release.

    Its all about the show stoppers (issues that absolutely cannot go live before being fixed). I suspect apple have a strict criteria for these.

    Patience and all will be golden (master) soon enough :)
     
  14. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Ah. Well, I'm just saying that the limitations--whatever the reason--is not due to Mavericks. It exists in ML as well.
     
  15. w0lf macrumors 65816

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    13A569 would imply there have been 569 builds

    13 - Mavericks
    A - version 0
    569 - # of builds of 10.9.0

    For comparison:
    Leopard reached 9A559
    Snow Leopard reached 10A432
    Lion reached 11A511
    Mountain Lion only reached 12A269

    I'd say Mavericks is very far along, certainly it's not at an early stage seeing as it's already had more builds than any other OSX in the last 6 years and I don't think preview 7 is even the GM.
     
  16. myxomatosis macrumors member

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    Looks like I will have to continue playing this baby in Windows via Boot Camp for now ;)

    I hope they'll fix it very soon... I'm trying to get rid of my Windows 8 Partition and so far, the games I play at the moment are all supported by OS X (Starcraft 2), or via Wine (Duck Tales Remastered, Scribblenauts World)
     
  17. TweakOnline macrumors regular

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    Ok, can anyone confirm that SimCity has better performance under OS X Mavericks, since it has OpenGL4.0?
     
  18. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    It's the same as my above post. I was running it in the previews. It runs ok.
     
  19. TweakOnline macrumors regular

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    But not (far, far) better since OpenGL has been updated?
     
  20. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Nope not far far better, but that's only my opinion. You might have a better experience.
     

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