Team Fortress 2 running terribly

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Minimoose 360, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. Minimoose 360 macrumors 65816

    Minimoose 360

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    When ever there's more than one character on screen, everything starts to shutter and even the sound starts to skip. This was on recommended settings, so I turned everything to low...and it still clogs up.

    Is this still a thing with drivers? The game is almost unplayable.

    EDIT: Same problems with Half Life 2.

    EDIT2: Thanks for the info everyone, looks like I'll wait it out for driver updates.
     
  2. bmwman4life11 macrumors member

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    yeah if your on 10.6.4 then yes its the drivers
     
  3. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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  4. clientsiman macrumors 6502

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    Just use Bootcamp. Runs great there.
     
  5. Venkman90 macrumors regular

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    I am on 10.5.8 and have the same issue, HL2 and CS:S run great though.

    It also ran like a dream on Bootcamp.

    Looking to upgrade to 10.6.3 via Snow Leapord and keep it there till they sort the .4 drivers out...assuming Apple give a **** enough to do that.
     
  6. Minimoose 360 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    FUUUU I thought that was supposed to make the gaming better.

    10.6.4

    Have Windows 7 on Bootcamp, a few of my SteamPlay games are downloaded there, but I bought a lot during the 4th of July sale on the Mac side. I guess if I want to game, I'll just have to go and download them all again. Stinks to have two copies of the same game on different partitions!

    I think it's Apple and nVidia/ATi all. But I guess this explains why I couldn't play anything lol I thought that back when we were still at 10.6.3, the .4 update was supposed to improve gaming. Oh well.
     
  7. I'mAMac macrumors 6502a

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    Just clarifying, it is only nVidia cards that are experiencing a big performance hit. ATI users shouldn't be affected much
     
  8. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Valve has a news item to not update to 10.6.4...

    Still had to run it in windows...
     
  9. archurban macrumors 6502a

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    it's nothing to do with graphic card. it's mac. the game which Steam sells through online is not optimized for mac. so no matter which version you have, you don't get maximum performance. that's why it's sucks.
     
  10. I'mAMac macrumors 6502a

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    Um it has many things to do with the graphics card. The games ARE optimized for mac...thats why they have been released through Steam. There are different drivers and software between nVidia and ATI and they could react differently to the update.

    Valve Signals Mac OS X 10.6.4 Performance Issues for Nvidia Users
     
  11. lannister80 macrumors 6502

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    That's a terrible answer. The Mac version may not run *as fast* on the exact same hardware in OS X vs Windows, but that doesn't matter. If I can get 80fps in OS X and 100fps in Windows, who cares? Believe me, TF2 flies on my 08 2.8 octo mac pro with a 1GB 4870 (ati, of course) in OS X. If I had an Nvidia card, I'd probably be crying right now.

    The performance issues people are discussing in this thread are CLEARLY related to graphics card drivers, not that they have some old/crappy system that can't handle TF2 under non-screwed-up-driver circumstances.
     
  12. erifneerg macrumors member

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    This helped me alot

    from the steam forum

     

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