Which version do you think will run the best?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Superdelphinus, May 22, 2009.

  1. Superdelphinus macrumors regular

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    Sims 3 on native os x or a windows version on windows 7? Exactly the same hardware (via bootcamp)

    I'm sorry to say that i think the w7 one will probably be quicker
     
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  4. Superdelphinus thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks.

    Do you have a sense if that is because

    a) it was primarily designed for windows
    b) windows just generally handles games better

    ?
     
  5. Antares macrumors 68000

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    I'd say native OS X.

    However, the game includes both the Mac and Windows version on the hybrid disc. You can try both and see for yourself.
     
  6. Superdelphinus thread starter macrumors regular

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    oh does it?! cool, that'll be an interesting test actually.

    Why do you think os x?
     
  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I think it'd be better on Windows because the drivers on Mac are abysmal in comparison; it is highly probable the Mac version is just a cider port.
     
  8. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    All their time optimizing performance has gone into the Windows version. I doubt whether they even tested the Mac version before shipping it out.

    But really, you'll get the best performance out of the Windows version. Why? Because it's a Windows game. Ported to the Mac. Of course the original is going to work better.



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  9. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    Probably it won't even be ported, but will just be a Cider game.

    --Eric
     
  10. bolen macrumors 6502

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    It's confirmed as a Cider game. Too bad, I guess my gf will have to dual boot to windows when she's getting a Macbook.
     
  11. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Then in that case it won't run best in OSX.

    I'd love to know why, or didn't you know it was a Cider port?
     
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