WoW Frame Rate on White MacBook

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by zachsilvey, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. zachsilvey macrumors 6502

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    I recently got the original World of Warcraft for my White (2.4Ghz, 2Gb) MacBook. I was happy about how it was running until i got a little farther into the game. I can't get anything over 22fps when i'm in the middle of nowhere and nothing over 12fps when i'm in any busy place. i have every setting on low and have tried turning down the resolution. am i missing something
     
  2. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    yes, you're missing a real GPU. Welcome to the world of the intel x3100.
     
  3. colocolo macrumors 6502

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    It shouldn't be that low, unless maybe in Org.
    Make sure you set antialias (multisample) to 1x, and disable glow effect. That should make a difference.
     
  4. palebluedot macrumors 6502a

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    WoW has gotten AWFUL on every Mac computer in OS X. Read the support forums on blizzard and you'll see... framerates have been cut in half even in old Azeroth. I dont know what happened but WoW runs likes crap now :( A shame.

    (note: this is on the same setting - not the new settings in 3.0.2 patch)
     
  5. zachsilvey thread starter macrumors 6502

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    looks like i'm buying a semi-ok dell and throw in a decent graphics card. bummer, i lover my macbook for everything except the stupid integrated graphics.
     
  6. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Not true, I normally range from 30-150 fps on my MBP. Not saying that it runs great on every Mac out there...
     
  7. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    That's because of the new shadows that are enabled - they really cut down on performance. Turn those off and your FPS will jump.
     
  8. grundgedanke macrumors member

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    My framerate also dropped down massiveley. Even with Shadows off. It really sucks and sometomes it is unplayable since Lich King. I play on a 24" Alu IMac. I play in a window with 1400x900 pixel. The mac port actually sucks!! When i boot windows via boot manager i can play WoW in full screen 19xx resolution with everthing maxes.

    Any hints?
     
  9. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    I'm running WoW on a G4 and am now getting 4-7 fps everywhere I go.

    I definitely took a big hit after the patch. I believe that something wasn't optimized.
     

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