WoW on my white macbook

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Cygo, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Cygo macrumors newbie

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    Hey all, I play wow on my home PC usually. But I was thinking about putting it on my macbook. its the previous version a, whitebook. Was wondering how wotlk runs on your guys macs. Im considering adding more ram for dealing with places such as dalaran.

    Anyway thanks in advance
     
  2. Cboss macrumors 6502

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    I have 4 GB of RAM in my 2.2 Ghz Blackbook. I have the setting on low to mid and get 25fps most places. About 10fps in Stormwind.
     
  3. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    How can u get 25 FPS most places, when u get 10 in SW??

    I get 100+ FPS in SW and still i dip below 30 alot of places in Northrend.

    The MB does not run WOW very well, unless you have the unibody version
     
  4. sammich macrumors 601

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    WoW Performance Guide for Macs - World of Warcraft.com Forums

    It is your internet connection that determines the most about your FPS in player dense areas. Then there is your CPU then there is the GPU (provided you set properly from the link above.

    Popular capitals are lag-central. No getting around that unless you have a good connection. Northrend is simply more graphics intensive, hence lower FPS.

    And finally...how do you get 100 fps in SW? Given I am running on X1600 and 17" screen, I wouldn't get above 30...ever.
     
  5. Cabbit macrumors 68020

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    GMA 950 Macbook 2GB ram
    citys at 20 fps
    raids at 10-15 fps (malygos can drop to 4fps)
    outside areas can top 45fps


    ^_^ me
     
  6. Cboss macrumors 6502

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    My highest is only level 45. I've never even been to Northrend.
     
  7. jxel macrumors newbie

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  8. vaderhater245 macrumors 6502

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    1-5fps in Daralan on my girlfriend's late 2007 2.0Ghz 1GB Macbook. She's lucky to get 25-30fps in bg's.
     
  9. Shivetya macrumors 65816

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    Can the number four be placed next to "fps" ?

    I cannot imagine 4fps. That is amazing...
     
  10. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Dalaran is a killer on frames.

    I made a couple entries in the: MacRumors guide. :)
     
  11. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    The 8600mGT is alot faster than the x1600, i could even get 250-300FPS in SW is i turn all on low with low res before the graphics update on the wow engine. Still it's not as good in dalaran.

    Btw about my internet connection, i have always less than 80 ms while playing wow and i have a 1mb up/3 down atm which is tons more than WoW needs.

    Any mac with a decent inet connection the mac will always be the bottleneck (or actually the gfx-card, since they usually blows :p ).


    Btw that performance page u linked isn't really helpfull. Atleast my MBP, my brothers MB or any macs i've ever used would never sustain the framerates posted or even be playable in raids or wintergrasp with those setting i can't ride around in Dalaran and stay over 20 FPS..
     

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