WoW performance drops significantly after installing a PPC app.

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by iBunny, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. iBunny macrumors 65816

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    I have been using WoW since I got my SR MBP in Aug 07. 2.4GHz/4GB Ram/256MB GeForce 8600GT. ( I know my VidCard is suppose to be defective, but it is working fine in other things )

    Anyway, I was getting good FPS at my settings in WoW. Typically around 80 while walking, and 50-60 in some combat situations.

    I installed Teamspeak last night to talk to my buddy. This is a PPC app (I usualy never install PPC Apps, this is my first one since I reloaded OSX) I ran Teamspeak, of course it didnt work. And I promptly uninstalled it.

    Now, my WoW FPS never go above 40, combat is like in the 20s.... I changed no settings wtf? I have restarted, ran maintence scripts, permissions, etc...

    What can I do????
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    How about using the Universal Binary?
     
  3. iBunny thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well its besides the point now. I am not even using Teamspeak anymore. Its like since I installed it, and subsequently uninstalled it... its making my wow run like total ass
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I'm saddened you didn't find TeamSpeak useful.
     
  5. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Erm, why? :confused:

    Anyway, I can't see how installing any application would slow down WoW, PPC or not, unless it installed some sort of background app that's using a lot of CPU or something strange like that. But I would doubt it. Try the standard WoW troubleshooting of deleting the WTF folder, see if that helps. Perhaps try disabling your addons.

    There are other voice chat options, such as the game's built-in voice chat, Ventrillo, or even iChat/AIM. If your goal is just to talk to your friend there are plenty of voice chat solutions that don't depend on WoW.
     

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