iMac WOW

Posted by: Papa

iMac WOW - 10/13/10 05:47 PM

My daughter is running WOW on an iMac core 2 duo with 4 gigs of ram. After doing the latest game update, she is getting a frame rate of 13 with the graphics turned down. Has she about reached the end of the line with that set up or would adding more memory help. The machine is at least 2 years old and I forgot to ask what video card she has.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: iMac WOW - 10/13/10 05:50 PM

More RAM probably would not help all that much. It's mostly the capabilities of the video card/processor.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: iMac WOW - 10/13/10 06:29 PM

Is that the only thing she has running? No web browser, nothing?

Full Screen Glow Off if it's there?
Posted by: six_of_one

Re: iMac WOW - 10/13/10 06:45 PM

Looks like there's an FPS issue with 4.0.1 on many mac setups ... try turning down liquid and sunshaft effects to their lowest settings and see if that helps any ...

Also, here is a post with suggested settings for various Mac models, although it hasn't been updated yet for 4.0.1 -- hopefully there's something in there that may help =)
Posted by: Papa

Re: iMac WOW - 10/13/10 06:59 PM

The only game was the only thing she had running. She could not find the option for Full Screen Glo. The video card is a GForce 9400.
Posted by: Papa

Re: iMac WOW - 10/13/10 07:01 PM

She had those settings turned down to low already. I sent her the link you provided. She did say the latency was 101.

Thanks.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: iMac WOW - 10/14/10 09:17 AM

Most games have different resolution settings.. hopefully she can choose something lower?
I play CoD4 and can choose between several that look anywhere from super! to good enough.
Posted by: Pinta

Re: iMac WOW - 10/14/10 12:25 PM

Everything is as low as it can go, I can at least move around now. I did find a thread that talks about editing the wtf file.

SET gxApi "OpenGL" in config.wtf file

I will have to do more research on that, I try to stay out of those files. Hoping I can find some more specific information on that. Other users have said that once they get out of the cities FPS goes up so I'm going to give it a shot tonight. Blizzard obviously doesn't put enough Mac users in their beta testing. >.<
Posted by: six_of_one

Re: iMac WOW - 10/14/10 02:48 PM

You can go ahead and monkey with the .wtf file -- just make a copy of the one you have now first and save it someplace ... if something goes wonky with the one you're playing with, just replace it with the original ;-) (or, you can just get rid of it altogether -- the game will generate a new one with default settings the next time you start the game ... )

I have heard horror stories about trying to move around Dalaran and having frame rates drop precipitously -- the fact that everyone and their mothers are online trying out the new stuff doesn't help. I haven't had any issues so far, though, in the other major cities where there's tons more people on than usual ...
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: iMac WOW - 10/15/10 05:34 AM

Glad to "see" you here. Stick around.
Posted by: Smaggs

Re: iMac WOW - 10/30/10 12:30 PM

A newer patch just came to help with the FPS and other minor issues. More RAM is always nice, but more video card power is always better. Unfortunately, you don't have a mac pro, because you can't upgrade the video card on any other model.

Lowering the game resolution a couple of settings and disabling the sunshafts and liquid effects will drastically improve your performance!
Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: iMac WOW - 10/30/10 12:35 PM

Yo Smaggs

Welcome and great post/contribution

Ya'all come back.


Note to other forum member:
Okay Lea, that was just my attempt at southern hospitality from here in Northern Oregon
[smile
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Posted by: MacBozo

Re: iMac WOW - 10/30/10 02:42 PM

It's "yawl." laugh
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: iMac WOW - 10/30/10 03:02 PM

That's a good ketch, Michael.

smile
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: iMac WOW - 10/31/10 05:35 AM

Originally Posted By: MacBozo
It's "yawl." laugh


Quit your kvetching...
Posted by: padmavyuha

Re: iMac WOW - 10/31/10 12:30 PM

Now you're caught in each other'sloop.
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: iMac WOW - 10/31/10 03:45 PM



Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: iMac WOW - 10/31/10 06:33 PM



"Hang on, Sloopy, hang on!"

smile


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Posted by: padmavyuha

Re: iMac WOW - 11/02/10 01:06 AM

I keel you!
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: iMac WOW - 11/02/10 07:16 AM

I rudder not be keeled!
Posted by: padmavyuha

Re: iMac WOW - 11/02/10 02:09 PM

No sheet smile
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: iMac WOW - 11/02/10 06:34 PM

Hmmm . . . I'll have to see how I can haul my ashes, then. On the other had, yawl have no poop that's true.
Posted by: padmavyuha

Re: iMac WOW - 11/03/10 01:20 AM

I decided the poop deck was beneath me wink
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: iMac WOW - 11/03/10 04:23 AM

That's pure bilge!
Posted by: padmavyuha

Re: iMac WOW - 11/03/10 06:21 AM

Avast behind!
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: iMac WOW - 11/03/10 08:12 AM

Booty Pirates Ahoy!
Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: iMac WOW - 11/03/10 06:59 PM

Fill me jug with port! smile I'll take a plank steak with it. Anyone objects and I'll deck them!!


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Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: iMac WOW - 11/03/10 07:05 PM

You're such a card....
a real joker.
Posted by: padmavyuha

Re: iMac WOW - 11/03/10 11:15 PM

Personally, I'm part king, part queen - which is pretty ace (except when I'm stuck being a jack) smile.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: iMac WOW - 11/04/10 04:28 AM

So you're more like a royal flush than a straight?
Posted by: padmavyuha

Re: iMac WOW - 11/04/10 06:44 AM

Nah, I'm more like two pairs smile.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: iMac WOW - 11/04/10 01:38 PM

You mean two pears and a banana...right? LOL
Posted by: padmavyuha

Re: iMac WOW - 11/05/10 12:57 AM

No, I mean a pair for jacks and a pair for queens smile

(it is just me, or is this getting a little OT?)
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: iMac WOW - 11/05/10 03:39 AM

Waaay off.
Posted by: lasolar

Re: iMac WOW - 12/21/10 08:12 AM

Does World of Warcraft look better on the iMac than on other screens? Because my little brother loves this game and needs a new computer so maybe this would be the perfect Christmas gift for him?
Posted by: carp

Re: iMac WOW - 12/23/10 02:58 PM

Humm
Good question?

I believe warcraft is a online game <-- so really matters on your (ISP).

Monitors - Apple -vs- PC , is really a matter of perception. Cost wise I would go with even a Dell monitor. Keep in mind that the Apple Retina Display does kick arse, but that is for the iPhone. To date.

Look into a cheap Dell monitor that works.
Posted by: alianaL

Re: iMac WOW - 10/07/11 01:19 AM

WOW!!