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Viane
Posted - 2007.11.28 03:06:00 - [1]
 

I have a MacBook Pro (2.2 Dual Core, 2gig ram, and 256mb Mobility Radeon 1600). I have had bootcamp installed on this machine for about a year now, and have been playing Eve on the Windows installation during that time. On windows, I can run the game at the native 1440x900 resolution, along with AA turned on.

So I saw the Mac client come out and figured it would be nice not to have to switch to Windows to play (I prefer the Mac OS). Well, the game plays at about half the framrate on the Mac installation.

This is very strange as every other game I play runs much better on the Mac partition.

Should I just chalk this up to an unpolished Mac Client?

Garand Delmas
Posted - 2007.11.29 22:19:00 - [2]
 

There's a huge performance hit - I get 12-60 FPS on my Mac using the native client, and when I tried under boot camp I was getting >200FPS often - a huge difference. This is on a Mac Pro. I think it's simply a fact that Cider's API translations will always result in a big performance hit.

William Darkk
Gallente
Garoun Investment Bank
Posted - 2007.11.29 23:09:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Garand Delmas
There's a huge performance hit - I get 12-60 FPS on my Mac using the native client, and when I tried under boot camp I was getting >200FPS often - a huge difference. This is on a Mac Pro. I think it's simply a fact that Cider's API translations will always result in a big performance hit.


Not according to the people who play the mac version of C&C3.

Viane
Posted - 2007.11.30 20:01:00 - [4]
 

World of Warcraft always ran much better on the native Mac install. Windows always seemed to need to do extra work. Not the case with Eve so far...

Still playing on the Windows install.

Ergzay Stargazer
Posted - 2007.12.01 00:11:00 - [5]
 

You might also want to note that the Mac client is using Cider which 1. is newer than Cedega and 2. is not wine. Cedega is an old fork of wine and misses all of the more recent (last few years) common bug fixes and more things supported. While yes Cedega is focused on gaming it also has a much smaller development team as it is not open source by the conventional sense of the word. So we have a few year old rip off upgraded then ported to another OS. Yes, I think there is going to be some penalty there. I suggest you wait until they get the OpenGL issues in wine fixed and then wine will run just fine in OS X and we can have nice fast speed (or at least much faster than this crap).


 

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