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    Default FPS Issues on Mac bootcamp

    Hey all, firstly i know that the in thing right now to be posting about is FPS issues... and after reading quite a few threads on it, i decided to add another to the pile. only thing thats different is i have Rift installed and running on bootcamp on my mac.

    Its a 15 inch Macbook pro that i got in dec of 2009 with a Nvidia 9400m card (latestest drivers installed) in it. 4 gb of ram on a core 2 duo with 2.53 ghz. bootcamp is running windows 7 64 bit os

    so, heres what i do. before launching the game i make sure that nothing else is running, then i open the rift client. game runs fine usually for the first 2 minutes of playing no matter where i log into. i get above 20 fps for that duration, then the FPS drops to 5-8 fps.....

    thats the confusing part...it does it everytime i play on my mbp. i sometimes get it back up to a reasonable fps when i tab out to my desktop and wait a couple minutes... but i cant always do that when im doing pvp or dungeons.

    if theres anyone else out there that is playing on a boot camp install, and are having this same issue, lemme know if you have found any fixs.

    and for those who will say "get a pc" i have one, and rift is on it too, it runs perfect, but im not always home to use it ya see. my mbp is mobile.

    thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloxs View Post
    Its a 15 inch Macbook pro that i got in dec of 2009 with a Nvidia 9400m card (latestest drivers installed) in it. 4 gb of ram on a core 2 duo with 2.53 ghz. bootcamp is running windows 7 64 bit os
    First of all I am very surprised that the crapbook's 9400M runs the game at a supposed 20 FPS.

    Have you tried going into the rift.cfg file and changing the maincputhread = 3 to a 0? does alt+tab(can you even do that???) fix it?

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    yes, my "crapbook" can alt+tab, it is running on windows 7 after all, i assume youve never used a bootcamp mac before... imagine windows 7, on a laptop, now just imagine it on one thats worth while and actually fast.

    as far as what you suggested, it seems to have helped a bit, so i give you my thanks for that.

    the game still is starting off strong (now at 30+ frames per second) then falling way down to a slightly better 8- 12fps . alt+tabing to my desktop does fix it but its not a perminant thing.... so i have a feeling that this issue is out of my hands and its up to Trion to find some fix for this.

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    I have the same issue Please let me know if you get an answer. Earlier today while closing a rift i dropped down to 2 fps. Another odd thing is i have 4gb of ram on my mac but on my windows side it tells me i only have 2.72gb

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloxs View Post
    with a Nvidia 9400m card (latestest drivers installed) in it. 4 gb of ram on a core 2 duo with 2.53 ghz.
    Quote Originally Posted by bloxs View Post
    now just imagine it on one thats worth while and actually fast.
    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    That was fast like 4-5 years ago, bro. How much did you pay for that? 3 grand?

    lolmacs. So awesome and "worth it" that you have to use windows on it anyway to do anything worth while. So essentially you paid 400% inflation for 2 year old outdated technology (at the time, even more outdated now) so you can run windows anyway. I guess you could always just upgrade it to keep it viable.. Oh wait, no you can't - it's a mac.


    Oh man.. the irony is PAINFUL in this thread.
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    well its good to see that you're putting your powerful and shiny PC to use here trollin on these forums. atta boy!

    also thanks for at least staying a bit on topic. you did good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haetus View Post
    I have the same issue Please let me know if you get an answer. Earlier today while closing a rift i dropped down to 2 fps. Another odd thing is i have 4gb of ram on my mac but on my windows side it tells me i only have 2.72gb
    Hey Haetus, i did have some results with the first thing i was suggested to do. change the mainthreadcpu = 3 to 0 in the rift.cfg which is located where you have rift installed. i have noticed that i have an additional 10 fps when its not down to 8-12. but when it does drop to that, i simply tab out then back in, frustrating i know, but i think its out of our hands.

    as for you windows only recognizing 2.72 gb of ram, do you have windows xp 32bit installed? i think that windows xp has a ram limit, and windows 7 doesnt. not entirely sure tho. it could be a 32bit os limitation thing.

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    I would imagine it has to do with temperature.
    I would try using speedfan or something like that, and see if it is slowing down when it gets hot.

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    Your second post and it was a random necro?
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    3 things.

    1 turn down the settings. You have an IGP, and a pre-Wolfdale core2duo, not exactly recommended specs.


    2. You will NOT see the same speeds in game with bootcamp that you would on a PC with identical hardware. Bootcamp is emulating the traditional BIOS operations that Windows uses for the HAL. Emulation of any kind is always less efficient than a machine running it natively. Hackentoshes have the exact same issues when booting MacOS unless they have a Motherboard with both an EFI and BIOS chipset. Apple would never dream of paying license fees it could avoid so your PC only has the EFI chipset and a fancy bootloader which then emulates a BIOS chip.

    3 That random necro may have a point. Macs have arse for cooling so you should make use of what little you have and manually crank the fans since you are probably throttling.


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