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how will COD2 run on a 2ghz macbook with 2gb of ram?

anyone tried? what kinda FPS were ya getting?
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sooo anyone?

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when i was at school a buddy of mine ran it on his 17 inch powerbook... i dont exactly remember the specs on the machine but presumably the new macbooks are comprable to even the best powerbooks.
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so how did it run?

dont those have graphic cards?

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2ghz 512 ram and it runs fine, Its not the best quality but runs pretty good,
(dont know how to check the fps can someone point me to a program or somethin)

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duh that was a really stupid post of mine above, i didnt even explain how it ran.

The short version is that it ran really well. My pc is decent for gaming, but outdated becuase the last game I played seriously was...original Counter Strike. That being said I didnt notice a difference betwene the way his COD2 ran and any other FPS of similar demand ran on my machine. So the diagnosis is that it worked Well with little lag. None noticable at least.
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UPDATE:

Well I just played the demo level:

I get an average frame-rate of around 20 fps - 30fps with the highest settable resolution (1024x768), 2x anti-aliasing and all details set to automatic.
The game was quite playable, with smoke being a particular slowdown...

I'm sure if you dropped the AA and lowered the texture resolution you can get really playable experience, if you can put up with the occasional slowdown here & there.


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Macbook 1,83Ghz | 1,25 GB RAM running the OS X verison.

I bet the Windows XP version will run even better (Windows XP assigns more memory to the graphics card).
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hmm interesting info aptmunich, thx!

I do have 2gigs of ram, and 2ghz (every bit helps lol) so maybe it'll run decent on mine then

and how come the highest settable res was 1024x768 and not 1280x980 (or w/e it is, i forget lol)

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UPDATE:

Well I just played the demo level:

I get an average frame-rate of around 20 fps - 30fps with the highest settable resolution (1024x768), 2x anti-aliasing and all details set to automatic.
The game was quite playable, with smoke being a particular slowdown...

I'm sure if you dropped the AA and lowered the texture resolution you can get really playable experience, if you can put up with the occasional slowdown here & there.


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Macbook 1,83Ghz | 1,25 GB RAM running the OS X verison.

I bet the Windows XP version will run even better (Windows XP assigns more memory to the graphics card).
what program did you use to see framerate? Or did you just guess?

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I used the built-in console command...

Enable console under the preferences and then enter:

cg_drawFPS 1


And I don't know why it doesn't detect the max. resolution correctly, I know it can go higher as it does on my colleague's macbook Pro - maybe the game is detecting the graphics cards and limiting the res. because of that?


There's probably a console command to force it higher though....
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I used the built-in console command...

Enable console under the preferences and then enter:

cg_drawFPS 1


And I don't know why it doesn't detect the max. resolution correctly, I know it can go higher as it does on my colleague's macbook Pro - maybe the game is detecting the graphics cards and limiting the res. because of that?


There's probably a console command to force it higher though....
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CoD2 running well has less to do with the CPU and ram then it does with the integrated video card.

the more system ram you have - the more you could allocate to the integrated video, but even then it may not help simply because the speed of the GPU is not enough to push more details int he game.

i am very suprised to hear it run at all off integrated graphics at 1024 x 768.
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fftopic: are alot of gamers looking for 60 fps in their games or is 30 fps sufficient? :dummy:
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fftopic: are alot of gamers looking for 60 fps in their games or is 30 fps sufficient? :dummy:
I dont remember where I read it, but there was an article about it...

a human eye cant see more then 24 FPS, so running at above 30fps is really pointless...

some games (like star wars galaxies) actually limits the FPS to 23 so it can allocate rest of the resources to other needs...

once u get above ~23 fps its really no worry

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that's what I figured. I deal with video all day and it's not discernable after 29.97
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