Thread: Problems With Games..
12-12-2003, 03:34 AM #1OriflammeGuestProblems With Games..
I currently have Warcraft III installed on my Mac. I am using a G3 800Mhz procesor. The strange thing is that it lags and it is very irritating.. I have a P3 800Mhz processor with the same memory (256) mac. The ironical thing is that WC3 works well and smooth with my PC and not with the Mac. Other games noticabily lag too. I wonder is there something wrong with the graphics card or processor? Thanks..
12-12-2003, 03:47 AM #2
My guess is the video card, I don't see why it should lag that much.
Although, the G3 isn't that fast, i think it would probably measure up to a Pentium II or so.. although, I really don't know.
12-12-2003, 11:59 AM #3
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Nahh, the g3 and the p3 are pretty much the same chip speeds.. so that wouldn't be it. My guess is the OS you are running on your Mac vs your PC. 800Mhz G3 would probly be running OSX, AND somthing I just noticed is your on an iBook, therefore that is your problem, there is no laptop equivalent to the speed of a Desktop at the same mhz. But to continue, the Mac OSX would be a more advanced OS therefore taking up more CPU to run it, leaving less for Warcraft III, my advice, use OS9 on your mac to play games (though its not safe).. Or try using Xp on your P3 and then try to run warcraft III. you will noticed a huge difference.
12-12-2003, 02:45 PM #4OriflammeGuestOriginally Posted by Graphite
12-12-2003, 02:53 PM #5OriflammeGuest
1 more thing to add. I tried disabling the recycling of various desktop pics on the desktop. It helped quite a bit but compared to my P3 800Mhz PC, it is still kinda behind. ( Warcraft III)This proves that this OS ain that good after all. It actually slows down/Lag ur working abilities. I thought that this was much better than Win XP. Looks like I am partially wrong now..
12-12-2003, 05:41 PM #6
Once again as you overlooked his comment, laptops are NOT equivelant to speed with desktops at the same mhz.
They shipped you your iBook with OS X on it? Who did? A seller from eBay or Apple?
And your comment about the Opertating System using too many resources for your iBook "forcing people to upgrade" isn't the case. G3 is 2 Processors behind, that's a lot in the computer world. As time moves forward with faster computers the Operating System will get BETTER and also use more resources, but with the faster computers it's not noticable. Sorry this didn't turn out to be your case in your iBook.
12-12-2003, 11:53 PM #7OriflammeGuestOriginally Posted by sKaD
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