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    CPU whine when playing games - MacBook Pro

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    CPU whine when playing games - MacBook Pro
    Hi all

    I am currently playing a game called TubeTwist and it takes up nearly all the cpu% and producing a horrible whining noise. Is there anyway I can stop this happening?

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    MacHeadCase
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    Hi Matari.

    I've played TubeTwist and it has been around for a little while. I think the problem could be because it is a PowerPC-only version and it needs to run under Rosetta, the built-in PowerPC to Intel translation tool in OS X...

    Can you try to contact the developers to see if they have a Universal Binary version coming up soon ? I remember they used to have a user forum where you could submit problems during gameplay.

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    CPU whine when playing games - MacBook Pro

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    Hi MacHeadCase

    Yes, it does run under Rosetta - I will email the developers as you suggest.

    Thank you



    Matari

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    MacHeadCase
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    And if you want to ask your question in the user forum, here's the link, although it seems to be dead, no new posts for a year but try it anyway.

    Keep in mind that the forum is for Windoze users and OS X users alike. DCalabrese, I think, was the head developer but am not sure.

    Good luck in getting a response.

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    CPU whine when playing games - MacBook Pro

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    Reply from TubeTwist people
    Hi

    Just to update - I emailed the makers of Tubetwist asking if they were planning a Universal Binary version and received this reply:

    We have no plans for a Universal Binary version, however since you are running a Macbook Pro, you can install Windows XP and dual-boot into it to run the Windows version of the game.

    As you can imagine I am not best pleased - I boot up into windows as little as possible, so have requested a refund again...

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    MacHeadCase
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    Jeez ! That's unfortunate, Matari. One day, when the market share is strong enough, game developers will take the Mac seriously.

    Going on a tangent here... I hope His Steveness creates incentives for game developers to develop games for the Mac : it's not like the hardware can't handle them. If only game developers coded in cross-platform instead of using DirectX and then porting to the Mac, gameplay would be much improved.

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