i just want to know what it will take to get the game running atleast 30... perferably 50-60 fps per sec on a mac. and without getting bogged down in a massive pvp area.
if i get a mac(which will happen) i want atleast 1 game to run and that would be WoW... just want to know what i should be going for to get the game up and running smoothly and decently. (anything less than 35 fps is usually not acceptable by gamer standards... this is ofcourse for pc's...)
btw whats up with macnutt?? i didnt read the thread about ignore him, nor will i. i just want the short and sweet version.. whats up with bashing him?
I've tried WoW on my Powerbook, and although the game looks awesome, I wasn't happy with the frame rate. On the lowest settings I was able to eek out 10FPS outdoors and 18FPS indoors. The problem was that whenever I turned it would drop to 3 FPS for the turn. You could see the frames jumping when you turned.
Macs and gaming just aren't that great bed fellows. Yet. (We've been saying yet for how many years though?)
As for the macnutt issue, it should be in another thread but it boils down to most people do not agree with macnutt's right wing political view, and his manner in presenting his point of view (mostly not presenting evidence to back his point of view outside of his own personal experiences and knowledge). All in all, macnutt is a great guy. We just have a lot of people who don't agree with his ideas.
How much are you willing to spend on a new Mac? If you're a gamer, a PowerMac G5 might be the only viable option, considering it's pretty much the only desktop that Apple sells that has a decent-ish video card, and the only one that can be upgraded.
I can tel you that WoW runs beautifully on a PowerMac G5 2x2.0 Ghz with the nVidia Gefore FX6800 Ultra DDL and a 30" Display, though. We have it set up at work. I tell you, when you're using that machine it feels like you're in the game.
I have a friend who says that the game is playable with the settings turned all the way down on a PowerBook 667 w/ 16MB VRAM, so it should be playable on your 12", too, it just probably won't be too pretty.