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...noticebly different that on a PC?
I'm on a mac now, and aside from being unable to locate the installer program I just downloaded, I'm wondering if gameplay will be any different.
And now that I finally found it, it says insufficient cpu speed. But it won't open the associated help file.
What does that mean? =/
You're a little light on details here. Macintosh computers have been around for quite some time now, narrowing down exactly what kind of Mac you have may help in diagnosing any problems you're running into.
Does the Mac you're on even meet the system requirements for WoW?
I don't know the specs, it was my friends computer. It's not exceptionally old, but I got an alert that said it doesn't meet the min system reqs...that's when I got the message that the processor was too slow.
My old comp didn't meet the sys reqs either, but I played WoW just fine. So I really just am not sure what it means that the proessor is too slow.
Check "about this mac" (Apple Menu -> "About This Mac"). It'll say what the processor is.
Macs sometimes run a bit behind the leading edge in terms of raw speed, although they have some bonuses to make up for it. I'm currently using a 2010 macbook pro as my primary WoW machine -- it was that or Linux (I'm not a skilled enough admin to keep a Windows machine secure), and Linux graphics drivers were not meeting my needs. I am not sure what the current CPU requirements are, but WoW ran on a 3-year-old Mac laptop, so I'd guess they wouldn't be too insane.
Since you haven't yet hinted at whether it's a desktop or a laptop or what, there's not much people can say. The mini (the little square desktop box about 7" on a side) and the lower-end laptops tend not to have enough video hardware to run WoW decently. The desktops mostly ought to be able to unless they're pretty old (3+ years).
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Pretty much the same for me. I mostly play on a 2007 Vintage iMac with an Intel 2.4 Ghz e6600 and a Radion HD 2600. For the most part, if I have any lag at all it is because I am either in Dalagran or it is "Patch Tuesday". I have not really noticed difference in game play between Mac and PC. The minimum specs for a Mac are 1 Gb or RAM, a Radion 9600 and an intel 1.8 Ghz /Power PC 1.6 Ghz CPU.
Edited for spelling.
Sorry, I should have left more details about what the casing looked like. I've been on the road for 40 hours
DON'T JUDGE ME
It's a desktop, not a mini. Silver casing, maybe 16 inches high, small 1inch speaker centered high on the casing and the power button is centered about 2 inches below it. Appears to have 1 CD drive just below the power button and 4 vents or something evensly spaced along the bottom if the casing.
Hope that helps =) If my camera worked I would just take a picture lol.
Thanks for the info all you guys.
I'll probably just go for it and see what happens lol.
OK I opened the "About This Mac" menu and this is what I've got.
Machine Name: Power Mac G4
Machine Model: PowerMac3,6
CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (2.1)
Number Of CPUs: 2
CPU Speed: 867 MHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 256 KB
L3 Cache (per CPU): 1 MB
Memory: 1 GB
Bus Speed: 133 MHz
Boot ROM Version: 4.4.8f2
Serial Number: XB24603NMUM
I know nothing about Mac, but I don't think you can play WoW on that machine.
I think this is your
Don't judge me if I'm wrong.
Yeah I just checked the minimum system reqs on the community site.
It's not even close =(
edit: yep, that's it.
I would say that that is a 7-8 year old computer, so no. No way. EDIT: Beat to the punch.
Yeah, that's OLD. Like, I had a later model that I replaced with something that I sold two years after I got it three years ago when I moved. So 7-8 years.
well, my last computer I played on was older than that, with the same amount of ram and a slower processor. I lagged in cities and 10-25 mans, but most dungeons and questing were just fine, as long as I kept the video settings low. And this has a much better video card as well.
So it's downloading and installing, and I'll try my luck.
Cross your fingers!
I've got WoW to run on my old Athlon 2700 and a GeForce 6600. Mind you, this was when I was leveling in the Outland and doing ramps, not exactly intense stuff. Settings on minimum. (If I remember, like 12-15 fps. I'd call that unplayable). That Mac's graphics card most certainly can not handle WoW.
lol, I've played on ~15 fps for years now. When I get a new computer and can play on 30+ ...oh man, that will be nice lol.
Moved the thread to WoW Help, more fitting in there. :)
Well,my friend played a computer which had (one core of course) 1.07GHZ processor,and 368MB RAM worked fine,well.. In Dalaran he had to gather 20 minutes to go through it (on a private server,so there were like 20 people),but in dungeons he had 10-15FPS,so it wasn't that bad :D
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