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Posted 14 September 2015 - 03:02 PM

View PostIrishman, on 14 September 2015 - 02:09 PM, said:

Have you done a formal compare and contrast between running DI on Windows and on OS X? I ask because I just discovered Steam Overlay today, and it overlays frame rate data over Steam games, among other things (Shift-Tab folks). In OS X, I notice DI getting about 40-45 FPS on my late 2012 iMac. I'm starting to wonder if I have been too hard on Virtual Programming about this title. Maybe the "problems" I'm noticing at level 9 in the game, aren't framerate related at all, but rather related to the physics and manner in which characters move within the game.

Thoughts?

I have steam overlay turned off on OS X, it seems to cause problems with several games. I haven't formally checked the FPS but my eyes tell me that under OS X on a 2008 Mac Pro the game jittered so bad I wanted to vomit and under windows on the same hardware it didn't. The game itself tends to have some bugs, but for me those have mostly been zombie pathing and collision detection (physics I suppose).

View PostDirtyHarry50, on 14 September 2015 - 02:55 PM, said:

I messed around with Dead Island just briefly the other night and was getting a fairly steady 60 FPS. I think had v-sync on. I forget now. I usually turn that on unless I notice something consistently running in the mid 50s or less because screen tearing bugs me. It seems fine here. I'm wondering if it was poorly optimized and that hurt it on current hardware at release and it is less of an issue now depending on what you run it on. I do need to play it more before I'd feel comfortable saying it really runs well though, though some hectic fighting, etc.

That certainly is plausible. Not sure that is cause for celebration though. Just wait long enough and you can power through the poor game performance on OS X. :unsure: I sometimes speculated that the DDR2 RAM and relatively poor (by 2014-2015 standards) single core performance on my 2008 Mac Pro caused some issues, but nearly everything that has issues under OS X when booted to windows runs great.
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Posted 14 September 2015 - 03:08 PM

Well, that was fun. It still only allows one controller to be setup, an Xbox controller but with mine set to Direct Input it works beautifully for some odd reason. All the prompts are right in game. Lovely.

Meantime, I noticed running around and taking in an outside view also, I was actually running well over 100 FPS. I guess I didn't have v-sync on. I'll have to go review settings again. I didn't notice any tearing though. Maybe I will leave well enough alone unless I do. It looks pretty good.
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Posted 04 October 2015 - 04:20 AM

Dirty, are you running NVIDIA hardware? I tried to no avail to request a refund from Steam. I didn't know the window was 14 days. Oh well.
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Posted 04 October 2015 - 11:05 AM

View PostUmarOMC1, on 04 October 2015 - 04:20 AM, said:

Dirty, are you running NVIDIA hardware? I tried to no avail to request a refund from Steam. I didn't know the window was 14 days. Oh well.

Yes. I have the Nvidia 775m GPU in my iMac. That comment just above was a continuation of one about Dead Island though. Sorry. So not related to Metro if that's why you asked me this.
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Posted 05 October 2015 - 03:27 AM

View PostDirtyHarry50, on 04 October 2015 - 11:05 AM, said:

...not related to Metro if that's why you asked me this.
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Posted 05 October 2015 - 06:30 PM

View PostUmarOMC1, on 05 October 2015 - 03:27 AM, said:

Yes :unsure:

Have you tried the Nvidia web driver mentioned earlier? It is limited to specific Mac models but if yours is among them it's said to work wonders.
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Posted 07 October 2015 - 04:10 AM

View PostDirtyHarry50, on 05 October 2015 - 06:30 PM, said:

Have you tried the Nvidia web driver mentioned earlier? It is limited to specific Mac models but if yours is among them it's said to work wonders.
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Posted 07 October 2015 - 04:51 AM

View PostUmarOMC1, on 07 October 2015 - 04:10 AM, said:

Yes :unsure:

Well, that's a drag. :crying:
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Posted 22 October 2015 - 06:20 AM

It's finally playable! 10.11.1 OS update, NVIDIA had drivers ready, 2033 runs smoothly... SMOOOTHLY! I'm installing Last Light Redux to see how it plays and if I see a difference.

FINALLY!



EDIT: Last Light Redux runs like a charm!
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Posted 22 October 2015 - 07:27 AM

Good. Now get out there and save what's left of the world!
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Posted 05 November 2015 - 11:58 PM

If you decided to install the OS X 10.11.2 Beta and have NVIDIA hardware you might want to install their new beta drivers.
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Posted 13 November 2015 - 07:56 PM

Holy crap, guys. Someone updated something within the past week or two. I keep Steam Overlay on when I game on Steam pretty much all the time, and I was looking for something to play since I finished Tomb Raider 2013. I fired up both Metro 2033 and Metro Last Light (both the Redux versions), and it's gone from 10-25 fps to 40-65 fps!

WTF? I feel like I just bought a new Mac!
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