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Hey guys,

Recently sold my rig and purchased a late 2010 macbook pro for school.

One game I love to play is Counter-Strike Source.

I average about 30-40FPS sometimes peaking at 50-55FPS.

It's decent, but sometimes I'll hit low patches at around 21FPS and it's unbearable, and looks choppy.

I have Quartz Debug, and I have disabled Beam Synchronization.

Are there any other tricks to making this a smooth experience?

Specs: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz, 8GB DDR3 1067MHZ, and a Geforce 320M GPU.

Thanks guys!
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There's config files that people have already made for CSS, I would try searching the 'net for some high performance ones and trying a few. With the config files you can do things like disable the ragdoll physics, to improve the frame rate.
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Originally Posted by jam3s View Post

Hey guys,
Recently sold my rig and purchased a late 2010 macbook pro for school.
One game I love to play is Counter-Strike Source.
I average about 30-40FPS sometimes peaking at 50-55FPS.
It's decent, but sometimes I'll hit low patches at around 21FPS and it's unbearable, and looks choppy.
I have Quartz Debug, and I have disabled Beam Synchronization.
Are there any other tricks to making this a smooth experience?
Specs: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz, 8GB DDR3 1067MHZ, and a Geforce 320M GPU.
Thanks guys!

Assuming it uses they same files as the windows version. AKA CFG files download a fps CFG

here is one http://www.nextlevelgamer.com/counter-strike/kaizens-cs-source-fps-cfg-v11-released
     
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Assuming it uses they same files as the windows version. AKA CFG files download a fps CFG
here is one http://www.nextlevelgamer.com/counter-strike/kaizens-cs-source-fps-cfg-v11-released

I'll try that one, thanks!
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You may know this already but if it's possible: install Windows and game on that. You should see higher frame rates.
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You may know this already but if it's possible: install Windows and game on that. You should see higher frame rates.

It was weird, I created a partition through Bootcamp assistant, and proceeded to install windows 7 home premium 64 bit.

While doing so, I noticed the filesystem wasn't NTFS and couldn't install windows.

So I just gave up and installed CSS for Mac OSX
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It was weird, I created a partition through Bootcamp assistant, and proceeded to install windows 7 home premium 64 bit.
While doing so, I noticed the filesystem wasn't NTFS and couldn't install windows.
So I just gave up and installed CSS for Mac OSX
That's normal, you need to format it in the Windows 7 installer. Select your Boot Camp partition and then click the little format button and it'll format it as NTFS.
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Wow. I'm an idiot. I knew it was something simple like that

EDIT: so you really think I'll get better performance?


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Quote:
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Wow. I'm an idiot. I knew it was something simple like that
EDIT: so you really think I'll get better performance?
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Haha, na it happens to all of us.

I'm not sure about CSS because it is pretty optimized for OS X but I wouldn't be surprised if you did see a bit of a gain. It's worth the try though. Other games will definitely benefit from it though.
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Yeah it cant hurt to try. Will rep you when I get home smile.gif


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