[mac] extreme fps drop on game start

Discussion in 'Mac and Linux' started by toric55, October 17, 2014.

  1. toric55

    toric55 Member

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    when the game first starts, the game effectively freezes for about a minute, and i more often than not end up randomly spawning. my specs are:
    2.6 GHz Intel Core i7
    8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M

    (macbook pro, latest osx)
  2. DeathByDenim

    DeathByDenim Post Master General

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    I have the same specs as you, but running Linux. I find I need to supply the --software-ui flag to get the UI to be responsive. Without it, it's slow to start and partly missing. Things may be different because you are on a Mac of course.

    Do you know if the game runs on the NVidia card or the Intel?
  3. toric55

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    i have the auto graphics switching turned off, so the intel is practically nonexistent. any idea how to supply the flags? (if its through the terminal, it should be pretty similar)
  4. DeathByDenim

    DeathByDenim Post Master General

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    Yeah, through the terminal definitely works. I think the launcher itself also has a way to put in the flags, but I am unfamiliar with it, so I am not sure.
  5. toric55

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    the launcher, you say? any idea if i can do that through the steam properties>general>set launch options?
  6. DeathByDenim

    DeathByDenim Post Master General

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    Steam? I don't know. Launch options sounds promising though. Go for it. :)
  7. toric55

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    ok. ill try it, but in the meantime, how do you do it in the command line and the uber launcher? (I'm not one who absolutely needs steam)
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    ok, i couldn't find any equivalent entry on the bugtracker, so i posted it here:
    PA#4187

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