PA uses atleast 3x as much ram as before.

Discussion in 'Mac and Linux' started by Kola2, August 5, 2014.

  1. Kola2

    Kola2 Member

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    Well after about a month i finally got my MacBook Pro (2008) to work.
    One of the first things i did was to start PA.

    I was really exicted for all the updates i have been missing the last two months, but when i started a two planet game, it crashed immediately at start.
    This never used to happen i thought.

    So i started a GW and started a match on a single planet system, same issue.
    I belive this shouldn't happen.
    Considering i have 8gb of RAM and it used to work fine being able to play on 4 planet systems before.

    I'm running OS X 10.9.3 on my MacBook Pro (2008) with 8gb of ram and a 2,66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo.
  2. Trelotrino

    Trelotrino New Member

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    I experience just the opposite. In v69721 they reduced the size of the code, and the game is much faster now. I can play on larger systems with more units than before. It is definitely more playable now.
    I guess your issue has something to do with the display driver or perhaps you are using an older OS version.
  3. Kola2

    Kola2 Member

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    10.9.3 is the newest version of OS X.
  4. wondible

    wondible Post Master General

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    10.9.4, but the point releases shouldn't be too big a difference.
  5. Kola2

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    Updated to 1.9.4, same issue.
    Last edited: August 25, 2014
  6. DeathByDenim

    DeathByDenim Post Master General

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    If you think the memory usage is the problem, did you try SXX's memory reduction thingy? See his thread.
  7. Kola2

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    I don't really understand that guide.
  8. DeathByDenim

    DeathByDenim Post Master General

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    Yeah, it's not a particularly easy thing to do. You would need to find the location of CoherentUI_Host and replace it with the script. Unfortunately, I'm not exactly sure where it lives on a Mac either. I think Finder hides these things for you, so you'd need to be comfortable with using the terminal. If you do find out where CoherentUI_Host is located, then you can type this in the terminal:
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    cd path_to_coherent
    sudo mv CoherentUI_Host CoherentUI_Host.bin
    ( echo '#!/bin/bash'; echo 'ARGS="--single-process"'; echo 'exec -a "$0" "./CoherentUI_Host.bin" $ARGS "$@"' ) | sudo tee CoherentUI_Host
    sudo chmod +x CoherentUI_Host
    Where you need to replace "path_to_coherent" with the path to wherever you found CoherentUI_Host.
  9. wondible

    wondible Post Master General

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    Fixed (assuming Uber Launcher) :)
    DeathByDenim likes this.

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