quinctheprince Jul 20, 2014 @ 11:45pm
is there a way to make this run smoother and faster for mac?
I have a mac and ive seen some youtube videos on how to make tf2 run faster, but im not sure if they work for mac.
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Jingle Pyro Jul 20, 2014 @ 11:52pm 
First off, you're going to want to lower all your graphics settings as low as possible. Next, you're going to want to lower your resolution (I play at 800 x 600 at the moment).

After you've done that, go to http://clugu.com/tf2mate/ to make yourself a custom config. For macs, the best config to get the game running smooth is m0rehighfps, so select that one. for the other options, do as you please.

I play TF2 on a crappy mac with 2 GB of RAM and no grpahics card, and with this I can get a solid 60+ frames per second, making the game look smooth and awesome.
Joy Jul 20, 2014 @ 11:57pm 
Originally posted by Jingle Pyro:
First off, you're going to want to lower all your graphics settings as low as possible. Next, you're going to want to lower your resolution (I play at 800 x 600 at the moment).

After you've done that, go to http://clugu.com/tf2mate/ to make yourself a custom config. For macs, the best config to get the game running smooth is m0rehighfps, so select that one. for the other options, do as you please.

I play TF2 on a crappy mac with 2 GB of RAM and no grpahics card, and with this I can get a solid 60+ frames per second, making the game look smooth and awesome.
"no graphics card"
if you didnt have a graphics card, you wouldnt have a pc
Jingle Pyro Jul 20, 2014 @ 11:57pm 
Originally posted by Joy:
Originally posted by Jingle Pyro:
First off, you're going to want to lower all your graphics settings as low as possible. Next, you're going to want to lower your resolution (I play at 800 x 600 at the moment).

After you've done that, go to http://clugu.com/tf2mate/ to make yourself a custom config. For macs, the best config to get the game running smooth is m0rehighfps, so select that one. for the other options, do as you please.

I play TF2 on a crappy mac with 2 GB of RAM and no grpahics card, and with this I can get a solid 60+ frames per second, making the game look smooth and awesome.
"no graphics card"
if you didnt have a graphics card, you wouldnt have a pc
Wat is integrated graphics - Joy 2014
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Joy Jul 21, 2014 @ 12:00am 
Originally posted by Jingle Pyro:
Originally posted by Joy:
"no graphics card"
if you didnt have a graphics card, you wouldnt have a pc
Wat is integrated graphics - Joy 2014
Well first, I never said that
Next, he acts as if he is saying he has a toaster for a pc, he could've easily said he had integrated graphics, and it would make alot more sense.
Joy Jul 21, 2014 @ 12:01am 
Originally posted by Jingle Pyro:
First off, you're going to want to lower all your graphics settings as low as possible. Next, you're going to want to lower your resolution (I play at 800 x 600 at the moment).

After you've done that, go to http://clugu.com/tf2mate/ to make yourself a custom config. For macs, the best config to get the game running smooth is m0rehighfps, so select that one. for the other options, do as you please.

I play TF2 on a crappy mac with 2 GB of RAM and no grpahics card, and with this I can get a solid 60+ frames per second, making the game look smooth and awesome.
Also, playing at lower resolutions hurts your monitor ^^
Jingle Pyro Jul 21, 2014 @ 12:04am 
Originally posted by Joy:
Originally posted by Jingle Pyro:
Wat is integrated graphics - Joy 2014
Well first, I never said that
Next, he acts as if he is saying he has a toaster for a pc, he could've easily said he had integrated graphics, and it would make alot more sense.
When someone says they don't have a graphics card, the logical thing to assume is that they have integrated graphics. Like you said, if a computer has 0 graphical capabilities it can't run. Thus, the logical assumption is that they have integrated graphics.

The obvious should not have to be stated.
Originally posted by Joy:
Also, playing at lower resolutions hurts your monitor ^^
Can you back that up with some references? It sounds plausible but I'm a bit skeptical to believe someone who couldn't put two and two together.
Joy Jul 21, 2014 @ 12:08am 
Originally posted by Jingle Pyro:
Originally posted by Joy:
Well first, I never said that
Next, he acts as if he is saying he has a toaster for a pc, he could've easily said he had integrated graphics, and it would make alot more sense.
When someone says they don't have a graphics card, the logical thing to assume is that they have integrated graphics. Like you said, if a computer has 0 graphical capabilities it can't run. Thus, the logical assumption is that they have integrated graphics.

The obvious should not have to be stated.
Originally posted by Joy:
Also, playing at lower resolutions hurts your monitor ^^
Can you back that up with some references? It sounds plausible but I'm a bit skeptical to believe someone who couldn't put two and two together.
You are right about that one, sorry.

And I cant really explain it that well without taking up a whole 900 paragraphs, so here's a link explaining it all

http://www.howtogeek.com/119117/htg-explains-why-using-your-monitors-native-resolution-is-important/
Jingle Pyro Jul 21, 2014 @ 12:13am 
Originally posted by Joy:
Originally posted by Jingle Pyro:
When someone says they don't have a graphics card, the logical thing to assume is that they have integrated graphics. Like you said, if a computer has 0 graphical capabilities it can't run. Thus, the logical assumption is that they have integrated graphics.

The obvious should not have to be stated.

Can you back that up with some references? It sounds plausible but I'm a bit skeptical to believe someone who couldn't put two and two together.
You are right about that one, sorry.

And I cant really explain it that well without taking up a whole 900 paragraphs, so here's a link explaining it all

http://www.howtogeek.com/119117/htg-explains-why-using-your-monitors-native-resolution-is-important/
Looks like a good read. I'll read up on it in the morning when I'm less tired. Thanks!
Joy Jul 21, 2014 @ 12:14am 
Originally posted by Jingle Pyro:
Originally posted by Joy:
You are right about that one, sorry.

And I cant really explain it that well without taking up a whole 900 paragraphs, so here's a link explaining it all

http://www.howtogeek.com/119117/htg-explains-why-using-your-monitors-native-resolution-is-important/
Looks like a good read. I'll read up on it in the morning when I'm less tired. Thanks!
Either way, if the OP doesnt mind potentionally slightly harming his monitor for more framerate, I guess he could go for it.
diss & shun Jul 21, 2014 @ 1:03am 
Originally posted by quinctheprince:
I have a mac and ive seen some youtube videos on how to make tf2 run faster, but im not sure if they work for mac.
A lot of the things you can do to improve TF2's performance on your computer should work regardless of operating system, I believe, as they're changes to how the program itself runs and appears.

Do you mind telling us more about your Mac? Is it a laptop or desktop? How much RAM do you have and what are the processor type and speed? Have you upgraded the graphics card at all?
Jingle Pyro Jul 21, 2014 @ 9:22am 
Originally posted by Joy:
Originally posted by Jingle Pyro:
Looks like a good read. I'll read up on it in the morning when I'm less tired. Thanks!
Either way, if the OP doesnt mind potentionally slightly harming his monitor for more framerate, I guess he could go for it.
Just checked it out. There is absolutely zero points in that article stating it will harm your monitor. The only consequences are a slightly pixelly image, and a distorted image (the second problem can be alleviated by choosing a lower resolution with the same aspect ratio as his regular monitor's aspect ratio).

It is, in fact, entirely worth it to get that 20+ FPS boost by lowering TF2's resolution.
Joy Jul 21, 2014 @ 1:31pm 
Originally posted by Jingle Pyro:
Originally posted by Joy:
Either way, if the OP doesnt mind potentionally slightly harming his monitor for more framerate, I guess he could go for it.
Just checked it out. There is absolutely zero points in that article stating it will harm your monitor. The only consequences are a slightly pixelly image, and a distorted image (the second problem can be alleviated by choosing a lower resolution with the same aspect ratio as his regular monitor's aspect ratio).

It is, in fact, entirely worth it to get that 20+ FPS boost by lowering TF2's resolution.
You dont get it, do you?
It distorst the images, Stretches the image, stretches pixels, thus making parts of your monitor blurry and distorted.
Malik Blishtar (Banned) Jul 21, 2014 @ 1:32pm 
buy a more expensive Mac.
Joy Jul 21, 2014 @ 1:33pm 
Originally posted by Malik Blishtar:
buy a more expensive Mac.
That's honestly the most troll-ish awnser
You dont have to buy a better mac to run team fortress smoother.
You can easily tweak the game if you don't mind making the game look worse.
Malik Blishtar (Banned) Jul 21, 2014 @ 1:34pm 
Originally posted by Joy:
Originally posted by Malik Blishtar:
buy a more expensive Mac.
That's honestly the most troll-ish awnser
You dont have to buy a better mac to run team fortress smoother.
You can easily tweak the game if you don't mind making the game look worse.
I assumed he wanted it to still have decent graphic quality too, which with a mac that is literally his only option without voiding every warranty on it.
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