MacBook Aluminium (Late 2008) 13 Inch
Core 2 Duo 2Ghz
4 GB RAM
Yeah I know, crappy machine not very good for gaming (I am not gamer, just wants to play 2-3 hours per week for fun), but anyway based on feedback on D3 forums after 1.0.2b patch and minimum system reqs I supposed I would be able to play the game on a lowest widesreen res, with everything set to low @ around 20-25 stable FPS (OK I can live with occasion more significant drops in case of huge bunch of enemies firing spell on me). Especially, when graphics in D3 is nothing that stuns me, actually many older games look much better...
Game is really unplayable after 1.0.3 - for some time everything runs just fine.
- I am running in lowest widescreen resolution
- everything on low
- disabled trilinear filtering (via modification of D3prefs.txt)
- tried all the troubleshooting, I run exclusivelly D3 (no other apps or programs)
- Mac is hot, but nothing unusual I suppose (max temperature is on CPU 67 - 70 celsius, then heatsink A & B, around 62-64)
- play on battery, with USB mouse
After app. 30 minutes of gameplay the game lags terribly, basically there are two main issues:
1.) game lags terribly or
2.) monsters freeze, while I can move and attack smoothly, but can not hit enemies, then my hero teleports here and there, then monsters start to attack me, and meantime I am dead due to lag.
Also FPS counter is not working and show 0.
1.) Other guys with comparable MacBooks Alu / Pro. What was your performance with 1.0.2b and with 1.0.3? I did not have a chance to try 1.0.2b, just 1.0.3.
2.) Blizzard, do you think you are able to address and fix issue?
Minimum requirements should be MINIMUM SPECS required to play the game reasonably in my opinion (on minimum details with reasoable constant framerate). Otherwise I don get it, why you would put the minimum requirement in a way, that "Hey guys you need this machine just to run the game, but do not expect that you will able to play it..." WTF?
Do my machine meets the min reqs? CHECK
Do I expect then, to be able to play the game reasonably with minimum settings (reasonable gameplay for me means at least constant 20 - 25 FPS) CHECK
Am I able to play the game reasonably? NOPE
OK then I WAN' MY MONEY BACK MAN! :-)
No offence, just my opinion and some feedback for Blizz, so that they do not piss off more people in the future...
Edited by iljakov#2587 on 6/21/2012 3:18 PM PDT