StarCraft® II

How well can SC2 run on Macs?

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I Hear rumors that it does NOT work well on macs. I even tried it myself and was dissapointed. On the lowest settings it was jumping quite a bit.

Should I try again? Is there something I'm doing wrong?
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Depend on what system you have. Can you post your specs?

Obtaining System Information
    1. Hold the 'Option' Key and choose System Profiler/Information from the Apple Menu.

    2. Copy the information from the following sections:
  • Hardware (remove the Serial Number line)
  • Graphics/Displays
  • Software (remove the Computer Name and User Name lines)
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Processor: 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5
Memory: 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 512 MB
Software: OS X 10.8.2 (12C3012)

13-inch, Macbook Pro. Mid 2012
Edited by Theroux on 2/6/2013 12:50 PM PST
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Also, what kind of performance are you seeing? Do you have frame rates numbers available as well?

What graphic settings are you running?
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On my ASUS, which I have been primarily playing SC2 on, gets about 40 FPS at best on Medium (suggested graphics setting) and 50 on Campaign.

On High, it drops down to 10-20. When playing in Arcade, I ask everyone what their FPS is. There are people saying 60-200...

On the Mac, I could only get Low settings and it still jumped a bit.

I'm aware that there are 5 settings, right? Low, Medium, High, Ultra, Extreme? I would enjoy at least 50 FPS and on High or better.
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You can't really compare Windows performance to Mac, as those use two different APIs (DirectX vs OpenGL).

What fps did you get when on your Mac?
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I don't remember, I only tried like one game. But I don't recall it being good. The suggested graphics setting was "Low" and I remember it jumping. Should I try again? Is there any way to improve performance?
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I'm playing SC2 WOL in a macbook retina 15" setting to high in 1680x1050 resolution. It's running fine even playing 4v4.
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