Spore, Call of Duty 4 Headed to Mac

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Spore, Call of Duty 4 Headed to Mac
...Aspyr Media announced that they will publish Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare for Mac, intact with the 5.1 surround sound and dynamic community-oriented multiplayer experience. Developed by Infinity Ward and licensed by Activision, the game is expected to be available for Mac in May 2008. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare for Mac will carry an MSRP of $49.99.

Electronic Arts today announced that Spore will be headed to the Mac along with the PC version, and will demonstrate the game running on Mac hardware at MacWorld sometime this week.
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13-01-2008, 14:27:49

I am experiencing a poor experience while playing CSS with my computer. It lets me play the first 5-10 min. but then it starts lagging. I would like someone to teach me how to overclock my pc so i can see if that would be a solution to my problem.
Thank you,
Cristian Calo

13-01-2008, 14:29:06

just google overclocking guide. and since it runs well at the start it would suggest that its overheating

13-01-2008, 14:44:12

Welcome to the forum mate.
Could you list your system specs here?

Might help figure what the problem is. So from what I understand CSS plays well until 5-10mins into gameplay and then it "lags"?

If so.. it must have something wrong. But not speed-wise.

13-01-2008, 14:57:51

my pc specs are:
Operating System System Model
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600) Dell Computer Corporation Inspiron 600m
Enclosure Type: Portable
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
1.60 gigahertz Intel Pentium M
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: Dell Computer Corporation 0X8957
Serial Number: .65PHG81.CN4864358O5405.
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Dell Computer Corporation A17 06/29/2005
Drives Memory Modules c,d
40.01 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
29.83 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

_NEC DVD+-RW ND-6650A [CD-ROM drive]

FUJITSU MHV2040AH [Hard drive] (40.01 GB) -- drive 0, s/n NT26T582KRPR, rev 00000096, SMART Status: Healthy 512 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM_A' has 256 MB
Slot 'DIMM_B' has 256 MB
Local Drive Volumes

c: (NTFS on drive 0) 40.01 GB 29.83 GB free

Network Drives
None detected
Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers
local user accounts last logon
CRIZEP 1/13/2008 1:42:54 PM (admin)
local system accounts
Administrator never (admin)
Guest never
HelpAssistant never
SUPPORT_388945a0 never

Marks a disabled account; Marks a locked account None detected
Controllers Display
Intel(R) 82801DBM Ultra ATA Storage Controller - 24CA
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller] ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9000 [Display adapter]
Digital Flat Panel (1024x768) [Monitor] (19.7"vis)
Bus Adapters Multimedia
Generic CardBus Controller (2x)
Intel(R) 82801DB/DBM USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller - 24CD
Intel(R) 82801DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C2
Intel(R) 82801DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C4
Intel(R) 82801DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C7 SigmaTel C-Major Audio
Communications Other Devices

Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
Auto IP Address: / 24
Dhcp Server:
Physical Address: 00:13:CE:07:60:BD
Linksys USB 2.0 Network Adapter ver.2
primary Auto IP Address: / 24
Dhcp Server:
Physical Address: 00:13:10:5E:6B:5C

Networking Dns Server:
Microsoft AC Adapter
Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery (2x)
USB Human Interface Device
SMC IrCC - Fast Infrared Port
Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
HID-compliant mouse
PS/2 Compatible Mouse
USB Root Hub (4x)
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These required security hotfixes (using the 01/08/2008 Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary) were not found installed. Note: CIS benchmarks require that Critical and Important severity security hotfixes must be installed.
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13-01-2008, 15:01:49

do you think we really need all of that. you cant overclock a laptop...

13-01-2008, 15:12:07

Well you could a bit, if you've got good cooling on it.
I doubt your problem is too slow a CPU anyway.

Hmm, try typing in net_graph 3 into the console next time you play. When it gets laggy, see if, your ping increases, or you fps decreases, and what happens to your choke.

Have you tried using a decent config for CS:S. It can make all the difference, it let my 1ghz laptop play on most GG servers.
OK, i have a pretty good autoexec here, don't want to fill the page with more lines of crap, so have uploaded it to uni. The link is HERE and you need to rename it to autoexec.txt and go through it. its quite well documented. Decide on which options you want and copy and paste the contents of the file into your autoexec.cfg (in C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\YOUR NAME\counter-strike source\cstrike)

Also turn off all un needed processes.

Get more RAM.

Maybe a cooling mat for your lappy, some work quite well.

Will have a look for some useful links

13-01-2008, 15:23:39

what do u mean by decent configuration?

13-01-2008, 15:36:03

the config is the file CS:S checks to see what options you want turned on/off. It is much more in depth than the option menu.

I've edited a bit of my last post. Try doing the net_graph thing first, that might narrow down your problem

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