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User avatar #88814 - thedudeistheman (07/23/2012) [-]
Anyone interested in Frozen Synapse on Steam? I'll trade for pretty much anything.
User avatar #88838 to #88814 - hargleblarg (07/23/2012) [-]
I have a 3-day guest Pass for Red Orchestra 2? I'll trade for that.
User avatar #89378 to #88838 - thedudeistheman (07/23/2012) [-]
Thanks for the offer, but I have a Mac which, unfortunately can't run Red Orchestra 2.

One of the downsides of having a Mac is the inability to play many great games without partitioning your hard drive or using something like Parallels.
User avatar #89917 to #89378 - hargleblarg (07/24/2012) [-]
Yeah I know that feeling. I used to have a mac but it was four years old, so when I finally managed to get enough for a computer I went for Windows.

Oddly enough my old mac can STILL run Minecraft better than my current Windows laptop.
User avatar #90367 to #89917 - thedudeistheman (07/24/2012) [-]
That's strange. I'd think that the Windows could run it faster. Windows-based computers generally have more RAM than Macs do. At least from what I've seen.
User avatar #90403 to #90367 - hargleblarg (07/24/2012) [-]
As far as I'm aware it's my graphics card that Minecraft has an issue with. I have more than enough RAM and memory (8GB and 750GB respectively). I was a fair architect on Minecraft too, so I'm uber pissed that I can't play it anymore.
User avatar #92257 to #90403 - thedudeistheman (07/26/2012) [-]
I had assumed it was the RAM because of how Minecraft loads things in chunks. I can't imagine that it would be the graphics card due to the art style of the game, unless the graphics card is incompatible. It could also be things like your render distance (far always makes my game lag beyond belief), or it could be the graphics settings (I don't remember what mine is set to. I think it's fast).
User avatar #92259 to #92257 - hargleblarg (07/27/2012) [-]
Tried lowering all the settings, and setting them on max. It makes no difference.
User avatar #93523 to #92259 - thedudeistheman (07/28/2012) [-]
That's pretty strange. Have you tried either re-installing it (something could've gone wrong when installing some of the files for graphics) or quitting other programs that you normally run when you play Minecraft?

I wasn't able to run some games before because I have a Sticky Note program running most of the time, but quitting it before playing a game seems to make games run faster (probably because more RAM is available).
User avatar #93526 to #93523 - hargleblarg (07/28/2012) [-]
Nope, didn't work. Still having issues. If anything turning off Sticky Notes made it worse. I ended up having huge missing chunks everywhere.

I really do think it's my graphics card, I have PLENTY of RAM and memory and can run Fallout: New Vegas and Oblivion perfectly.
User avatar #93525 to #93523 - hargleblarg (07/28/2012) [-]
Seriously? Sticky Notes gave you problems?!?!

Let me try this out and I'll get back to you.
User avatar #93828 to #93525 - thedudeistheman (07/28/2012) [-]
Yeah, I know it's kind of strange (although I do have 13 sticky notes open. I'm the kind of guy with usually no less than five tabs open in a browser at a given time). I enjoy playing TF2 every now and again, and for the longest time my computer just couldn't run it. I even tried changing resolutions and graphic settings, but it didn't work. One day I closed my sticky notes to see if I could get some more RAM, and other games that ran slow with stickies open ran fine. I tried it for TF2, and after a few minutes, that was pretty smooth as well.

Since closing Sticky Notes didn't work, the only thing I can recommend now is re-installing it. I'll bring your problem to a couple of my friends to see if they have any recommendations for your problem, seeing as we all frequently play Minecraft.
User avatar #93833 to #93828 - hargleblarg (07/28/2012) [-]
Aleady tried reinstalling twice. Still no luck dude. I appreciate your help.
User avatar #93851 to #93833 - thedudeistheman (07/28/2012) [-]
One potential solution: Install OptiFine. It's supposed to boost the FPS and improve graphics quality. It's worth a shot.

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Just remove the parentheses and replace it with a period. I have a feeling you know that already.
User avatar #93854 to #93851 - thedudeistheman (07/28/2012) [-]
http://www.minecraftforum (dot) net/topic/249637-125-optifine-hd-c6-fps-boost-hd-textures-aa-af-and-much-more/
User avatar #93837 to #93833 - thedudeistheman (07/28/2012) [-]
Sure thing. I'm bringing it to my friends now. Hopefully I can get some tips from them. I'll bring 'em to you when I get the replies.

I always hate when I can't run a game I enjoy and I can't figure out why.

I host and run a Minecraft server (very infrequently. I don't have the ability to put it up 24/7), and only sometimes will the console load on Terminal. When the console loads, we can use commands and things like that, but when the console doesn't load, we can only switch game modes. The console only seems to load once after I re-start my computer.

Any ideas for why that would happen?
User avatar #93869 to #93837 - hargleblarg (07/28/2012) [-]
Not a clue why that would happen. And I've tried Optifine before and other "game-boosting" programs. Nothing works.
User avatar #93904 to #93869 - thedudeistheman (07/28/2012) [-]
Another idea from another friend: Perhaps your computer doesn't have Minecraft set as a high priority when it runs. If it's not important, less RAM will be devoted to it.
User avatar #93928 to #93904 - hargleblarg (07/28/2012) [-]
Done that too. Was the first thing I tried.
User avatar #94159 to #93928 - thedudeistheman (07/29/2012) [-]
I'm outta ideas. Good luck, though.
User avatar #94426 to #94159 - hargleblarg (07/29/2012) [-]
Thanks for trying dude, I really appreciate it.
User avatar #94458 to #94426 - thedudeistheman (07/29/2012) [-]
Glad to be of assistance.
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