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Shitty Performance on a Laptop: potential solution
« on: June 26, 2013, 03:44:49 pm »
I was getting shitty as fuck framerate on my half-decent laptop. After some Googling and a lot of dicking about, it turns out my laptop has two gfx chipsets, an on board and an Nvidia.

Normally, games auto-trigger the Nvidia card but for some reason Gun Monkeys didn't kick in the heavier hardware.

There was a tweaky setting in the nvidia setup jobby to force nVidia on GunMonkeys.exe and now it runs 1080 res at 60fps+ without skipping a beat.

If you're getting anything less than brillo performance from your laptop, please check it's actually using your better gfx card - this is a manufacturer issue and not something I can fix my end.

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Re: Shitty Performance on a Laptop: potential solution
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2013, 03:56:31 pm »
Im running bootcamp on my macbook pro late 2011 model. I don't know if I have a second graphics card in it.

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Re: Shitty Performance on a Laptop: potential solution
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2013, 04:10:05 pm »
Can you find out what the gpu is? I know those MacBooks have integrated intel gpus. I know the game runs on an intel hd 4000, but I've not tried the 2000 or 3000 chips

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Re: Shitty Performance on a Laptop: potential solution
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2013, 04:53:49 pm »
I believe I have a 2000. I never really checked it.

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Re: Shitty Performance on a Laptop: potential solution
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2013, 12:18:54 am »
fyi, it's running fine here on a 2011 air, which has the 3000 chip. All 2011 macbooks have the Intel HD3000, and the 15/17 inch MBP have a second AMD card. They switched to nvidia on the later models, so I wouldn't be surprised if it worked better on earlier laptops :-P

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Re: Shitty Performance on a Laptop: potential solution
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2013, 05:28:49 am »
On a MacBook Pro 2009, it does suffer this issue. It is easily resolved by going to the Control Panel->Energy Saver, and choosing Graphics: Higher Performance.

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Re: Shitty Performance on a Laptop: potential solution
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2013, 06:51:12 am »
Aha! Good to know, thanks!