Hey guys, my friends and I are huge fans of the original COH. We are not competitive RTS players in anyway so we usually just play 3 v 3 Expert AI. In the original COH, we would usually pick maps that had two pieces of land separated by bridges or water that we could either blow up the bridges or place enough defenses to separate us from the enemy until we maxed out our forces with the best units and then steamrolled the computer. So far in COH2 though, we haven't found any maps that allow us to do this effectively. We end up just getting rushed right at the start and end up losing more times than not. I don't know if its a combination of the maps and the new factions and the game pacing and everything but I was wondering if anybody knew of any maps in COH2 that would be good for the turtle strategy we enjoy?
I recently purchased the brand new MacBook Pro w/Retina display that was unveiled at the October press event. I love the computer. It runs great, is super fast and sleek, and the games look great....all except 1, Battlefield 4. I have windows 7 64bit bootcamped on my macbook pro and I downloaded Battlefield 4 from Origin thinking that I would be able to run the game no problem. The specs on this laptop are far above the recommended settings for the game. However, when I try to run the game, I get around 5 frames per second no matter what. I put the resolution to the smallest it would go and put all of the graphical settings on low or off and still, I get around 5-10 FPS. It is unplayable.
I looked online to see if others were experiencing the same issues as me and low and behold they are. I have come to the conclusion that it is the graphics drivers that are the problem, not the hardware itself. I looked and I am currently running on driver 321.17 or something like that. I know that they just released 340 or whatever specifically for BF4. I tried to download the latest driver from nvidia's website but when it was running the installer, it says that my current hardware could not be found or something to that effect. I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to download the latest nvidia drivers on a bootcamped macbook pro or if I have to wait for apple to release them. Does anyone know how often apple releases driver updates for their video cards? Or am I just shit out of luck on running this game and I wasted $60?
Thank you for the responses. Just for clarification,
I bought the MacBook Pro because my old MacBook Pro was the best laptop I have ever owned (never had one problem with it) so I have sworn off anything but Mac's.
I am running a bootcamp of Windows 7 so I can play games.
I know I could have built a rig or two but I wanted the portability of a laptop as my friend and I travel back and forth to each other's homes but want to play computer games together in person and not keep our friendship solely online where we never see each other.
I use Mac OS 90% of the time for work or personal and only use Windows for games.
I did spend way more than I wanted to for sure but you pay for quality and I will never have to spend another dime on this computer for the next 5-10 years which is something I can't say for any of the other computers I have owned or know other people to have owned (I went through 5 pc laptops in the span of the 5 years I owned my one MacBook)
So I just bought the brand new MacBook Pro w/ Retina Display 15" and I was wondering if I could run Battlefield 4 with the graphics up fairly high or not? I'm not much of a computer guy so I figured you guys would know better than me. I will post the specs below.
Intel Iris Pro Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M with 2GB of GDDR5 memory and automatic graphics switching
Dual display and video mirroring
2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz) with 6MB shared L3 cache
I have tried both through the website, the mobile website and through the Xbox for the past 3 days and still nothing. I guess I will just call Microsoft support . I just hate being put on hold for 30 minutes only to get "disconnected" and have to re-call and wait another 30 min. (This has been my experience with calling them)
Okay so I bought 2,400 Microsoft points before they switched to real dollars and I have had the hardest time redeeming these codes. It was three 800 point cards. I have been able to redeem 2 of them, 1 a day due to some error on microsoft's end, but now when I try to redeem the third, I just keep getting an error message saying "try again later" or "this service is unavailable at this time". Am I just screwed over on my $10 or are other people having similar issues? Thanks