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Hey! Does sl run slow on mac?


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Hiya Weirdo!

If your new laptop is the beautiful little MacBook, you'll probably not get good performance. That laptop was designed to be small and light. It has a slow CPU/GPU and no cooling fan, so it'll struggle. Any current generation MacBook Pro will play SL, though only the 15 inch model with discrete AMD graphics will run the higher graphics settings.

What I can say is that you won't damage your Mac by trying. So... try it. When you install the viewer, it'll self-select what it thinks is the appropriate graphics settings (Low->Mid->High->Ultra) for your hardware. If that results in acceptable performance for you, great. If not, try going to a lower performance setting and decrease your draw distance.

MacOS monitors the temperatures of important internal components, and will do what it must to protect the hardware. This might result in the SL Viewer crashing, but that's a small price to pay.

Good luck!

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Second Life won't break your computer. But, it may not run well on your Mac. The system requirements are here.

Apple/Mac is sort of a second-class citizen in SL. Not because the Lindens dislike Mac's, some of the top SL Lindens use Mac. But, Apple is not a big supporter of virtual reality and real time render... or games in general.

See: Why won’t Apple build a game-worthy Mac? (March 2016) 

 

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Sorry Nalates that´s not true.

Alot of good written games run very well on Mac´s just port a viewer and mono and .... instead of rewrite it on a Mac doesnt help. It´s like running in a virtual machine not native.

Mac´s where used by Architekts and Designers because of their ability to run fast graphics, not only because they are hip (reason why so many people buy on these days ;-) )

There never was a real SL viewer on the Mac.

Sorry for OT

Monti

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