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OSX Tiger 10.4.10 100% CPU usage?
10-12-2007, 03:01 PM,
OSX Tiger 10.4.10 100% CPU usage?
Hi, I don't know how I missed this project, I play Live for Speed, Racer, Richard Burns - arguably the best rally simulation, GPL but just discovered Vdrift.

I was very surprised by the performance and the look and feel of the game, its really smooth and does seem just that much more polished than Racer in terms of end user experience. I am definitely going to be playing this a lot more.

The only problem is on my Intel macbook pro Vdrift is using 100% CPU, I read through the forums but couldn't find any threads about this. Is anybody else facing this issue on their macs and any way to resolve this? Thanks.
10-12-2007, 03:24 PM,
What version of vdrift are you playing? The release from march?

Could you try the svn packages vom cotharyus?
You can grab them here:
10-12-2007, 03:36 PM,
Yup, I downloaded the full march build linked on the first page
10-12-2007, 05:35 PM,
Please try the builds from cotharyus, they're way more up-to-date.
10-12-2007, 06:58 PM,
Hey, thanks for the tip. I tried the minimal build from cotharyus. Unfortunately it launches and disappears. Will try to figure than out, probably some missing library or something.

Just to clarify the 100% usage is for one core, since this is dual core that would translate to 50% cpu usage. Can other Mac users confirm this usage pattern is the same with them? Thanks.
10-12-2007, 08:56 PM,
This is expected. The game runs as fast as your system can go. There aren't currently any options to throttle back CPU usage.

Was there any particular reason you were worried about this? Or were you just surprised by it? As far as I know this is common for most games.
10-12-2007, 09:10 PM,
As far as my build disappearing, make sure you have the data directory linked up correctly for it. Try starting it from the terminal. My builds work - I test them - but they aren't really necessarily user friendly because they build based on the way I have my system set up for development stuff.
10-13-2007, 07:19 AM,
Joevenzon, thanks for that. I wasn't worried, just wondering if the 100% spike was unique to my system.

cotharyus: I am going to another go at your build and see if I can make it work. Thanks.

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