Generally, when people talk about “gaming,” they think about using Windows PCs. However, the time has changed now. Gaming on Mac is now becoming popular. The system of the MacBook is continuously being upgraded for better speed and performance for its user.
Nonetheless, you can optimize your device for video games and enjoy a thrilling experience with a few changes and modifications. Do you want to discover more? Keep on reading!
Get well acquainted with the Device
First things first, before you install any game, you need to have proper information about your device. Whether you bought your device recently or have been using it for a while, with every use, some changes are created in the system. Therefore, you need to check the processor, memory, space available, graphics card, and OS. You can check all this information by clicking on the Apple icon > go to “About this Mac.”
Understanding your system is crucial because every game has its system requirements. Thus, it’ll help in easy installation.
Free-up some space
Downloading games means filling up space on the hard disk. If your disk gets full, it reduces the device’s performance and can also lead to an application or software crash. Moreover, it is better to have at least 25 GB of free space on the hard drive. As whenever you play games, this extra space will be used. That means you need to clean up your disk thoroughly. Delete all the cache or junk files, uninstall unused applications and delete unnecessary files.
Note: Before you delete the files, make sure that you have created a backup.
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Check your Mac’s performance
Free space is not the only factor that helps in improving the device’s performance. RAM and CPU also play a crucial role in it. Therefore, you need to know how the device’s processing power is being consumed, especially if you hear overheating fans.
How to check CPU activity?
You can check CPU activity from the “Activity Monitor” app on your device. Here you can do any of the following things:
- To check current processor activity: Window > CPU Usage
- To view recent processor activity: Window > CPU History
- To view processor activity over time, click on CPU. Here you can see the percentage of CPU capability used by macOS, running applications, and the CPU capability which is not being used.
Learn about the graphic settings
Generally, macOS automatically decides the graphic settings on your behalf. However, you can try and change the settings on your own to improve the performance. You can open the game and learn about the graphic options available within. Here you can tweak and change the settings as per your convenience, which helps in improving the performance without affecting the quality of graphics.
Besides that, you can change the setting of mac:
- Go to System Preferences > Energy Saver and turn off Automatic Graphics Switching.
- Note: In case you have an external monitor, you can make it your primary monitor.
- System Preferences > Displays > Arrangement.
Here, you’ll see a blue box that represents monitors. There will also be a white bar at the top. Just drag and drop the white bar to the blue box you want to be the primary monitor.
With these simple measures, you’ll be able to enjoy an impeccable gaming experience on your Mac. So, what’s the wait? Try them now!