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GameSalad VERY SLOW on brand new project and new Mac

JagonAppsJagonApps Posts: 241Member
edited April 2012 in Tech Support
Hi there!

I recently downloaded GameSalad after buying a brand new Mac Mini 2011 edition with the basic 2GB RAM i5 processor (see here: http://www.apple.com/uk/macmini/specs.html)
I then found that GameSalad was running very slow on any project I created and then hit preview - it would barely load!
But opening a pre-made game worked fine.
So I upgraded my RAM to 4GB and still slow - I checked out the Activity Monitor and there is plenty of RAM free.

What can I do???

I know there is a MASSIVE update coming out soon which hopefully should speed it up??? But I don't think that is the problem.
I tried redownloading GS with no improvement.

Using Activity Monitor I got this information:

I have got 678MB of free system memory (that's RAM right?) with GS open and Google Chrome
GS is using up 840MB of real memory without clicking preview (is that RAM too?) which is 8X what Chrome uses
GS uses 30% CPU on average and it can go up to over 100% if it tries to preview a game - even with just one action

I really want to try out GS properly but this is really frustrating!!!

Many thanks in advance for your help!

Best Answer

  • tenrdrmertenrdrmer Posts: 9,934Member, Sous Chef, Senior Sous-Chef
    Accepted Answer
    You prob need more RAM My MBP has 8GB You also should on occasion completely close out GS and reopen

    It's not my fault I never learned to take responsibility for anything. ;)

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