Graphics levels 8 and 9 COMPLETELY BREAK on iMac 5k fullscreen


#1

Hi there,

After all the lag and problems with my 2009 mac, I am here with a brand new 5k Retina Display iMac. Loaded up Roblox on it, and cranked the graphics level to the highest. I am greeted with this insanity:


The quirky thing is…it only happens in fullscreen. It works juuust fine outside of fullscreen:

Do tell me if I need to provide a microprofiler dump or screen shot any stats.


Rending issue on some Windows and Mac computers
#2

This is what you get for using an iMac!

Mac seems to always have more issues with Roblox.


#3

Why are there so many issues with iMac’s. It’s not like the guts of the computer are much different than a pc. They both have the same capabilities. Macs seeming to have more faults in studio and the roblox player than pcs are solely responsible by roblox. It’s a compatibility issue, not which one is better :man_shrugging:.


#4

Imo just bootcamp windows. Maybe you’ll end up liking it and not buying a 5k iMac, but a better specced, arguably cheaper PC next time around.

As for the problem at hand, my guess is a flaw in integration with the Metal API?


#5

My guess is it’s a Metal driver bug. We’ve hit a lot of these. I don’t think we have an iMac at the office so this will take time to investigate.


When will the lousy MacOS support for Roblox Studio end?
#6

Should the office invest in more iMacs then? I’m fairly surprised that with so many mac players, there are no macs available in the office for testing.


#7

To be honest for the price of an iMac you could build a beast of a really nice multi monitor PC but that’s just me.

Anyway, do you seem to have any other graphics issues regarding tearing or stuttering?


#8

Wasn’t the one who bought it, won’t and can’t be getting any sort of computer anytime soon.


#9

We do have iMacs, we probably don’t have the specific one you have an issue with. Anyway, as I said, we’ll look into this.


#10

Oh, sorry, I ended up fixing this a while ago. I had to upgrade my computer to high sierra to fix this. This also fixed a ton of other problems that were graphic related, including completely omitting meshparts from the renderer. Got a mac? Running on a version before the latest version? Upgrade away.


#11

I just used a patch to force upgrade to high Sierra. Everything runs so much better…


#12

What do you mean? Why would you have to force it?


#13

Its an older computer that Mac cut off from upgrades.