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    I think I found a couple things to improve FPS

    FIRST THING I DID (IRRELEVANT)

    1. Open Steam
    2. Right click "Dota 2 Test" > Click "Properties"
    3. Click "Set Launch Options..."
    4. Enter "-console -novid -nod3d9ex"

    SECOND THING I DID

    1. Open Steam
    2. Click "Steam" in toolbar then > Click "Preferences"
    3. Click "In-Game"
    4. UNCHECK "Enable Steam Community In-Game"

    After doing those "two things," I am now getting at least 30 fps with 1440 x 900 resolution and max settings
    Screenshot 1 (83.5 fps w/ no action)
    Screenshot 2 (34.9 fps w/ action -- Batrider's Firefly spell)
    Screenshot 3 (73.5 fps w/ slight action -- First blood notification)

    Tabbing out is working fine. I'm writing this as I'm in my Batrider game.

    Let me know if this helps you too!

    COMPUTER SPECS:
    15" Macbook Pro w/ Retina Display
    2.4 GHz Intel Core i7
    8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1024 MB
    OSX 10.8.4
    Last edited by jcwash; 07-12-2013 at 03:15 PM. Reason: Added specs

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    You don't need -console and -novid to improve the FPS.
    All you did is deactivated some DX9 features ingame to improve your FPS. I never tried it out so I don't know how it looks like.
    It's always nice to deactivate d3d9ex when your computer is like from 2005 or something.

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    Dota 2 on the Mac does not use Direct3D, it's using OpenGL, so the -nod3d9ex has no effect.

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    Yeah, I know the -console and -novid are irrelevant, but it is nice to have the console open to check FPS later on down the road. And I just hate the video. Probably should have mentioned that.

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    It doesn't help on MacBook Air (Intel HD 3000)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sema View Post
    It doesn't help on MacBook Air (Intel HD 3000)
    You won't be able to run any large with with an Intel HD card!

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    Quote Originally Posted by icanlolalldaylong View Post
    You won't be able to run any large with with an Intel HD card!
    This setting doesn't affect FPS at all for me. FPS is much better on Windows though.

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    -nod3d9ex can cause some serious issues with graphics and the steam overlay is an old problem reported and fixed for mac/linux. A comprehensive guide to improve fps: Dota 2 Ultimate Performance Guide - improve fps / tweak settings / boost graphics.

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