mac mini simulator - slow frame rate

Apprentice
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I have a mac mini - 1 Gig ram 1.8GHz ... the frame rate of my game runs about half speed compared to my 2G ipod touch. I know my mini isn't a powerhouse but I can't beleive it can't keep up with the ipod :/

Is there a setting that I'm missing? What could I be doing wrong?

Thanks
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"what could I be doing wrong?" - nothing is wrong - the simulator performance just has little relationship to that of the device. I've seen plenty of slowdowns as soon as I push opengl es - I assume the simulator has to emulate in software the opengl es operations that are only available on the device (or to make them behave the same)..
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Sage
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Please re-read the "Simulator Capabilities" section in "iPhone Application Programming Guide : Drawing with OpenGL ES", where this is explained.
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Apprentice
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aBabyRabbit Wrote:"what could I be doing wrong?" - nothing is wrong - the simulator performance just has little relationship to that of the device. I've seen plenty of slowdowns as soon as I push opengl es - I assume the simulator has to emulate in software the opengl es operations that are only available on the device (or to make them behave the same)..

If what you're saying is true, then that would explain a question I posted earlier. I thought this might be the case, just didn't hope that it would.
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