Using Boot Camp to play Counter Strike?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Charliehunter54, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. Charliehunter54 macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2007
    First off, sorry if I posted this in the wrong forum, I figured this would be the best place to post, seeing as how I'm running boot camp with windows xp pro.
    I can't get CSS to work, I've updated my video drivers, dx, and fully updated windows, and CSS contstantly gives me a black screen after it loads. I've been to the steam forums, and I could not find a solution. I still have two items without drivers in my device manager, but after reading a few threads here, I figure their not important.
    Does anyone have any ideas? My XP IS legit as is my counter strike.
  2. mgmktx macrumors member

    May 15, 2006
    You more than likely either have a Macbook or a Mini. Those will not play CSS with more than constant 20FPS, in other words unplayable. But to get CSS to work, right click the icon on the desktop. Go to properties -> shortcut tab -> go to the target line -> after .exe" put -dxlevel 70.
    In other words it should look like:
    "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" -dxlevel 70

    This allows the game to be run in DXlevel 7.0 because the Intel GMA950 is not powerful enough for DX 8 or 9.

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