2.0ghz Macbook (Intel Graphics) Playing couterstrike source??? How do i make it run?

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  1. Gabedm macrumors newbie

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    How in the hell did you get the mac version of CS source to run on a 2.0ghz macbook with intel graphics!!?!?

    When I used bootcamp back in the day I was able to make the PC version run easy by changing the -dxlevel 80 in the prestartup options. I try the same to make it work for the intel graphics on the mac and it has no effect!

    I am running 10.6.4 2.0ghz, 1gb ram and intel integrated graphics.

    Does anyone know how to stop making the god damn screen flicker so i can play? I just see flashing counterterrorists hahah.
    thanks.

    I know it has to do with the pre-launch settings I am guessing.
    Please help!
     
  2. VPrime macrumors 68000

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    -dxlevel 80 puts thegame in direct X 8 mode.. there is no directX on a mac, the engine is now running on OpenGL.
    I don't there there is a similar command.

    If I remember right, the intel graphics are not supported by steam in osx.
     
  3. Gabedm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well starting in -safe has maed the screen pop up ok, and i have stopped the flickering, but i still cant get the game to play... where are all those hackers out there who can rig this **** to work on macbooks?!! ugh
     
  4. rbarris macrumors 6502

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    Intel graphics aren't supported on Mac Source. You need a hacker with a soldering iron.
     
  5. archurban macrumors 6502a

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    even PC laptop is, which has only intel integrate graphic, not supporting any game no matter what. you need dedicated card to play games.
     
  6. brianfast macrumors regular

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  7. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    The intel gfx is really a pain in the older macbooks.
    My sis have a macbook C2D 2.0GHz with 4GB RAM and 500GB HD (she got my upgrades from my SR MBP when mine died this spring), and it's still a really speedy machine, but once you need some graphics it just chokes.
     
  8. Gabedm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    just so you know, it works in windows mode in a lower directx setting. people run it all the time, its just these a holes decided to make mac source run on open gl and its ****ing everything up.
     
  9. rbarris macrumors 6502

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    On OS X the only API to get to the 3D hardware is OpenGL. If you want to draw accelerated 3D, there really isn't any choice to make.

    The OpenGL drivers for the Intel chipsets on OS X either did not have the requisite features to support Source engine, or ran at a painful enough frame rate to be generally unplayable. The decision was made to leave Intel graphics as unsupported for release based on those factors.
     
  10. Block macrumors 6502a

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    I miss you on the WoW Mac forums :(
     
  11. Plutonius macrumors 604

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    If it didn't use open GL for the Mac port, what would it use ??? DirectX is a proprietary standard of Microsoft and Apple will never be able to use it. Do me a favor and update your Mac (or play in windows) instead of complaining.

    It amazes me how someone can call steam a holes when someone finally started supporting Mac games.
     
  12. Plutonius macrumors 604

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    +1 !!!!
     
  13. egg88 macrumors newbie

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    you see its reasons like this that the rest of the gaming world gives mac/apple such a bumrap for being such a joke when it comes to this. apple has made its computers so shut closed and unable to be altered freely like windows.
    for example. your gpu is most likely the intel gma 965? or the X3100?
    well if you run vista or windows 7 you should look up something like the GMA booster, or just look up Intel Display Adapter Management Tool New Version 2.0 (which runs best btw)
    I used to own a rosetta white macbook 2.4Ghz duel core. i had bootcamp with windows xp and all i changed on it was the dx level to 81 and i could get about 40-60+ fps and about 20-30 fps in crazy fights of 30+ people. yes with the x3100.
    So, get bootcamp set up Vista or Win7 and just game on that until mac becomes allot less restrictive. heh i remember when open GL sounded like a crazy idea when it came to macs and gaming XD. I cant really complain too much at least apple as made SOME progress up the gaming hill. only problem i wish they would fix is allowing driver updates for their gpus. Im using a 2.8 Ghz macbook pro with the 9400m and 9600gt. my fps is allot better in my games because of the driver updates that nvidia releases. if only it worked like that for mac, which only updates stuff like that in the os updates, and seeing the reports of 10.6.4 im hearing it actually made it worse.
     
  14. rbarris macrumors 6502

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    But you can take that Apple computer and run Windows on it. So your critique isn't really about the hardware, it's about OS X.
     
  15. Dify macrumors member

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    Well I think it is both when it comes to gaming, the computer have a crapy graphic card (macbook) and the software are bad (driver not up to date, no directX ect..)

    It is not only one thing that make games such as CS:s or any other valve game un-playable, it is a combination of things. The hardware isn´t so much a problem for people who have a MBP but those who only have a MB like me :) it´s impossible to game on. I fear that I can´t play SC2 on my MB when it comes out and that sucks.

    So yea, the graphic card aren´t the best, and the software do not help.
    Anyway, Macs were not made to game with in the first place. And the fact that Valve did port they´re game only shows that there is a Market, but it does not mean that Apple actually plan to help in the process.
     
  16. egg88 macrumors newbie

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    dude look at the bottom of my post, just get a bootcamp of vista or windows 7, do a little research, there have been third party drivers made that can make your intel chip run these games. or if CS:S is all you care about just get xp instead. i had a macbook i know its limitations without the third party software and i know for a fact that CS:S can be run. its just that OSX cant
     

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