Call of Duty 2 Problems.

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by stat, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. stat macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2007
    Heya guys ive been trying to look around the net to see if any1 had a similuar problem to what i had for call of duty 2 on the mac(got it today), i decided to start making some forum posts to see if any1 might reply so here it goes.

    When i load up cod2 its perfectly fine, when i play cod2 on a windows OS i dont normally get these sort of colours - Screenshot 1:

    My 2nd problem is when i am ingame i am getting these colours - Screenshot 2:

    My Mac system is currently:
    RAM - 512MB
    Graphics - ATI Radeon 9200
    Proccessor - 1.25 GHz PowerPC G4

    Thank you for any response, all will be appreciated xx
  2. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
  3. aholden12592 macrumors regular

    Oct 16, 2006
    this problem can be easily explained: are you playing in modded games? These games are often modified with colors. The menu can be the cause of the modded server linking with urs. i've had my menu change completely from another clan thingy.
  4. stat thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2007
    Nope, i turned downloads off when i connect to servers - im pretty sure it wouldnt be a mod ive never seen mods like that =| unless you have, but im positivitly certain it isnt a mod.

    Thanks for the current replies >< atleast im getting somewhere
  5. Mckalm macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2007
    Stockholm, Sweden
    I'm fascinated you're even able to run COD 2 on your Mac. Lowest demands is like a G5 1.8 GHz proccessor :confused:
    Maybe I should try it at home then. I have a DP 1.25 GHz with Radeon 9800, 256 MB. I have bought COD 2 but for use in my - soon to be bought - Mac Pro :D
  6. aussie_geek macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2004
    Sydney Australia
    you wasted your money dude - your gfx card is not supported. it would be a good idea to check game developer's sites or read the label on the game before buying it to see if your mac will support it. unfortunately none of the new games released would be playable on your mac. time to update or get a ps3 etc to play games. :(

    from aspyr's site:

    Call of Duty® 2
    Platforms: Mac
    Genre: Action/Adventure
    ESRB: Teen
    Mac Release Date: May 2006
    Operating System: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
    CPU Processor: PowerPC G5 or Intel chipset
    CPU Speed: 1.8 GHz or faster
    Memory: 512 MB or higher
    Hard Disk Space: 4.0 GB free disk space
    Video Card (ATI): Radeon 9600
    Video Card (NVidia): GeForce FX 5200
    Video Memory (VRam): 64 MB or higher
    Multiplayer: Internet (TCP/IP) and LAN (TCP/IP) play supported. Internet play requires broadband connection.
    Media Required: DVD Drive

    Supported Video cards:
    NVIDIA GeForce 5200, 6600, 6800, 7800
    ATI Radeon 9600, 9650, 9700, 9800, X600, X800, X850, X1600

    Recommended System Requirements:
    Call of Duty 2 runs best on a Power Mac G5 or Intel 2.0 GHz or faster
    Operating System: Mac OS X 10.4.5 or later
    CPU Processor: PowerPC G5 or Intel chipset
    CPU Speed: 2.0 GHz or faster
    Video RAM: 128 MB
  7. Mckalm macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2007
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Funny, I installed COD 2 and it RUNS! on my Mac even though it's only a DP 1.25 GHz. Maybe it's because of my video card is rather descent. Resolution is only like 800x600 but I have nice frame rates.:)
  8. Mact25 macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2007
    not to hijack your thread or anything but no point in makeing a new one.
    Anyway to my problem since the os v10.4.9(before it would) it wont install the v1.3 patch anyone else have this problem?
  9. Old Mac Geezer macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2007
    I'm glad this thread was posted. I have been trying to figure out if CoD2 would run on a G4 even though it "requires" a G5 on the box. I guess I'll be getting that CPU upgrade for my DA now.
  10. xJulianx macrumors 6502a


    Oct 1, 2006
    Brighton, UK
    I got COD2 to run on my MacBook 1.83GHz when it had 512MB RAM. It was choppy, but certainly playable.
  11. TDM21 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2004
    I read about many other people having the same issue as all. All had an ATi 9200 video card. I assume the problem is from the card not supporting the needed shaders or something like that. It is probably the same reason the 9200 does not support CoreImage
  12. jamesi macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2005
    Davis CA
    ive been playing COD2 on my pb lately and while i felt the russian campaign ran decently, the british portion is just too much. i have a 1.67/1gig/128vid pb and im stuck at the last british mission b/c its too difficult to play. wish i could see all the effects on a powerful machine, it played like a movie
  13. Myers macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2007

    I see several options.

    1. Get a new computer:apple:
    2. Get a new driver/video card
    3. Don't fix the problem
    4. Adapt
    5. do some hardcore h4cking and modding. That means editing the graphics file, but that would be really, really difficult... plus, having to go in and change all of those scripts.

    I'm going to try 4. IF you take away the fog/smoke/cold breath, it might be alot less laggy. Also, the biggest problem would be fixed, and your vision would be obscured. When I tried to edit it by inputting "seta r_fog 0", it told me that "r_fog is cheat protected". On a side note, I'm having trouble with running cheats in single player. If I could somehow find a way around both these problems, I'd be sitting grand. Without fog, you could increase the details, so teh only problems would include various blue and red things which are out of place. If everybody could just try this and post their results, that would be grand.

  14. Myers macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2007

    I experimented with console, and I discovered that just experimenting makes a difference. There are some things that, within a certain range, don't appear red anymore. sometimes, even the boxes are normal. However, I haven't managed a fix for the blue. so: Just experiment.
  15. iQuit macrumors 6502a


    May 13, 2005
    a little off topic

    but does anyone know how to play in a window?
  16. Brooklynite macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2007
    dual 2.5 G5, OS10.4.8, ATI Radeon 9650, 5GB ram. Very fast Cable internet.

    Upgraded to version COD2 1.3

    Just got COD2 having strange problems. It takes forever to get any servers to show up and when they do show up there are only a few populated ones.

    Often times, when downloading mods or maps or whatever is autoloading, I get file error messages.

    I've checked it out with my friend who has a a PC and we're not seeing the same servers for the most part. However we have found servers that we could both see and have been able to play each other. Anyone know why I don't get the same amount of servers as the PC version, or why it takes so long to find the servers?

    Also, the few servers I do get tend to be from very far oof lands like Australia. I'm in New York City.

    I'm a long time MOH player and I'm suprised by the lack of functionality in Mulit-player mode in COD2.
  17. robPOD macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2006
  18. FriarTuck macrumors 6502


    May 26, 2003
    Chicago area
    I am still quite the noob at COD2, so I am not likely to be of much help, sorry. But I get over a hundred servers to pop up near my location in northern Illinois, usually with dozens at ping rates below 100.

    Any chance the filtering options on your server list are messed up on some way? I always set them to omit password servers, empty servers, and full servers, and that's about it.

    There are some days when the master servers seem to be having problems and I'll have problems finding somewhere to play, but that's not a common occurrence.

    As far as downloading maps/mods: COD2 is the first game for which I've ever downloaded any customized maps or mods, and I had a lot of problems when I started. When the servers are filled with players they don't seem to allocate much in the way of resources to serving up map downloads (appropriately). So I just try to find the most commonly used custom maps on the web and download them ahead of time. That's worked pretty well.

    For COD2, I've used and clan sites I found on Google.

    Also, sometimes a server I want to play on will have its own tweaked version of a common customized map I've downloaded somewhere else, and it will have the same name (e.g., mp_bridge) as the one already in my data folder. This has caused problems, and I have to delete the existing mp_bridge to get the new mp_bridge to download fully.

    That's the extent of my very limited experience. As I said, I'm a noob, so if all of this is too basic to be of use to you I apologize.
  19. Brooklynite macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2007
    Thanks so much for the information. Very helpful. I reinstalled and have had some luck, but i still don't get many servers at night. And the ones I get are high ping usually.
    Thanks again,
  20. Geoffrey Readin macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2009
    cod 2 ceats dont work

    when i tried cheats for cod 2, they didnt work. I tried everything thereisacow 1337, developer 1/2, but every time I try a cheat it doesn't work, and says "cheats are not enabled on this server" so I tried to change sv_cheats 0 to sv_cheats 1 in the console but is displayed "sv_cheats is read only" so i changed permission on the Cod 2 folder and clicked apply setting to subfolders and that still didn't work. Help?

    p.s. Im working on a newish macbook and the games works fine on top settings, i have version 1.3
  21. durika175 macrumors member


    Feb 21, 2016
    Košice, Slovakia
    I know this is old thread but i normal Call Of Duty 2 doesnt work on G4.. but Call of Duty 2 Multiplayer does work.. i playing on iBook G4 1.33GHz/Radeon 9550 800x600 everything on medium and i got a 20fps average :)

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