Counter-Strike 1.6 On MacBook (OpenGL Issues)

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by j3nsen, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. j3nsen macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2007
    So I have tried both Parallels and VMWare Fusion to try and run Steam/Counter-Strike 1.6 on my MacBook. When I try to change the graphics setting to OpenGL, the game crashes and tells me that video mode isn't supported? Now I have heard many reports from people saying that they can run Source on a MacBook, so I have no idea why an old game like the original CS is having issues.. Someone have this problem and fixed it?

    Oh and I tried BootCamp also, I just don't have Windows XP w/ SP2.. I tried installing XP w/ SP1 which worked, but had many issues (can't connect to internet, can't install drivers.. pretty much everything didn't work)
  2. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
    I greatly recommend buying Crossover so you don't have to boot Windows for it :)
  3. j3nsen thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2007
    Yeah, I have been searching and have heard a little about CrossOver.. Can you explain how it's different from Fusion/Parallels?
  4. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    CrossOver does not contain Windows, so less overhead. Valve games have been reported to work fine with CrossOver on MacBook. There is more info in the gaming section of MR.
  5. j3nsen thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2007
    Okay I'll check it out, I just posted it in here since I was having an issue with apps like Fusion/Parallels. Thanks guys, I think I'll go with CrossOver.
  6. user13 macrumors regular


    Dec 22, 2006
    In fact, Cross Over lets you run Windows apps without running Windows. Its main drawback is limited number of apps that work in it, that's why Parallels/Boot Camp provides a better range of possibilities.
    But in some case Crossover may work fine - for example, with Valve games... But I'd prefer Boot Camp for gaming
  7. AndersJuul macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2008
    Help Help Help Help Help

    How do I show the console in CS 1.6 and CS:CZ? I use Steam via CrossOver for Mac! Everything works perfect - except I can't bring the console up! Please help! :p

  8. Diabeetus macrumors member

    Aug 4, 2007
    counterstrike uses the directx9 engine. you can get that from it even works on a virtual machine, you should be fine. try to get some graphic drivers too from ati and/or nvidia.
  9. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816


    Feb 23, 2006
    Ontario, Canada
    Setting --> Keyboard --> Advanced --> Enable Developer Console

    Then to use the console press the "~" key.

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