Crossover+Steam+Internal Mic=fail

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by theindwelling, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. theindwelling macrumors newbie

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    So I have a Macbook Pro (old, from 2007) and I am running a Steam game (Team Fortress 2). I want to use voice chat but the problem is that Steam wont recognize my internal microphone. I try to click on the "change device" button in steam but no window opens. Whenever I try to test the microphone on steam nothing happens. The game runs fine on my mac besides the lack of mic recognition.

    Any ideas on what's wrong?
     
  2. Trip.Tucker Guest

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    Which version of Crossover are you using? CrossOver or CrossOverGames? Version number? I have 7.1.1 and my internal mic (Mac pro) works with HL and NS. I don't have TF2 to test with.
     
  3. Dagless macrumors Core

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  4. theindwelling thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm using Crossover Games 7.1.1 (the newest one)

    I want to use bootcamp but for some reason it lags more than crossover. o.o
     
  5. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Then something is seriously wrong. Did you install the Bootcamp drivers once Windows was set up? Sounds to me like it was running on default drivers if it was running worse than Crossover! Bootcamp is hella faster and more compatible than anything like Crossover :eek:
     
  6. theindwelling thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I know! I thought it was weird too. But i assumed that because i was running crossover games not crossover. my sister tried to play the same game using bootcamp on her macbook (which is a lot more powerful than my mac--it's the black one). the gameplay (with boot camp) on her macbook was lagging like none other but crossover games made her lag less.

    so i just assumed that crossover games was a better option.

    the thing is that i have never run windows on my mac because i assumed that crossover games was a better option.
     
  7. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Good god no :D Crossover serves as a method of running Windows apps on a Mac but the performance drop is staggering. It's not an efficient method of playing games at all. You have to lower settings, resolution and in some cases drop DirectX generations completely.
     
  8. barr08 macrumors 65816

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    Actually, your Macbook Pro is much better suited to play games than your sister's Black Macbook. Your MBP has a dedicated video card, while the normal MB does not. So, your performance in Bootcamp, with drivers properly installed, will be far superior to the performance of games like TF2 on both Crossover Games and your sister's Macbook.

    Oh, and this should probably be in the "Apple Games" thread and not the "Console Games" subsection
     
  9. S-Man macrumors regular

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    I also play TF2, and want to use the internal mic, but it doesn't seem to work.
    I'm running it on Bootcamp, and the little sound bar indicates there's sound, but it doesn't work in-game...

    The apple headset works under OSX, but not in bootcamp. Is there a way to make it work in bootcamp?
     

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