CS:GO (Mac version)

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by dallas112678, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. dallas112678 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2008
    Hey guys! Having some problems with CS:GO.

    I am getting VERY random FPS drops. Sometimes I'll start a round getting 60+ FPS and it will just randomly drop down to 20-30 FPS. Virtually always happens when around multiple people.

    Also, shooting certain spots on maps (Such as the box at B site next to the railing on aztec) will make the FPS drop down to 10 FPS even at low resolutions.

    I know people are getting a ton of FPS drops on the windows version, but I wanted to see who was experiencing similar things on Mac? I feel my computer (in sig) should be powerful enough to maintain 60 FPS on max, but even dropping down settings does little to stop those random drops.

    Also, I'm not very familiar with how Valve patches a game between platforms. If they patch the windows version to fix those issues would they also do the same with the Mac version? Like I said, the vast majority of people who are reaching out on the valve forums are on windows, so I'm hoping they won't overlook optimizing and fixing the FPS drops on the mac version.
  2. NCW macrumors regular


    May 22, 2010
    I haven't had any problems other then occasional server lag, which is to be expected with all the people hopping on the beta. I am playing on a retina 2.3/16gb though, so that is probably helping
  3. dallas112678 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2008
    What settings are you running at?
  4. estrides macrumors regular


    Apr 8, 2012
    New York
    Also, remember its a beta. Random issues will probably occur till the full release comes out.

    Anyway, I think GO is so much better than CSS! Ive been playing CS since '99 and I freaking love this new upgrade to the system.
  5. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030


    Jul 7, 2009
    ****, Steam sucks! After reading about CS:GO here, I had to go look at it... and it was on sale for $13, and so was Allen Wake ($10). Now I'm $23 poorer and I didn't intend on buying them. :D

    Going to be a fun weekend.
  6. nizz macrumors regular

    Aug 10, 2004
    north philly
    my 2 cents. I just got cs:go for my 2012 11in macbook air and it feels terrible. I'm not sure if it is because of the tiny screen and slow graphics, gaming on a mac, the beta bugs, or just the game design itself..... it is unplayable for me at the moment due to frustration.

    I'm waiting until the official version comes out and then maybe I'll try to find a pc to play on.

    btw, I'm a 1.6 player and never really liked how source felt.
  7. andremog macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2012
    Cs:go Dont open

    Hi, i've installed Counter Strike Global Offensive Beta and when try to open the game it wont start , apears the steam message " Game is starting...." then it disapear and the game dont start.

    sorry for my english :)
  8. royal shrimp macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2011
    you have to set up steam for beta access. go to your steam account preferences on the top menu bar. from there in the account tab you should see something like "enable steam beta" or so. once you activate that, the game launches. i had same problem, and this fixed it! i may make youtube video on it
  9. arashb macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2009
    try setting your shader settings to very high and you vsync to disabled, or bilinear might be the lowest setting.

    With these settings I get no framerate tearing on my 2011 15" MBP with everything on absolute max and on 1680x1050. I was getting similar issues with my shader settings set on the default value of high.
  10. Knarl macrumors member

    Jun 3, 2010
    Is anyone running this game on their MBP w/ the 9400M graphics card? Is it choppy at all, or does it run fine?
  11. ViolentHero macrumors member

    Jan 3, 2012
    That's something I wanna know too.
  12. Razzz macrumors member

    Aug 6, 2011
    Running full game on my retina 2.6/16 and its doing very stable fps at 60-80 on something x1280 (16:10) if i drop that to the x1050 it goes up to 125+ fps.

    Very playable, gets hotter than cs source ever did but thats to be expected cause of the graphics update.
  13. Knarl macrumors member

    Jun 3, 2010
    Alright, I bought it and have tried it out on single player with bots. For some reason multiplayer isn't working for me.

    It seems to run fine, except there is some general choppiness in the overall mouse scrolling and screen/graphics integrity. Not super smooth. I've tried putting everything on low and it doesn't really help. This is with the 9400M chip. It's not game-breaking, but you'd definitely be at a disadvantage against an equally skilled player.
  14. Alfuh macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2009
    Can anyone point me to the location of the config file on a Mac? Its not in the CS:GO Package and not in the Steam Package ...

    I know there's 5.5GB of files somewhere on the computer!
  15. bazinga!! macrumors regular


    Apr 25, 2012
    since thursday CS:GO keeps on crashing and having various other problems due to the update.
  16. 50548 Guest

    Apr 17, 2005
    Currently in Switzerland
    After updating to ML and 10.8.1 and going out of beta, CS:GO is also crashing all the time here...


    Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGBUS)
    Exception Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE at 0x000000000b8184d0
  17. SlickShoes macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2011
    It's since the latest patch, the one that came today or last night that showed up as 0mb in size.

    Sure Valve are aware as there is a big thread on the steam forums about it, I played a couple of games tonight but mostly it just crashes over and over, gave up for tonight hoping it will be fixed in the morning.
  18. Pivs macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2012
    Offline seems to be working. But who really wants to play with just bots..
  19. Alfuh macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2009
    Just as a follow up the config files are in:

    User/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps/common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive/csgo/cfg
  20. Beezzy macrumors 6502

    Apr 23, 2011
    Bought it last night and woke up this morning to see it was finished downloading! So after work I'm gonna give this a go! Running on a High End Late 2011 15" MBP.
  21. 50548 Guest

    Apr 17, 2005
    Currently in Switzerland
    It's no longer crashing for me - ALL IS CLEAR.
  22. Mawngo macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2012
    Montreal, Canada
    Go to "Go" on your menu bar, select "go to folder" then type in "~/Library"

    Then, go to "Application Support" > "Steam" > "SteamApps" > "Config"

    You're gonna need to create any Autoexec.cfg because it's not there by default. Hope this helps!
  23. kuhtang macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2011
    This is super helpful....I recently got promoted to admin in our server and I had no idea where my demos were going!!
  24. tuckerdanh macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2013
    Hi guys,

    I've tried to access my cfg file via what you recommended (Library >> application support >> steam) but there is not Steam folder whatsoever. Any ideas? I'm new to MACS. If it was a PC i would have thought maybe enable hidden files. No such option.
    Really annoyed, just want a cfg to work!

  25. Washac, Jan 30, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2013

    Washac macrumors 68020


    Jul 2, 2006
    Thanks for the heads up on the CS:GO abbreviation, we do not all play every game therefore we do not all understand all the game abbreviations.

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