OS X Dead Island GOTY

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by iSuedhead, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. iSuedhead macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I was wondering if anyone here has had any problems playing Dead Island GOTY? I recently downloaded it through the Appstore but the game fails to start. For a moment it looks like the screen is about to change from my desktop to the actual game ... but then nothing happens and it just crashes. When i look at the crash report you can send to Apple, there's no information in it. Just blank.

    I'm using a late 2013 iMac (MacOS Sierra) with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M 4096 MB graphics card. All other games (Mad Max, Borderlands, Tomb raider, Shadow of Mordor, Steam games, etc) work as you would expect.

    I even downloaded a pirate version of Dead Island and it has the same issues. Is it not compatible with Sierra? or?

    Any insights?
     
  2. Irishman macrumors 68030

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    That's strange for sure. I booted up my copy purchased from Steam yesterday and it played fine.

    Late 2012 iMac here, running Sierra with nVidia's web drivers.
     
  3. iSuedhead thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hi,

    Thank you for taking your time to reply. I figured it out, apparently it is a Game Center issue. I have to go to Internet Accounts (system prefs) and disable Game Center, after that the game starts up without a hitch. Unfortunately, for some reason, when Game Center has been disabled in 'Internet Accounts', something is forcing new Game Center accounts into my 'Internet Accounts' ... so I end up with one (or more) 'inactive' Game Center account(s) and an active one.

    It does give me the option to close down Game Center on all my devices, but i have no idea whether that's a smart thing to do, or not.



    edit: after that >>THE<< game starts ...
     
  4. Huntn macrumors G5

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    I'm not gaming much on OSX (Yosimite) so I never see Game Center there and on my iPad despite having several games I play, Game Center never seems to get my in the way nor does it launch. For example, I play Soduku and Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle. Even when I played Hearthstone, GC stayed away. These games are not multiplayer in a typical sense, although Hearthstone you are directly playing someone. I wonder what triggers Game Center to activate?

    Found this interesting article from 2015: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7221028?start=0&tstart=0
     
  5. Washac macrumors 68020

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    I don't see any Dead Island game on steam for Mac ?
     
  6. Irishman macrumors 68030

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    It may not be the GOTY version, but that's where I bought it from.
     
  7. Stevec17 macrumors newbie

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  8. Stevec17 macrumors newbie

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    Hi ,i also bought Dead Island Goty for Mac OSX on App Store,and i get same **** of you, the game doesnt start and just get me a window saying something like Dead Island had to close...,well same message as you were saying anyway :) . I tried your thing, desactivating Game Center, and yes it work,so we can play alone, but if w wanna play online (internet) it says you need a account Game Center....so if i reactivate the Game Center the game still dont open. Have you been able to find to way to be able to play online? This is really frustrating, buying a game from App Store and cant even play it. Thanks for your answer
     
  9. Washac macrumors 68020

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    I got my copy from the App Store and runs OK, strange.
     
  10. Stevec17 macrumors newbie

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    Got my copy from App Store too of course, cause Steam doesnt offer yet a version of Dead Island for Mac OSX.... Neither yet Left 4 dead, what that was the first game i wanted. Anyway, like was saying i bought Dead Island Goty from App Store, and only way to make it start, was to desactivate Game Center, the suggestion told. And now the game work fine if i play it alone, but if i wanna play it online, i need to get a Game Center account active, so here's the loopo grrrrrr That really sucks, paying for a game that supposed to work and doesnt work properly, im far to the next time to download something else from App Store
     

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