OS X Elite Dangerous won't start on 13" MBP

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Slux, Nov 26, 2016.

  1. Slux, Nov 26, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2016

    Slux macrumors member


    Apr 27, 2010
    Since Elite Dangerous used to run on the "old and busted" 2010 MBP, I assume the new 13" MBP (touch bar model) is up to it. Am I wrong?

    Anyway what I did was:
    1) Install Elite Dangerous on steam
    2) Click play. Got prompted to install Mono.
    3) Installed Mono.
    4) Noticed that steam still thought I was playing Elite, though there was no window.
    5) Quit Steam and re-started. Got launcher window for Elite Dangerous.
    6) Entered account info, clicked "Log In"
    7) Launcher crashes. Steam still thinks Elite is running. Have to restart steam again.

    (rinse and repeat)

    I tried:
    1) Restarting MBP (no good)
    2) Uninstalling Elite and reinstalling. Now I don't even get the launcher window, the icon just pops up then disappears after a few seconds.
    3) Checked Mono install by compiling and running "hello world" (OK)

    Given that it looks like it is the launcher itself that is crashing, I don't think this is a problem with the relative graphical power (or lack thereof) of the MBP itself. More likely a Mono or OS X configuration issue.

    Any ideas?

  2. Slux thread starter macrumors member


    Apr 27, 2010

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