freezing help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Can, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. Can macrumors member

    Sep 26, 2007
    Hi There.

    Lately I have been playing some UrbanTerror 4.1 (Free shooter for Mac, Windows & linux: recommended :)) when two times in about 20+ hour of game time my Mac have went into freezing mode.

    Im very new to mac so I wondered if there is any command that can save me when the game/mac freezes up,

  2. 4God macrumors 68020


    Apr 5, 2005
    My Mac
  3. Can thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 26, 2007
    MacPro (early2008) bottom specs, 10.5.1. No third party hardware.
  4. funkychunkz macrumors 6502a


    Jun 1, 2005
    Ottawa, Canada
    Did the game stop being responsive and did you get a message telling you to restart your mac?

    (Like this)

    In general, command-option-escapekey (command is the apple) will bring up a dialogue asking you if you want to forcequit a frozen app, but if you get that message then you don't have any options (it's generally related to more serious issues than an application hang).
  5. Can thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 26, 2007
    Thanks, It just freezes and the last second of the sound plays over and over and over. I believe I tried that command-option-escape without it working. I give this a update if it happens again and it does not work :)

    Thanks again.
  6. Gr3g macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2009

    I have the same problem, just with the urban terror 4.1 software, my screen freezes and the only alternative is to switch off and restart with the power button.

    Macpro 2 x 2.8 GHz quad-core Intel Xeon | 8GB RAM | OS 10.5.6 | ATI Radeon HD 2600

    sorry for my english.
  7. madog macrumors 65816


    Nov 25, 2004
    Korova Milkbar
    Does it happen after long periods of time running any other game or graphics card intensive app?

    Download one of those stat monitoring apps (usually widgets), and after playing the game for about an hour and a half, quit the game or switch to one of the monitoring app and see what the temperatures inside your Mac are.

    There is a potential issue with some of the 2008 MBP's video cards overheating and crashing.

    Search for threads in this forum that are related to the MBP and the (nvidia?) cards in them overheating to see what others have said about proper/normal temps they should be running at.

    If it's just that game, maybe there is some bug or problem with the game that causes it. Next best thing is uninstalling it and reinstalling (save any games if that's an issue, beforehand) it I suppose or even running the game while logged into a different user on your machine.
  8. Gr3g macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2009
    I understand that you talk about Mac Book Pro, but I have a Mac Pro

    the temperature is normal after verification.

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