Half Life 2 Demo on WINE

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by holden57, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. holden57 macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2009
    So I've been wanting to play Orange Box for quite some time. So I decided that I'd give the free Half Life 2 demo a try on my computer to see if it was worth buying, and was possible to configure.

    I was able to successfully install and run STEAM on WINE with my MacBook, however when I start the demo I hear a noise, but the screen turns black except for the dock and the menu bar. I can see the half life 2 screen briefly if I hit the expose button, but that's it. After about 2 minutes Half Life 2 quits out and I'm back in STEAM, does anyone know how to fix this problem, or has had it before?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I can't imagine that WINE has all the libraries and setup to allow you to run a directx game. Additionally even if you got it running I'm not so sure the speed would be such that it wouldn't be playable anyways.

    The accepted process of running games on the mac is to install windows via bootcamp and play them natively in winblows.
  3. holden57 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2009
    Right, which is what I was trying not to do, because I don't have the money to buy a copy of Windows right now, and even Windows XP is quite a bit of money right now to purchase.

    It seems like many of the people running Linux were able to get Orange Box running, but I'm going to take my question over to the WINE forums, and see if they know anything.

    Thanks though.

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