HL2 crashes on startup with crossover

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Maxtherounder, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. Maxtherounder macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2009
    Hey guys,

    I just got half life 2 and episode 1 for steam to play using crossover..
    Now with some launch tweaks I can boot up episode one fine (-console,-novid,-window)

    However, even with those and a few other launch options, half-life 2 crashes every start up... It goes to a white screen, and sometime will play a second of the intro vid (when I take "-novid" off) but will close out shortly after going to white.. Steam does not close out, just the game. I was wondering if anyone knew what to do in this situation...

    My Mac Specs

    Mac Pro
    2 x 2.66 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon
    2 GB 667 MHZ DDR2 FB-DIMM

    Thanks in advanced guys

  2. siorai macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2007
    Why not just use Bootcamp and run it natively in Windows? I understand the desire to avoid rebooting. I was in that camp for awhile too. Then I realized that all the time spent trying to tweak and screw around with something like Crossover was just wasted in comparison to rebooting once in awhile. Plus you obviously get better performance by playing in Windows as opposed to Bootcamp.
  3. Maxtherounder thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2009
    Lots of money involved with that route, I already have crossover... thanks tho man, I'm gonna consider it.

  4. imassents macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2008
  5. eleven2brett macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2008
    It really is worth it thought, especially if you plan on playing anything other than steam stuff and a few others.
  6. jparshall macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2008
    Please post to our support folks

    If you're having problems with HL2 under CrossOver, please feel to get ahold of our tech support folks. It should work fine, and certainly shouldn't crash on startup. We play it here all the time.

    Best Wishes,

    -jon parshall-
  7. Huntn macrumors P6


    May 5, 2008
    The Misty Mountains
    I second that suggestion.
  8. masterchief442 macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2009
    my crossover doesn't work properly

    i have downloaded the demo of crossover and the fist thing after i installed it was to try out my friends dawn of war dark crusade.

    It work fine but when it goes up the the part i need to make a new character name, and you got to pass that to start playing.

    but when i try to type in the box my keyboard doesn't work with it and the only keys that works are the return and esc keys. can anyone help me?
  9. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    2gb ram is pretty low for any system.

    What version of crossover?

    There is a specific version of crossover called crossover games.

    Crossover doesn't work with all apps / games.
  10. AppleWoW macrumors regular


    Sep 22, 2007
    SLC, Utah
    I have an answer for you let me boot up crossover and ill post it here in a few. :)

    Edit: Try this out. Let me know if this doesn't help. When you get to steam right click on the game and you should see a button named properties. Click on this then go under set launch options. Under there put this in - the quotations "-dxlevel 81 -w 1280 -h 800"

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