Left 4 Dead under OS X?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by kntgsp, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. kntgsp macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2004
    Has anyone actually managed to get it running under OS X? It's basically the only reason I boot into Windows, and would like to eliminate that.

    Tried Crossover and steam works but Left 4 Dead just gives black screen. Haven't tried Fusion or Parallels yet, so figured I'd ask before wasting time with it.

    I know there's some Cider port, but it's just a cracked single player copy, and I want to play on Steam with my purchased copy.
  2. Rodus macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2008
    Midlands, UK
    There are all sorts of issues with it under Crossover so frankly I wouldn't bother. Technically it will run under Parallels/Fusion but it'll be very slow, even on minimum graphics settings. If you want to play it the way it should be enjoyed then Bootcamp is the only real way. Don't forget L4D 2 will soon be giving you another reason to boot into windows.
  3. Huntn macrumors P6


    May 5, 2008
    The Misty Mountains
    This holiday season! :D
  4. No Fooler macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2009
    :cool: LOL
  5. Syonidism macrumors regular

    Feb 10, 2009
    if you game a lot i suggest get another HD for your windows partition only and take good care of it because as long as the gaming industry doesnt reform or change (not the way that activision sees it mind you) there will always be a reason to install Vinboze
  6. Keleko macrumors 68000

    Mar 26, 2008
    The latest version of Crossover Games says Left 4 Dead is now a supported game, so you could give it a try.

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