No sound in Valve Source games in Steam Mac

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by DARKJ3DI, May 27, 2010.

  1. DARKJ3DI macrumors regular


    Jul 6, 2008
    Dunedin, New Zealand
    Hey Mac Gamers,

    As a former steam user back in my PC days, I was excited to play Valve games on my Mac. Yesterday, I decided to buy and download Half Life 2 and the episodes 1 and 2. The game runs ok on low graphics on my x3100 MacBook but I have no sound! Only in the main menu and the Valve logo. Is there something that's not set up right?
  2. aroeland macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2008
    Ljungskile, Sweden
    I had the same problem, but Valve posted a workaround on the website that worked fine for me. Here's what I got from the website:

    Open Steam > Library > Right click on the game you are having issues with
    Click on Properties > Set Game Launch Options
    Type -snd_openal
    Press Enter

    After doing this I had sound :)

    Arnoud Roeland

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