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

    DARKJ3DI

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    Jul 6, 2008
    Location:
    Dunedin, New Zealand
    #1
    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

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2008
    Location:
    Ljungskile, Sweden
    #2
    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
    (from: https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=4310-ROFJ-4787)

    After doing this I had sound :)

    Best,
    Arnoud Roeland
     

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