Orange Box & Crossover Woes

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by imLOST, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. imLOST macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2007
    I realise that there is a thread discussing the Orange Box already and indeed the same question was asked there too but the reply given didn't work and I also thought that it would get more traffic here. I apologise if you deem this unnecessary.

    OK, here's the jazz. I have a 30 day trial of CrossOver. I've installed Steam and it works fine. I then proceed to install Half Life 2 and team Fortress 2. However, when I'm prompted to put in the second disk, I'm unable to eject the first one as I'm told that it's in use and to quit the application and try again. But I don't want to quit because that will undo the installation thus far.

    I've tried :

    Ejecting through finder.
    Pressing the button on the keyboard
    Going to Utilities > Disk Utility > Eject
    And in the Terminal, typing "drutil tray eject"

    Are there any other options that you can think of?
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    I never used the install media for Steam in Crossover. I just downloaded the titles that I wanted to play. :confused:
  3. imLOST thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2007
    I'm thinking that I might rip the DVD's to the Hard Drive and seeing if I can install that way. Sure, it's worth a shot even if it doesn't work!
  4. bmb012 macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2006
    Yeah, that's what I was about to suggest, or if you have another mac somewhere, connecting to the mac's cd drive with a firewire cable. But yeah, ripping it to the harddrive would be your best option. If the disk utility one doesn't work, mounting with Toast sometimes has different results.
  5. Mushrooshi macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2007
    Bootcamp is easy, but I don't htink you want that route. Tell me how to configure it and then you eat juppies ^^
  6. mystictheurge macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2008
    Under leopard, to install orange box with crossover, when it asks for disc2 type "sudo umount -f /Volumes/"Orange Box" without the quotes. Hit the eject button, and put in disc 2.
  7. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Any luck with the command line eject?

    Also, CrossOver 6.0.1 release note
    "Fixed a bug in the 'eject' button. Previously many multi-CD installs failed when performed in any non-default bottle. Now multi-CD installations should succeed in any bottle."

    By the way, you should change the title of the thread to something that's more specific, such as: "Force Eject DVD during CrossOver app install", or leave it vague for people to read the thread. =p
  8. Natrix316 macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2008
    I have a MBP trying to do the same thing but I got it to work. I did what mystictheurge said but I didn't use /volumes/orange box I typed.

    sudo umount -f /dev/disk1 *use location of your disk. mine was /dev/disk1
    hdiutil eject /dev/disk1
  9. tominated macrumors 68000


    Jul 7, 2006
    Queensland, Australia
    this is kinda off topic, but i got my copy through steam and in portal and TF2 (haven't downloaded HL2 yet) randomly lock up and bring my whole imac down with them
    BTW: this is using crossover
  10. UK-sHaDoW macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2007
    Download it?

    I'm not sure but when you use a retail orange box, its asks to use cds?
    Install on a windows machine. Then when log in on your account on any other machine, it will then download it, rather than asking for cd's.
  11. mrvain macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2008
    I have written a step by step guide for installing The Orange Box on a Macbook using CrossOver. The guide addresses this issue and can be found here:
  12. OmarM macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2008
    I love u urge...thank u very much me:p
  13. McBanjo macrumors member

    Dec 2, 2007
    If you hadn't noticed yet the new CrossOver Games is out! It should provide much more compatibility with some games, if you can get it to work unlike me.

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