Problem with Portal

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by mikeydangerous, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. mikeydangerous macrumors newbie

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    I just got a hold of Portal, but I'm having an odd issue with it: The game will not draw everything. Sometimes the boxes are invisible, and I just got to the level with the little motion sensing machinegun bots, but all I can see are their laser sensors, I can't see the bots themselves. I've tried changing the video settings, lowering the resolution, or details, but no luck.

    I'm on a MacBook running OSX 10.5.5 with 2GB RAM and a 2GHz Core 2 Duo.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Is this on the GMA 950, GMA X3100, or the 9400M G?
     
  3. mikeydangerous thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, forgot there were new MacBooks out. It's an older one: Intel GMA 950.
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You might want to try the latest video drivers from Intel. The GMA 950 has random success playing Source based games.
     
  5. mikeydangerous thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm not running Portal in Windows, I'm running it in OSX straight.
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Crossover or a virtual machine? You need to elaborate a lot more then you already are. I don't want to keep asking small questions.
     
  7. mikeydangerous thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No Crossover, No virtual machine, No Parallels, No Bootcamp, No Windows at all. I'm running Portal for OSX.
     
  8. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    That's impossible. There's no such thing as Portal for OS X.
     
  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I'm a little stumped as well. It's THIS game right?
     
  10. mikeydangerous thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's it. Portal, of the Orange Box. Native in OSX as a Cider port. Info says:
    "Cider 5.3 Mac experimental Transgaming Technologies Inc. 2006"
     
  11. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    So where did you get this copy of Portal? It sounds like you're just running Steam via Crossover.
     
  12. mikeydangerous thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Never mind, finally found the answer elsewhere. Apparently the short draw distance is a known issue. The game isn't even supposed to work on this chipset anyway. Oh well, I guess I'll have to go with BootCamp.

    Thanks anyway guys
     
  13. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    Ah, did you run it through a copy of Cider to see if you could play it natively? But yeah, not much point in playing it on the GMA 950 anyhow.
     

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