Starcraft 2 Mac crashes on nVidia Drivers

rwdebes

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Original poster
Jun 28, 2007
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happend to me 4 times already today , i did some google serch and found a lot of places saying that:

StarCraft 2 may occasionally crash while on Mac OS X 10.6 with nVidia drivers. No solution to this issues yet.


i've been seeing a lot of issues on nvidia drivers on 10.6.4 specially , thats sux.

am i the only one ?

my config:

macbook pro 13" last model
2.4 c2d
4gb ram
nvidia Geforce 320M 256mb
 

mgacam2

macrumors regular
Jul 27, 2007
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I'v been having a few problems too. Not necessarily crashing completely but things freeze and menus can be missing randomly sometimes. I really hope there is a fix from Blizzard soon.
 

macchiato2009

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Aug 14, 2009
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it happened to me twice

i hope the next update will fix this

i was wondering why gfx drivers are always so S_hitty with Apple :confused: :eek: :mad:
 

tidu

macrumors newbie
Aug 23, 2007
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Sometimes I will finish a game, look at the Score Screen, and when I press "Back", it'll crash. And throughout matches I get random freezes that will last 2-3 seconds. I have a 2007 MBP with pretty much minimum specs :p

10.6.4
2.2ghz
4GB RAM
8600M GT
 

daggertail

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Aug 2, 2010
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Me too... I'm using windowed mode and once I finish a game and enter the bridge or armory etc, the mbp just hangs...
the screen flickers and the whole mbp becomes unresponsive...
I have to hodl the power button to reset it :(
 

Yixian

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Jun 2, 2007
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Europe
it happened to me twice

i hope the next update will fix this

i was wondering why gfx drivers are always so S_hitty with Apple :confused: :eek: :mad:
A skeleton team working 5 years behind their Windows counterparts. Steve allowed Mac gaming to wither.

I really can't recommend bootcamping Starcraft 2 enough, your performance will skyrocket, and you have the option of overclocking. Don't waste your time with OS X unless you have a Mac Pro will dual SLI HD 5800s, maybe then you'd get 30fps on high (just..).
 

Meever

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Jun 30, 2009
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I've had the game crash literally dozens of times. Strangely enough never during midgame in multiplayer though.... at least the game has been considerate in that regards.
 

chrisvee

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Jul 2, 2010
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Winnipeg, Canada
I just installed SCII on my MBP today, haven't played yet, but I'll give it a shot later. Perhaps I'll even try BootCamp!

I'll report back with my results.
 

Eddyisgreat

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Oct 24, 2007
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Ive had no issues for the entire single player campaign and never had a crash on 10.6.4, but I'm not saying other people cant have issues . This is on an sc install that's on an encrypted FireWire external (which one would expect to have problems). I know my performance would be better on Windows though.
 

MacModMachine

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Apr 3, 2009
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i noticed my game would artifact somtimes,

i read on several sites on net that the game is burning up graphics chips and there is a workaround for it, i have applied it and my crashing and artifacting is gone.

http://www.neowin.net/news/starcraft-2-causing-graphics-cards-to-overheat

i would say this is alot of the crashing issues, the card heats up and crashes.

ps. my graphics card is fine, i have tested in windows and its great.
 
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