Starcraft 2 Mac crashes on nVidia Drivers

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  1. rwdebes macrumors 6502

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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
     
  2. mgacam2 macrumors regular

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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.
     
  3. outphase macrumors 65816

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    The general consensus is that 10.6.4's graphics drivers were pretty bad.
     
  4. macchiato2009 macrumors 65816

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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:
     
  5. tidu macrumors newbie

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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
     
  6. daggertail macrumors newbie

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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 :(
     
  7. Yixian macrumors 65816

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    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..).
     
  8. Meever macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  9. chrisvee macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  10. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    yeah fortunately I stuck with 10.6.3
     
  11. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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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.
     
  12. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  13. tidu macrumors newbie

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