Steam / L4D2 issues on 6core Mac Pro.

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by CountlovE, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. CountlovE macrumors regular

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    I am wondering if anyone else is having issues with the new Mac Pro's running Windows 7 with Steam and L4D2 using a 5870.

    When I try to search for a game using steam in Windows 7, the second I type in Alien, it gives me a Runtime Error, and crashes Steam.

    I am also experiencing hard lockups with L4D2. When I play Dead Center, the game loads up with Music/Voice chat, but no sound fx. Then when I walk to the first event which is the explosion down the hallway it locks up completely. A hard reboot is my only option.

    I have Fdisked, full reformatted, and installed windows/software over again and I have the same issue everytime.

    The only weird thing I can think of that might be causing this is because I am installing Steam on a HFS drive that is accessible using Mac Drive 8.

    If anyone else is having this issue, please let me know.

    Thanks!
     
  2. vistadude macrumors 65816

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    I'm pretty sure that's your problem. STEAM is having trouble reading and writing to an HFS program. You must installed your games to a NTFS or FAT32 partition.
     
  3. CountlovE thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't think that's the issue. I have used Mac drive before to handle hfs for steam. And L4D2 is the only game I have issues with. All other steam games work fine.
     

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