Steam. Team fortress 2 keep disconnecting or shutdown?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by aluminumapple, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. aluminumapple macrumors regular

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    so i bought TF 2, from steam through crossover and for some reason around 20 seconds into the game it just Quits or randomly freezes. I set the settings on high but i didnt see any slow downs or any graphical errors occurring but. Did anyone get this and if you did how did you fix it?

    my notebooks the macbook aluminum 9400m with 2.4Ghz and 4gb ram..
     
  2. chiefroastbeef macrumors 6502a

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    I've actually experienced the same thing, I play in a window through steam since I purchased the game. A couple days ago I upped the resolution while still playing in a window, and it'll freeze up around 40 seconds or so. I'd force quite crossover. Start it again in the new higher resolution, and the same thing happens. I then go back to the old resolution and no more freeze up.
     
  3. Dagless macrumors Core

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    It could be a paged pool error, that must be transferring over to OSX somehow.

    Back when I only had 1gb of Ram my TF2 would throw errors up at me and then freeze entirely. I went into the Windows Registry and allocated more paged pool memory and it totally fixed the problem. This would only happen if I had the texture settings set to very high.

    All I can think of suggesting is to up the Ram allocation.

    BTW the game runs perfectly on a 9400m under Bootcamp ;)
     
  4. Consultant macrumors G5

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    A number of things affects performance
    - Resolution, 1024x768, etc.
    - Antialias, 2x antialias = speed is 1/2
    - Quality of textures, etc.
    You might want to lower some of those.

    I am pretty sure there is an auto-adjust to system performance feature? Did you use that?
     

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