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TF2 and Crossover Games in OS X

Wormhole AnthropologistWormhole Anthropologist Registered User regular
Does anyone who uses Crossover Games in OS X have a good setup/config for Team Fortress 2?

I was told there was a way to enable DX9 support on it finally and bump up the graphics settings with some tweaks, but cant seem to find much help on the Codeweavers site? (One of the guys told me to set the GLSL in regedit to enabled) and then do a -dxlevel 90 on the tf2 launch properties, take it out, then run it) but now my TF2 blacks out and crashes.

halp, i can has good graphics plz?

Also don't post and say use bootcamp please. If you dont agree with using CX in OS X just dont respond. I am sick of dual booting into XP. :P

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    AgentflitAgentflit Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I don't remember how I did it, but when I managed to get dx9 working the game would crash a lot. I could run almost all settings max (except HDR of course) in dx8. This was with a fresh install of leopard on a new imac, but it was also the first version of crossover games and not the new update.

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    Wormhole AnthropologistWormhole Anthropologist Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Agentflit wrote: »
    I don't remember how I did it, but when I managed to get dx9 working the game would crash a lot. I could run almost all settings max (except HDR of course) in dx8. This was with a fresh install of leopard on a new imac, but it was also the first version of crossover games and not the new update.

    How did you get it to do that in DX8? I'd love to have DX9 for the animations and that ncie "glow effect" of TF2 but atleast being able to run everything on high would be good. It seems like a lot of the settings are knocked down with dx 8 on crossover. do you not use it anymore?

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    PeregrineFalconPeregrineFalcon Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Thanks, I needed the morning laugh.

    Oh, and use Boot Camp.

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    1ddqd1ddqd Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    The glow effect you're talking about could be HDR - High Dynamic Range lighting. It requires a hefty video card to run at high resolutions without noticeable FPS dip. Your best bet, aside from updating Crossover, is to dual boot windows JUST for games. I'm sure there are apple updates in the pipe for steam games, but as of now, the *easiest* way is to go through windows. The hardest being trying to fix Crossover.

    Even the developers say it's not going to run flawlessly so you may have to resort to using DX8 (in windows, you can configure the config file to change the dx version to 8).

    Try their forum here.

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    Wormhole AnthropologistWormhole Anthropologist Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Thanks for the response everyone.

    Yeah I know I could boot into Windows (I do, in fact). I have a 30 gig partition set up only for gaming. My problem is I noticed I game less now because I am always busy working in Word or writing some CSS code in Coda or have 15 windows open + iTunes etc. So its a huge pain to have to dual boot and have all that close and have to reopen it. Being able to just click Steam on my dock would be much better (well I can do that now) but I was just wondering if anyone HAD got it running fairly well. I guess well wait and see what OS X 10.5.5 brings.

    I'm an Advocate in Crossover so I get access to the beta tester/dev forum and I know on there they said they intentionally disable DX9 for TF2 in OS X and Linux but didn't list a reason why. o_O

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