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Guild Wars stopped working on my 27" iMac
Posted 2012-02-24 21:05
I was wondering if anyone could help me determine why Guild Wars recently stopped working on my Mac.
I ran GW a few days ago with no problems.  
When the GW2 beta test program came out I tried to run it through CrossOver Games.
The GW2 test program didn't work but I didn't expect it to, however now I cannot get GW running agin.

I even created a new Win XP bottle and re-installed GW from within CrossOver Games. Still no luck.
When I run GW from the menu the whole screen goes black but then nothing.  I let it sit there for 5 minutes just in case it was doing something.  Then I used Cmd+Opt+R to get back to my display and the app was not running.
I then went through Programs > Run Command and tried running GW with a couple different switches

Gw.exe -dx8
Gw.exe -windowed -dx8

I do see it start to launch GW because I see the normal game update then it just dies with the return of 1.
What switches should I turn on for the log file that would be most useful?


CrossOver: 9.2.0
Mac OS: 10.6.8
Processor: 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory: 8GB
Video: ATI Radeon HD 4850
Jack Phinney
Jack Phinney
Posted 2012-02-27 15:43
At the risk of telling you to do what you've already done, I'd advise that you delete any/all "Guild Wars" bottles already present in Crossover (this link explains how, though I'm sure you already know):

And then when you're sure you have no pre-existing Guild Wars installs left, select "Guild Wars" from the list of Supported Applications in Crossover Games' Install Software Menu, and proceed to install into a new bottle (the new bottle will be created automatically as a part of the install process).

After this new install, does GW behave rationally, again? If not, can you try setting an "emulated virtual desktop" for the Bottle (go to Configure>Manage Bottles>Control Panel>Wine Configuration>Graphics, check "emulate virtual desktop", set the desired window size, then "apply" and "ok") and see if that has any effect?


Also, I moved your post from the "general forums" to the "Guild Wars" forum. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Jonathan Siddle
Jonathan Siddle
Posted 2012-03-15 08:00
I had a similar issue in trying to run the game on my 2010 Macbook Air. Black screen after install. After a hard reboot, the game did boot up but was having troubles logging in. Been busy with RL issues but going to give it another go tonight.

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