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Suddenly not working
Allison McCarn
Allison McCarn
Posted 2009-09-19 15:37
So, up until today, Left 4 Dead was working almost at gold quality.  But now it no longer loads at all.  I'm working with a Leopard OS Mac and Crossover 8, and I have tried enabling GLSL, in addition to changing -dxlevel in the launch options.  But instead of L4Dead, all I get is a white screen that crashes after about 15 seconds.  Has something changed recently that would break the game?
Alfred Morgan
Alfred Morgan
Posted 2009-09-19 19:55
I just started it up, looks like it's still running at silver quality. You can forget about the dxlevel settings. L4D requires dx9, so any of those settings are ignored. I would recommend -novid to skip the movie and -window to avoid fullscreen issues.
I don't set a GLSL setting so it's automatically chosen for me. I have an NVidia 9600M GT and put everything on low. I get 15-100fps. avg around 25fps. If it still doesn't work, I would re-install L4D or maybe make a new bottle and start over.
Sam! Mystical Exalted Nigh-invincible Supreme Raging Atomic Dragon Turbo Chief Senior Advocate
Posted 2009-09-20 03:14
There could be a corrupted registery of the bottle...so ..yeah make a new bottle and re install L4d and see.

If it still occurs , did you have any system updates recently?
Allison McCarn
Allison McCarn
Posted 2009-09-20 11:10
I have -window and -novid.  I tried making a new bottle and installing it again; the same thing happened.  I don't think its a problem with the bottle though, because TF2, Half-Life 2, and Portal are all on the same bottle and still function.  There was a Mac update a couple of days ago, but surely if that caused it, other people would be having problems too, right?  Thanks for your responses, and let me know if you can think of anything else I could try!
Sam! Mystical Exalted Nigh-invincible Supreme Raging Atomic Dragon Turbo Chief Senior Advocate
Posted 2009-09-20 11:27
could you check what was the update ?
Ken Thomases
Ken Thomases  Staff Member
Posted 2009-09-21 20:59
Also, what kind of graphics card do you have in your Mac?
Allison McCarn
Allison McCarn
Posted 2009-09-22 07:57
Updates are listed here:

2009-09-18 11:54:39 +0200: Installed "Security Update 2009-005" (1.0)
2009-09-18 11:55:45 +0200: Installed "QuickTime" (7.6.4)

The next previous update was on September 4th, and I believe L4D was working after that point.

My graphics card is NVIDIA GeForce 9400M.

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