Since i can not run steam on crossover games 8.14, i had to download the new beta of crossover games 9.0
which makes steam work perfectly. but when i run games, it loads then when its finished loading the game crashes, i've only tried Half life 2 and source games.
We have discovered one possible cause of crashes in Source-engine games under CrossOver Games 9.0b4. The games may have saved values in the registry that are now causing problems. You can try the following to move those registry settings aside, to force the games to start from the default values:
Open the Run Command dialog. On the Mac, this is in CrossOver's Programs menu. On Linux, this is called Run Windows Command.
In the dialog, select the bottle with Steam in it
For the command, type "regedit"
In the registry editor, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Valve
Select the Valve key
From the Edit menu, select Rename
Change the name to "ValveOld" (really, anything other than "Valve" will do)
Exit the registry editor
After that, try launching your games again. If they don't crash, you may need to reapply any changes you had made to their settings (e.g. video settings).
That's the key being referenced here, and I think it'd be really
weird if you didn't have that key in your registry. I didn't
have any trouble like this in linux btw, so perhaps something else
is at play here...what platform/OS/videocard are those having trouble
here using?....you still should have the above key however...
No worries....is that a macbook pro you're running? (I did ask for platform ;)...
If it is, the following from Ken may be at play here; "[i]there is a known issue with
your system. We've got a couple of nearly identical MacBook Pros here at the company.
CrossOver Games 8.x has a workaround for a known crashing bug in the Leopard graphics
drivers, but that workaround was accidentally disabled in CrossOver Games 9.0b4. We
have since re-enabled it in internal builds. The fix will be in the next beta...[/i]"
I don't know if it's related (I don't have a Mac), but it might be...
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