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Offline x4000

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Re: Game doesn't run on OSX after latest patch
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2016, 08:06:21 pm »
Okay, so what seems to be happening is it is outright failing to create a graphics device.  Deep in the basic initialization code for the engine itself, this is happening: CreateGLGfxDevice() is giving a null reference exception.

Based on some googling, this seems to be the solution: http://steamcommunity.com/app/370940/discussions/2/364042703863250257/
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Re: Game doesn't run on OSX after latest patch
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2016, 08:34:37 pm »
Okay, so what seems to be happening is it is outright failing to create a graphics device.  Deep in the basic initialization code for the engine itself, this is happening: CreateGLGfxDevice() is giving a null reference exception.

Based on some googling, this seems to be the solution: http://steamcommunity.com/app/370940/discussions/2/364042703863250257/

Did the change that was mentioned and it had no effect.

However by changing from my default dual display to mirrored it worked (and reverting back to dual display it fails again). Yay the error/fix is repeatable! :D

I guess SR doesn't like dual monitor displays unless they're mirrored in fullscreen - I can live with that.

The only other thing I noticed now is that the initialisation of the front screen takes around 5-10 secs to show - I can live with that too. Just thought I'd mention it for completeness.

Thanks again for all your help,

Sounds.

« Last Edit: August 07, 2016, 08:49:00 pm by Sounds »

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Re: Game doesn't run on OSX after latest patch
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2016, 09:06:24 pm »
Gah!  That's definitely annoying as to why it's causing an issue, for sure.  My main desktop has four monitors, but I only use one with my mac.  So that explains the difference.  Something about dual monitors on osx really causes lots of trouble with a lot of software for some reason.  Apparently if you switch to using HDMI as the setting instead of lightning that might help?  That might be what you tried in the other thread, I'm not sure -- there were a variety of solutions in there.
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Re: Game doesn't run on OSX after latest patch
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2016, 09:35:42 pm »
Gah!  That's definitely annoying as to why it's causing an issue, for sure.  My main desktop has four monitors, but I only use one with my mac.  So that explains the difference.  Something about dual monitors on osx really causes lots of trouble with a lot of software for some reason.  Apparently if you switch to using HDMI as the setting instead of lightning that might help?  That might be what you tried in the other thread, I'm not sure -- there were a variety of solutions in there.

Yeah dual monitors in OSX are a tad problematic. It completely slipped my mind that it could have been due to this, but I was going on the premise that it worked before with the no issues.

Good news is it finally prompted me to add a note to my mac/osx quirks document, which I've been lax of late to update.

Again thanks for your help.

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Re: Game doesn't run on OSX after latest patch
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2016, 09:36:30 pm »
It's my pleasure!
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