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Need help (mac user) cant get SA to work

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I play uo through a virtual console and I have not had a single problem with the regular 2d client runs smooth. I decided to give SA a shot as I have been waiting for it. It downloads fine, patched slow but patched nonetheless, but then when I click play I get this message.

WARNING!
Could not create hardware renderer. Click OK to try software emulation. Please note this will seriously degrade performance.

when I do click ok i then get this message and it closes completly

Error: Shutting down
Could not create game renderer. Please verify that your video card meets the minimum hardware requirements and that you have the latest drivers installed.

I run this on the new Imac and I mean its a pretty nice comp, maybe something I have to change in the virtual console I dont know, but if anyone has seen this error or knows how to help I would greatly appreciate it....thank you.

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Check for the latest video/3D drivers *in* your virtual instance *and* for your host OS. You may also need to update to the latest version of your virtualization app.

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Hi goosfraba211,

Welcome to UOF. Sounds like a video issue... either the card, the drivers, or DirectX that the software emulator is using. Check to make sure your emulator is using the latest version of DirectX & drivers, and that the emulator supports the video card that your iMac is using.

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Pretty sure SA requires DirectX 9c, but not sure.

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9.0c it is:
Current, official req's for SA(beta)

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Most developers are going to design to 9.0c now, at least until Vista/Win7 become standard. Too many XP gamers still out there to leave it out and go with 10+.

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Most developers are going to design to 9.0c now, at least until Vista/Win7 become standard. Too many XP gamers still out there to leave it out and go with 10+.

Don't think that'll ever happen. Microsoft isn't seriously advertising Windows 7, and no PC gamer will ever use Vista after all of it's bad press. Given recent improvements to Boot Camp, gamers looking to change their system I'd think are more likely to go Mac than do anything else (assuming, of course, they're not the kind that are anal about spending 10k and putting together their own systems from scratch).

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Yeah it really depends. I will always be PC because plain and simple, if it's a game, I can run it. Mac has been making progress in this area, but most of what's out there is still Windows only.

I ran Vista and now I run Windows 7 with no issues. Vista with my old motherboard was hell. When I got a new one, all of my problems disappeared. I really think Vista was simply just incompatible with hardware older than it was. Like every version of windows before it, lol. Windows 95, Windows 98, I don't know why we expected a problem free OS this time around.

You can build a decent average gaming PC yourself for $800-$1200 and up if you have money to burn.

My only issues with Mac, are that I live in eastern canada, and we don't get much of a selection when it comes to buying hardware, unless we go online and deal with shipping fees. I can get most anything from my PC store, but Mac stuff is tough, as most Mac vendors (here) push to get you to get your machine serviced and upgraded by them.

I also don't like their hostile advertising campaigns. But that's probably the canadian in me. I'd rather see them promote boot camp, or other features of their systems, like they used to, instead of simply hating on Vista all the time.

But aside from that, I think Intel and Boot Camp are great, and probably saved their computer division. I'd love to get a laptop, if I weren't poor :)

It's between them and Dell / HP to see who sells more, however. As you said, guys like me that build our own PC's aren't going to switch :)

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I play uo through a virtual console and I have not had a single problem with the regular 2d client runs smooth. I decided to give SA a shot as I have been waiting for it. It downloads fine, patched slow but patched nonetheless, but then when I click play I get this message.

WARNING!
Could not create hardware renderer. Click OK to try software emulation. Please note this will seriously degrade performance.

when I do click ok i then get this message and it closes completly

Error: Shutting down
Could not create game renderer. Please verify that your video card meets the minimum hardware requirements and that you have the latest drivers installed.

I run this on the new Imac and I mean its a pretty nice comp, maybe something I have to change in the virtual console I dont know, but if anyone has seen this error or knows how to help I would greatly appreciate it....thank you.


I believe you got -way- further than I did in this process, but I was completely unable to install SA on my mac using an emulator. I don't think some of us will be seeing SA for a while unless emulator companies work on it to get it to run.

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I believe you got -way- further than I did in this process, but I was completely unable to install SA on my mac using an emulator. I don't think some of us will be seeing SA for a while unless emulator companies work on it to get it to run.


Have you tried the 2D SA client from UO.com? It should run just as well as the 2D client does on a mac.

Link should be in the post Chrissay made about Open Beta starting.

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Sorry to intrude into your thread, but may you give more info or a link on how to make at least 2d playable in Mac OS. Right now i'm using Windows 7 in Boot Camp to run UO..





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