Author Topic: Black Screen on Mac  (Read 892 times)

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I have a late 2006 iMac running Mac OSX 10.6.8. When I try to play the game I get a black screen (I can see the intro (with the shuttle docking with the Armistice Station and the briefings) when I get to the launch tube. I have do have sound however

My process is a 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and I have 3 GB of ram

My graphics card is a 128 MB ATI Radeon X1600

Debug log attached


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« Last Edit: September 15, 2012, 12:11:42 pm by FoxhoundTCF »


Offline jg18

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Thanks for providing your hardware specs and posting a debug log.

An ATI Radeon X1600 is not powerful enough to run Diaspora. You might get the game working by turning down the graphics options extremely, but there may be graphical glitches (which cannot be fixed) and/or a very low framerate that could make the game unplayable or at least unenjoyable.  That said, you can try making the following changes in the list of checkboxes in the launcher's advanced settings tab:

Under "Graphics" uncheck "Enable soft particles", "Enable FXAA anti-aliasing", and "Enable post processing" and possibly check "Disable normal maps" and "Disable environment maps".

Then under "Troubleshoot", check "Disable GLSL (shader) support".

Thanks for the tips. I'll try them out. If they don't work then oh well