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Solved: 4 Years, 2 Months, 4 Weeks ago Please help! Game not working

Ok, I feel like I have tried EVERYTHING to get Penumbra Overture to work on my macbook pro. I just purchased the collection on Steam a few days ago and have had no luck getting the first game to work at all. I have also read a few of the forums here to no avail. I have tried moving the application in and out of the game directory, I have tried patching the game but get an error, I have tried replacing internal files......nothing works! I may not be the most tech savvy person but I am definitely not stupid. Starting the game from steam or from a shortcut on the desktop yields an icon on the dock and a black screen. Then nothing, it completely exits with no error message or "send report" window. Please help me!

MacBook Pro
2.2 GHz Intel i7
8 GB DDR3
AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1024MB
OS X 10.9

I also have bootcamp and can play the game perfectly in Windows 7 however I don't want to have to restart every time I would like to play. Any help or solutions are much appreciated!
11-07-2013, 01:44 AM
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Solved: 4 Years, 2 Months, 4 Weeks ago RE: Please help! Game not working

It seems our games do not run on 10.9 and is currently investigating what they changed to make them break.
11-07-2013, 08:36 AM
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Solved: 4 Years, 2 Months, 4 Weeks ago RE: Please help! Game not working

Any news on this issue yet? This is the exact same problem I'm having. Bought it during the November sale, just shuts off when I try to start any of them.
12-19-2013, 07:24 AM
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Solved: 4 Years, 2 Months, 4 Weeks ago RE: Please help! Game not working

There is no new info on this issue yet but it will be addressed. Just for a small test, can you update your OS X to 10.9.1 which is the latest update and try again?
(This post was last modified: 12-19-2013, 01:42 PM by plutomaniac.)
12-19-2013, 01:42 PM
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Solved: 4 Years, 2 Months, 4 Weeks ago RE: Please help! Game not working

(12-19-2013, 01:42 PM)plutomaniac Wrote: There is no new info on this issue yet but it will be addressed. Just for a small test, can you update your OS X to 10.9.1 which is the latest update and try again?

Hey!
I just updated to 9.0.1 and still had no luck getting the game to run Undecided
In this case I attempted to run Black Plague because I have already finished the first game. (Which was great by the way! Really enjoyed it! Red!!!! Why!?!?!?!? :-)
12-20-2013, 05:34 AM
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Solved: 4 Years, 2 Months, 4 Weeks ago RE: Please help! Game not working

In the meantime, you can get the game working fully with this trick. I just played the first chapter and only noticed lighting glitches. Everything else seems to work fine on my 15'' Retina. You may have to mess around with graphics in order for it to work properly, as in turning post effects OFF.

Try opening the game like this.
12-21-2013, 03:49 AM
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Solved: 4 Years, 2 Months, 4 Weeks ago RE: Please help! Game not working

All of the Penumbra games are fixed for running under OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)..

Developing away on one of
Multiple Macs running 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, and 10.9.
Linux, 8-core AMD, 8GB RAM, Fedora 18, nVidia 450 1GB
01-27-2014, 11:34 PM
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