Answered Anyone able to play gmod on a macbook?

Discussion in 'Questions & Answers' started by Robyn, Apr 19, 2021.

  1. Robyn

    Robyn Floof Moderator VIP Silver

    I cant, and I need to figure out how to get it to stop crashing whenever I load the game. Anyone able to do it?
     
  2. 8BitF0x

    8BitF0x a pixelated fox that loves rdm VIP

    which MacBook model?
     
  3. For most of my early years I gamed on a macbook and whenever I played GMOD it worked fine. Maybe you need some new updates or somethin or these new macpros they're making are built different.
     
  4. RyanHymenman

    RyanHymenman Conscript the women and kids Administrator VIP Silver

    I know macOS stopped supporting 32bit, so make sure you are running in 64bit

    Other than that, what are your crash logs saying?
     
  5. Jiggly-Puff

    Jiggly-Puff Banned VIP

    If the problem is that you are not in the 64 bit version of gmod here is how you can do it (This also helps improve FPS a lot)

    1. Go to your steam library
    2. Right click on Gmod and click "Properties"
    3. Then click on "Betas" and select the one that says "x86-64 - Chromium + 64-bit binaries"

    After that your Gmod should start updating to the 64 version
     
  6. Robyn

    Robyn Floof Moderator VIP Silver

    I have been playing in 64bit for a while actually. However it crashed every 15 mins or so which was annoying, but now as soon as i boot it up it crashes. Ill send a log when im home.
     
  7. Sanchez ❤

    Sanchez ❤ Junior staff trainer VIP

    Virtual machine?
     
  8. Sticky Bandit

    Sticky Bandit Never fall below your standard VIP Bronze

    Gmod should work natively on Mac if it runs natively on Linux. DM me later tonight I’ll help you get it working, whether it’s natively or with
    Proton or wine.
     
  9. [MZK]Lightning

    [MZK]Lightning I've Been ... Thunderstruck!!! VIP Silver

    I play on a 2017 MacBook Pro, and it has been squirrely as of late.

    Do you have a crashlog that we can see?

    Also, are you opted into any betas?
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2021
  10. Robyn

    Robyn Floof Moderator VIP Silver

     
  11. danstorm

    danstorm Caaaaaaaarl, that kills people! Moderator VIP

    Is it crashing only on modded or on nilla too?

    Cuz if nilla isnt crashing then you have the same problem as me. Just play the original version (no betas) when you want to play modded and when it's just nilla then you can play on beta for smoother gameplay.
     
  12. Robyn

    Robyn Floof Moderator VIP Silver

    As soon as i get to the main menu of gmod my game crashes.
     
  13. Jiggly-Puff

    Jiggly-Puff Banned VIP

    Maybe uninstall and install again?
     
  14. Najm

    Najm Feeling cute, might remove other eye later. VIP

    M1 or Intel-based?
     
  15. Shadow™

    Shadow™ What it do Shortyyyy™ VIP

    You have to change to chromium version instead of say 32bit
     
  16. Robyn

    Robyn Floof Moderator VIP Silver

     
  17. Shadow™

    Shadow™ What it do Shortyyyy™ VIP

    Yeah i saw that, change it to Chromium version.
     
  18. Robyn

    Robyn Floof Moderator VIP Silver

    sorry. Was a little confused. I tried running it in every version before making this thread.
     
  19. Robyn

    Robyn Floof Moderator VIP Silver

    Redownloaded the game and it stopped crashing.
     
  20. [MZK]Lightning

    [MZK]Lightning I've Been ... Thunderstruck!!! VIP Silver

    I'm going to re-download as well to see if that does anything for me as well.