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Sam & Max visual problems (Mac)

posted by IJustWantToAsk on - last edited - Viewed by 172 users

I run steam on Mac OSX and recently purchased the sam and max complete pack. I downloaded Ice Station Santa, and played it with no problems, getting to Santa's workshop, then back to the main street, and got the first horseman doll. Then I saved, quit, and turned off my computer.

Today, I wanted to play some more, so I brought up steam, clicked "play"and suddenly my screen became... "fragmented" splitting up and mixing around. I could bring up the shift-tab screen, and use that, but on hitting shift-tab again it only added itself as overlay onto the glitched screen. Well, after being forced to do a hard restart. I "deleted local content" from steam, a few times, and that didn't help the problem. and had to hard restart each time.

So I went into my computer and deleted the "telltale games" folder in application support, then I deleted the application shortcut. And this fixed that problem and created a new one. Now when I bring up the game, I see nothing. There's a black screen, and behind it I hear the opening cut scene. And after this plays out, I can hear that my clicking things has the expected result. But I see nothing, cannot ctrl-tab out, and am forced to hard-restart again.

SO, in order to tell the extent of the problem, I downloaded the next game in the series, Moai Better blues, and it had the same black screen problem. But, portal worked fine, so I know that this is a problem with games from telltale games.

the glitched screen looked kinda like this:
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  • Still nothing, come on guys, I've got a game I cannot play.

    The entirety of Sam and Max season two, when I try to play it, mocks me with a big, black screen. Season three games seem to work fine, as do the other tell tale games I downloaded, but NONE of season two plays like it's supposed to.

    Instead, I see a big black screen with the sound effects playing in the background.

    I constantly hear about the clever and imaginative writing of the Sam and Max series, and I want to see as much of that as possible. But with season 1 not Mac compatible, and season 2 totally unplayable, it looks like I'm constrained to season 3

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