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  • Unofficial Mac OSX Feedback/Support Thread

    Unofficial Mac OSX Guide to DOTA 2

    As some of you might know, i am a mac user and have been testing DOTA 2 frequently on a mac. I usually get cussed while testing because sometimes bad things happen. FPS & Graphical Issues. I really hope the Dev Team comes up with DOTA 2 for Mac ASAP . Hopefully this "guide" eliminates Virtualization vs Bootcamp questions.

    First things first
    1) Make sure you have solid internet connection - This is often overlooked and people tend to mistake this for FPS.
    2) All drivers are up to date - This means, software & hardware.
    3) For steam connection to work, Mac firewall must be disabled!!!

    My Hardware
    Late 2011 Macbook Pro 13 Inch
    Mountain Lion 10.8.2
    2.4Ghz Intel Core i5
    Intel HD 3000 512MB
    8GB Memory

    I will be going through the following
    Bootcamp - http://store.apple.com/sg/browse/guide/windows
    Parallels - http://www.parallels.com/
    VMWare Fusion 5 - http://www.vmware.com/products/fusion/overview.html
    WineSkin/Crossover (Tested as of 19th October) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOiAPDjLnEk

    Bootcamp (Recommended)
    Pro's : Ability to Update Drivers, Fully Utilise all memory onboard, NO LAG!
    Con's : Windows, prone to viruses. If one gets into your windows, its goodbye to your Mac partition as well. Big OS(After Updates), Less portable.
    Known Issues : Jakiro Ice Path and Invoker Ice Wall Tears screen. Issue still not fixed.

    Parallels (Not Recommended - Low Framerates in big clash)
    Pro's : Easily Resizable Size, benchmark test is higher than VMWare Fusion , Can run DOTA 2 on Medium Settings.
    Con's : >2GB of Memory to run smoothly.
    Known Issues : None at the Moment

    VMWare Fusion 5 (Not Recommended - Green/Red/Blue Fog)
    Pro's : Easily Resizable, can customise memory and cores.
    Con's : Not as good as Parallels, All settings OFF/LOW, laggy at times. Must allocate >2 Cores and >2GB of Memory to run smoothly. Have to allocate graphics card memory size manually.
    Known Issues : Hero Portrait Missing, Mini-map FOW Issues

    WineSkin (Recommended)
    Pro's : Don't have to worry About VM!
    Con's : None, works like a charm with few tweaks.
    Known Issues : None, works like a charm with few tweaks.

    Recommend Setting the launch options to : -novid -nod3d9ex

    TLDR;
    1) Use Bootcamp, as it runs way more smoother as compared with virtualization & you get the latest driver updates for your hardware.
    2) Run DXDiag to check your video memory and adjust accordingly.
    3) Install VMWare Tools
    4) Don't Install Autoexec by Killsteal Legends as it somehow destroys the games performance rendering it unplayable.

    References
    Show Hidden Files Mac - http://www.mikesel.info/show-hidden-...s-x-10-7-lion/
    Running DXDiag - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGjcCLo265o
    Allocate Graphics Memory Size - http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/mic...rnalId=1001876
    Steam Set Launch Options - https://support.steampowered.com/kb_...1040-JWMT-2947
    Disable Mac Firewall - http://kb.iu.edu/data/aozg.html

    Feel free to contribute to this thread stating your hardware, and issues with this format
    (Setup) - Your PC Specs :
    (Method Used) :
    Pro's :
    Con's :
    Known Issues :
    Last edited by alexcamgeek; 10-19-2012, 08:04 AM. Reason: Added WineSkin
    Computer: Macbook Pro 13'
    Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate Media Center Edition & Mac OSX Lion
    Video Adapter: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000 (2108 MB)

    DOTA 2 Crash Thread http://dev.dota2.com/showthread.php?t=29735
    Mac Support Thread http://dev.dota2.com/showthread.php?t=58152

  • #2
    Notes:
    - This thread is completely unofficial.
    - Dota 2 does not officially support mac (yet).
    - Do not turn it in to a "give us mac version" thread.
    Last edited by CvP; 10-09-2012, 01:10 PM.

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    • #3
      mac users might want to bookmark or copy this.
      Make sure to read the Forum Rules as well as the stickied Threads of the Forum Section you are posting in.

      Contributions i'd like to highlight:
      My Suggestion: Coaching System
      My Sticky: Intended Changes List
      My Challenge: Completely Fixed Hero Challenge: Skywrath Mage

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      • #4
        Originally posted by alexcamgeek View Post
        Bootcamp
        Pro's : Ability to Update Drivers, Fully Utilise all memory onboard, NO LAG!
        Con's : Windows, prone to viruses. If one gets into your windows, its goodbye to your Mac partition as well. Big OS(After Updates), Less portable.
        Known Issues : Jakiro Ice Path and Invoker Ice Wall Tears screen. Issue still not fixed.
        I've been playing Dota 2 almost exclusively on my Bootcamp machine (specs in sig) since last November, and I have never experienced the Ice Path/Wall screen tearing. Are you sure this is related to Bootcamp?

        The only issue I've had that I suspected was Bootcamp-related was choppy camera movement when moving diagonally, but that was fixed pre-International.
        ◕_◕

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        • #5
          Hi, I haven't played on dota2 on bootcamp for quite some time, but I don't ever recall having the icepath/icewall screen tearing issue

          standard 15" mbp 2010
          sigpic

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          • #6
            Originally posted by FoxCharge View Post
            I've been playing Dota 2 almost exclusively on my Bootcamp machine (specs in sig) since last November, and I have never experienced the Ice Path/Wall screen tearing. Are you sure this is related to Bootcamp?

            The only issue I've had that I suspected was Bootcamp-related was choppy camera movement when moving diagonally, but that was fixed pre-International.
            This is a direct link to my post with some screen shots of the tearing - http://dev.dota2.com/showthread.php?t=52913
            Its related to Intel HD 3000 Specifically on 13 Inch MBP, from your signature you are running a NVIDIA
            Last edited by alexcamgeek; 10-12-2012, 05:12 AM.
            Computer: Macbook Pro 13'
            Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate Media Center Edition & Mac OSX Lion
            Video Adapter: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000 (2108 MB)

            DOTA 2 Crash Thread http://dev.dota2.com/showthread.php?t=29735
            Mac Support Thread http://dev.dota2.com/showthread.php?t=58152

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            • #7
              Updated with Wineskin.Valve make a dota 2 wineskin wrapper for us?

              What i did was, install dota and steam on VMware, extracted it out and pasted it under drive_c in wineskin. So far so good.
              Follow this guys steps to solve issues. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOiAPDjLnEk
              Computer: Macbook Pro 13'
              Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate Media Center Edition & Mac OSX Lion
              Video Adapter: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000 (2108 MB)

              DOTA 2 Crash Thread http://dev.dota2.com/showthread.php?t=29735
              Mac Support Thread http://dev.dota2.com/showthread.php?t=58152

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              • #8
                i am using playonmac and i am unable to run dota2 in full screen no matter what i do. ive looked all over and i havent seen anyone else with this bug so idk whats going on. ive learned to deal with it but a fix would be nice
                ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ raise your hype ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ

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                • #9
                  Couldn't allocate any client IP Port, tried 9 addresses

                  Hello!

                  I,ve got a Problem. I'm running Dota 2 with wineskin and everything works fine until i want to join a game (or start watch a match) I get an "Engine Error" message saying: "Couldn't allocate any client IP Port, tried 9 addresses". I've been googleing this problem many times and the past days and tried many solution suggestions (Port forwarding, change used posts in -console mode, etc...) but nothing worked!

                  please help

                  FranzKnut

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                  • #10
                    from steam forums - http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...d.php?t=799280

                    go to console
                    (just write this in console mode)

                    clientport 27006
                    hostport 27016
                    tv_port 27021
                    Computer: Macbook Pro 13'
                    Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate Media Center Edition & Mac OSX Lion
                    Video Adapter: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000 (2108 MB)

                    DOTA 2 Crash Thread http://dev.dota2.com/showthread.php?t=29735
                    Mac Support Thread http://dev.dota2.com/showthread.php?t=58152

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                    • #11
                      tax for the quick reply!

                      ... but not working

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                      • #12
                        Hey! I finally found a thread for Mac users! I would just like to ask something:

                        I heard that VMware Fusion can just "tap" into your Bootcamp partition, just enabling it to run Windows and Mac OS simultaneously...
                        So the question is this: How about playing Dota 2 this way? Based on your original post, VMware Fusion is bad, and Bootcamp is good... I'm wondering if Fusion is used this way...

                        I haven't installed Windows on my MBP yet so I have no idea how would this work. Thanks so much for any help!

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                        • #13
                          Im playing it a long time using Bootcamp and also don't have the jakiro/invoker issues.
                          It works like a charm, I have no problems with turning on bootcamp because I also play The War Z which is exclusively for windows, but I would be very glad having it working at mac.

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                          • #14
                            I have iMac 21.5 with AMD Radeon HD 6750M. My feedback:
                            1. I tried to use WineSkin, but Dota 2 worked very slow on min graphic settings, not playable (1-5fps). AMDSpeedHack versions of Wine have the same low fps.
                            2. I tried to use Parallels 8. It works faster (25-30 fps on medium settings) but textures looks terrible! Black squares and holes everywhere, no heroes pictures. Lina has big black spheres on her hands, Death Prophet is running in large black square. I think it's display driver problem, but I don't know how change Parallels display driver to another.

                            I don't want use Bootcamp, but I don't know how to solve Parallels graphic problem... Do you have any advices? Thank you.
                            Last edited by Kakon; 12-01-2012, 04:21 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Increment this: http://portingteam.com/files/file/7630-dota-2/

                              I'm using this.
                              All this versions, except bootcamp, does not support my graphic card.
                              But, Idk why, this port its running smoothly. =)

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