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Grey screen on zdoom 2.8.1 startup on mac

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:12 am
by invictius
After the dialog box disappears the title screen is just grey (Menu sounds/music, mouse cursor visible and sounds as if it's changing options). On a powerpc 500 running tiger. It works fine on a powerpc 800 also running Tiger. The error is almost like when you run gzdoom on a dodgy video card that doesn't really support opengl. Not sure if qzdoom would work on such an archaic system.

Re: Grey screen on zdoom 2.8.1 startup on mac

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:20 pm
by _mental_
ZDoom on macOS uses OpenGL to render software framebuffer to the screen.
ZDoom 2.7 should work as it relies on SDL 1. 2.8 requires SDL 2 and so cannot be built for PowerPC Macs.

Re: Grey screen on zdoom 2.8.1 startup on mac

PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:59 pm
by invictius
_mental_ wrote:ZDoom on macOS uses OpenGL to render software framebuffer to the screen.
ZDoom 2.7 should work as it relies on SDL 1. 2.8 requires SDL 2 and so cannot be built for PowerPC Macs.


What was the latest version not to use fmod? I hear that really bogs things down, especially a 500mmhz powerpc...

Re: Grey screen on zdoom 2.8.1 startup on mac

PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:20 pm
by _mental_
If you meant MIDAS then there is no Mac version of it. Also ZDoom was ported to Mac OS X much later.