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I can't play Skyrim, it opens with a black screen

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KaiZ Friday 24 May 2013 at 3:19
KaiZAnonymous

Hey there, I've been trying to get Skyrim to run on PlayOnMac, but after it's installed it doesn't run, it just stays at a completely black screen and I can't do anything at all.
Any tips?
Ronin DUSETTE Friday 24 May 2013 at 17:20
Ronin DUSETTE
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Read the forum rules so that you understand how to ask for help and give us all of the information we need to help.

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KaiZ Friday 24 May 2013 at 17:55
KaiZAnonymous

Sorry, should have checked out the sticky.
Anyway, I'm assuming you want me to give you the system specs. No problem with that, it's just that I'm actually using a Hackintosh for this and not really a Mac.

But I have a Q6600 @ 2.4GHz, ATI HD5770 1GB, and 6GB of RAM. Native games work perfectly fine, and everything else in the OS does as well, at least anything I have tried up until now.
Ronin DUSETTE Friday 24 May 2013 at 18:00
Ronin DUSETTE
Admin

Ah. Yeah. I have a Hackintosh, as well, but its in a VM.

I would say that you need to disable GLSL because of your ATI card. Try this:

PlayOnMac -> Configure -> select your virtual drive -> click Display tab -> Disable GLSL support

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KaiZ Friday 24 May 2013 at 18:29
KaiZAnonymous

Hmm, after I deactivate GLSL, this pops up: http://i.imgur.com/lULpiyf.png

I click ok, and after that it just closes that window and the window with Skyrim without any other error or anything else.
Ronin DUSETTE Friday 24 May 2013 at 18:44
Ronin DUSETTE
Admin

Ooooo. Ok. So, you need shaders to play the game, but the shaders are whats causing that. ATI/AMD cards have this issue, and usually disabling that works, but as you can see, the game actually requires it.

Is there an external configuration program for the graphics in Skyrim? I wonder if you could turn off the shaders in-game, but I dont know.

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GNU_Raziel Friday 24 May 2013 at 18:53
GNU_Raziel

I'm actually using a Hackintosh for this and not really a Mac.

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