View Full Version : MAC + Splinter Cell Conviction = FAIL

11-06-2011, 12:56 AM
I just purchased Macbook Pro 2.8ghz 750gb 8gb ram 512mb graphics, everything updated, first game installed Dirt 2, run it at full high graphics and runs great. Then i bought Convictions and it starts but i can't see a darn thing!! so i lowered the settings to the lowest possible and unchecked everything in graphics and it doesn't improve anything at all.

then installed the 1.01 patch for mac thinking it will improve some things... ya right, game doesn't even start anymore, such fail by ubisoft... ill be getting my refund for this junk!!

i searched all over the web and tons of mac users with tons of issues, not happy people with ubisoft, there are no solutions out there and most likely won't be... the gay!

11-06-2011, 09:00 PM
It runs on my crappy iMac that's a few years old. Only thing I noticed is that the intro ads don't display, although I hear the audio for them. After 30 seconds or so, I finally see the Conviction title screen and can click to the main menu.

See this forum post if you're unable to launch it at all:
http://forums.ubi.com/eve/foru...1014258/m/8401000859 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/7211014258/m/8401000859)

11-07-2011, 01:48 AM
"If Conviction crashes whenever you launch it on Mac OS X Lion, the following may provide a workaround. (Paths provided for a Steam install. Adjust for your situation as needed)

Steam forum for Assassin's Creed (another Ubisoft title having similar launching issues in Lion) had a solution which also worked for Splinter Cell: Conviction.

Forum Link:

Link to an updated Ubisoft Game Launcher presumably for Lion was posted:

Once you've downloaded the Ubisoft Game Launcher for Mac, double-click on "UbisoftGameLauncher.mpkg.zip".
Now right-click on "UbisoftGameLauncher.mpkg" and select "Show Package Contents".
Open "Contents" then "Packages".
Right-click on "ubisoftGameLauncher.pkg" and select "Show Package Contents".
Open "Contents".
Now double-click on "Archive.pax.gz".
It will unzip twice and you'll see the Ubisoft Game Launcher App magically appear.

Overwriting the Ubisoft Game Launcher.app in the following location with the updated one above resolved the issue:
~/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps/common/tom clancy's splinter cell conviction/Ubisoft

When is Ubisoft going to update their Steam package so users don't have to manually patch this?"

thanks for that info, but i guess its for crash fix, not actual fix or the game performing on a platform that can support it?

i bought my game from D2D and its having all the drama issues as well. but i don't have filer like steam and steam apps, I'm not sure what to replace with the downloaded game launcher. mine goes like this

HD/library/application support/ubisoft/ "ubisoft game launcher" or /tom clancy splinter cell convictions/ "game update"

so im replacing the above game launcher with the one downloaded? so i did that and well, the game starts, only difference is how the application starts, but doesn't not improve anything about the actual game, performance or fix any issues really.

here is what it looks like when it starts and during the game, and my settings on the lowest possible settings.

thats all i see mostly, i can't even see the main menu, only sub menu by trying to click around and such, once the game starts and he starts moving around i have no idea where I'm going lol