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Kaarlo Moran
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Hello all,

I recently purchased a Razer Core X and added an AMD Vega 64, hooking it up thru thunderbolt to my 2017 iMac.  I've connected a second monitor through the Razer as well.

I've been able to play some games fine, like Alien isolation on Steam, but when I try Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars, it won't play at all.

On a hunch, I unplugged the eGPU and then the game played fine, so why is this game not playing well while other games do?

Is there some settings in MOO i need to change? 

I've tried both the Steam and GoG versions with same result.

Thanks for the help in advance!

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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itsage
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@kaarlo_moran, Is the eGPU-connected monitor set as primary?

 

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Kaarlo Moran
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No, it's a secondary.  I did try and set it as primary in Display settings but that didn't do anything.

Here's another oddity: I have Master of Orion in both GoG and Steam versions.  Neither worked when I had the eGPU connected to a monitor, but when I disconnected it, the Steam version ran but the GoG version still won't!

I've opened tickets with both GoG and the developer, and both have to me I have to open a ticket with the other!  Only the developer has stated the game works up till 10.11, but were 4 versions past that.

The GoG 'tech', told to try the following:

"Please open the Applications folder, open the Terminal.app type in:
sudo open
that is "sudo open " without the quotes, make sure that there is a space after the command and before adding the path.
Do not press Enter, drag the game's app from the Applications folder to the terminal, this should add the correct path, press Enter now, you should receive a prompt to enter your password."

That did nothing, so they had me try this:

"Please check if the following helps::
1) Open the Terminal
2) Type in:
xattr -r -d com.apple.quarantine
make sure that there is a space at the end, don't press Enter.
3) Drag the application to the Terminal window, this should add the correct path.
4) Press Enter"

 

I almost got the impression they were reading off a flowchart.

 

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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