Chivalry: Medieval Warfare

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare

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How to run Chivalry on macOS without crashing/issues
By Matthew92007
For most Mac OS users, when they oven Chivalry: Medeival Warfare, the application will lock up, saying the application is not responding. This guide shows you a simple fix to get the game up and running.
Initial issues
When launched on Mac OS, many users report that Chivalry will hang and report as "Not responding" in the Force Quit menu. Even if the game launched, many people have said that the reslution is incorrect, making the game unplayable and off screen. This guide will hopefully help you fix these issues and get Chivalry up and running well on your Mac!
Fix for Game not Launching
The first and most drastic problem is the game not responding entirely. The fix for this is suprisingly easy. In the Library menu of steam, find "Chivalry: Medeival Warfare". Once it is on your screen, right-click the game and a drop down menu should appear. Select "properties" at the bottom of the list. Another window should open up. At the top of the window, there should be a button that says "Betas". Click it, and you should see 2 selection boxes. The top one should say "Select the beta you would like to opt into", with the current selection being "NONE - opt out of all beta programs". Open the menu and select "patch 33-". A patch for Chivalry should begin downloading. Once finished, launch the game, and after about 10-15 seconds, the main menu should appear.


I have had experience with patch 33 not working on certain Macs. Before you give up, try patch 36, as I have had a friend get Chivalry to work with it.
Fix for incorrect windows size/resolution
If the game does launch for you, or after you have used patch 33, the window resolution may be wrong, rendering the game unplayable. However, in most cases, there is a simple fix for this. In my experience, opening mission control, or pressing the button with 3 rectangles and the word F3 on it on your keyboard, opens up a menu of all the windows you have. It should include Chivalry, steam, and any other open application. If you click Chivalry, it should adjust the resolution for the size of your display and the game should run find from there on out, even when relaunching it.

{If that DOESN'T work}

Another fix that has worked for one of my friends is pressing the green button at the top left of the Chivalry window to maximize the window and make it fullscreen. However, sometimes this is not possible, because the mouse it stuck inside the window. If you press Command-Tab, it should switch to another application. If you click the button of the Chivalry windows from there, it should work.
Thank you!
I hope this guide helped you get Chivalry: Medeival Warfare up and running on your Mac or Hackintosh! If you have any questions or comments, please, feel free to ask and I will try to help or respond to the best of my knowledge or abilities.

Thank you!

2019 Update: Spelling and grammatical errors have been fixed.
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Matthew92007  [author] Jul 19, 2017 @ 8:10am 
Please, this guide is for all people who have Macs already, or prefer macOS to Windows, like myself, but still like to play games occasionally. Please do not comment for others to just buy a PC. It defeats the purpose of the whole guide.
Zuldwyn vhs7 Jul 19, 2017 @ 5:23am 
Theres an even simpler fix to this. Dont buy a MAC. They arnt meant for gaming and never will be you shouldnt play games on them at all. They are overprices peaces of garbage you are just buying a brand not quality. Go buy a desktop PC for 100x cheaper that has 100x better processing power even better build one for 300x cheaper.
lmb Jul 6, 2017 @ 8:48pm 
After several hours of gaming experience on Arch Linux with the latest Nvidia drivers, the game is basically unplayable for me on that OS. Insanely frequent FPS drops, sound related glitches (REALLY annoying, on some maps i couldn't hear attack grunts for whatever bs reason), and maps that run around 15 FPS while on Windows I can run them at a steady 120 FPS. The drivers were setup properly. Awful port, I haven't tried running it on Wine, but I bet it runs better. I would advise Linux users to try this on Wine if it runs like crap.