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Old 9th Jan 2017, 1:49 PM #26
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Try this, I forced reflections to on in all places I found in the file.

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Old 9th Jan 2017, 6:47 PM #27
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Try this, I forced reflections to on in all places I found in the file.


water is still black =(
thanks for trying Voeille
Old 9th Jan 2017, 7:58 PM #28
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That’s weird, it must be possible to force the reflections to display, but if GraphicRules.sgr didn’t do that then I have no idea. Maybe I missed something in that file.

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Old 9th Jan 2017, 9:49 PM #29
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That’s weird, it must be possible to force the reflections to display, but if GraphicRules.sgr didn’t do that then I have no idea. Maybe I missed something in that file.


could it be that I updated the wrong file? I replaced the one within the BV folder, as that's the latest expansion (and I saw you tell the others to replace the MG one), but there's also one in the base game folder
Old 9th Jan 2017, 10:26 PM #30
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The one you sent was fine; another thing you could try would be replacing all the files, in the base game folder and in all other packs. The latest one should be enough so I don’t think it could change something, but it’s better to try than not to.

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Old 11th Jan 2017, 3:49 PM #31
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The one you sent was fine; another thing you could try would be replacing all the files, in the base game folder and in all other packs. The latest one should be enough so I don’t think it could change something, but it’s better to try than not to.


I've tried this now, and no change =(
Old 11th Jan 2017, 7:34 PM #32
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I really have no idea how else you could force the reflections to on, in the Windows version GraphicRules.sgr is enough; maybe someone with the Mac version will have a clue.

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Old 11th Jan 2017, 9:37 PM #33
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I really have no idea how else you could force the reflections to on, in the Windows version GraphicRules.sgr is enough; maybe someone with the Mac version will have a clue.


no worries. Thanks so much for trying to help, I really appreciate it!
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Old 5th Feb 2017, 2:18 PM #34
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no worries. Thanks so much for trying to help, I really appreciate it!


Hey ajaysims,

I got it to work by replacing my Graphics Rules file with the one Voielle posted in the following folders:
Contents/Home/Expansion Packs/Bon Voyage/TSData/Res/Config
Contents/Home/TSData/Res/Config
Resources/Config

I don't know if it's necessary to replace the file in both of the first folders instead of just the Bon Voyage one but this way it definitely works.
The reflections worked for me then but also forced low textures on my neighborhood terrain so you might also want to replace all instances of "boolProp simpleTerrain true" with "boolProp simpleTerrain false" in the Graphics Rules file.
So far I had no other problems with my game and it looks like my Mac can definitely handle the graphics.
Old 24th Sep 2017, 1:02 AM #35
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I know that it's a long time since anything was added to this thread, but I have some additional information.

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I got it to work by replacing my Graphics Rules file with the one Voielle posted in the following folders:
Contents/Home/Expansion Packs/Bon Voyage/TSData/Res/Config
Contents/Home/TSData/Res/Config
Resources/Config

I don't know if it's necessary to replace the file in both of the first folders instead of just the Bon Voyage one but this way it definitely works.


I can confirm that the Mac game only seems to check the file in Resources/Config, so if you're modifying the Graphic Rules.sgr file, that's the only place you need to do it.

However, you may not need to edit Graphic Rules.sgr at all.

The Mac version of the file is a stripped down and tweaked version of the Windows one. The UI Options settings are identical, but it removes the High set of default settings entirely, so the only ones you can turn on without altering it are the ones you can change in game. I'd guess most people end up with Medium settings. However, it always seems to use hardware rendering, and forces reflections on as an override at the end of the file, so they should already be correct.

What I discovered, after comparing the default Mac Graphic Rules.sgr file (which doesn't work) with the modified one from the BV folder Voeille uploaded earlier in this thread (which does) is that for reasons known only to Aspyr, the Mac file sets "boolProp causticsEnabled false", and that's what causes the black water for Mac users. So you can fix it by putting the following in your userStartup.cheat file:

Code:
boolProp causticsEnabled true


Disclaimer: I've tested this on two Macs with discrete graphics cards, one from 2010 and one fairly up to date. I haven't tested it on a machine with an integrated card, but in theory it should work with that as well.
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