I installed windows 10 on my MBA 2015 11" with Boot Camp, did everything, installed the drivers using the support software. But, whenever i tried to open a game ( far cry 2) it crashed.

Things I've done:

  1. Installed direct x 9 . Didnt work
  2. Installed every required .NET library and VC redistribution. Didn't work.

How do I fix this?

  • What does CTD mean? In general I found it useful to explain the problem you are facing in detail. And not just to say "I be tried everything" but to list the things you've tried and what their result was. Otherwise people will just recommend the same things again – nohillside May 2 '17 at 7:05
  • @patrix CTD means Crashes to desktop – xXREKTERxX May 2 '17 at 7:23
  • @patrix ive edited the question – xXREKTERxX May 2 '17 at 7:28
  • @Anon Have you checked the application log in the Event Viewer? If the game is crashing there should be log entries there that should give you more information about why the game is crashing. – Alistair McMillan May 2 '17 at 9:17
  • Is there a log for the game? Have you contacted their support? The crashing could have nothing to do with the Mac (hardware) at all and is simply a fault of the game or setting within Win10. – Allan May 2 '17 at 10:38

Just a little bit of research on Far Cry 2 we get the following:

System Requirements:

  • 2GB RAM
  • 256MB VRAM
  • Windows XP 32bit

Your MacBook Air came with either 4 or 8GB of RAM. Regardless, if you are running Boot Camp with a 32bit version of Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, whatever), the most RAM you are going to be able to access is 3.5GB

Integrated Graphics: Intel HD 6000 uses up to 1.5GB of shared memory. From Apple's website:

Apple computers using newer versions of Intel HD Graphics as the primary GPU dynamically allocate up to 1.5 GB of system memory.

So, you are at a max of 2GB RAM. Win10 requires a minimum of 1GB of RAM with 2GB recommended. You're at the very edge of what the system calls for. Additionally, it specifies Windows XP 32bit. If you are running a 64bit OS, there's no telling how this will function, if at all and there's no compatibility statement that I could find with respect to Windows 10.

However, from a discussion forum there's this little quote (re: FC2 on MBA w/ HD3000):

I can say with 100% certianty that a vid card like yours being intel onboard junk will NOT run the game in any way. Infact i suggest against buying anything made in the last 5 years and trying to play.


I highly doubt that. The only way to be sure is to try, but I think you'd be wasting time and money.

So, you may get it to work in Boot Camp under Windows XP 32bit but because of the architecture of the MBA, it may not be worth the effort.

  • But this actually worked without any flaws when: I used an external hard drive, installed windows 8 pro 64 bit with the help of google.com/… and installed bootcamp drivers from download.digiex.net/Drivers/Bootcamp/…. and now i have windows 10 internally and im using the same driver. – xXREKTERxX May 2 '17 at 14:23
  • @Allan Everything you've said here might cause bad performance. It shouldn't cause the game to crash. – Alistair McMillan May 2 '17 at 17:53
  • @AlistairMcMillan - I'm basing this on my research which is why I put the very last sentence in my post: "you may get it to work in Boot Camp under Windows XP 32bit but because of the architecture of the MBA, it may not be worth the effort." – Allan May 2 '17 at 18:22
  • @Allan Fair enough. I'm just saying anon asked why his game is crashing you've answered a totally different question ("Should I even try running Far Cry 2 on my MacBook Air?"). :P BTW Here is someone using Far Cry 2 as a benchmarking tool and getting okay (not great) frame rates on the same MacBook Air model. hardwarezone.com.sg/… – Alistair McMillan May 2 '17 at 19:26
  • @Allan there is no doubt that this game cannot run in my macbook and ive played it already with no flaws at all ,evrything smooth, ( i said that in my previous comment) but idk after i installed windows 10 on internal sdd and used the same drivers that worked before while on an external hardware. (i played the game).It just crashed. The only difference now is ive put windows internally. – xXREKTERxX May 3 '17 at 3:40

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