How to fix sound problem on Mac OS X steam/valve games

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Valve game no sound

How to fix sound problem on Mac OS X steam/valve games


If you are using Mac with OS X you may find that sound in some steam games does not work even though it works in cut scenes and the system sound is working.


This affects OS X versions:

  • Leopard
  • Snow leopard
  • Lion
  • Mountain lion


This solution may fix other valve/steam game with no sound, but base been seen in the following games:

  • Half-Life
  • Half-Life 2
  • Half-Life 2: Deathmatch
  • Half-Life 2: Episode One
  • Half-Life 2: Episode Two
  • Counter-Strike
  • Counter-Strike: Source
  • Team Fortress 2
  • Day of Defeat: Source
  • Portal
  • Portal 2
  • Left 4 Dead
  • Left 4 Dead 2
  • The Orange Box


The solution is simple.


1) Open Steam
2) Click on "Library" and Right click on the game which has now sound
3) Click on Properties and then click "Set Game Launch Options"
4) When a box appears, type in:    -snd_openal

 

Steam game no sound solution screenshot

Now when you start the game it should have in game sound not just soundnd in the cut scenes. Please leave a comment!