[SOLVED] “Failed to create OpenGL device! Please see the following for more info” starting Steam game on Apple Mac or Hackintosh

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SOLVED Failed to create OpenGL device Please see the following for more info starting Steam game on Apple Mac

Sound familiar… you’re starting a steam game and you get the error “Failed to create OpenGL device! Please see the following for more info” and the game won’t start?

Hopefully I can help and tell you how I solved it.

    Mac system prederences display icon

    Mac setting screenshot 720p scaled display
  1. Start by clicking on the top left Apple icon and opening System Preferences.
  2. Click on the Displays icon to open display settings
  3. To fix the “Failed to create OpenGL device!” change the Resolution to scaled (if it isn’t already) and set it to 720p
  4. This should allow you to run the game
  5. Now edit the game and change your screen resolution back to how it was.

Magic! You Steam game will now start without the “Failed to create OpenGL device!” error!

NOTE: You don’t need to do this every time, the error should no longer appear after you follow this procedure.

I had this problem with portal 2 but I’m sure other Seam games like Left for Dead or even non valve games. Hopefully it fixes every time you get the ““Failed to create OpenGL device!” error.

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