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FIXED | Graphics are flickering

Recent updates to High Sierra are causing graphical issues with integrated GPUs (like the Intel Iris chip).

We have released a patch [as of 3/6/18] that should address and resolve this issue.

Thanks for your patience, and enjoy!

 

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    PauloGaida

    Just wanted to say THANKS as this "macbeta" update worked really well for me!

    I'm temporarily stuck with my wife's MacBook Pro 13 2017 with touch bar, which has an Intel Iris 650, and now the game is running very smoothly at medium and even high graphics settings (I keep it on medium just for the extra frames), full screen and vsync on at 1280x800 res to keep it native and crisp as the screen is 2560x1600. I just started the game and will gladly provide feedback if I encounter any issues.

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    Mark Hufstetler

    Thanks for your efforts!  Until High Sierra arrived, Firewatch actually ran really smoothly on the latest 13-inch MacBook Pros.

    I assume this means, though, that Firewatch will no longer run at all on Macs that don't support Metal?  If so, be sure to warn those folks not to upgrade.

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    Erin

    Hi Mark! The beta branch is just a temporary fix, as we're still working on a more stable solution that will work for all Mac users experiencing this issue. We pushed the temp fix live so at least some of those affected could get back in the game in the meantime.

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    David McGibbon

    Damn. I just bought this on the App Store and it's unplayable because of flickering and stalling. Wasted £19.99. If I'd know the Mac App Store version didn't work I would have bought the game via Steam... I think you should put a warning on the Mac App Store. I have a brand new MacBook Pro so I didn't expect something available on the App Store would not work.

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    Ryangriswold

    Is there any approximate timeline for this repair? Love this game so much.

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    Alessandro

    Hello. Thank you for working on this patch. Is there an ETA for the Mac App Store version? It's unplayable at present due to the flickering/stuttering. I love the game and hope to be able to play again soon. Thanks!

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    Crosby Nash

    When's the App Store version going to be updated, or is there something I can download to fix this in the mean time. I've set all the graphic options to low as well as turning the resolution down to 720p and it seems that when looking straight up it runs smoothly as well as looking down but it's only when looking at trees or something that needs rendering that the graphic flicker occurs. I'm hoping that you guy get back to me soon, because I'm on the verge of requesting a refund, although I really want to play this game. 

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