I’m happy that you write this, because I have the same problem. Instead of the game menu I get a black screen.
Off topic: Do you play with an integrated graphics chip (I have a macbook air) and tried experimental mode? I never see any options in the menu, graphics just stays grey, so I can never go fullscreen to test if that would make the performance better (it’s horrible).
About the experimental branch, the option menu doesn’t work.
You have to use F2 (FN F2) there are some settings, they just fixed that menu and I was about to test it but it seems Rust is broken for now on OSX
** thanks for posting this problem on the forums. I play rust on mac and ever since yesterday night I would have a black screen but the menu music would play. It will run normally on windowed screen mode, but windowed doesn’t supported my desired resolution(1280x960) where my accuracy is very good. In windowed I can’t hit anything.
How do I tell the game to go windowed mode? Is there a way as in some mac apps to press CRTL while starting the game to show a menu? But then I had to start the game from the finder, not steam? Alt + Enter doesn’t work in the black screen.
Do the developers read this here? Or do we have to file a bug report somewhere? Should be done ASAP.
The dev’s read the forums, and i send a tweet to @garrynewman. All you can do!
Holt down ‘alt’ at the app launch from finder, it should pop-up the option menu. You can choose window mode there. I advice you to uncheck the ‘only start option menu when the option key is down’ option. It’s an alpha game so you need the option menu now and then.
Edit: not 100% sure it’s the ‘alt-key’ could also be ‘cmd’ or ‘ctrl’ just try.
You can quit rust fullscreen with cmd-q so no problem to try couple time.
If that doesn’t work push the dashboard-key it will get you out of Rust so you can right click it and quit.
As someone else said in a nother thread you can play fullscreen but you have to select the highest possible resolution. I tested it a bit, selecting the resolution that comes next all ready gives you a black screen. To bad for me because playing on the highest resolution on my old Mac issen’t an option. But I hope other people can go fullscreen agian.
Sadly this is broken on the Experimental version too. So you can only play Rust now - both versions - on the highest resolution setting. Trying to start at a lower resolution leads to a black screen and a freeze (had to restart my mac).
It would help a lot of us mac users to be able to play at lower screen resolutions.