Mac pinwheel of death crashes entire OS X

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Mac pinwheel of death crashes entire OS X

Post by BobL » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:49 am

Hi all

I've got a recurrent problem. Playing Lux delux on Mac Mojave 10.14.6 randomly brings up the infamous Mac pinwheel of death. Sometimes after spinning for 10-20 seconds the pinwheel goes away and the game recovers. However, the pinwheel comes back from time to time and eventually doesn't go away - the entire computer becomes unresponsive, the keyboard and mouse are locked out and the only option is to kill the power and reboot the whole system. This is something which just shouldn't happen on Macs! I can't bring up Force Quit, and it doesn't crash out with a Kernel Panic.

I'm using the latest version of Lux (Aug 10, 2019). I've been playing (just against bots) for more than 10 years with no problems, and this particular problem only started happening in the last week or so.

I'd welcome any suggestions. Thanks in advance.


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