Just a heads up for dev team, but I am a beta tester for Yosemite right now and run STO on the system to catch bugs like this.
Since upgrading to the 10.10.3 beta, the STO launcher has gone completely black. When you click somewhere there should be a link, it still opens a browser to the link that should be there. You just can't see anything to login/press Engage.
I have tried deleting the game and reinstalling from scratch. Same issue.
OK, thx for your post. My machine is a Late 2012 MacBookPro Retina. Here is how I see it...
Both your iMac and my MBPr use both an Intel chip and a Nvidia chip to produce graphics. I don't know how you have yours setup, but I have mine to not use the Intel chip. Since your Air only has the Intel chip, I would surmise the issue may be with how the Nvidia chip is rendering the graphics inside Cider. Mine uses a GT650M and yours a GT 750 or 775.
I tried to use fast switching to get the Intel to work, but was unsuccessful.
Cryptic, please help us.
On my Early 2013 rMPB I can get the launcher to show and log in if I disable the discrete graphics card so that STO comes up under the HD4000 instead. I force verified once that happened and tried to reload with the GT650M, no change, still blacked out.
Opening STO in a wineskin works fine.
Here is a snippet of a dtruss on the cider process as the launcher comes up to the black screen:
Well, I've learned never to trust a beta... even from Apple.
I'm still running Mavericks, so this isn't an issue for me. However, I would recommend either PMing Smirk or pweadamanteus and giving them a heads up. Either politely explain the problem, or link them to this thread.
The six-week blackout/crash-fest for the Mac client, post-DR, was not fun. And it feels like the Mac playerbase gets ignored. Be patient, and hope someone sees this.