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Join Date: Mar 2009
Re: Starcraft OSX Installation/Performance Review - 05-05-2009, 01:28 PM
There are updates that make the play much better. Try installing those and try it again.
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Silver Spring, MD
08-10-2009, 02:16 PM
I was trying to figure out why the HELL a ten-year-old game would have trouble playing NATIVELY on a machine with similar specs to a Linux laptop that plays it flawlessly--through WINE!
iMac G4 (17") "Snow Maiden" MacOS 10.5.8
Mini 10v "Bumblebee" MacOS 10.6.4 / NBI 20100616...
Join Date: Aug 2009
08-10-2009, 04:03 PM
I can verify that all bigfish, reflexive, The Sims 2 and Warcraft III ROC all work perfect on a Mini 10v with OS X 10.5.7 running.
PlayStation2 SCPH-39001N v7.0 / Seagate 320GB HDLoader 0.8c / Memory Card Exploit
(+[__]%) PSP-1001k 98500 5.00 M33-6 2, 8 & 32GB MSPD
XBOX 360 Arcade 20GB LiteOn iXtreme 1.6 & Activate.iso Xbox LIVE Status: OK
Macbook Pro 2.4 i5 8GB 320GB Mac OS X 10.6.6
Dell Mini 10v 1GB 160GB Mac OS X 10.6.6 & Windows 7 RTM
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Join Date: Jul 2009
08-10-2009, 04:31 PM
The translation from the PPC is probably what's slowing it. Try the official OSX installers:
Hopefully that should work, I'll have a test with my discs later this evening and report back.
Join Date: Apr 2009
08-10-2009, 06:46 PM
in my experience, warcraft 3 plays much worse on an osx install compared to windows 7 or xp. Maybe i was doing something wrong but there is severely more choppiness in osx even in the menus compared to xp, and considering ive played some marvel td far enough that it really starts to chug even on the xp version, i assume this means the osx version would have stalled out MUCH earlier in the game.
Not sure what the problem is, i suppose it could just be because of the age old WINDOWS is better than mac at games and such.
Join Date: Jul 2009
08-10-2009, 07:17 PM
I made the experience, intel-native Starcraft (OS X-installer and intel-update for Starcraft available at blizzard.com) runs very choppy under OS X on my Mini 9. So I tried Starcraft under Windows XP on my Mini 9. I installed Windows XP in a virtual machine with VMWare and Starcraft runs smother under "virtual" Windows than under native OS X.
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