Blizzard Games on Intel Mac

Discussion in 'Games' started by Hallo, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. Hallo macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know the current status of universal binary verion of the classic old games from blizard ie.

    Diablo
    Starcraft
    Warcraft
     
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    All three of those games are for OS 9, so it's difficult to make UAs of them. They all run under Rosetta, but I believe you need to do some tinkering in some cases.
     
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    No problem. That's what it's there for. :)
     
  5. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    Starcraft is OS X, Diablo and Warcraft are OS 9. Hence, Diablo and Warcraft won't run under Rosetta because Rosetta only runs OS X applications, and there aren't any plans to make OS X versions. Starcraft reportedly runs fine under Rosetta except for the movies. There's reasonable info that there will be a Universal build of Warcraft III, and while Diablo II probably won't get the same treatment, it also reportedly runs fine under Rosetta, but only in windowed mode. However that's a bug on Blizzard's part which will apparently be fixed in the next update.

    --Eric
     
  6. rbarris macrumors 6502

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    That is not quite correct, there are Carbonized installers for Starcraft and Diablo II, and the Carbon PowerPC versions of the games do run in Rosetta. It's correct to state that the original version as shipped on the CD's is in Classic form and won't run on Intel Mac, but the Carbonized editions do.
     
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