10.5.4 does not fix Starcraft

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Eluzion, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. Eluzion macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2007
    Just a heads up for those wondering. The latest update released today, 10.5.4, does not seem to fix Starcraft. :(
  2. Yaboze macrumors 6502a


    May 31, 2007
    The Garden State
    It doesn't fix Diablo II, either. It's still borked for those of us with Nvidia or Intel GPU's.
  3. robbiekins macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2008
  4. adamcz macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2003
    I'm having trouble updating warcraft from 1.21b to 1.22. Any advice?
  5. Ansemrp macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2008
    Yeah I was really hoping it would work when I saw the .5.4 update. No luck though.
  6. Mac Player macrumors regular

    Jan 19, 2006
    If you are using the version dl from blizz store you will have to w8 for the standalone patch.
  7. Chone macrumors 65816


    Aug 11, 2006
    Yeah because keeping support for legacy games from 10 years ago is on the top of Apple's priorities when releasing system updates.
  8. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    Except that the fix Apple needs to make is trivial (put back in 256 color support for Nvidia drivers, which they took out for some inexplicable reason).
  9. spyker3292 macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2005
  10. veenarm macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2008
    Can update normally

    Hi - I had the same issue but you don't need to wait!
    Once you've downloaded the patch using blizzards download in game and it fails navigate to

    / Applications / Warcraft III /

    There is a file called BNUpdate
    Rename this file to BNUpdate.app

    Run this file it will auto update your warcraft and you'll now be 1.22

  11. veenarm macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2008
  12. robbiekins macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2008
    8 years, and the only reason it doesn't work is because Apple removed perfectly fine, preexisting code for seemingly no reason at all.
  13. adamcz macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2003
    Thanks a bunch - I'm going to post your replay in another thread about this.
  14. spyker3292 macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2005
    Why doesn't SC work? I was playing it this morning.
  15. veenarm macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2008
    Depending on what chipset you have for your mac - you may not be able to load SC/D2 etc generally affects 10.5.3 & 10.5.4

    Reason is apple removed support for 256 colors from intel & some nvidia cards.
    If yours is working then no need to worry.
  16. spyker3292 macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2005
    Oh, ok. So it's hardware specific. Well, I hope it gets fixed soon for people with issues.
  17. pinnacleseeker macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2008
    Hi Everyone,

    I apologize for the duplicate posting. I just wanted to emphasize the importance of submitting this issue directly to Apple. If we want to get the bug fixed ASAP, the information needs to be seen by the right people.

    I suggest that we all use the "feedback" feature from the Apple website. This will result in a situation were our problem will become the most visible.

    The URL for sending feedback is:


    Sending feedback took me around 5 minutes.

    Below is what I sent.

    Subject: 10.5.3 & 10.5.4 Display Driver Bug - Lacks 256 Color Support

    Brief Description: NVIDIA graphics drivers lack 256 color support.

    Full Description:

    The NVIDIA graphic drivers that shipped with the Macbook Pro (OS X 10.5.2) were lacking 256 color support, which causes several older applications to stop working. When the 10.5.3 update was released, this problem also began to affect other systems, including those with an Intel-based graphics chip. The problem continues to exist in the 10.5.4 update. Users with systems containing an ATI graphics chip are unaffected by this problem.

    Please fix this graphic driver bug, as many users are complaining about the inability to run certain older applications.

    OS X Version:

    System Version: Mac OS X 10.5.4 (9E17)
    Kernel Version: Darwin 9.4.0

    Hardware Specifications:

    Model Identifier: MacBookPro4,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz

    Chipset Model: GeForce 8600M GT
    Type: Display
    Bus: PCIe
    PCIe Lane Width: x16
    VRAM (Total): 256 MB
    Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)
    Device ID: 0x0407
    Revision ID: 0x00a1
    ROM Revision: 3212

    Thanks to everyone who sends feedback,

  18. Eluzion thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2007
  19. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030


    Jan 8, 2005
    On the moon.
    Hilarious, as seeing as these two games are still immensely popular and played constantly on the internet.

    At least I can still play Starcraft on my Windows machine. Thats more than some of you can say for your Intel Macs. Why they eliminated something as simple as that is beyond me. Why even bother? To save an extra kilobyte or two? :confused:
  20. Caylen macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2008
    Hi, thanks for posting this

    I've sent Apple the feedback using your link as well. I just used your same subject in the subject line and I used your same description as well, ofcourse with my own hardware and software specs though. I need my starcraft back! I think I'm having withdrawls.

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