10.5.5 update does not fix diablo 2 problem

iceandfire

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Sep 15, 2008
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I just updated to 10.5.5 but diablo 2 crashes as usual. :(

Sad to see 256 color problem remains.

Pray for Blizzard!
 

Ludde

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Apr 24, 2007
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Works just fine with Diablo 2 for me...with the expansion on a late 2006 MacBook:)
I was wondering why the fix from Blizzard never came...I guess we have the answer now since it's fixed.
 

imassents

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Jul 3, 2008
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I was wondering why the fix from Blizzard never came...
It was not Blizzard's responsibility to fix Apple's mistake. I guess Blizzard made the fix for Starcraft for their fanbase who have been waiting patiently since the beginning of the year with nothing but disappointment from Apple's updates.

I'm pretty certain that it will not take Blizzard long to find out that the update still does not address intel GMA X3100 users.

If anyone wants to play Diablo on an intel X3100 on 10.5.5 (I have not tested it yet and cannot see why it wouldn't work), use this fix
http://www.battle.net/forums/thread.aspx?fn=support&t=549029&tmp=1#post549029

Please let me know if it's hard to follow as I can post pictures of the process (actually I may revise it).
 

Yoda3984

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Mar 12, 2008
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Arkansas
I have a late 2007 MacBook, and Starcraft finally started working for me last night after updating to 10.5.5. I had assumed that same thing was what broke Diablo 2, but since I don't have that game I cant test it.

That was frustrating to no end for me, because I unwittingly bought Starcraft two days after the 10.5.3 update that broke it.

Edit: After looking into it a little more, Starcraft may be working because of the 1.15.3 update which lets Macs without 256-color mode play the game.
 

erifneerg

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Aug 10, 2008
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It doesn't work on my MacBook (late November 2007, Santa Rosa). I still get the inverted colours and graphics squashed to the left side.

What kind of Mac are you using?
ah, yea MacBook Pro 2007. they seem to have updated the nvidia drivers
 

imassents

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Jul 3, 2008
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I have managed to get Diablo II to run in software mode on an intel Macbook. Only downside is now no OpenGL programs run. Still working on it.

(Although it doesn't look promising)
 

recoman3

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Jul 26, 2007
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Sydney
man, my whole system crashes from what looks like overheating once I start killing the zombies in the graveyard.. I wonder if I should run it with thousands of colours?
 

rbarris

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Oct 28, 2003
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Irvine CA
We have a D2 patch in process that can work as SC 1.15.3 now does (whether drivers have 256 color mode or not), but I don't have an ETA for it.

To confirm, this should still only be an issue for Diablo II on X3100 video. Correct?
 

jmb667

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Aug 7, 2008
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Philomath, OR, USA
We have a D2 patch in process that can work as SC 1.15.3 now does (whether drivers have 256 color mode or not), but I don't have an ETA for it.

To confirm, this should still only be an issue for Diablo II on X3100 video. Correct?
That's my understanding, based on my experience (brand new Macbook (8/12/08 purchase) w/X3100 video onboard) and others I've read here. Thanks for keeping track here, it's much appreciated! Really would be great to play on my Macbook so I can ditch my old XP machine...it's the only reason it exists! :p
 

Cmaser

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Sep 18, 2008
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I found that with updating to 10.5.5 Diablo 2 works just fine. I've had the program installed since it before 10.5.4 though, not sure that it has anything to do with it.
 

joeyjojoe

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Jun 20, 2003
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Los Angeles, CA
I found that with updating to 10.5.5 Diablo 2 works just fine. I've had the program installed since it before 10.5.4 though, not sure that it has anything to do with it.
That's because you have a MacBook Pro. This issue only applies to MacBooks because they have the Intel X3100 graphics chip.
 

imassents

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Jul 3, 2008
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How'd you manage this? I (and others) would really love to know! :D
Seconded, the fix posted earlier in this thread no longer applies because 10.5.5 no longer lets you do that.
Just to show I'm not full of it, all I did was revert to the intel GMA X3100 drivers from the 10.5.2 graphics update, and then removed/tried older versions of the OpenGL.framework from the frameworks folder.

Doing this lets Diablo run (software mode only), however nothing else 3D does. Because of this I will not post steps to do it (the above should be enough for anyone who knows what they are doing to fiddle more).

Quartz was updated in 10.5.5 and it is a core component of OS X. It relies on OpenGL to function and does not like older versions. I tried lots of different combinations of components, however I could not get anything stable (things like SpotLight/Safari/Preview etc would unexpectedly quit).

If anyone is desperate, look at doing an archive and install of OS X up to 10.5.4.
 

jmb667

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Aug 7, 2008
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Philomath, OR, USA
*sigh* I was really hoping there was a way that didn't involve "hacking" the system...I had enough of that in my Windows days (one of the reasons I have a Mac now).

Until Blizzard releases the patch (at least they *are* working on one) I'll keep my XP box for Diablo II (as much as it frustrates me).
 

Illidor

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Sep 23, 2008
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I have the same problem. Running on Macbook. 10.5.5 mac os x
Diablo was working fine till I had auto updates on, and i updated and now its not working again! "Unexpectedly quit" WHY!! WHY!!!!!

Please help!
Or are we waiting on a patch?
Thanks
 
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kheldar77

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We have a D2 patch in process that can work as SC 1.15.3 now does (whether drivers have 256 color mode or not), but I don't have an ETA for it.

To confirm, this should still only be an issue for Diablo II on X3100 video. Correct?
Correct.
I sent a mail with the crash details to your support.
 

redsteven

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Aug 22, 2006
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So leopard will run Diablo 2 now on my first gen Macbook Pro and iMac?

D2 was one of the reasons I didn't upgrade to leopard - I'm still running Tiger.

Just want clarification that it'll run in leopard now.
 

Jedidiah2008

macrumors newbie
Sep 30, 2008
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256-color support removed from Leopard.

Hi

I found that there isen't support for 256-colors as of OS X 10.5.3 so I'm about to downgrade my OS to 10.5.2.
Currently I'm running 10.5.5 but the game keeps crashing upon start up.

I've also come across a way to hack the intel graficcard drivers but I won't attempt this.
 

sundance17

macrumors newbie
Oct 18, 2008
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dont know how

So i dont want to make anyone mad, but im playing diablo 2 on my black macbook. im not sure how i am successful. i am currently on 10.5.4 and i did the native installer and the LOD patch. i really dont know much about macs yet , or why i am able to play on my macbook.
 

rbarris

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Oct 28, 2003
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Irvine CA
As of 10.5.5 the only impacted chipsets are the Intel graphics adapters (X3100, and possibly the 950). The new MacBook has the 9400M which is a derivative of the 8600/8800 NVIDIA designs - the 10.5.5 driver for those has restored 256 color support.

We have a Diablo II patch in testing which can resolve this issue on the Intel chipsets, but I do not have an ETA for the release.