Blizzard Games on macOS?

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  1. Mac03ForLife macrumors newbie

    Mac03ForLife

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    Hey everyone
    Im a huge fan of StarCraft and Overwatch
    Is there a way to play them on a mac (natively)
    Im aware that SC Is available for PPC macs, but is it also for intel?
    Thanks
     
  2. MasConejos macrumors regular

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    SC was just released as a remastered version, intel mac and PC compatible, for $15. Search for it on battle.net (I'd link but corporate firewall blocks battle.net)
     
  3. Fnord macrumors member

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    There was also an updated version of the original StarCraft released for Mac and Windows without the updated graphics that you can download and play for free. Both versions are supposed to play exactly the same and can play against one another in multiplayer matches. The remastered version uses the same Blizzard launcher/patcher application as all the other recent Blizzard games, the one with just the old graphics has its own launcher.
     
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  6. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, but it's not actually available and there's no announcement that it will be. So the answer to "is there a way to play it natively on the Mac" is still "nope". ;)

    --Eric
     
  7. Paulk macrumors 6502

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    Not sure what playing natively on a Mac means?

    Drakensang, which I play, can be played directly on a Mac. You don't need to use Boot Camp, but the game is played on a Mac by restarting and logging in again.
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    Not sure what playing natively on a Mac means?

    Drakensang, which I play, can be played directly on a Mac. You don't need to use Boot Camp, but the game is played on a Mac by restarting and logging in again.
     
  8. jeanlain macrumors 65816

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    What? o_O
    And it's not a blizzard game.
     
  9. Paulk macrumors 6502

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    No, it is BigPoint, a German company: http://sv.bigpoint.com. There is an English language version http//bigpoint.com.
     
  11. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    Any reason for the double-posts? And why bother posting about something completely unrelated? Seems like spam.

    --Eric
     
  12. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Mac Native = Program in Mac OS

    Not spam, the link doesn't seem to have any referral code....

    IMHO, Steve Jobs put the Intel chips in Macs because, not only are they better at power/wattage usage but, since not many games were being released for MacOS, it is easy for Gamers to just put Windows on the machine and game from that. Not to mention many people can use a boot-window to run their DOS/Windows program in as well (without any emulation).

    I guess you can go to Blizzards Social Media and vote for Mac OS versions of games.

    I think it will also depend on how Apple handles their new "modular" Mac Pro. Will "base units" start at $999 that you can easily game on and upgrade from there? Or will it still start at their premium $3000+ thus, really, killing off the notion that Macs are "gaming" pc's. Who really wants to game on an iMac?
     
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