Diablo II/Starcraft Question

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by AceOfBass, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. AceOfBass macrumors member

    AceOfBass

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    I'm looking to get either Diablo II or Starcraft for my MBP to play with some old friends from High School as a way of keeping in touch, and I'm wondering which works best for mac? I'm currently using a 2.2 gHz SR MBP, which means an intel processor. Also, once installed, is it possible to play online with people on non-mac's?

    Thanks everybody
    Ace
     
  2. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    I still play Starcraft from time to time, on my intel MacBook. Works fine, and yes you can play with people that don't have Macs.

    Blizzard is the *best* when it comes to releasing updates for Mac and PC simultaneously to allow this to always happen.
     
  3. aidanpendragon macrumors 6502a

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    Check the threads here - Diablo II runs pretty well if you turn off hardware graphics rendering. Starcraft runs pretty well under OS X but resolution sucks. D2 at least goes to 800x600.
     
  4. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    With Starcraft, the resolution is the same on any computer you play on. Doesn't matter if it's a 15" screen or 40" screen.
     
  5. AceOfBass thread starter macrumors member

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    cool thanks a lot! I'd been reading about the problems people were having with games on the forums and I wanted to check out these games beore spending the $30 or whatever it would be on them seeing as I'm a poor college student :D

    Go Huskers
    Ace
     
  6. Tom B. macrumors 65816

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    You can probably get either of those games for about $10. If you're only gonna get one of them, get StarCraft. It's probably the best PC/Mac game ever, and it has aged very well.
     
  7. aidanpendragon macrumors 6502a

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    Whichever you get - Diablo II, Starcraft, (or Warcraft III!) - get the Battle Chest version, as it'll include both game + expansion. You can still probably get these for $25-30 new.
     
  8. AceOfBass thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah I'm using my little brother's Discs, question though, how do I install the expansion? I clicked on the installer and it said that the file wasn't supported by the system... am I doing something wrong here?
     
  9. dollystereo macrumors 6502a

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    Check at apple.com (search SC) and get the OSX installer. The installer that comes in the disc is for Mac OS 9.
    Good luck
     

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