Starcraft install help

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by bryantlc, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. bryantlc macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2007
    I switched from PC and bought one of the new iMacs on Aug. 7 For some reason I can not install my old Starcraft game on to it. What confuses me is that my game comes with Mac install instructions but the game CD mention it is a Win 95/NT/98 disk. Did Blizzard ship dual instructions but separate game disks? I bought this game in Aug. of 1998. It may be possible that I bought a Windows version that happens to have Mac instructions in the booklet.

    BTW my Brood War that I bought in 1999 appears that it will install with no problems.
  2. Carrot007 macrumors regular


    Sep 18, 2006
    I think there are a few OS specific install disks, however if you have instructions for both is is unlikely you have one.

    Starcraft however did not ship with an OS-X installer and you need to download the installer from Blizzard in order to be able to install it.

    At leaset that's what I had to do when i installed in on my macbook the other day.
  3. aidanpendragon macrumors 6502a

    Jul 26, 2005
    You do need the OS X installer from Blizzard's site - but even then, it's not Universal/Intel-native, so it might have trouble running on the new iMac. (Sounds like Carrot007 can run it on an Intel Macbook, so it works on at least SOME Intel Macs...maybe the iMac is "too good" to run it?)

    OR - most of Blizzard's game discs are Mac/PC hybrids, but I think a few earlier ones might not have been. If the discs themselves don't say Mac, or don't have a Mac installer among the files when you launch, they're probably PC-only.

    Worst case, if you're switching from PC, you could install Boot Camp & run the game under Windows (you shouldn't have to, though).
  4. bryantlc thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2007
    When I open the Starcraft CD on the iMac the folders appear but it can not find an application to run the Install Program. Hopefully all I need is the OS X installer. I am going to try this solution when I get home from work.

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