StarCraft patch 1.15.3 is available.

rbarris

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Key points in the patch:

- OS 9 is no longer supported. OS X 10.3.9 is the new minimum for StarCraft.

- the behavior where SC would crash at launch on OS versions that did not support 256-color mode has been addressed. Should now run on affected systems with NV 8600/8800 and X3100 graphics running 10.5.3 and 10.5.4.

http://us.blizzard.com/support/article.xml?articleId=21149

There is a separate patch for plain SC and one for Brood War - be sure to pick the right one and heed the installation instructions.
 

jeffuwee

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im just wondering but do mac starcraft players get to play with everybody like regular windows people? or is it only against other mac users?
 

rbarris

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As with all of Blizzard's online games we establish and maintain cross platform play with each release and with all patches.
 

Stridder44

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im just wondering but do mac starcraft players get to play with everybody like regular windows people? or is it only against other mac users?
Totally. My buddy and I play online occasionally (I have my MBP running Leopard and he built his own machine which is running Vista 64).
 

colocolo

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Thanks! At last I'll be able to play again!

By the way, wasn't the crash issue supposed to be solved in 10.5.5? If so, what did you do? Raise the colors to thousands? And by the way, does this mean Diablo II will get a similar treatment?

Kind of sad for the lack of OS 9 support though... poor old players have just been kicked out of Battle.net although their computers are able to hanlde Starcraft easily.
 

thomahawk

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cool, i just hope starcraft 2 will be able to run on the x3100 graphics that the macbooks have..

im having doubts that it wont work on it. soo i may have to wait a long time before i can play starcraft 2 with a newer computer
 

Miharu

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I think OS 9 support was taken out of Warcraft III with the Intel patch. I seriously doubt there's anyone playing Starcraft on OS 9 anyway, especially on battle.net.
 

dog24

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The problem I have is that it now runs SC fine, but I cannot connect to the battle net on the expansion, says 'Unable to properly identify application version'

Tried reinstalling it gazzilion times, Original SC works fine. And I can't find any info on how to fix that )=

I have a legal copy, downloaded it from Blizzard store. This is just sad...
 

DrD

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Works for me! I was not able to play SC on an imac until now.

Way to go Blizzard! I don't see a lot of other companies throwing support behind games over 5 years old, let alone Starcraft, which has hit 10.
 

eyespii

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maintain aspect ratio?

this might have been covered in a different thread, but how do you maintain the aspect ratio in starcraft? 640x480 is ugly enough stretched to 1920x1200, don't need to make it worse by distorting the aspect ratio!

thanks in advance!
 

Keleko

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You might be able to do it by setting your display resolution to 640x480 before you start the game. Don't use stretched mode, and it may work.

Another option is to play it windowed so it only takes up 640x480 on your screen. You can then use the Zoom from Universal Access to make it bigger on the screen. This option is less messy because you don't have to squeeze the OS down to 640x480 first.
 

eXan

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this might have been covered in a different thread, but how do you maintain the aspect ratio in starcraft? 640x480 is ugly enough stretched to 1920x1200, don't need to make it worse by distorting the aspect ratio!

thanks in advance!
Somethings messed up in your driver settings. The game didn't stretch on ALL Macs I've tried to run it on: iMac G5 17", MacBook, iMac C2D 17", iMac Alu 20". iMac Alu 24" (radeon). 4:3 ratio everywhere.
 

Time Clock

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How is the performance for older Macs running OS X? I have an iBook G3 500mhz with 640 mb of RAM with 10.4.11. Does running the game via hard drive as opposed to the CD make a difference? Am I resigned to OS 9? So many questions, so little time.
 

eXan

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How is the performance for older Macs running OS X? I have an iBook G3 500mhz with 640 mb of RAM with 10.4.11. Does running the game via hard drive as opposed to the CD make a difference? Am I resigned to OS 9? So many questions, so little time.
I played this game on an iBook G3 300 MHz under Leopard without any issues.
 

chickenninja

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this might have been covered in a different thread, but how do you maintain the aspect ratio in starcraft? 640x480 is ugly enough stretched to 1920x1200, don't need to make it worse by distorting the aspect ratio!

thanks in advance!
it should go full screen no problem, I dont see any ugliness just beautiful zerglings scampering about, i could just be blissfully ignorant. try squinting or taping your eyes
 

Time Clock

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The version I used on iBook was 1.07 or something..
Maybe it was my RAM then. I had only 256 mb at the time. All I know is that it ran tons better in OS 9 than OS X... although I managed to play through Warcraft III back when it was released. Different expectations maybe?