War3 sound problems on Leopard

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Calipso, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. Calipso macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2006
    I am having odd sound problems with warcraft 3 on Leopard. To save myself typing it all out again, you can read my post on the b.net tech support forums here - http://www.battle.net/forums/thread.aspx?fn=support&t=526703&s=new&#new

    The 6th reply to the post has a video i uploaded to youtube showing the problem.

    Anyone having the same problem? Anyone got any ideas?
  2. haiggy macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2003
    Ontario, Canada
    Sounds fine to me..........
  3. senc01a macrumors regular

    May 31, 2007
    I surely do. Also my FPS drop down when I'm in a big battle with a macbookpro nvidia 2gb etc...
    Very dissapointing.
  4. Calipso thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Have you ever played warcraft 3?

    have you ever played the map Dota? And you will know there are "kill" sounds that are on that map. "first blood, killingspree, dominating, double kill" etc None of these can be heard.

    Also, the music stops after 1 track. There are peaks of sound that jump out, then there is sounds not playing. For example, sniper shoots and you cannot hear the attack sound.
  5. haiggy macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2003
    Ontario, Canada
    Yes, I've probably played more WC3 games than you have yourself. Anyways, ok - yeah I don't hear the first blood sounds, the shooting of the rifle, etc... kind of odd but it's hard to notice that when it's not pointed out exactly what isn't heard. I've played so many WC3 games it's just something I don't think about. Everything else seemed fine except for one time your rifleman sounded like he was talking really quietly. Other than that everything was normal.

    I agree with the other person that replied... where FPS will drop in a large battle. Wtf? This new MBP has like 170-202 FPS when looking at the map w/ fog of war on and nothing going on. How can it drop so low? It wasn't like that in Tiger... I think it's a Leopard issue as well.
  6. Calipso thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2006
    I dont seem to have a problem with FPS dropping.

    I made this video to demonstrate what I was talking about to b.net open tech support. I purposely died to get the sounds. It was an AI dota map. i would be more than glad to play some dota with yourself haiggy if your feeling pro? ^^

    Anyway, you don't notice it as much because you are not playing it. It was all examples too. But what about the music just stopping after one track? And the fighting noises jumping up in level at random intervals?

    The game is still playable. But it sounds a hell of a lot better on my 3 year old eMac. This is an expensive machine, and I would like it to work properly. You know?

    So if you think it is a Leopard issue, how do I go about reporting it?

    It must be a software driver issue within the operating system.

    It really does sound like, its a cheap ass soundcard that cant play more than so many sounds at once (like 10 years ago lol).Know what I mean?
  7. hsadear macrumors member


    Oct 30, 2007
    New Zealand
    im also having a few probelms with the sound so i watched your video but mines different to yours.

    only sometimes when i click on a unit or move the unit there is a short loud crack sound. it is much louder than usual

    do you ever experience this?
  8. Calipso thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2006
    In general the sound just is not right. Your problems are similar or more severe? I have e-mailed blizzard and await a response. Hopefully they may be able to come up with an answer.
  9. Calipso thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2006
    senc01a - if you have this type of problem you should report it to macsupport@blizzard.com

    If they are more aware of it, then they make look into it in more detail.
  10. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area

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