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StarcraftII on OS-X Lion, death by patches?

Pat Farrell
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I'm fairly into playing StarCraft II on the battle.net ladder. A few days ago, when I started SC2, it did the auto-update to patch 1.5.0.
Since then, I've been dead. SC2 won't start.

Anyone here seen this? Got any hints? I've got a ticket open on battle.net's support, but folks on the ranch are smarter and better looking.
Pat Farrell
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Blizzard says its a known problem. They have a work around, but it fails. So I'm without Starcraft 2.
Bear Bibeault
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That's crappy. I remember that happened to an update of a game I was playing long ago (Quake perhaps?) and it was irksome not to be able to play while it all got sorted out.


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Pat Farrell
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They have released patch 1.5.1, which works.
So now I can go back to killing Protoss and Terrans.
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Gregg Bolinger
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That reminds me, I need to install STII on my iMac and see how it runs. I have a windows box that I use for my gaming but Blizzard is pretty OSX friendly.


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Pat Farrell
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Yes, Blizzard is pretty good. Patch 1.5.0 was a huge thing, major architectural change. While it was frustrating that it took a week and their tech support was brutally biased towards Windows, they got it done.

I've been running starcraft 2 on my MBP since the day I got it.

Can't go crazy with video effects, the way I can on my desktop, which has a gaming video card. But I get enough fancy video to keep me happy.

I'm bronze level, somewhere in the 20 to 30 rank. I'm always up for a game. PM me for my blizzard id.
Gregg Bolinger
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Wow, been a LONG time since I played this game. Super rusty. Runs pretty good on my iMac though.
Pat Farrell
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I'm not rusty, I'm just bad at it. I think its because I'm older than @bear.

I like RTS much better than FPS because I don't have the twitch reflexes that those brought up on Nintendo.

Sometimes, I've gotten up into the high single digits on the bronze league, maybe 8 or so. But inevitably I sink back down into the 20s and sometimes into the 30s.
 
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